Maria Shirinkina

Principal, guest (Mariinsky Ballet)

Maria Shirinkina was born in Perm/Russia and graduated from the Perm State School of Dance in 2006 where she was trained amongst others by Ninel Silvanovich. She joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company right after her diploma. In the 2016/2017 season, she joined the company of the Bayerisches Staatsballett as a Principal together with her husband Vladimir Shklyarov. Both of them return for productions of the Bayerisches Staatsballett as guests in the season 2017/2018.

(Information as of February 2019)


Repertoire (selection)

Giselle in Giselle (J. Coralli/J. Perrot)
Gulnara in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa)
Aurora and Princess Florine in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/K. Sergeyev)
Masha in The Nutcracker (V. Vainonen)
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (L. Lavrovsky)

Choreographies by
George Balanchine
Jerome Robbins
Hans van Manen
William Forsythe
Alexei Ratmansky
Benjamin Millepied

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Titel role in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
1st Pas de deux in In the Night (J. Robbins)
Lead Soloist 1st movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)
Nikija in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Titel role in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Phrygia in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Parting (Y. Smeklaov)
Pas de deux from Le Corsaire (S. Andrianov/W. Tschabukiani)
Lise in La Fille mal gardée (F. Ashton)
Alice in Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)
Helena in A Midsummer Night´s Dream (J. Neumeier)