Arseny Smykov was born in Shymkent, the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2012, he graduated from the R. Nureyev Bashkir Choreographic College (class of V.I. Zhuravlev).
From 2012 to 2013 he was a ballet artist of the Glinka Chelyabinsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
In 2013–2014 worked worked with Moscow touring ballet companies. He has toured in Spain, the USA, Germany, France, Denmark, Mexico, Switzerland, Poland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, China and other countries.
In 2015 he worked in the Russian Ballet Theatre (St Petersburg) and in 2015–2016 – in Sergei Radchenko’s Russian National Ballet (Moscow).
In 2016–2017 – danced in Yuri Grigorovich’s Krasnoyarsk Ballet Theatre.
Since July 2017, Arsenii Smykov has been an artist of the Ballet Company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Swan Lake (Waltz, Mazurka, Hungarian Dance); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
The Nutcracker (Parents, Russian Dance, Chinese Dance, Waltz of the Flowers); choreography by Eldar Aliev,
The Sleeping Beauty (Mazurka); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev, Eldar Aliev,
Giselle (Peasants, Courtiers); choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa,
Le Corsaire (Forban, Corsairs); choreography by Eldar Aliev using fragments from Marius Petipa’s choreography,
The Firebird (Lovers, Kashchei’s subjects); choreography by Eldar Aliev,
Carmen Suite (Men); choreography by Alberto Alonso,
The Little Humpbacked Horse (Danilo); choreography by Alexei Ratmansky,
Scottish Symphony; choreography by George Balanchine.