Sofia Gumerova

Vaganova Academy graduated
Soloist at the Mariinsky Ballet Theatre
Teacher at Vaganova Academy
Sofia was born in Moscow and trained at the Vaganova Academy, where she graduated in 1995. That same year she joined the of Mariinsky Ballet Theatre, where she has developed her career since then, climbing to become the principal dancer of one of the most important companies in the world. She has toured several countries and has interpreted the roles of the great works of the classical repertoire and multiple current creations.
For several years she has been training future artists at the Vaganova Academy, but she continues to dance as a soloist with the Mariinsky Theatre.

Her repertoire include Sylph (La Sylphide); Giselle and Monna (Giselle); Pas de Trois of Odalisques and Medora (Le Corsaire); Big swans, Two swans and Odette-Odile (Swan Lake); Fee Candide, Princess Florine and Fairy Candide (The Sleeping Beauty); Raimonda, Clemans, Henriette, Grand Pas Hongroise (Raymonda); Nikia, Gamzatti's Grand Pas, Pas de Trois from the scene The Kingdom of Shadows (La Bayadere); Kitri, Street dancer, Lady Dryad (Don Quixote); Young Women in The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, Emeralds, Rubies in Jewels, Princess Alba in Goya-Divertissement, and Prelude, Mazurka (Chopiniana). She has also performed as Mekhmeneh Bahnu (The Legend of Love); Terpsichore, Polyhimnia, Calliope (Apollo); the Siren (Prodigal Son); The Four Temperaments, La Valse, Princess Alba (Goya-Divertissement); Female Dance (Cinderella); Le Poème de l´Extase, choreography by Alexei Ratmansky; ‘Paquita’ Grand Pas (variation), Pas de Quatre, Pas de Six from Esmeralde, Symphony in C (I part), as a soloist in Serenade, Scotch Symphony, Dolce, Con Fuoco, and Theme and Variations, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated and Reverence.
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