Guest Principals

Anastasia Soboleva

In 2001–2003, Anastasia Soboleva studied at the Kiev State Ballet School (classes of Zoya Dolgikh and Tatyana Tayakina). In 2010, she graduated from the Moscow State Ballet Academy (classes of Irina Syrova, Natalya Revich, and Marina Leonova). In 2007, as a student she participated in Bolshoi’s tour to London with Class Concert (choreography by Asaf Messerer). As a senior student, she danced Lise in La Fille mal gardée (production by Yury Grigorovich). As a graduate, she joined the Bolshoi Ballet, where she has had Nina Semizorova and Lyudmila Semenyaka as répétiteurs. For three years with the Bolshoi Ballet, she danced the whole classical repertoire, participated in premières of new productions and performed leading roles. In 2013, she joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet as a ballet soloist, where she has danced principal and solo roles in Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Giselle, ou Les Wilis, Don Quixote, La Bayadère, Laurencia, La fille mal gardée, The Flames of Paris, Class Concert, Cipollino, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker. At the galas, she also danced Melody by A. Messerer and duet from The Lady and the Hooligan (chor. by K. Boyarsky).

  • Giselle (Giselle, ou Les Wilis)
  • Odette — Odile, Big Swans, pas de trois (Swan Lake)
  • Gulnara, Three Odalisques (Le Corsaire)
  • Kitri, Street Dancer (Don Quixote)
  • Nikiya, Three Shades, Grand pas (La Bayadère)
  • Maria (La Halte de cavalerie)
  • Jacinta (Laurencia)
  • Allegory of Equality (The Flames of Paris)
  • Class Concert
  • Magnolia (Cipollino)
  • Lise (La Fille mal gardée)
  • Fairy of Force, Gold (The Sleeping Beauty)
  • French Dance (The Nutcracker)

  • 2007: Russian Diamonds Scholarship
  • 2008: Scholarship by the Galina Ulanova Foundation
  • 2009: First prize for the 11th International Competition among Moscow ballet artists and choreographers (junior division, solo category)
  • 2009: First prize for the competition among leading ballet schools of Russia — Grand-prix of the Mikhailovsky Theatre (solo category)
  • 2013: Third prize for the 12th International Competition among Moscow ballet artists and choreographers (senior division, duet category)