Maria Baranova

Principal Dancer

At the Finnish National Ballet during the season 2014-15: Don Quixote: Kitri (Patrice Bart – Ludvig Minkus), The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: Liisa, Clara's older sister (Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk – Pyotr Tchaikovsky), The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: Clara (Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk – Pyotr Tchaikovsky), The Snow Queen: Kerttu (Kenneth Greve – Tuomas Kantelinen), Onegin: Olga (John Cranko – Pyotr Tchaikovsky), Glass Pieces: Soli couples, ladies (Jerome Robbins – Philip Glass), Spazio-Tempo (Jacopo Godani – 48Nord).

Education

Helsinki Dance School, under Anastasia Dunets, Maj-Lis Rajala and Juha Kirjonen, among others.
Ballet school of Hamburg Ballet, under Roland Voger, Marianne Kruuse and Carolina Borrajo, among others.

Engagements

Finnish National Ballet, principal dancer 2011-
Hamburg Ballet 2009-2011.