Irina Smirnova was born in Novosibirsk. In June 2022, she graduated from the Novosibirsk State Choreographic College (class of Anastasia Olegovna Danilova, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation).
Irina Smirnova has been awarded the scholarship of the Governor of Novosibirsk Region in the field of culture and arts.
In 2016, 2018 and 2019, she participated in master classes at the Sirius Educational Center, the program being “Choreography: Classical Dance (Ballet)”.
Since July 2022 she has been an artist of the Ballet Company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
The Nutcracker (Mice, Snowflakes, Waltz of Flowers); choreography by Eldar Aliev,
The Sleeping Beauty (Suite Lilac Fairy, Court Ladies, Waltz, the Nereids, Mazurka); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev and Eldar Aliev,
Swan Lake (Swans, Neapolitan Dance, Black Swans); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised choreography by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Don Quixote (Dream, Fandango); choreography by Alexander Gorsky based after Marius Petipa,
A Thousand and One Nights (Mourning, The Marketplace Scene); choreography by Eldar Aliev,
Raymonda (Countess’s Retinue, Girls in the Dream Scene, Saracen Dance, Hungarian Dance); choreography by Marius Petipa revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev and Eldar Aliev.