Olga Smirnova to join the Bolshoi Ballet
Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:35 AM
(Post Script: She also appeared in Vishneva's benefice/ "15 yrs in the theatre" gala concert this past Thursday).
Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:12 AM
Posted 02 October 2011 - 05:06 AM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:55 PM
She seems to be getting many more principal roles than all of the other dancers in her rank.. ('Soloist', below 'First Soloist' and 'Leading Soloist' and of course 'Principal')
Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:00 AM
Would be most grateful if anyone could do a brief translation of what Smirnova says, thanks
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:53 PM
First, ballet was where she could be a number one, a leader. She had always wanted to be a leader in academics (all As), life, and ballet. Real understanding of what ballet is came later. She answered a question about her move from Mariinsky to Bolshoi. "It was certainly somewhat unexpected. After nine years in Vaganova school dreaming of joining the Mariinsky and at the last moment change the city and the company." The parents are still in St. Petersburg while she had moved to Moscow. She said it was good to her to move and start living on her own ("I am already 20 y.o" ), have responsibilities and have to manage her life. As far as the Bolshoi, it is now where she gets opportunity to realize herself as an artist and now all her goal and dreams associated with Bolshoi. "There are no real friends in ballet world, only acquaintances..." She describes herself as not a very social person; she is comfortable to be in her own thoughts and things to do. She finishes saying that to reach your goals you have to be bold and not to be afraid to dream and work toward your dream.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:37 PM
Emeralds as well. Wish i could be there!
Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:37 AM
Noticed Evgenia Obraztsova will also be in Emeralds, and David Hallberg in Diamonds.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:59 PM
Pic of the day: Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin and Olga Smirnova are shown rehearsing "Diamonds" with Ashley! http://www.themoscow...ife/457969.html Brava !
Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:18 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:27 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:26 AM
Indeed: The Vaganova Alumnae are thriving at the Bolshoi. Olga will follow up "Diamonds" with another debut: She will be one of the leading "Emeralds" on May 9. http://www.bolshoi.r...#20120509190000. On May 10 she will join Yevgenia as she repeats "Emeralds." http://www.bolshoi.r...#20120510190000. These are important debuts for both ladies. For example, Yevgenia was never given any segment in "Jewels" while she was in the Mariinsky. We all wait for Katya Kondaurova's promotion. She is still a 1st soloist even though she's won a Benois, a Golden Sophit and a Golden Mask http://www.mariinsky...rs1/kondaurova/. Moreover there are other Honored Artists and decorated ballerinas who haven't advanced as they should have, and now, (for a lot of them), their "time" has passed. Had Smirnova and Obraztsova stayed (under the current regime), the former would have been a perpetual corps member waiting years for her first opportunity, and the latter would have retired a 1st soloist.
Hoorah! Not even a year out of the Vaganova Academy and she is now a First Soloist at the Bolshoi and starring in the biggest premiere of the season (Diamonds)! I shudder to think of how she may have languished in the back row of the corps had she stayed in St Petersburg. A very wise career decision!
Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:25 PM
I've just seen on the Bolshoi Ballet's website the Olga Smirnova has now been promoted to First Soloist!
for Ms. Smirnova.
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