Maria Bannikova was born in Votkinsk. She graduated from the Perm State Choreographic School (class of Nadezhda Vladimirovna Stebletsova) in 2022.
In 2016, she participated in master classes as part of Choreography: Classical Dance (Ballet) Program at the Sirius Educational Center.
Since July 2022, Maria Bannikova 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 Sleeping Beauty (The Gold Fairy, The Brave Fairy, Suite Lilac Fairy, Court Ladies, Waltz, Ladies-in-Waiting, the Nereids, Mazurka); choreography by Marius Petipa revised by Konstantin Sergeyev, Eldar Aliev,
Swan Lake (Brides, Waltz-Polonaise, Swans, Four Swans); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised choreography by Konstantin Sergeyev,
La Bayadère (D’Jampe); choreography by Marius Petipa revised by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani,
A Thousand and One Nights (Girl, Orgy, Harem, The Marketplace Scene, Final); choreography by Eldar Aliev,
Raymonda (Grand pas, Waltz, Girls in the Dream Scene); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev and Eldar Aliev,
Carmen Suite (Tobacco-Workers); choreography by Alberto Alonso,
The Firebird (Girls in Love), choreography by Eldar Eliev,
Phaedra (Women); choreography by Flemming Flindt,
The Little Humpbacked Horse (Firebirds, Sea Girls).
Grand pas from Raymonda (Four soloists); choreography by Marius Petipa, Konstantin Sergeyev, revised version by Eldar Aliev,
Inspiration (Four soloists).