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Maria Yakovleva 

Principal Dancer 



Maria Yakovleva was born in Saint Petersburg (Russia). She graduated from Vaganova Academy in 2004. In 2004/2005 she was a member of the Mariinsky Theatre where she was entrusted with solo roles of the classical repertory. In 2005 she was engaged as Soloist by the Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper in 2010 she was appointed First Soloist of the Wiener Staatsballett.


Her repertory includes title roles in the classics, as well as principal roles in pieces by Choreographers ranging from Cranko and Balanchine to Robbins and Kylián ,from Neumeier to Forsythe.


She has appeared as guest dancer in many European companies an overseas such as Opéra National de Paris,National Ballet of China ,Teatro dell'Opera di Roma,Teatro Massimo ,The Israel Ballet.

She was nominated for the Prix Benois de la Danse for her performance in George Balanchines Rubies in 2011.



Leading roles



"Don Quichotte" Kitri(Chor. R.Nureev) 

"Fledermaus"-Bella(chor. Roland Petit)

"Swan Lake"-Odetta-Odilia,(chor. R.Nureyev)

"Swan Lake"-Odetta-Odilia(chor. Derek Deane)

"Sleeping Beauty"- Aurora(chor. P.Wright) 

"Nutcracker"-Princess Maria(chor. V.Vainonen) 

"Nutcracker"-Princess Maria(Gy. Harangozó )

"Nutcracker"-Princess Maria(chor. A.Amodio)

"Nutcracker"-Clara(chor. Nureev)

"La Sylphide"- Sylphide(chor. P. Lacotte) 

"Giselle"-Giselle (chor. Patrice Bart)

"La Fille Mal Gardee"-Lisa(chor. F.Ashton)

"Manon"-Manon(chor. Kenneth MacMillan )

"Romeo and Julia"-Julia(chor. John Cranko)

"Romeo and Julia"( chor. Patrice Bart)

"Mayerling"-Mary Vetchera(chor.MacMillan) 

"Etudes" Soloist(chor. Harald Lander)

"Rubies"-1 soloist(chor. G.Balanchin)

"L'Arlesienne"- Vivette ( R. Petit)

"Le Concoure "-Ada (chor. M Bejart)

"Coppelia"-Svanilda(chor. Gy. Harangozó) 

"Onegin"-Olga(chor. John Cranko) 

"La Bayadere"-Gamzatti(chor. V.Malakhov) 

"In The Night","Glass Pieces" Jerome Robbins 

"Cinderella"-Cinderella(chor. Berta Yampolsky) 

"Variations on a Theme by Haydn"-3 soloist(chor. Twyla Tharp )

"Silvia"-Silvia(chor. Aleksidse)

"Second detail"( chor. Forsite)

"Glow-Stop"(Jorma Elos) 

"Summer Night Dream" Hermia(Jorma Elo )

"Bach Suite 2  " ( J. Neumeir) 

"Before Nightfall" (Nils Christe) 

"Million kisses to my skin"(chor. D. Dawson)

"Suite en Blanc" (Serge Lifar)

"Bella Figura" (chor. Jiri Kylian)



Pas de deux 


"Trois Gymnopedis" (chor. Roland Petit)

"Tarantella"(chor. G.Balanchine)

"Corsaire" Pas de deux

"Corsaire" Pas D'esclave. 

"Maszkowski Waltz" (chor. Asaf Messerer)

"Dying Swan " (chor. Fokine) 

"Don Quichotte"(chor.Nureev)

"Romeo and Julia"(chor. Lavrovskij)

"La Silfide"( chor. Bournonville)

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