• Daniil Simkin - A Portrait by JaegerSloan

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    For more about Daniil Simkin, visit http://simk.in
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    Daniil Simkin was born in 1987 in Novosibirsk, Russia, to ballet dancers Dmitrij Simkin and Olga Aleksandrova. Starting to perform at the age of six and often dancing alongside his father in Germany, Daniil gained early stage experience and began his professional training under the direction of his mother at the age of nine.

    He joined American Ballet Theatre in New York City in 2008 as a soloist and since then has toured internationally and performed with the company at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center and at many other venues around the world. His vast repertoire of principal roles with the company include Basilio in 'Don Quixote', Franz in 'Coppelia', the son in Balanchine's 'The Prodigal Son', the Prince in Ratmansky's 'Nutcracker', the Boy with Matted Hair in Tudor's 'Shadowplay', the leads in Balanchine's 'Theme and Variations' and 'Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux', the Ballet Dancer in Ratmasky's 'The Bright Stream' and many others. He was promoted to principal in 2012.

    He organized his first gala project, 'INTENSIO', with his father in Greece in 2009 and continues to be one of the most in-demand guest artists around the world.

    2012 by JaegerSloan Inc http://jaegersloan.com

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