As Widow Simonain La fille mal gardee.Anastasia Goryacheva as Lise.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Widow Simona
in La fille mal gardee.
Anastasia Goryacheva as Lise.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As The old dacha-dweller in The Bright Stream.Photo by Pavel Rychkov.
As The old dacha-dweller in The Bright Stream.
Photo by Pavel Rychkov.
As Pyotr Leontievich in Anyuta. Photo by Mikhail Logvinov.
As Pyotr Leontievich in Anyuta.
Photo by Mikhail Logvinov.
As Camusot.Natalia Osipova as Coralie.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Camusot.
Natalia Osipova as Coralie.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.


1996 — prize from the Perm State Academic Opera and Ballet theater n.a. P.I. Tchaikovsky at the Arabesque Open Competition for Russian Ballet Dancers, in Perm for the best modern choreography piece

1999 — Merited Artist of the Russian Federation



Born in Moscow. In 1985 he completed his studies at the Moscow Choreographic College and joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company, where eventually he became one of the best dancers for character- grotesque parts. In 1994 he graduated from the ballet-master department of the Choreographic Institute (now the Institute and the College are merged into the Moscow Choreographic Academy).


Conrad (T. Khrennikov’s Love for Love, choreography by V. Boccadoro; W. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing adaptation to the ballet)

Khlestakov (Sketches by A. Schnittke, choreography by A. Petrov)

Grapelet (K. Khachaturyan Cipollino, choreography by G. Mayorov)

Russian doll (Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)
Mozart (Mozart and Salieri to music by W.A. Mozart and A. Salieri, choreography by V. Bokkadoro)

Saracenic Dance (Raimonda by A. Glazunov, choreography by M. Petipa in the version by Y.Grigorovich)

Moor, Petrushka (Petrushka by I. Stravinsky, choreography by M. Fokine)
Dance with a drum, Magedaveya (La Bayadère by L. Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, Yuri Grigorovich production)

Fool (Swan Lake by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by A. Gorsky, M. Petipa, L. Ivanov, A. Messerer in the version by Y. Grigorovich)
Pan (Walpurgis Night scene in Faust by C. Gounod, choreography by L. Lavrovsky)

Godfather Pumpkin (Cipollino)
Gladiator (A. Khachaturian’s Spartacus, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)
Puss in Boots (The Sleeping Beauty by P.Tchaikovsky, choreography by M. Petipa in the version by Y. Grigorovich)
Jester (A. Melikov’s A Legend of Love, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)

Horseman (Polovtsian Dances in Prince Igor by A. Borodin, choreography by K. Goleizovsky)
Variety show compere ( D. Shostakovich’s The Golden Age, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)
Modest Alexeevich (Anyuta to music by V. Gavrilin, choreography by V. Vassiliev)
Hunchback (Stone Flower by S. Prokofiev, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)
Sancho Panza (Don Quixote by L. Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, A. Gorsky in the version by Y. Grigorovich)

Mercutio ( S. Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)
Cipollino (Cipollino)

Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet, choreography by L. Lavrovsky)
Gurn (H. Levenskiold’s La Sylphide, choreography by A. Bournonville in the version by E. M. Rosen)
Neapolitan Dance (Swan Lake in the version by V. Vasiliev)  creator of the role

Friends to Prince (Swan Lake)
Evil Fairy Carabosse (The Sleeping Beauty)
Hilarion (Giselle by A. Adam, choreography by J. Coralli, J. Perrot, M. Petipa in the version by V. Vasiliev) creator of the role

Hans (Giselle in the version by Y. Grigorovich)
Signor Tomato (Cipollino)

Tsar (R. Shchedrin’s The Humpbacked Horse, choreography by N. Androsov)

Black slave (C. Pugni’s La Fille du Pharaon, choreography by P. Lacotte production after M. Petipa)  creator of the role

Widow Simone (La Fille mal gardée by L. Hérold, choreography by F. Ashton) creator of the role in Russia

Gavrilych, Tractor Driver (D. Shostakovich’s The Bright Stream, choreography by A. Ratmansky)
Tybalt, Friar Laurence (Romeo and Juliet, D. Donnelan and R. Poklitary production)

Old Dacha Dweller (The Bright Stream)
Doctor (Ward # 6 to music by A. Part,choreography by R. Poklitaru creation)

Kozelkov (D. Shostakovich’s The Bolt, choreography by A.Ratmansky)
Corregidor (Le tricorne by M. de Falla, choreography by L. Massine)  creator of the role in Russia

Eunuchs (Le Corsaire by A. Adam, production and new choreography by A. Ratmansky and Y. Burlaka after M. Petipa) was among the creators of this ballet

Old musician (H. Levenskiold’s La Sylphide, choreography by A. Bournonville in the version by J. Kobborg)
Gaspard (B. Asfiev’s The Flames of Paris, production and new choreography by A. Ratmansky after V. Vainonen)

Camusot (Illusions perdues by L. Desyatnikov, choreography by A. Ratmansky) creator of the role

Pyotr Leontyevich (Anyuta)

Polonius (Hamlet to music by D. Shostakovich, D. Donnelan and R. Poklitary production) — creator of the role

In 2002 he took part in the Rudolph Nureyev International Festival of Ballet in Kazan, where he danced Modest Alexeevich in Anyuta and the title role in Shurale by F. Yrullin.

He was the first to dance the part of the Gypsy Camp Host in Matador to music by Manuel de Falla, produciton by M. Lavrovsky (2001).

In 2008 he danced Sancho Panza in Don Quixot with the ballet troupe of the Tatar Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre n.a. Musa Dzhalil, Kazan, under the auspices of the Rudolph Nureyev International Festival of Classical Ballet.

His career as a choreographer

Alexander Petukhov staged the ballet Insomnia by music by S. Zhukov (1999, on the 200th anniversary of A. Pushkin’s birthday) and a ballet scene in the opera Adriana Lecouvreur by F. Cilea (2002). He was V. Vasiliev’s assistant in the production of such ballets as Swan Lake (1996) and Giselle (1997). He also assisted A. Ratmansky while he worked on the production of The Bright Stream, and worked with D. Donnellan and R. Poklitaru when staging Romeo and Juliet (both projects in 2003).

 assisted S. Bobrov (together with N. Semizorova and Y. Malkhasyants) when he was staging The Sleeping Beauty at the Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theater (2003).
He staged Boléro to music by M. Ravel at the Moscow State academic Musical Theater for Children n.a. N. Sats (2004).

 regularly acts as a choreographer in drama theaters’ projects.

Working under contract

General sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre is Ingosstrakh Insurance Company
General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is investment group Absolute
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre is Credit Suisse bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is GUM
Bolshoi Ballet Official Sponsor is Nestlé company