Daniil Simkin

Daniil Simkin was born 1987 in Russia to a ballet family. The family left Russia for the west in 1990 and after several international engagements settled in Wiesbaden, Germany, where Daniil first stepped on the stage. From the time on when he was 6 he had several experiences of being onstage and often danced along side his father, Dmitrij Simkin. Daniil began his training under the direction of his mother, Olga ALEKSANDROVA, in 1997. At the age of 12, he began participating in ballet competitions and famous ballet galas around the world and in the same time he was able to finish his regular education in high school. He joined the ballet company of the Vienna State Opera in 2006 as a demi-soloist and since then has danced many roles and parts of the classical, neoclassical and contemporary repertoire of the company. In 2007 he danced his first principal, classical role with the Lithuanian National Opera as a guest namely Basilio in Don Quixotte.

His awards :

Ballet Competitions

• 2006: Senior GOLD Medal USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson
• 2005: GRAND PRIX International Ballet Competition Helsinki
• 2004: 1st Prize and GOLD Medal 21st International Ballet Competition VARNA

• 2004: 8th Int. Ballet Competition “Arabesque” Perm, Russia:
1st Prize senior,
Prize “Mikhail Baryshnikov” for best male dancer
• 2004: GRAND PRIX 5th Int. Ballet Comp. Vienna
• 2003: 7 th International Ballet Competition Luxembourg :
1 st Prize Junior,
Encouragement Prize,
Prix Grande-Duchesse Maria Teresa
• 2002: 1 st Prize Nyon Ballet Comp. Nyon , Switzerland
• 2001: 1 st Prize 4 th Int. Ballet Comp. Vienna
• 2000: 1 st Prize Int. Ballet Comp. St. Pölten , Austria

Photo credit:
Flames of Paris – Rosalie O Connor courtesy of ABT
La Spectre de la Rose – Eduardo Patino
Portrait – Enrico Nawrath