(b St Petersburg (Leningrad), 1985)
He studied at the Vaganova Academy and graduated into the Mariinsky Ballet in 2003, promoted to first soloist in 2007. A dancer of engaging classical style and depth of expression he has excelled as Romeo and James (La Sylphide) as well as the more modern repertory. He created lead roles in revivals of Le Reveil de Flore (1894 production, Vikharev, 2007), Fokine's Carnaval (revival of the 1910 production, choreography staged by Sergei Vikharev, 2008). Recipient of numerous awards including Vaganova and Moscow competitions.