Daria Sukhorukova

Principal dancer

Daria Sukhorukova, born in St. Petersburg, completed her dance education at the famous Waganowa academy in her home town and directly received a contract at the Mariinsky Theatre in 2001.

During the six years of her carrier in Russia she got the opportunity to enlarge her repertoire with important dance parts such as the female title role of Romeo and Juliet and several soli in Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides (M. Fokine), Jewels (G. Balanchine) or La Sylphide (F. Taglioni).

In the season 2007/2008, she joined the Bavarian State Ballet as a First Soloist and became a Principal Dancer in the season 2010/2011. With the end of the season 2015/2016, Daria Sukhorukova has left the Bayerisches Staatsballett.

Debut 2007/2008
Medora and Odaliske in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (R. Barra)
Pas de deux in the second movement in Brahms-Schönberg-Quartett
Ariel in The Tempest (J. Mannes)
Nikiya in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)

Debut 2008/2009
Sister in A Cinderella Story (J. Neumeier)
Odaliske in Shéhérazade (M. Fokine)
Adagio Hammerklavier (H. van Manen)
Manon Lescaut in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Leading Nymph in L'Après-midi d'un faune (V. Nijinsky)

Debut 2009/2010
Raymonda in Raymonda (R. Barra)
Woman in blue dress in Les Biches (B. Nijinska)
Zobéide in Shéhérazade (M. Fokine)
Sylvia Pas de deux (G. Balanchine)

Debut 2010/2011
Woman 1 in My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks... (J. Mannes), creation
Topas in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Princess Odette in Illusions - like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Princess Natalia in Illusions - like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
First Dream Variation in Don Quijote (R. Barra after M. Petipa/A. Gorski, tradition)

Debut 2011/2012
Louise in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
First Soloist in Scènes de ballet (F. Ashton)

Debut 2013/2014
Hermia in a Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
Choreartium (L. Massine)
Motherly Figure in Le Sacre du printemps (M. Wigman)

Debut 2014/2015
Marguerite in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Paquita in Paquita (M. Petipa/A. Ratmansky)
Tatjana in Onegin (J. Cranko)

Debut 2015/16
In A Landscape (R. Siegal)
Soloist 2nd and 4th movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)

Debut 2015/2016
For the Children of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. A piece by Pina Bausch (P. Bausch)