She has a naturally pliant torso, supple arms and exceptionally pointed feet, and she used her elegant carriage with fresh spirit. She danced with unmannered lyricism and illuminated Tchaikovsky's score with ravishing, languid phrasing. She played the evil temptress Odile without jarring sauciness. She painted a rhythmic portrait through staccato gestures.
Los Angeles Times
The young dancer’s technique is pleasing for its pure lines, the clarity of the phrasing, the beautifully nuanced arabesques of her variations, her dynamism-filled tours around the stage and her flawless fouettés.
The artiste captivates with the precision of her poses, the softness and that somehow special cantilena in the lines of her neck, shoulders and arms. In the duets with Conrad, Skorik achieves a deep synthesis of music and choreography, turning the dance into visible music.
• Recipient of the Léonide Massine Prize in the category “Emerging Talent on the International Scene” (Positano, Italy, 2014)
• Recipient of the Spirit of Dance prize in the category “Rising Star” (2012).
• Prize-winner at the XII International Ballet Dancers’ and Choreographers’ Competition in Moscow (2nd prize, 2013).
Born in Kharkov (Ukraine).
Graduated from the Perm School of Dance in 2007.
Joined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year.
Principal since 2015.
La Sylphide (Sylph); choreography by August Bournonville, revised version by Elsa-Marianne von Rosen,
Giselle (Giselle, Monna, Zulma); choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa,
La Bayadère (Nikia, Trio of Shades); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani,
The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora, Lilac Fairy, Princess Florine); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Swan Lake (Odette-Odile, Swans, Two Swans); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Raymonda (Raymonda); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
“Paquita” Grand pas (variation); choreography by Marius Petipa,
The Nutcracker (Masha); choreography Vasily Vainonen,
Le Corsaire (Medora); production by Pyotr Gusev after the composition and choreography by Marius Petipa,
Don Quixote (Kitri, Queen of the Dryads); choreography by Alexander Gorsky,
Grand pas classique; choreography by Viktor Gsovsky,
Michel Fokine's ballets Chopiniana (Nocturne, Mazurka, Seventh Waltz, First Waltz) and Schéhérazade (Zobeide), The Swan,
George Balanchine's ballets Serenade, Symphony in C (II. Adagio, III. Allegro vivace), Jewels (Diamonds, Rubies), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania, Act II – Soloist in the Divertissement), Piano Concerto No 2 (Ballet Imperial), Tchaikovsky Pas de deux,
Romeo and Juliet (Juliet); choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky,
The Legend of Love (Mekhmeneh-Bahnu); choreography by Yuri Grigorovich,
Carmen-Suite (Carmen); choreography by Alberto Alonso,
Ondine (Four Naiads); choreography by Pierre Lacotte,
In the Night; choreography by Jerome Robbins,
Frederick Ashton's ballets Marguerite and Armand (Marguerite), Sylvia (Sylvia),
Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina); choreography by Alexei Ratmansky,
Infra; choreography by Wayne McGregor
and The Bronze Horseman (the Queen of the Ball); choreography by Rostislav Zakharov, Yuri Smekalov.
Has toured with the Mariinsky Ballet to the USA, Japan and throughout Europe.