Polikarpova, Anna

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Anna Polikarpova Biography

Notable: Born 1970; Hamburg Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet

Anna Polikarpova was born in in Tomsk, Russia, in 1970. She studied at the Vaganova School in St. Petersburg. Her main teacher was Ninel Kurgapkina. She graduated and joined the Mariinsky Theater in 1988, and was promoted soloist in 1989. She left Russia for the Hamburg Ballet in 1992, first as soloist and then promoted to principal in 1994.

In Hamburg she created Penelope in Odyssey, The Pas de deux in Pavane and Carmen, Ophelia in Hamlet (1997 production), Pas de deux Sheherazade II (Easter Concert 1998, Munich), Romola Nijinsky in Nijinsky (all by John Neumeier) and Gold Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty (Mats Ek).

Repertoire in St. Petersburg includes:

  • Odette/Odile in Swan Lake
  • Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty
  • Myrtha in Giselle
  • Katerina in The Stone Flower

Repertoire in Hamburg includes:

  • Louise and La Fille du Pharaon in The Nutcracker
  • Cinderella, Cinderella’s Mother, a Stepsister and The Princess from another country in A Cinderella Story
  • Primavera in Othello
  • Ondine in Ondine
  • Marguerite in The Lady of the Camellias
  • Juliet in Romeo and Juliet
  • Aurora and Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty
  • Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Diana in Sylvia
  • Olivia in VIVALDI or What You Will
  • Odette and Princess Natalia in Illusions – like “Swan Lake”
  • Giselle and Myrtha in Giselle
  • Solveig in Peer Gynt (all by John Neumeier)
  • The Young Girl in Le Spectre de la rose (Michail Fokine)