Olga Vyacheslavovna Smirnova or Olga Smirnova is a Russian ballet dancer who is currently a prima ballerina with the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In addition, she has danced at venues across Europe and also performs in Beijing and Japan.
Olga Smirnova was born on November 6, 1991 in Leningrad (later Saint Petersburg), Russia. Basically, her family had no connection with performing arts students, although she did register her name and made history with her magicians in ballet. Not much is known about her family background and siblings, however, it is known that it was her mother who enrolled her in ballet at the Vaganova Academy and received formal training under the tutelage of Lyudmila Kovaleva.
Olga’s educational background is not clear, but it is known that she graduated from the Academy in 2011. In addition, she has continued her ballet training at the same time as her education, besides she has also done performances.
Olga Smirnova Career
Considering her ballet career, it is known that Olga took part in stage performances on her academy’s tours of Europe and Japan, besides she also performed in 2004, which was arranged in cooperation with the Royal Ballet School.
In 2011, while still a student at Vaganova Academy, she performed at the London Coliseum to commemorate Galina Ulanova, still considered one of the greatest ballerinas.
Olga Smirnova danced together with S. Strelkov for the Tributary Performance choreographed by A. Messerer, in which Dvorak Melody took part. She also danced at Diana Vishneva’s benefit performance at the Mariinsky Theater in June 2011.
The following month she was in Beijing and there she was in a team with the Bolshoi’s principal dancer Semyon Chudin, there they both performed the Grand Pas Classique style choreographed by V. Gsovsky in accordance with the music previously composed in 19th century by a French composer Daniel Auber.
Shortly after graduating in 2011, she was employed directly by the Bolshoi at the rank of soloist, where she was promoted to principal in her first season, and then in 2013 through her work and performances she became a leader by the time of her second season Soloist and received prima ballerina recognition in 2016.
Rise to Fame
Aside from her performances in theaters, she has done varied performances such as Diamonds, The Pharaoh’s Daughter and the ever-classic Swan Lake.
In 2014 she was invited to the American Ballet Theater as a guest as Nikiya in Natalia Makarova’s production of La Bayadère, where she also danced the lead role in Diamonds, which she premiered in 2012 in the Bolshoi show of Jewels.
Until 2018 Olga worked under the guidance of the legendary Marina Kondratieva who is currently her master teacher at Bolshoi is Maria Allah.
Olga Smirnova Social media
Nevertheless, the information known about Olga has been actively seen only on Instagram, where she posts about her ballet performance and practice, and so far has 66.9K followers.
Olga Smirnova biography
|Real name||Olga Smirnova|
|Date of birth||Nov. 6, 1991|
|Age (as of 2022)||30 years|
|Place of birth||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 5” – in centimeters – 165 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 55kg – in pounds – 121 pounds|
|shoe size||6 (USA)|
Olga Smirnova Family
|Who is her boyfriend?||none|
Until now there is no information about Olga’s relationship status as she has not made any comment or statement about it. So we can assume that she is currently not in a relationship.
Olga Smirnova Net Worth
At present, Olga’s net worth is clarified, and different sources give different amounts, so it’s better not to speculate about it. However, her earnings come from being a ballerina.
Facts About Olga Smirnova
- By nationality, Olga is Russian.
- Olga has issued a statement that she is leaving Russia with the idea that she is opposed to the current Russian invasion of Ukraine.
- She becomes a member of the Dutch National Ballet.
- Olga has a quarter connection with Ukraine, since her grandfather is from there.
- The director called; Ted Brandsen described Olga as an extraordinary dancer.