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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 / 1720
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Qi - by Daniil Simkin
  • Qi - by Daniil Simkin - 01:38
  • 4.98 stars / 210
  • 20474 Views
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Dance - Fallen Angel by Daniil Simkin
  • Dance - Fallen Angel by Daniil Simkin - 05:03
  • 4.82 stars / 707
  • 233610 Views
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Ballet - Moorhuhn danced by Daniil Simkin
  • Ballet - Moorhuhn danced by Daniil Simkin - 03:30
  • 4.57 stars / 983
  • 574355 Views
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Ballet - Les Bourgeois danced by Daniil Simkin
  • Ballet - Les Bourgeois danced by Daniil Simkin - 03:17
  • 4.92 stars / 1247
  • 348961 Views
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Ballet - Giselle - Albrecht variation by Daniil Simkin
  • Ballet - Giselle - Albrecht variation by Daniil Simkin - 01:00
  • 4.83 stars / 339
  • 185462 Views
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Ballet Don Quixote Basil by Daniil Simkin
  • Ballet Don Quixote Basil by Daniil Simkin - 01:17
  • 4.86 stars / 946
  • 449111 Views
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Ballet - Sleeping Beauty Prince by Daniil Simkin
  • Ballet - Sleeping Beauty Prince by Daniil Simkin - 02:31
  • 4.74 stars / 677
  • 351941 Views
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Dmitrij & Daniil Simkin - SIMKIN vs simkin
  • Dmitrij & Daniil Simkin - SIMKIN vs simkin - 03:31
  • 4.89 stars / 898
  • 250354 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 / 368
  • 220941 Views
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Daniil Simkin - Ballet Don Quixote - Basil
  • Daniil Simkin - Ballet Don Quixote - Basil - 08:29
  • 4.87 stars / 1205
  • 492798 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
  • 4.88 stars / 170
  • 101298 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
  • 4.9 stars / 123
  • 61333 Views
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Daniil Simkin - La Bayadère Solor | Part 1
  • Daniil Simkin - 'La Bayadère' Solor | Part 1 - 10:00
  • 4.73 stars / 162
  • 83439 Views
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Daniil Simkin - La Bayadère Solor | Part 2
  • Daniil Simkin - 'La Bayadère' Solor | Part 2 - 10:00
  • 4.6 stars / 179
  • 69333 Views
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Daniil Simkin - Just a clip
  • Daniil Simkin - Just a clip - 01:42
  • 4.9 stars / 276
  • 123184 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 / 63
  • 17650 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 / 78
  • 29897 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 / 1211
  • 344581 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
  • 4.89 stars / 280
  • 39175 Views
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Le Corsaire: Revisited - by Daniil Simkin
  • Le Corsaire: Revisited - by Daniil Simkin - 02:41
  • 4.92 stars / 213
  • 23317 Views
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aROUND - Olga Aleksandrova & Daniil Simkin
  • aROUND - Olga Aleksandrova & Daniil Simkin - 03:05
  • 4.83 stars / 239
  • 28749 Views
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Daniil Simkin - A Portrait by JaegerSloan
  • Daniil Simkin - A Portrait by JaegerSloan - 00:36
  • 4.96 stars / 180
  • 28768 Views
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Don Quijote PD: Iana Salenko and Daniil Simkin
  • Don Quijote PD: Iana Salenko and Daniil Simkin - 11:25
  • 4.91 stars / 279
  • 39315 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
  • 4.89 stars / 280
  • 39175 Views
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Daniil Simkin gästar Kungliga Baletten
  • Daniil Simkin gästar Kungliga Baletten - 03:02
  • 4.88 stars / 32
  • 6333 Views
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