Benois de la Danse nominee

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 Maryinsky Theatre Ballet Company.

Repertoire at the Maryinsky: Interpolated pas de deux (Giselle); Ali, Lanquedem, Conrad (Le Corsaire); Solor (La Bayadère); Pas de trois (Swan Lake); Variation (Raymonda); Basil (Don Quixote); Vatslav (The Fountain of Bakhchiserai by Rostislav Zakharov); Troubadour, Title Role (Romeo and Juliet by Leonid Lavrovsky); Ali-Batyr (Shuraleh by Leonid Jacobson); The Youth (The Leningrad Symphony by Igor Belsky); Ferkhad (Legend of Love by Yuri Grigorovich); Balanchine´s Apollo and The Prodigal Son (Title Role), Symphony in C (Soloist Allegro vivace), Ballet Imperial and Theme with Variations (Soloist), The Four Temperaments (Sanguinic); William Forsythe´s Steptext and In the Middle Somewhat Elevated (Soloist); Donvena Pandoursky´s The Magic Nut (Turkish Suitor) and Le Sacre du printemps (The Spider); David Dawson´s Reverence (Soloist); Kirill Simonov´s Daphnis et Chloe (Daphnis); Nikita Dmitrievsky´s Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (Monsieur Jourdain); Alexei Miroshnichenko´s The Ring (Soloist); Alexei Ratmansky´s Cinderella (Prince), The Humpbacked Horse (Ivan the Fool); Christopher Wheeldon´s For Four (Soloist) — under the auspices of the 8th Maryinsky International Ballet Festival; Diana Vishneva: Beauty in Motion (Alexei Ratmansky´s Pierrot Lunaire to music by Arnold Schoenberg; Three Point Turn to music by David Rozenblatt, choreography Dwight Rhoden). With the Maryinsky Theatre Ballet Company he toured in Germany, France, Great Britain, Holland, USA, China, Japan, New Zealand. Under the auspices of the Rudolph Nureyev International Festival of Classical Ballet, he has twice danced the role of Basil in Don Quixote with the Ballet Company of the Musa Dzhalil Tartar Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Kazan (2007, 2009).

In January 2010, he joined the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Company. His teacher-repetiteurs are Mikhail Lavrovsky and Valery Lagunov. Awards: 2002 — lst prize at the Vaganova-prix International Ballet Competition, founded by the Vaganova ARB; 2008 — Zolotoy Soft, the most prestigious St. Petersburg theatre prize for his performance in the ballet Christopher Wheeldon´s For Four (in the Best Acting Ensemble in a Ballet nomination).