St Petersburg, Russia
Vaganova Ballet Academy (1981 – 1989)
Kirov Ballet (1989 – 1993) where he performed in all the major classical repertoire including Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony
English National Ballet
Joined 1993. Lead Principal Dancer. Appeared in all the Company’s classical repertoire as well as works by Balanchine, Bigonzetti, Dawson, Lander, Lichine, van Manen and Tetley. In 2008 Dmitri appeared as both Lescaut and Des Grieux in MacMillan’s Manon. Created roles: Patrick Lewis’s Cut to the Chase and Unrequited Moments; Christopher Hampson’s Perpetuum Mobile, Country Garden and Concerto Grosso. Mercutio, Deane’s Romeo & Juliet and Prince Florimund in Deane’s Sleeping Beauty. In 2007, lead Gypsy Boy in Corder’s The Snow Queen and in 2012 the role of Nijinsky in Eagling’s Jeux
Working with Glen Tetley, Natalia Makarova and meeting Mikhail Baryshnikov and
First prize, the first Vaganova Ballet Competition (1988). Created/appeared in The Wonderful World of Captain Beaky and His Band hosted by Sir Roger Moore (2010) and created/appeared in The Night of 1,000 Stars (2013) both dir. by Hugh Wooldridge at the Royal Albert Hall. Currently teaches at Anna du Boisson’s West London School of Dance, Rambert School and Dance Works. Guest Teacher for the Bolshoi Ballet (2017). He is currently Patron of the Young Dancers Academy and has four beautiful children.