Alexey Popov


Alexey Popov was born in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. He graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 2010 and joined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year. Popov has toured with the Mariinsky Ballet to Italy, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA and Great Britain. He joined the Bayerisches Staatsballett in the 2016/2017 season as first soloist and was promoted to principal in September 2019. Alexey Popov left the ensemble in July 2021 for the Vienna State Ballet.

(Information as of: July 2021)


  • First prize at the Yuri Grigorovich World Youth Ballet International Competition

Repertoire (selection)

James in La Sylphide (A. Bournonville/E.-M. Rosen) 
Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake (K. Sergeyev) 
Count Albrecht in Giselle (M. Petipa, J. Coralli, J. Perrot)
Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/K. Sergeyev)
Talisman-Pas de deux (M. Petipa) 
Lankedem in Le Corsaire (P. Gusev)
Le Spectre de la rose (M. Fokine) 
Vaslav in The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (R. Zakharov)
Jewels and Tschaikowsky-Pas de deux (G. Balanchine) 
The Nutcracker Prince in The Nutcracker (V. Vainonen)
Ivan the Fool in The Little Humpbacked Horse (A. Ratmansky)
Without (B. Millepied)
Intensio (Y. Smekalov)
Bambi and In the Jungle (A. Pimonov), creation 

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Pas de six in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
Leading Soloist 3rd movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)
Leading Soloist 4th movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)
Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Albrecht  in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
Colas in La fille mal gardée (F. Ashton)
Golden Idol in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Jack / Knave of Hearts in Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)
Caroll / white rabbit in Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)
Demetrius in A Midsummer Night´s Dream (J. Neuemeier)
Three Sheperds in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Lenski in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Dancer in Borderlands - Portrait Wayne McGregor(W. McGregor)
Philostrat / Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
1st solo couple in Jewels (Diamonds) (G. Balanchine)
Drosselmeier in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Gaston in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Dancer in Kairos - Portrait Wayne McGregor (W. McGregor)
Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Gladiator in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Solo couple in Jewels (Rubies) (G. Balanchine)
Companion of the Russian cousin in Swan Lake (Ray Barra)