January 15, 2005
Soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre
At the age of 18, Maria Koshkareva is a rising star of Russian and international ballet. Experts consider this extraordinarily talented and beautiful girl to be the most promising in the new generation entering the big stage.
Studied at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet under the eminent tutor Lyudmila Kovaleva, graduated in 2023.
In 2022-23 she was an apprentice at the Mariinsky Theatre.
In 2023 joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company at the rank of soloist. Rehearses under supervision of Anastasia Goryacheva.
“The bright stage character, attention to detail and remarkable physical characteristics distinguish Maria not only among her peers, but also among experienced soloists” – Theater.
- Maria was born in Novosibirsk.
- From the age of 3, she studied at the dance studio “One Hundred Tiger Cubs” at the Novosibirsk Choreographic College. From the age of 7 – in the preparatory department of the same college and in the children’s ballet studio “Pirouette”.
- Has been living in St. Petersburg since 2013. For two years she studied at the Ilya Kuznetsov Children’s Ballet School and at the preparatory department of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. She took part in Y. Smekalov’s play “Camera Obscura” (Irma), “Infinita Frida” and in the performance of Ilya Kuznetsov’s children’s ballet school “Masha and the Nutcracker” (Masha) staged by P. Bazaron.
- In 2015, she entered the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. She studied in the class of Professor Lyudmila Valentinovna Kovaleva, among whose graduates are Diana Vishneva, Sofia Gumerova, Olga Smirnova, Kristina Shapran, Maria Khoreva, Maria Bulanova, etc.
- In her second year, she already danced the part of Masha in the series “Nutcrackers” presented by the Academy of Russian Ballet at the Mariinsky Theater. Since 2022 – trainee of the Mariinsky Ballet.
- At the age of 17 , Maria won the first prize in the junior group XIV Moscow Ballet Competition 2022.
- Since 2023 – soloist of the Bolshoi Theater.
- Y. Gerber’s variation from the ballet Trilby (Grand Pas from the ballet Paquita by L. Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, Y. Burlaka version)
- The 1st variation in Grand pas (Don Quixote by L. Minkus, choreography by M.Petipa, A.Gorsky, second version by A.Fadeyechev) — debuted on the Bolshoi Ballet tour to Beijing
- Friend/ friends to the prince (Swan Lake by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by M. Petipa, L. Ivanov, A. Gorsky, Y. Grigorovich second version).
- Shade/ trio of Shades (La Bayadуre by L. Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, V. Ponomaryov and V. Chabukiani version)
- Queen of Driads (Don Quixote by L. Minkus, choreography by A. Gorsky after M. Petipa’s production)
- Maestro to music by I.S. Bach (choreography by M. Konrad)