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Daniil Simkin

Daniil Simkin

Daniil was born in 1987 to Russian ballet dancers; his family moved to Wiesbaden, Germany in 1990. Daniil started appearing on stage with his father, Dmitrij Simkin, when he was six and began training with his mother, Olga Alexsandrova, at age ten.

Daniil joined the Vienna State Opera ballet company at 19 as a demi-soloist. He danced his first principal classical role with the Lithuanian National Opera in 2007 as Basilio in Don Quixotte.

Daniil accepted his current position as soloist with the American Ballet Theatre in the fall of 2008.

Ballet Competitions

Daniil has won many prestigious ballet competitions, including, as examples:

  • 2006: Senior Gold Medal, USA International Ballet Competition, Jackson
  • 2005: Grand Prix, International Ballet Competition, Helsinki
  • 2004: 1st Prize and Gold Medal, 21st International Ballet Competition, Varna
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Simkin and the City

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Simkin and the City
  • Simkin and the City - 01:49
  • 4.94 stars / 1958
  • 163237 Views
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Qi - by Daniil Simkin
  • Qi - by Daniil Simkin - 01:38
  • 4.98 stars / 226
  • 22950 Views
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Dance - Fallen Angel by Daniil Simkin
  • Dance - Fallen Angel by Daniil Simkin - 05:03
  • 4.82 stars / 734
  • 238449 Views
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Ballet - Moorhuhn danced by Daniil Simkin
  • Ballet - Moorhuhn danced by Daniil Simkin - 03:30
  • 4.58 stars / 1007
  • 578064 Views
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Ballet - Les Bourgeois danced by Daniil Simkin
  • Ballet - Les Bourgeois danced by Daniil Simkin - 03:17
  • 4.92 stars / 1309
  • 359706 Views
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Ballet - Giselle - Albrecht variation by Daniil Simkin
  • Ballet - Giselle - Albrecht variation by Daniil Simkin - 01:00
  • 4.84 stars / 351
  • 188970 Views
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Ballet Don Quixote Basil by Daniil Simkin
  • Ballet Don Quixote Basil by Daniil Simkin - 01:17
  • 4.86 stars / 1022
  • 465775 Views
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Ballet - Sleeping Beauty Prince by Daniil Simkin
  • Ballet - Sleeping Beauty Prince by Daniil Simkin - 02:31
  • 4.75 stars / 717
  • 360302 Views
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Dmitrij & Daniil Simkin - SIMKIN vs simkin
  • Dmitrij & Daniil Simkin - SIMKIN vs simkin - 03:31
  • 4.89 stars / 996
  • 264811 Views
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Daniil Simkin Flame of Paris Pas De Deux Ballet
  • Daniil Simkin Flame of Paris Pas De Deux Ballet - 07:28
  • 4.73 stars / 393
  • 232100 Views
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Daniil Simkin - Ballet Don Quixote - Basil
  • Daniil Simkin - Ballet Don Quixote - Basil - 08:29
  • 4.87 stars / 1267
  • 509265 Views
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Ballet Don Quixote - Basil by Daniil Simkin | Part 1
  • Ballet Don Quixote - Basil by Daniil Simkin | Part 1 - 09:47
  • 4.87 stars / 189
  • 106085 Views
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Ballet Don Quixote - Basil by Daniil Simkin | Part 2
  • Ballet Don Quixote - Basil by Daniil Simkin | Part 2 - 08:02
  • 4.88 stars / 137
  • 64134 Views
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Daniil Simkin - La Bayadère Solor | Part 1
  • Daniil Simkin - 'La Bayadère' Solor | Part 1 - 10:00
  • 4.73 stars / 175
  • 86622 Views
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Daniil Simkin - La Bayadère Solor | Part 2
  • Daniil Simkin - 'La Bayadère' Solor | Part 2 - 10:00
  • 4.62 stars / 190
  • 72319 Views
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Daniil Simkin - Just a clip
  • Daniil Simkin - Just a clip - 01:42
  • 4.87 stars / 286
  • 125896 Views
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INTENSIO - Ballet Gala presented by Daniil Simkin | Part 1
  • INTENSIO - Ballet Gala presented by Daniil Simkin | Part 1 - 08:56
  • 4.94 stars / 65
  • 18114 Views
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INTENSIO - Ballet Gala presented by Daniil Simkin | Part 2
  • INTENSIO - Ballet Gala presented by Daniil Simkin | Part 2 - 07:41
  • 4.85 stars / 79
  • 30766 Views
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Ballet - Maria Kochetkova & Daniil Simkin - Le Corsaire Pas de Deux
  • Ballet - Maria Kochetkova & Daniil Simkin - 'Le Corsaire' Pas de Deux - 10:42
  • 4.9 stars / 1403
  • 391878 Views
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Daniil Simkin: A Healthy Perspective on Being a Dancer
  • Daniil Simkin: A Healthy Perspective on Being a Dancer - 19:22
  • 4.9 stars / 314
  • 44043 Views
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Le Corsaire: Revisited - by Daniil Simkin
  • Le Corsaire: Revisited - by Daniil Simkin - 02:41
  • 4.93 stars / 242
  • 27953 Views
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aROUND - Olga Aleksandrova & Daniil Simkin
  • aROUND - Olga Aleksandrova & Daniil Simkin - 03:05
  • 4.8 stars / 283
  • 33762 Views
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Daniil Simkin - A Portrait by JaegerSloan
  • Daniil Simkin - A Portrait by JaegerSloan - 00:36
  • 4.96 stars / 191
  • 31113 Views
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Daniil Simkin: A Healthy Perspective on Being a Dancer
  • Daniil Simkin: A Healthy Perspective on Being a Dancer - 19:22
  • 4.9 stars / 314
  • 44043 Views
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Daniil Simkin gästar Kungliga Baletten
  • Daniil Simkin gästar Kungliga Baletten - 03:02
  • 4.89 stars / 35
  • 6874 Views
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