Daria Pavlenko


Daria Pavlenko
Ballet master

Daria Bavlenko was born in Moscow and graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy, where she studied under Elena Evteyeva. She joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 2003 and made her Royal Ballet debut at Covent Garden in 2003 in the role of Nikiya in Natalia Makarova's La Bayadère. In 2005, choreographer Kirill Siminov and set designer Nikola Samonov prepared the ballet Daphnis et Chloé specifically for Pavlenko's own gala night. She has also participated in large-scale ballet productions at the New National Theatre, Tokyo (Raymonda), the Verona Arena (Giselle), as well as with the Hamburg Ballet (Sounds of Empty Pages).
She received an award from the magazine Ballet in 2000 and the Golden Mask Award in 2001, and the Russian state named her an “Artist of Merit” in 2010.

Main roles:

At the Mariinsky Theatre:
Coralli/Adam | Perrot/Adam | Petipa |Adam: Giselle – Giselle, Monna, Zulma
Petipa/Gusev/Adam: Le Corsaire – Three Odalisques
Petipa/Minkus: La Bayadère – Nikiya
Petipa/Ponomarev/Chabukiani/Adam: La Bayadère – Nikiya, Gamzatti, Three Shades
Petipa/Deldevez/Minkus: “Paquita” Grand pas – Variation
Petipa/Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty – Princess Aurora, Princess Florine, Lilac Fairy
Petipa/Tchaikovsky | Ivanov/Sergeyev/Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake – Odette, Odile, Swan, Pas de trois
Petipa/Sergeyev/Glazunov: Raymonda – Raymonda, Clémence, Grand pas
Gorskiy/Minkus: Don Quixote – The Street Dancer
Hodson/Nijinskiy/Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring – The Chosen One
Yakobson/Khachaturian: Spartacus – Aegina
Zakharov/Asafyev: The Fountain of Bakhchisarai – Maria, Zarema
Grigorovich/Malikov: The Legend of Love – Mekhmeneh Bahnu
Belszky/Sostakovich: Leningrad Symphony – The Girl
MacMillan/Massenet: Manon – Manon
Petit/Bach: Le Jeune Homme et la mort
Chemiakin/Simonov/Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker – Princess Marie, Queen of the Snowflakes, Oriental Dance
Fokin/Saint-Saëns: The Dying Swan
Fokin/Chopin: Chopiniana – Mazurka, Prelude, Seventh Waltz
Fokin/Rimski-Korsakov: Scheherazade – Zobeide
Fokin/Stravinsky: The Firebird – The Firebird
Balanchine/Stravinsky: Apollo – Terpsichore, Calliope
Balanchine/Prokofiev: The Prodigal Son – Siren
Balanchine/ Tchaikovsky: Serenade
Balanchine/Bizet: Symphony in C Major – IV. Allegro vivace
Balanchine/Ravel: La Valse
Balanchine/Faure/Stravinsky/Tchaikovsky: Jewels – Emerald, Ruby, Diamond
Balanchine/Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Titania, Hermia
Lander/Czerny: Etudes
Ratmansky /Prokofiev: Cinderella – Cinderella, Stepmother
Ratmansky /Scriabin: Le Poème de l’extase
Ratmansky /Khanon: Middle Duet
Ratmansky /Tchaikovsky: Anna Karenina – Anna Karenina
Forsythe/Bach: Steptext
Forsythe/Willems: In the Middle Somewhat Elevated
Poklitaru/Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Varnava/Tishchenko: Yaroslavna. The Eclipse – Yaroslavna

At other theatres:
Gelber/Shostakovich: The Golden Age – Sophie
Dolin/Pugni: Pas de Quatre – Lucile Grahn, Marie Taglioni
Simonov: Come in!
Dawson/Bryars: Reverence
Miroshnichenko/2H Company: The Ring
Miroshnichenko/Desiatnikov: Wie der Alte Leiermann
Smekalov/Ljadow: Presentiment of Spring – Fertility