Born in Yelets, Lipetsk region. In 1998, after completing his studies at the Moscow Choreographic Academy (Vyacheslav Mikhaylov’s class) joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. In 2000, he won the 3rd prize at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow. His constant coach is Nikolai Fadeyechev.
1998 Grand Pas (La Bayadere. Yuri Grigorovich production)
1999 Friend to Ferkhad (A Legend of Love. Music by Arif Melikov. Yuri Grigorovich production) Wilfreed (Giselle. Vladimir Vasiliev production) Beranger (Raimonda. Yuri Grigorovich production) Friend to Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake. Vladimir Vasiliev production) Officer/Two Officers (Anyuta to music by Valery Gavrilin. Vladimir Vasiliev production) Soloist Part 4 (Symphony in C)
2000 Little Count Cherry (Cipollino. Music by Karen Khachaturyan. Genrikh Mayorov production) Prince Fortune (The Sleeping Beauty. Yuri Grigorovich production) 2001 Soloist (Chopiniana) part in Passacaille to music by Anton von Webern (Rolan Petit creation at Bolshoi Theatre)
2002 Ferkhad (A Legend of Love) Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake. Yuri Grigorovich new production)
2003 Ballet Dancer (The Bright Stream. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Alexei Ratmansky production) Bernard (Raimonda) Claude Frollo (Notre-Dame de Paris. Rolan Petit production) Lord Wilson/Taor, A Fisherman (La Fille du Pharaon. Pierre Lacotte production after Marius Petipa) Count Albrecht (Giselle. Vladimir Vasiliev production; then Yuri Grigorovich production)
2004 Pas de deux (Agon) Leading Soloist (Magrittomania. Music by Yuri Krasavin. Yuri Possokhov production) Soloist Part 3 (Symphony in C) Jean de Brienne (Raimonda) — debut on Bolhsoi Theatre’s tour in USA
2005 Demetrius (A Midnight’s Summer Dream. John Neumeier production) Miller (Le Tricorne. Music by Manuel de Falla. Choreography by Leonide Massine) Hero (Les Presages to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Choreography by Leonide Massine)
2006 Boris (The Golden Age. Music by Dmitry Shostakovich. Yuri Grigorovich production)
2007 Soloist (Misericordes to music by Arvo Part. Christopher Wheeldon creation) 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)
2008 James (Herman Levenskiold’s La Sylphide; choreography by August Bournonville in a version by Johan Kobborg) Antoine Mistral (Boris Asfiev’s The Flames of Paris. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky after Vasily Vainonen) — creator of the role Lucien d’Hervilly (Paquita. Staging and new choreographic version by Yuri Burlaka) — creation
2009 Frantz (Coppelia. Choreography by Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti; revival and new choreographic version by Sergei Vikharev) — creation at the Bolshoi Theatre Conrad (Le Corsaire. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka after Marius Petipa) — debut on the Bolshoi Theatre tour in Washington Solor (La Bayadere. Yuri Grigorovich production) Phoebus (Esmeralda by Cesare Pugni, choreography by Marius Petipa, staging and new choreographic version by Yuri Burlaka and Vasily Medvedev) —creation
In 2011, he was awarded Soul of Dance Prize in the category “Star” from Ballet Magazine.