Born in Leningrad (St Petersburg).
Graduated with honours from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 1991 (class of Professor Semenov).[p] Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1991.
Soloist since 1997.
La Bayadère (Solor, Golden Idol);
Don Quixote (Basil);
Le Corsaire (Conrad, Lankedem);
The Legend of Love (Ferkhad);
Schéhérazade (Golden Slave);
La Sylphide (James);
Swan Lake (Pas de trois);
Romeo and Juliet (Troubadour);
Giselle (classical Pas de deux, Act I);
La Esmeralda (Acteon, Diana and Acteon Pas de deux).
From 2000-2002, was a lead soloist with the Colorado Ballet Company and Cincinnati Ballet Company.
Repertoire included Freedman´s Cinderella (The Prince) and The Nutcracker (Cavalier), Kozadayev and Petipa´s Swan Lake (The Prince), Balanchine´s Stars and Stripes, Peterson´s Don Quixote (Basilio) and Caniparoli´s The Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince).
International Prima Ballet Galaxy (1996, Taiwan), Vikharev Selections II (1997, Japan), guest artist with ODU Ballet (1991,1998 – USA), Ballet Official, Teatro del Libertador (2000, Argentina), Spoleto Festival (2002, Italy), Cork City Ballet (2002, Ireland).