Born in Lutsk (Ukraine). From 1989 studied at Kiev Choreographic School (class of Valeria Sulegina), then at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. In 1996, graduated from the Academy and joined the Mariinsky Theatre Ballet Company. Rehearsed under the supervision of Olga Moiseeva. Has been the principal dancer of the Bolshoi ballet troupe since 2003. Worked with Ludmila Semenyaka and currently mentored by Nina Semizorova.
The State Prize of Russia
The 2nd Prize of the International Competition "Vaganova-PRIX" (St Petersburg)
The highest theatre prize of St Petersburg "The Golden Stagelight"
St Petersburg award in the field of culture "The People of Our City"
The title of etoile by "DANZA & DANZA" Magazine
The Benois de la Danse International Dance Association prize
The title of Merited Artist of the Russian Federation
The Ballet Magazine "Soul of Dance" Prize in "The Queen of Dance" nomination
The title of People’s Artist of the Russian Federation
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France)
The Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" (4th class)
The International Stanislavsky Prize
“Benois”— Moscow “Massine”— Positano Prize