FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Marija Simona Šimulynaitė
Director and choreographer Marija Simona Šimulynaitė, founded Baltic Ballet Theater in 2010. Marija was a lector and main director at Lithuanian Academy of Music Theater studio of Opera for five years.

DIRECTOR ASSISTANT

DIRECTOR ASSISTANT

Erlandas Smolskas
Erlandas joined Baltic Ballet Theater family in 2015 and soon became first director’s assistant. His work is tremendously important and instrumental to running our team’s work smoothly.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Andrius Stasiulis
Andrius is a technical director here at Baltic Ballet Theater. He is responsible for lightning, scenography, video projection mapping and broadcasting during BBT performances.

SIMONA PACIUKONYTĖ

SIMONA PACIUKONYTĖ

Simona was born in Vilnius in 1986. She is extremely talkative even though she was quite silent when she was a small girl. At that time it was more important to jump and dance all the time. Simona does not hide the fact that her decision to choose ballet was influenced by her mother’s unfulfilled […]

HILDA PALKOVSKYTĖ

HILDA PALKOVSKYTĖ

Hilda was born in Vilnius in 1986. She loved dancing from an early age, though, she got involved with ballet accidentally. And it was love at first sight. When „Baltic Ballet Theater“ was formed, Hilda immediately joined it because she wanted to dance in this group and develop further under its director and choreographer Marija […]

VLADIMIRS LATIŠONOKS

VLADIMIRS LATIŠONOKS

Vladimir was born in Riga in 1985 yet he is of Belorussian origin. He claims to have chosen ballet due to its discipline and complexity. „It is the way to search for and understand yourself“, – Vladimir says. He also likes dancing for the „Baltic Ballet Group“ because one can feel freedom here and possibility […]

IRINA NAZARENKO

IRINA NAZARENKO

“As far as I remember I always wanted to dance in the dance troupe “Khoroshki”. I was striving to reach this goal and I was very happy when I did it”, – sais Irina when introducing herself. She was born in Minsk in 1982, however, now she lives and works in Vilnius. After the TV […]

KRISTINA MARKEVIČIŪTĖ

KRISTINA MARKEVIČIŪTĖ

Kristina was born in Vilnius in 1986. According to her mother Kristina was a very active and emotional child, so she needed to find a way where to use her energy. Dancing was a perfect field to express all the emotions. That is how dance became part of her life. According to Kristina, dance symbolises […]

JULIJA TURKINA

JULIJA TURKINA

Julija was born in Visaginas in 1989 where she started dancing. When she was just 11 years of age she came to Vilnius to enter the ballet school. Her first appearance on stage was special – she played a bird during the play „Tchaikovsky Album for Children“; suddenly a strong light blinded her and she […]

KAROLIS BUTAVIČIUS

KAROLIS BUTAVIČIUS

Karolis was born in Naujoji Akmenė in 1990. He adores dancing because it helps to express one’s personality. Karolis admits he has a slight problem – once he hears music he immediately starts moving. His love towards dancing brought him to „Baltic Ballet Theater“ where he can follow the dancing trends and meet interesting people. […]

DANIIL KOLMIN

DANIIL KOLMIN

Daniil was born in 1983 in Novosibirks. During his childhood he used to observe and admire his father dancing. It inspired him to fall in love with dancing. „I just said: I want to dance. That is how it all started“, – Daniila says. According to him, it is very important to achieve self realisation, […]

AGNĖ STEPONKEVIČIŪTĖ

AGNĖ STEPONKEVIČIŪTĖ

Agnė was born in Vilnius in 1991. She was always keen on dancing, and she especially admired ballet. “I asked my parents to take me to a dance center, and this was the beginning. Now I cannot imagine my life without music and dance. It helps me relax and escape from the routine.”, – Agnė […]

NAGLIS BIERANCAS

NAGLIS BIERANCAS

Naglis was born in Visaginas in 1987. During his childhood he attended various activities. Later, his mother encouraged him to take up dancing seriously and brought him to The National M.K.Čiurlionis School of Art. First, dance was a hobby, then it became a custom, and later – a profession. That is how Naglis developed his […]

VAIDA ŠNIUREVIČIŪTĖ

VAIDA ŠNIUREVIČIŪTĖ

Vaida was born in 1989 and spent her childhood in Vilnius. She tells a story how her mother always wanted to be a ballet dancer but did not manage to achieve it. That is why Vaida continued her mother’s dream and chose ballet. Later Vaida’s colleague encouraged her to join Baltic Ballet Theater. Vaida loves […]

VIKTORIJA NAUMOVA

VIKTORIJA NAUMOVA

A dancer from Visaginas, where she was born in 1991. From her childhood Victoria was completely into dancing and she is sure that dance is what she really needs in life.