Renata Shakirova

  • First Soloist of the Mariinsky Theater
  • Vaganova Ballet Academy graduated 
  • Winner of the Rossiya-Kultura TV Grand Ballet project
Renata Shakirova is currently First Soloist of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. She graduated at the Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy in 2015, in the class of Tatiana Udalenkova. While still a pupil at the Academy, she participated in performances at the Mariinsky Theater. She joined the Ballet Mariinsky the same year of her graduation and in less than 4 years has risen to First Soloist of the prestigious company. She has been the winner (together with Kimin Kim) of the Grand Ballet project of Rossiya-Kultura TV in 2016. Her repertoire includes numerous roles both main and solo of great classics and more contemporary pieces.
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