Julia Smirnova

Julia Smirnova


Born in Leningrad.

In 2000, graduated from the Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy, where she studied under Honoured Art Worker, Professor L. V. Kovalyova and A. M. Strogaya, Honoured Artist of RSFSR.

Joined the Mariinsky Theatre company in 2000.

Teaches historical dance and character acting in ballet at the Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy since 2013.

Was invited by Andrian Fadeev, art director of the St. Petersburg State Leonid Yacobson Academic Ballet Theatre, to tutor the troupe in 2018.


Swan Lake (Hungarian Dance, Spanish Dance, Mazurka) – choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

Don Quixote (Roma Dance, Oriental Dance, Fandango, Mercedes) – choreography by Alexander Gorsky, inspired by Marius Petipa;

The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Polish Noblewomen, Krakowiak, Giray's Second Wife, Captive) – choreography by Rostislav Zakharov;

The Nutcracker (Spanish Dance) – choreography by Vasili Vainonen;

The Nutcracker (Oriental Dance) – choreography by Kirill Simonov;

Le Corsaire (Forban) – Pyotr Gusev’s production, based on Marius Petipa’s composition and choreography;

Romeo and Juliet (Tavern Maid, Folk Dance) – choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky;

Raymonda (Panaderos, Hungarian Dance) – choreography by Marius Petipa, Edited by Konstantin Sergeev;

The Humpbacked Horse (Roma Dance) – choreography by Aleksey Ratmansky

Shurale (Fire Witch) – choreography by Leonid Yacobson; La Sylphide (Effie, Madge);

Scheherazade (Odalisques); Apollo (Leto);

The Bedbug (Boxer’s Date).

In operas: Prince Igor (Cuman Woman, Captive), Khovanshchina (Dance of the Persian Slaves), Ruslan and Lyudmila (Lezginka).