Andrey Ivanov

Andrey Ivanov
Teacher at Eifman Dance Academy, St. Petersburg
Former Marinskii Theater Principal Dancer
Classical, acting ballet teacher

Honorary diploma of Minitry of Culture of Rusia
Prize winner of international competitions ( Varna, Arabesque – Perm, Moscow)


Ivanov Andrey

Data and Place of birth: Baku, 1971

Prize winner of the First International Ballet Competition “Arabesque – 90” in Perm.

And prize holder of Leningrad society of ballet goers for “The best classical ballet performance”

Special prize of the International competition of maitre de ballet in Moscow for “ The best contemporary dance version” (1992)

Winner of St. Petersburg Festival “ Classical Dance Theatre School”  for “The best classical ballet performance”(1994)

Prize winner of the Helsinki International Ballet Competition in Helsinki (Gold medal, 1995)

Prize winner of the Varna International Ballet Competition in Varna (Silver medal, 1996)

Prize winner of the International Ballet Competition named after Serge Lifar, Kiev (Grand Prix, 1996)

Prize winner of the International Ballet Competition “Maya-96”  Bronze medal), special prize of Ballet Magazine “ For the imagery of dance”

Prize winner of  St. Petersburg Highest Theatre Prize “Gold spotlights” in the category “The best actor in ballet performance” (2006)

Prize winner and recipient of the esteemed Russian theater prize “Golden mask” in the category “The best actor in ballet performance”(2007)

Received Honorary Diploma of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and

Russian Trade Union of Workers of Culture “For substantial contribution to the development of culture of the Russian Federation”(2011)

In 1990 graduated with honors from the Belarusian State Academic Dance College, class of V.Glinskih.

In 1990 joined the Leningrad State Ballet Company “Choreographic Miniatures” led by Askold Makarov.

From 1992 – 2001 worked as a principal dancer in St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre “Choreographic Miniatures”.  Performed soloist and leading roles in performances such as: “Giselle”, “Don Quixote”, “The Nutcracker”, “Swan Lake”, “Les Sylphides”, “Scheherazade”, ” Shurale”, “Bug”, “Spartacus”, “Exercise -XX”, “The Wedding Procession”, “Brilliant Divertimento”. Choreographic miniatures “Rodin”, “The Eternal Idol”, “Vestris – great “, “Canteen Girl” and others.

Since 2001 worked as a premier dancer in the Mariinsky Theatre. Performed soloist and leading roles in ballets such as: “Giselle”, “La Bayadere”, “Swan Lake”, “Don Quixote”, “Polovtsian Dances”, “The Fountain of Bakhchisarai”, ” Spartacus”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “The Walpurgis Night”, “The Legend of Love”, “Bug”, “Prodigal Son”, “Le Jeune Homme et La Mort” , “Sketches “, “Manon”, “The Nutcracker” by  M. Shemyakin, choreography by.Konstantin Simonov, pas de deux from the ball “Harlequinade”, “Gopak”, “Vestris-great”.

The first performer of the following ballets : «Steptext», «Approximate Sonata» chor. W. Forsythe, “The Little Humpbacked Horse” and “Cinderella” chor. A. Ratmansky , “The Overcoat after Gogol” chor. Noah D. Gelber at the Mariinsky Theatre.

In 1997 joined the «Los Angeles Classical Ballet» Company as a guest soloist.

Took part in International Gala of Ballet Dancers “Maya Plisetskaya – Pierre Cardin” (Paris, 1997)

Took part in the International Festival “World Ballet Dancers” in Donetsk.

Was invited as a guest soloist to the St. Petersburg Academic Ballet Theatre named after Leonid Yakobson to perform Sergey Esenin (2008).

In 2001 performed the main part “Mime” in Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris and became an author of choreography for the stage version of the oratorio Handel ‘s “Messiah”.

Toured as a dancer in more than 30 countries around the world.

In 2003 graduated from Vaganova Ballet Academy with a diploma of Ballet Pedagogy  (Class of L. Safronova).

Since 2006 worked as a teacher of winter and summer workshops in «Academy Russian Classical Ballet» and “Ballet Detroit”.

Worked as a teacher in private schools throughout Russia, Norway, USA, Japan and China.

Worked as a guest teacher for the Ardani Artists international project “Kings of the Dance”

From 2011-2013 worked as a teacher of classical ballet at the Department of Choreography at the “Leningrad Regional College of Culture and Art”.

Worked as a company teacher in State Academic Eifman Ballet Theatre, St. Petersburg

Has judged several Russian and International Festivals as well as youth ballet competitions in St. Petersburg, Pskov, Sochi, Tuapse, Khabarovsk.

Since September 2013 worked in the Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theater as a principal dancer, teacher, and ballet master.

In February 2015 was appointed Director and continued to teach in the Primorsky Opera and Ballet Company in Vladivostok.

Since September 2015 works as a teacher in The Eifman Dance Academy, St. Petersburg.

Since 2015 has served The Eifman Dance Academy as the head of the professional selection process for entrance to the academy.