Maria Khoreva is a First Soloist with the Mariinsky Theatre.

• Winner of Rossiya-Kultura TV’s project Grand Ballet (2020)

Born in St Petersburg. Graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy (class of Professor Lyudmila Kovaleva) and joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2018.

Repertoire includes:
La Bayadère (Nikia); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani,
Swan Lake (Pas de trois); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Raymonda (Raymonda), choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Le Corsaire (Medora, Trio of Odalisques); production by Pyotr Gusev after the composition and choreography of Marius Petipa,
Don Quixote (The Queen of the Dryads); choreography by Alexander Gorsky after motifs of the production by Marius Petipa,
Jewels (Diamantes), Apollo (Terpsichore), SerenadeA Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pas de deux from Act II); choreography by George Balanchine, 
The Nutcracker (Masha); choreography by Vasily Vainonen,
Seven SonatasConcerto DSCH; choreography by Alexei Ratmansky,
Paquita (Paquita); choreography by Yuri Smekalov, reconstruction and staging of Marius Petipa’s choreography (Act III Grand Pas) by Yuri Burlaka,
The Pioneer Suite; choreography by Alexander Sergeev.

Repertoire also includes
Concertino bianco; choreography by Dmitry Pimonov,
Closure; choreography by Juliano Nunes.

She graduated in 2018 at the Vaganova Academy with the class of the famous professor Lyudmila Kovaleva, Khoreva joined the Mariinsky Ballet Theatre that same year.
In October 2018, she danced the lead role in Paquita, something extremely unusual for such a recent graduate, and at the end of the month she was promoted from Dance Corps to First Soloist, a rank just one step below the main dancer.   

Forming part of the Mariinsky for only a few months, her repertoire with the company already includes: The Nutcracker, Masha; Paquita, Paquita; Sleeping Beauty, Princess Aurora (Rose Adagio); Apollo, Terpsichore; Don Quixote, Queen of the Dryads; Jewels, Diamonds; Le Corsaire, Trio of Odalisques; Lake of the swans, Friends of the princess.   

She has also toured the United States and Italy. She has a large Instagram and YouTube following for her classes online