The Australian Ballet

Misha Barkidjija


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Misha Barkidjija

Misha was born in the suburbs of Chicago and began dance training at The Academy of Movement and Music, Salt Creek Ballet, and then onto Canada’s National Ballet School. Misha then trained at Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia before joining the Mariinsky Ballet Theatre. Misha joined The Australian Ballet in 2022, commencing performing on the Regional Tour. In 2023, Misha was promoted to soloist.

Repertoire highlights

  • Prince in The Nutcracker
  • Winter in Cinderella
  • Beranger in Raymonda
  • 4th movement in Symphony C
  • The Pas de Trio in Swan Lake
  • Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux
  • Flames of Paris (2022)
  • La Bayadere (2022)

Professional accolades

  • Grand Prix Prize at the Vaganova Prix International Competition, 2018
  • First place in the All-Russian Ballet Competition, Moscow, 2019

You may not know

Misha has a love of sports, particularly soccer, which he plays socially any chance he gets.