• Honoured Artist of Russia (2010)
• Awarded the Spirit of Dance prize by Ballet magazine (2000) and the Golden Mask prize(2001).
Born in Moscow.
Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of Elena Yevteyeva). Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1996.
Soloist since 1998.
Principal since 2002.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Giselle (Giselle, Monna, Zulma);
Le Corsaire (the Three Odalisques);
La Bayadère (Nikia) – revival of the 1900 production;
La Bayadère (Nikia, Gamzatti, Trio of Shadows) – revised version by Vakhtang Chabukiani;
Grand pas from Paquita (variation);
The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora, Princess Florine, Lilac Fairy) – revival of the 1890 production;
Swan Lake (Odette-Odile, Big Swans, Pas de trois);
Raymonda (Raymonda, Clemans, Grand pas);
ballets by Michel Fokine The Swan, Chopiniana (Mazurka, Prelude, Seventh waltz), Schéhérazade (Zobeide);
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Maria, Zarema), choreography by Rostislav Zakharov;
Spartacus (Aegina), choreography by Leonid Yakobson;
The Legend of Love (Mekhmeneh Bahnu);
Leningrad Symphony (The Girl);
Pas de quatre (Lucile Grahn, Maria Talioni);
ballets by George Balanchine – Apollo (Terpsichore, Calliope), Prodigal son (The Siren), Serenade, Symphony in C (IV movement), La Valse, Jewels (Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania, Hermia);
Etudes – choreography by Harald Lander;
Manon (Manon) – choreography by Kenneth MacMillan;
Le Jeune Homme et La Mort – choreography by Roland Petit;
The Nutcracker (Masha, The Queen of the Snowflakes, Eastern Dance) – production by Mihail Chemiakin, choreography by Kirill Simonov;
ballets by Alexei Ratmansky – Cinderella (Cinderella), Le Poeme de l´Extase, Middle Duet;
ballets by William Forsythe – Steptext, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated;
Adagio from Spartacus – choreography by Leonid Yakobson.
Repertoire also includes:
The Golden Age (Spophie) – choreography by Noah D. Gelber
Le sacre du printemps (The Chosen One).
First performer of the ballets: Come in! – choreography by Kirill Simonov; Reverence – choreography by David Dawson; Wie der Alte Leiermann and The Ring – choreography by Alexei Miroshnichenko; Presentiment of Spring (Fertility) – choreography by Yuri Smekalov.
Made her debut with the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden in 2003 in Natalia Makarova´s La Bayadère (Nikia).
Performed at an AIDS sufferers in Brussels in 2005.
Specially for Daria Pavlenko´s gala performance (2005) choreographer Kirill Simonov and designer Nikola Samonov staged the ballet Daphnis and Chloé.
Has performed in productions of the ballets Raymonda (Raymonda) by the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Giselle (Giselle, Murtha) by the Arena di Verona and Sounds of Empty Pages by the Hamburg Ballet – John Neumeier.