Throughout Act II (Giselle), Shirinkina was delicate, poised and graceful, offering steady high extensions and balanced control. She was truly ethereal – her soft, light technique, together with her floating tulle tarlatan, made it appear that she hardly touched the ground.
Maria Shirinkina in the title role as Cinderella danced with such feminine grace, that her fluid movements could be compared to that of silk blowing in the wind.
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Born in Perm.
Graduated from the Perm State School of Dance in 2006 (class of Ninel Silvanovich).
Joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company in 2006.
La Sylphide (the Sylph, Nancy, Sylphs); choreography by August Bournonville, revised version by Elsa-Marianne von Rosen,
Giselle (Giselle, Zulma, Peasant Pas de deux); choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa,
Le Corsaire (Gulnare, the Three Odalisques); production by Pyotr Gusev after the composition and choreography of Marius Petipa,
La Bayadère (Bayadères, Trio of Shadows); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani,
The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora, Princess Florine); choreography by Marius Petipa, reconstruction of the 1890 production by Sergei Vikharev,
The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora, the Sapphire Fairy, the Gold Fairy, the Silver Fairy, the Tenderness Fairy, Princess Florine); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Le Réveil de Flore (Diane); reconstruction of the 1894 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revival by Sergei Vikharev,
Swan Lake (Pas de trois, Little Swans, Two Swans); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Raymonda (Raymonda, Grand pas, Variation); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Grand pas from Paquita (Variation); choreography by Marius Petipa,
Don Quixote (Amour); choreography by Alexander Gorsky,
Michel Fokine's ballets Chopiniana (Nocturne, Mazurka, Eleventh Waltz, Seventh Waltz), Le Carnaval (Colombine), Le Spectre de la rose (the Young Lady), Pétrouchka (Ballerina) and The Firebird (The Firebird),
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Maria, Young Woman); choreography by Rostislav Zakharov,
The Nutcracker (Masha); choreography by Vasily Vainonen,
Romeo and Juliet (Juliet); choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky,
The Young Lady and the Hooligan (the Young Lady); choreography by Konstantin Boyarsky,
Leonid Yakobson's ballets Spartacus (Menada), Shurale (Syuimbike),
The Legend of Love (Shyrin); choreography by Yuri Grigorovich,
Pas de quatre (Lucile Grahn); choreography by Anton Dolin,
George Balanchine’s ballets Apollo (Terpsichore), Symphony in C (I and IV Movements), Theme and Variations, The Four Temperaments (Melancholy), Piano Concerto No 2 (Ballet Imperial), Jewels (Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds), Scotch Symphony, La Valse, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pas de deux from Act II) and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux,
In the Night; choreography by Jerome Robbins,
Alexei Ratmansky’s ballets Cinderella (Cinderella), The Little Humpbacked Horse (Tsar Maiden), Concerto DSCH and Anna Karenina (Kitty),
Without; choreography by Benjamin Millepied,
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; choreography by William Forsythe,
Adagio Hammerklavier; choreography by Hans van Manen,
The Nutcracker (Masha); production by Mihail Chemiakin, choreography by Kirill Simonov,
Push Comes to Shove; choreography by Twyla Tharp,
Infra; choreography by Wayne McGregor,
The Bronze Horseman (Parasha); choreography by Rostislav Zakharov, Yuri Smekalov,
Violin Concerto No 2; choreography by Anton Pimonov,
Paquita (Cristina, Paquita’s Friends); choreography by Yuri Smekalov, reconstruction and staging of Marius Petipa's choreography (Act III Grand Pas) by Yuri Burlaka,
Repertoire also includes:
Camera obscura (Magda); choreography by Yuri Smekalov,
At the Wrong Time; choreography by Alexander Sergeev.
In 2016–2018 Maria Shirinkina was a soloist with the Bayerisches Staatsballett.