Alina Somova's Biography


• Prize-winner at the Vaganova-Prix International Ballet Competition (St Petersburg, 2002).

• Recipient of the Golden Mask (2009) in category – Best Female Role (Tsar-Maiden from the ballet The Little Humpbacked Horse)


Born in Leningrad (St Petersburg).

Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2003 (class of Lyudmila Safronova).

In 2003 she was admitted to the Mariinsky Ballet Company and one year later was promoted to soloist.

In 2004 she performed the role of Masha in the ballet The Nutcracker at the National Theatre in Tokyo. In 2006 she made her debut at the Wiener Staatsoper as Odette-Odile in Swan Lake (Rudolf Nureyev’s version).
In 2008 she danced at the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake (Odette-Odile), a role she also performed at the Paliashvili Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Georgia (2009).
In 2010,debut in the ballet "Swan lake"( Nureyev's version) , on the stage Teatro alla Scala.
In 2011,she danced in the ballet "Jewels"(Diamonds) ,on the stage Teatro alla Scala
In 2012 , debut in the ballet "Excelsior" on the stage Teatro alla Scala
Alina Somova has performed at numerous concerts both in Russia and abroad, including a New Year gala at La Scala (Milan, 2005), Stars of the 21st Century (Toronto, 2006), Les Étoiles (Montreal, 2006, 2007), a gala concert dedicated to Marina Semyonova (Moscow, 2008), a Tamara Rojo gala (Spain, 2008) and a concert dedicated to Maya Plisetskaya (Spain, 2008).

She performs lead roles in numerous ballets and appears in all of the theatre’s tours, performing at the greatest ballet theatres in Western Europe, the USA, Canada, Japan and China.