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Alexander Volchkov

Principal Dancer

Born in Moscow. In 1997, having trained at the Moscow Choreographic College (today the Moscow Choreographic Academy), in Leonid Zhdanov’s class, he joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. His constant coach is Vladimir Nikonov.

Main Repertory

Trubadur (Romeo and Juliet. Choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky)
Friend to the Prince (Swan Lake. Vladimir Vasiliev production)

Prince Fortune (The Sleeping Beauty. Yuri Grigorovich production)
’Two pairs’ in Part 4 (Symphony in C) — creation at Bolshoi Theatre

(Passacaille to music by Anton von Webern. Rolan Petit production) — creation at Bolshoi Theatre


Friend to Ferkhad (A Legend of Love. Music by Arif Melikov. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Count Albrecht (Giselle. Yuri Grigorovich production; then Vladimir Vasiliev production)
Soloist (Chopiniana)

Phoebus (Notre-Dame de Paris. Rolan Petit production) — creation at Bolshoi Theatre
Jean de Brienne (Raimonda. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Ferkhad (A Legend of Love)
Paris (Romeo and Juliet. Declan Donnelan and Radu Poklitary creation)


The Nutcracker-Prince (Nutcracker. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Prince Desire (The Sleeping Beauty)
Soloist Part 2 (Symphony in C)
Crassus (Spartacus)
Hannan (Lea to music by Leonard Bernstein. Alexei Ratmansky production)

Lysander (A Midnight’s Summer Dream. John Neumeier production) — creation at Bolshoi Theatre
Hero (Les Presages to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Choreography by Leonide Massine)
Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake. Yuri Grigorovich new production)

Boris (The Golden Age. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Yuri Grigorovich production)

Soloist in Dance with Fans (Le Corsaire Adolphe Adam; choreography Marius Petipa, production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka)
Class Concert (to music by different composers; choreography by Asaf Messerer)
Basilio (Don Quixote, choreography by Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky in a version by Alexei Fadeyechev)

Solor (La Bayadere. Yuri Grigorovich production)
Philippe (Boris Asfiev’s The Flames of Paris. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky after Vasily Vainonen) — creation
Lucien d’Hervilly
(Paquita. Staging and new choreographic version by Yuri Burlaka)
Couple in Red (Russian Seasons. Music by Leonid Desyatnikov, choreography by Alexei Ratmansky)

Lambda (Emiliano Palmieri’s Zakharova Super Game. Choreography by Francesco Ventriglia) — creation
Phoebus (Esmeralda by Cesare Pugni, choreography by Marius Petipa, staging and new choreographic version by Yuri Burlaka and Vasily Medvedev)


In 2002, he danced the title role in Yuri Grigorovich’s Romeo and Juliet for the Kremlin Ballet Company — in a performance to mark the choreographer’s jubilee. In the same year, he appeared with the Tbilisi Theatre of Opera and Ballet, dancing Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake (Konstantin Sergeyev production) and the Prince in The Nutcracker (choreography — Yuri Grigorovich). In 2003, he took part in the Rudolf Nureyev Festival of Ballet in Ufa, where he appeared in The Sleeping Beauty and danced the title role in Romeo and Juliet (choreography — Yuri Grigorovich).


In 2001, he won the 2nd prize at the International Competition of Young Ballet Dancers, in Kazan.

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