Jury member of Benois de la Danse

Benois de la Danse laureate

Vladimir Malakhov is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest dancers of his generation. A multi-award winner with first prizes from international competitions in Varna, Moscow and Paris, Malakhov has dazzled audiences with his combination of technical brilliance and lyrical eloquence.

Born in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine, Mr. Malakhov began his dance training the age of four at the local ballet school. He continued his studies at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow from the age of ten under the tutelage of Petr Pestov, and upon graduation in 1986 joined the Moscow Classical Ballet as the company's youngest Principal Dancer.

Mr. Malakhov joined the Vienna State Opera Ballet as a Principal Artist in 1992, and the National Ballet of Canada in 1994. In the spring of 1995 Mr. Malakhov had his debut with the American Ballet Theater at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. In 2002 Vladimir Malakhov was appointed Artistic Director and Principal Artist of the Berlin State Ballet.

Mr. Malakhov's repertory encompasses a wide range, from the major ballets of the classical repertory to the works by the leading choreographers of twentieth century. Major choreographers have created compositions especially for Vladimir Malakhov.

A very-sought after artist, Vladimir Malakhov performs in the most prestigious ballet venues with the major dance companies worldwide.