• Prize-winner at the XI International Ballet and Choreography Competition, in the category “Solo” (Moscow, 2009, 1st prize)
• Prize-winner at the Vaganova-Prix International Competition (St Petersburg, 2002)
• Holder of the Soul of Dance – 2008 prize, instituted by Ballet magazine, in the category “Rising Star”
• Holder of the annual Leonid Massine International Prize For the Art of Dance (Positano, Italy, 2008)
• Holder of the Zegna – Mariinsky New Talent Awards grant (London, 2008)
Born in Leningrad.
Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of Vitaly Afanaskov) in 2003.
Joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company the same year; Principal Dancer since 2011.
La Sylphide (James, Youths); choreography by August Bournonville, revised version by Elsa-Marianne von Rosen,
Giselle (Count Albrecht, Classical Duet); choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa,
Le Corsaire (Ali, Lankedem); production by Pyotr Gusev after the composition and choreography of Marius Petipa,
La Bayadère (Solor, Golden Idol); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani,
The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Désiré, Prince Charmant); choreography by Marius Petipa, revival of the 1890 production,
The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Désiré, Grooms); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried, Pas de trois, Jester, Neapolitan Dance); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov,
Raymonda (Jean de Brienne, Grand pas); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
“Paquita” Grand pas; choreography by Marius Petipa,
Don Quixote (Basilio); choreography by Alexander Gorsky,
Le Réveil de Flore (Zéphyr); choreography by Marius Petipa, revival of the 1894 production,
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Vaslav, Polish Youths); choreography by Rostislav Zakharov,
The Young Lady and the Hooligan (the Hooligan); choreography by Konstantin Boyarsky,
The Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince); choreography by Vasily Vainonen,
Romeo and Juliet (Romeo); choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky,
The Legend of Love (Ferkhad, Friends of Ferkhad); choreography by Yuri Grigorovich,
Michel Fokine’s ballets La Carnaval (Harlequin), Le Spectre de la rose (the Ghost of the Rose), Schéhérazade (Zobeide’s Slave) and Chopiniana (the Youth),
George Balanchine’s ballets Jewels (Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds), Piano Concerto No 2 (Ballet Imperial), Symphony in C (Third Movement), Theme and Variations, Scotch Symphony and Tchaikovsky Pas de deux,
Le Jeune homme et la mort (Young Man); choreography by Roland Petit,
In the Night; choreography by Jerome Robbins,
Études (Soloist); choreography by Harald Lander,
Ondine (Matteo); choreography by Pierre Lacotte,
Grand pas classique; choreography by Viktor Gzovsky,
The Young Lady and the Hooligan (Hooligan); choreography by Konstantin Boyarsky,
Manon (Leader of the Beggars, Young Gentlemen); choreography by Kenneth MacMillan,
The Nutcracker (the Nutcracker Prince); production by Mihail Chemiakin, choreography by Kirill Simonov,
Alexei Ratmansky’s ballets Cinderella (the Prince), The Little Humpbacked Horse (Ivan the Fool) and Anna Karenina (Count Vronsky),
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; choreography by William Forsythe,
and Without; choreography by Benjamin Millepied.
Repertoire also includes:
the pas de deux from the ballet Le Carnaval de Venise; choreography by Marius Petipa,
Grand pas classique; choreography by Viktor Gsovsky,
Hopak; choreography by Rostislav Zakharov,
the pas de deux from the ballet Le Papillon; choreography by Marie Taglioni, revived by Pierre Lacotte,
Parting and Requiem for Narcissus; choreography by Yuri Smekalov
and Ballet 101; choreography by Eric Gauthier.
Vladimir Shklyarov gave the first performance of the role of the Zéphyr in Le Réveil de Flore (revival of Marius Petipa’s 1894 production, revived by Sergei Vikharev, 2007) and the role of Harlequin in Le Carnaval (revival of Michel Fokine’s 1910 production, revived by Sergei Vikharev, 2008).
Participant in gala-concerts including ones to mark the 70th birthday of the outstanding dancer Maris Liepa (Moscow, Kremlin Palace, 2006), Mariinsky&Bolshoi Theatres (Tokio, 2007) Malakhov and Friends (Berlin, 2008), Ballettisimo (Guadalajara, 2008) and DANCE OPEN (St Peterburg, 2010), Nureyev and Friends (Vienna, 2012) and Stars of the 21st Century (Paris, New York, 2012). He regularly appears in concerts organised by the Maris Liepa Foundation as well as galas in Kazan, Ufa and Novosibirsk. In 2012 at the Bolshoi Theatre he performed the role of Prince Siegfried in the ballet Swan Lake (Yuri Grigorovich’s version). Has taken part in recordings and broadcasts of Mariinsky Theatre ballets including The Nutcracker (2012, 3D broadcast) and Romeo and Juliet (2013).
Has toured with the Mariinsky Ballet Company to Europe, America and Asia.