(b Kiev, Jun. 1982)
Ukraine-Russian dancer. He trained at Kiev State Ballet school and graduated into the National Ballet of Ukraine in 2000 as a soloist, moving to the Mariinsky in 2002. A dancer of extrovert virtuosity, his major roles have included James in La Sylphide and lead roles in Balanchine's ‘Rubies’ and Forsythe's Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude. He has guested with La Scala Ballet, Milan and is recipient of several awards.