• Honoured Artist of Russia (2010)
• Prize-winner at international ballet competitions (Vaganova-Prix in St Petersburg, 1998, and Finland, 2001.
• A survey by critics for Dancer of Europe magazine listed him as “Dancer of the Year” in 2005.
Born in Leningrad (St Petersburg).
Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 1998 (class of Konstantin Shatilov).
Joined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year.