Andrei Merkuriev

Leading Soloist, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

 

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Born in Syktyvkar (Komi Republic).

 In 1996, he completed his training at Ufa Ballet School.

From 1996-97, he was a member of the Opera and Ballet Theatre Company of the Komi Republic.

From 1997-2001, he was a soloist of the Saint-Petersburg Mussorgsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

From 2001-2006, he was a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre, St.Petersburg.

From 2006, he joined Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow as a leading soloist.

 

Awards:

 

In 2000, he won 2nd prize at the Arabesque Open Competition of Ballet Dancers of Russia, Perm.

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

In 2005, he won the Golden Mask National Theatre Prize for his performance in In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated.