Alina Somova

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Birthday
22, 1985
Birthplace
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
22, 1985 (age 33)
Birthplace
Saint Petersburg, Russia

About

Principal dancer in the prestigious Mariinsky Ballet since 2008. She achieved that role just five short years after joining the company at the age of 17.

Before Fame

She graduated from the Vaganova Academy in 2003.

Trivia

During her first year with the Mariinsky company, she was awarded the part of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, a very prestigious honor for such a young and inexperienced dancer. 

Family Life

Her mother put her in accelerated math classes when she was a child, but while she excelled, she ultimately chose to pursue ballet. 

Associated With

She's danced several ballets under the choreography of George Balanchine.