Principal Dancer and Artistic Director of the Staatsballett Berlin
Award for an outstanding contribution in development of the ballet art 2012
Graduated from the Moscow Ballet School in 1986, then he danced at the Moscow Classical Ballet. In 1991 he signed the contracts with various ballet companies in the world, danced at the Stuttgart Ballet Theatre, in ABT (New York), at the Berlin State Opera, Vienna State Opera. Since 2002 he became an artistic director and principal dancer of ballet of the Berlin State Opera. Prize winner at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow (1989), International Ballet Competition in Paris (Grand Prix, 1989), «First World Male Dancer» Award in USA (1997) and many others. Member of the jury of the St.Petersburg International Ballet Award DANCE OPEN.