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Vladimir Shklyarov

Principal Dancer with the Mariinsky Theatre

Dance Open: 2010, 2014


Born in Leningrad, graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2003 and was immediately accepted to the Mariinsky Theater. In 2011 received the status of Principal Dancer. Performs a wide classical repertoire: Albert, Solor, Prince Desiree, Jean de Brienne, Basil and other parties. Works with modern choreography, performing pieces by Roland Petit, Jerome Robbins, Harald Lander, Kenneth MacMillan, Pierre Lacotte, Alexey Ratmansky, William Forsythe, Benjamin Millepied and Angelin Preljocaj. Winner of international awards, including the Leonid Massine’s Prize «For the art of dance» (Italy, 2008), Vaganova-Prix (St. Petersburg, 2002), Soul of the Dance in the nomination «The Rising Star» (Moscow, 2008) and others.