ChoreographerBorn in Leningrad. Graduated from the Vaganova Academy.
Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1981 and became soloist in 1992.
Repertoire:Don Quixote (Espada), Shurale (Ali Batyr), Giselle (Gans/ Prince), La Bayadere (Indian Dance/ Grate Bramin), Swan Lake (Spain Dance/ Rothbart), Stoun Flower (Severian), Romeo and Juliet (Tebald), Le Corsair (Birbanto), Firebird (Ivan Tsarevich), The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Girei), Les Sylphides (Gurn), Goya-Divertissement (the War), Manon (Monsieur G.M. / Gaoler), Sergeev‘s The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora‘s fiances), Sheherazade (Shakhriar), Petrushka (Moor), The Bedbug (Mayakovsky) Prodigal Son (Father).