Daniil Simkin@daniil

Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre. Trying very hard to be artsy, badass and inobnoxious. Living in & loving NYC, but travelling too much.


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Reposting some stuff from my archives... here some Sunday inspiration from our MET season from summer 2013...


In Giselle with Sarah Lane (@sarahlaneps103) with ABT (@abtofficial) at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in June 2017


#TBT to summer 2016 dancing DonQ in Barcelona at the @liceu_opera_barcelona with @ibstage...


“Just play...” Throwback to workshopping with Alexander Ekman (@ekmannen) three years ago for #Intensio in NY


In Chicago! Performing tomorrow night at the 50th anniversary “Golden Celebration of Dance” gala of the Auditorium Theatre (@auditoriumtheatre)! Fun fact: Anna Pavlova & Vaslav Nijinsky performed on that stage! Dancing DonQ with Maria Kochetkova (@balletrusse)... in DonQ we’re so in tune that we even blink at the same time... thanks to @taniamoskalenko5 for inviting me!


Last-minute alert! Performing this Sunday at the @heartsforhouston2017 Benefit performance at the Ailey Citigroup Theater at 7pm alongside these beautiful artists! All proceeds go to victims of hurricane Harvey in Houston! Dancing Les Bourgeois! In case you’re in the city please come, watch a nice show and at the same time help people in need!

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Dancing my first show of my 10th Fall season with American Ballet Theatre tonight at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Dancing Alexei Ratmansky’s “Serenade after Plato’s Symposium” pictured here with Blaine Hoven (@mbhoven) in the foreground. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor (@rosalieoconnorphotography).

David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center

I turned 30 today. Couldn’t have asked for more so far in life. On to a few years more.


Misa Kuranaga (@misakuranaga) at the Terme Di Caracalla (@termedicaracalla) in Rome this past summer backstage with Roberto Bolle (@robertobolle) and friends... #leica


Polina Semionova (@polinasemionovaofficial) at the Terme Di Caracalla (@termedicaracalla) in Rome this summer after a show of Roberto Bolle (@robertobolle) and friends! #leica

Terme Di Caracalla, Roma

A little clip from our last show of "Falls The Shadow" last week with @worksandprocess at the @guggenheim! Choreography by @cerrudoalejandro, dancers are @ana_chu, @cassiepearlt, Brett Conway and yours truly (@daniil).

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Home Sweet Home. After an eventful week, 4 shows at the Guggenheim with "Falls The Shadow," and a 3-day trip to Berlin for the announcement I'm happy to be finally home and to arrange gifts at home. Flowers from @dior and a candle from @samujistudio... with my own favorite epic chair from @artekglobal!

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

I am extremely grateful for the ten fantastic years I spent calling ABT "home." As a new chapter begins, I am thankful to Kevin McKenzie, who not only has been very supportive, but who is also allowing me to return to the wonderful New York audience in the future. Having grown up in Germany, I am looking forward to returning with everything that ABT has taught me and to joining Staatballett Berlin under the directorship of Sasha Waltz and Johannes Öhman starting in the 2018/2019 season.


Falls The Shadow ( #DSFallsTheShadow ) premieres today in two hours at the Guggenheim museum in New York. Produced by Works & Process (@worksandprocess), and yours truly (@daniil) choreographed by Alejandro Cerrudo (@cerrudoalejandro) and danced by Ana Lopez (@ana_chu), Cassandra Trenary (@cassiepearlt), Brett Conway (who doesn't have Instagram) and yours truly (@daniil). Beyond excited and focused. #DSFallsTheShadow Photo by Ken Browar & Deborah Ory

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Final rehearsals for our @worksandprocess "Falls The Shadow" shows on September 4th & 5th at the @guggenheim! For tickets http://guggenheim.simk.in Video by @ezrahurwitz and @talkshopstudios

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

@Daniil Simkin's "Falls The Shadow"
Produced by Works & Process at the Guggenheim (@worksandprocess)
Choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo (@cerrudoalejandro)
Interactive Media Design - Dmitrij Simkin & Arístides Job García Hernández
Costumes by @Dior
Dancers: Cassandra Trenary (@cassiepearlt), Ana Lopez (@ana_chu), Brett Conway and Daniil Simkin (@daniil)
Video trailer directed and produced by Ezra Hurwitz (@ezrahurwitz) and Talkshop Studios (@talkshopstudios)
World premiere September 4 & 5 2017 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (@guggenheim)
For tickets visit http://guggenheim.simk.in

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Late night shenanigans at the museum with Brett Conway! Shows are coming up! There is a trailer coming on Sunday... #FallsTheShadow

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Working on "Falls the Shadow" at the Guggenheim (@guggenheim) ... photo by @qwharton

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Back in NY! Here a little memento from last night's show in Taipei! That awkward moment when everyone thinks it's a photo but then it's a video. @artwave.tw's 11th International Ballet Gala


And after a 15h flight in Taipei for the weekend! Dancing here two different programs at the 11th International Ballet Star Gala! Thanks to @tzershing and @tys_taipei for promoting ballet in Taiwan on a yearly basis... thanks to them it must be my 10th time performing in Taiwan!


Walking on the edge simultaneously through different perspectives with @cassiepearlt at the @guggenheim for our @worksandprocess show "Falls The Shadow". Photo by @qwharton


Gearing up for "Falls The Shadow" at the Guggenheim in NYC September 4 & 5! Video by @qwharton


Working hard for our @worksandprocess "Falls The Shadow" performance on September 4 & 5 at the @guggenheim! For tix visit link in bio! Video by @qwharton!


Happy to be featured at @apple's launch of their #shotOniPhone campaign on Instagram in their first post ever!


Excited to be back in the studio tomorrow for our Works & Process (@worksandprocess) project at the Guggenheim (@guggenheim)! Shows on September 4th & 5th! Check out the link in bio for tickets! Photo by @erinbaiano


Home sweet home! After almost a month on the road performing, 8 cities, numerous hotel rooms and too many flights it feels oh so good to be back home! Thanks to @designhunting aka @dhwendygoodman for the feature in the cut and the photos of my apartment!

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Happy to announce that Dior (@dior) is designing the costumes for our Works & Process at the Guggenheim (@worksandprocess) production "Falls The Shadow"! Come to our world premiere on September 4 & 5 at the Guggenheim (@guggenheim)!
Get your tickets through the link in bio!


And just like that, vacation is over! 6 wonderful days on the Amalfi coast with ma choupinata @jujuonther0cks! Memories to behold!

Amalfi Coast

Last show in Italy for us! What a great ride it has been with Roberto Bolle & Friends! Two shows in Firenze, three shows in Rome, one is Spoleto, one in Verona and now one final show here in Sardinia! Great memories, great people, great times. Photo of Roberto Bolle (@robertobolle) and Polina Semionova (@polinasemionovaofficial) in Carmen. #leica #35mm