(At present principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow.)
Born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). In 2002, he completed his training at the A.Y. Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (ARB), a diploma with distinction and a bachelor of arts degree (Boris Bregvadze’s class) and, in the same year, joined the Mari insky Theatre Ballet Company where he danced all major star roles in the classical, neo-classical and modern repertoire.
2002 – lst prize at the Vaganova-prix International Ballet Competition, founded by the Vaganova ARB.
2008 – Zolotoy Sofit, the most prestigious St. Petersburg theatre prize for his performance in the ballet For Four produced by Christopher Wheeldon (in the Best Actin g Ensemble in a Ballet nomination).
In January 2010, he joined the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Company. His teacher-repetiteurs are Mikh ail Lavrovsky and Valery Lagunov. A small section of his extensive repertoire: Interpolated pas de deux (Giselle, choreography Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa) Ali, Lanquedem, Conrad (Le Corsaire, choreography Marius Petipa in a version by Pyotr Gusev) Solor (L a Bayadere, choreography Marius Petipa in a version by V. Ponomaryov and Vakhtang Chabukiani) Pas de trois (Swan Lake, choreography Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, in a version by Konstantin Sergeyev) Variation Raymonda, choreography Marius Petipa in a version by Konstanti n Sergeyev) Basil (Don Quixote, choreography Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky) Vatslav (Title Role (Romeo and Juliet Sergei Prokofiev, choreography Leonid Lavrovsky).