Vladimir Shklyarov

Principal, guest (Mariinsky Ballet)

Vladimir Shklyarov was born in Leningrad and graduated from the Vaganova Academy in 2003 (class of Vitaly Afanaskov). He joined the Mariinsky Ballet in the same year and became a principal in 2011. With the Mariinsky Ballet he toured to Europe, America and Asia. In the 2016/2017 season Vladimir Shklyarov was a principal dancer with the Bayerisches Staatsballett. He is married to Maria Shirinkina, also principal dancer  in the 2016/2017 season. Both of them return for productions of the Bayerisches Staatsballett as guests in the season 2018/2019.

(Information as of February 2019)


  • Vaganova-Prix International (2002)
  • Léonide Massine International Prize for the Art of Dance (2008)
  • Zegna - Mariinsky New Talent Award (2008)
  • First prize in the category "Solo", XI International Ballett and Choreography Competition Moscow (2009)
  • DANCE OPEN international ballet prize ("Mr. Virtuoso", 2014)

Repertoire (selection)

Classical ballets
La Bayadère (M. Petipa)
Swan Lake (M. Petipa)
Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa)
Le Corsaire (M. Petipa)
Raymonda (M. Petipa)
Paquita (M. Petipa)
La Sylphide (A. Bournonville)
Don Quixote (A. Gorsky)
The Nutcracker (V. Vainonen)
Romeo and Julia (L. Lavrovsky)
Le Spectre de la rose (M. Fokine)
Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)

Choreographies by
William Forsythe
Alexei Ratmansky
Benjamin Millepied
Angelin Preljocaj
Wayne McGregor

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Albrecht in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
1st Pas de deux in In the Night (J. Robbins)
Lead Soloist 3rd movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)
Solor in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Titel role in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Titel role in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Parting (Y. Smeklaov)
Pas de deux from Le Corsaire (S. Andrianov/W. Tschabukiani)
Colas in La Fille mal gardée (F. Ashton)
Jack / The knave of hearts in Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)
Onegin in Onegin (J. Cranko)

Past events with Vladimir Shklyarov

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