Principal Dancer of the Mariinsky theatre
Dance Open: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
He is like Baryshnikov, Nureyev and Godunov in one person. We haven't seen anything like this for a long time
Denis Matvienko has immediately declared the highest bar in his incredibly high, always elegant and always reckless jumps, providing them with a huge actor’s charm
In 1997–2001 was a soloist at the National Opera of Ukraine (Kiev). In 2001–2002 — a first soloist at the Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg). In 2003–2007 returned to Kiev as a Principal Dancer. Since 2007 back to Russia: Principal Dancer at the Mikhailovsky Theater in 2007–2009, in 2009 joined the Mariinsky Theater as a soloist. The Grand Prix winner at IV International Ballet Competition in Luxembourg, III International Ballet Competition in Budapest, X International Ballet and Choreography Competition in Moscow, and others. From 2011 to 2013 — artistic director and Principal Dancer of the ballet company of the National Opera of Ukraine.
Guest Soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre from 2013–2014 and from April 2015.
From June 2016 — Artistic Director of the ballet company of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.
A super-virtuoso, easily making eighth pirouettes, a true macho, demonstrating his reckless drive
Den za Dnyom
Denis Matvienko is equally good in classic and contemporary dance