Daria Sukhorukova, born in St. Petersburg, completed her dance education at the famous Vaganova Academy in her home town and directly received a contract at the world class Mariinsky Ballet in 2001.
During the six years of her carrier in Russia she got the opportunity to dance Principal roles in Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides (M. Fokine), Jewels (G. Balanchine) or La Sylphide (F. Taglioni).
In the season 2007/2008, she joined the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich, Germany as a First Soloist and became a Principal Dancer in the season 2010/2011.
While working at the Bavarian State Opera she has worked with such outstanding choreographers like Jiri Kilijan, Matz Ek, Hans Van Manen, William Forsythe, John Neumeier and Alexey Ratmansky.
In the first year of their engagement she dances roles such as Odette-Odile "Swan Lake" by Ray Barra, "Le Corsaire" by Medor / Petipa edited by Ivan Liska, and "The Tempest" by Jörg Manes.
In 2009 she was honored for her creation of "Raymonda" role in the ballet. In 2010, Daria was awarded the Ballet Prize "Dr. Irene Lejeune "and was appointed first soloist.
In 2011 she was awarded the prize "The Rose of the Week" for her outstanding interpretation of the role of the white swan Odette in the ballet "Illusions as Swan Lake" by John Neumeier.
In 2016 she took part in a performance of Pina Bausch's "For the Children of Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow", which was specially transferred to the Bavarian State Opera.
Shortly after she ended their engagement at the Bavarian Opera and has since worked as a guest soloist at various theaters in Europe, such as staged in Poland / Poznan for the ballet "Anna Karenina", which in 2018 especially from Tomack Kajdanskij for Daria. She received this award as best classical ballerina of the year 2018 in Poland.
2015 - 2019 she completed her training as a accredited ballet teacher at the Vaganova Academy Russia.

Biography and pictures courtesy of the Bavarian State Ballet.

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