Alexander Smirnov is originally from Russia and graduated from the famed Vaganova Academy in Perm, Russia in 1995. Upon graduation, he was invited to perform with the Saint Petersburg Academic Theater and Saint Petersburg Ballet Theater where he rose through the ranks and eventually became a Principal Dancer.
In 2000, Smirnov joined the Ballet Oficial de la Provincia de Cordoba, Argentina, also as a Principal Dancer. Four years later, he moved to the United States to join Ballet Internationale of Indianapolis.
Alexander was part of the Florida based Dance Alive National Ballet in 2006. He has toured and guested extensively throughout Japan, England, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland, Finland, Germany, Estonia, Holland and Belguim.
Alexander has danced numerous principal roles in such ballet classics as Carmen, Chopiniana, Coppelia, Don Quixoto, Firebird, Giselle, Le Corsair, Midsummer’s Night Dream, Nutcracker, Paquita, Petroushka, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.
Mr. Smirnov is currently in his first season with Minnesota Dance Theater. We are thrilled to have him at Northland.