As Blue Bird in The Sleeping Beauty. Photo from the artist’s archive.
As Nutcracker-Prince in Nutcracker.
Anna Tikhomirova as Marie.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Nutcracker-Prince in Nutcracker.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.
Nina Kaptsona as Juliet.
Photo from the artist’s archive.
As Taor in La Fille du Pharaon.
Natalia Osipova as Aspicia.
Photo from the artist’s archive.
As Prince Desire in The Sleeping Beauty.
Photo by David Makhateli.
As Count Albrecht in Giselle.
Anna Nikulina as Giselle.
Photo from the artist’s archive.
As Apollo in Apollon Musagète.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Kurbsky in Ivan Grozny.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Lensky in Onegin.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
In the title part in Marco Spada.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
In the title part in Hamlet.
Diana Kosyreva as Ophelia.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Pechorin in Hero of Our Time/Bela.
Ekaterina Shipulina as Undine.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Nearest performances

Ballet in two actsSwan Lake20 september
Ballet in two acts based on the play by William ShakespeareThe Taming of the Shrew26 september27 september


2006 — he received the 1st prize (in one of the age groups of classics category) at the International choreographic festival-competition for children and youth “The Dancing Olympus” (Berlin).

2008 — he won the 1st prize at the Open competition of Russian ballet dancers Arabesque in Perm, also he became the recipient of Marius Petipa prize established by “The Ural Perl” — the Perm Non-governmental foundation for support and development of the Perm Opera and Ballet theater n.a. P.I. Tchaikovsky and the Press Jury prize “For adherence to Moscow school of classical dance traditions”, the same year he won the youth grant of the award Triumph.

2009 — he won a Special prize “To the best partner” at the XI International competition of ballet dancers and choreographers, and was awarded the Ballet magazine Soul of Dance prize (The Rising Star nomination).


Artem Ovcharenko was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine). He began to study dance at Dnepropetrovsk Ballet School, then he entered the Moscow Choreographic Academy (class of Alexander Bondarenko). In 2007, after graduation from MCA he joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company where he started to rehearse with Nikolai Tsiskaridze. Now his master-repetiteur is Nikolai Fadeyechev.



Policmen(Cipollino. Music by Karen Khachaturyan. Genrikh Mayorov production)
French Doll (Nutcracker. Yuri Grigorovich production)


Soloist (Class Concert to music by A.Glazunov, A. Lyadov, A. Rubinstein, D. Shostakovich; choreography by Asaf Messerer)
Fisherman (Cesare Pugni’s La Fille du Pharaon; Pierre Lacotte production after Marius Petipa)
Bluebird (The Sleeping Beauty by P.Tchaikovsky, choreography by M. Petipa, Y. Grigorovich’s version)
The Nutcracker-Prince (Nutcracker, by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)
Soloist part III (Symphony C-major to music by G. Bizet, choreography by G. Balanchine)


Frantz (Coppelia by Léo Delibes Choreography by M. Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti; revival and new choreographic version by Sergei Vikharev)
Grand Pas (Raimonda by A.Glazunov. Choreography by M. Petipa in the version of Y. Grigorovich)
James (Herman Levenskiold’s La Sylphide; choreography by August Bournonville in a version by Johan Kobborg)
Little Count Cherry (Cipollino)
Albert (creator of the role at Bolshoi Theatre), Phoebus (Cesare Pugni’s La Esmeralda; Choreography by M. Petipa, production and new choreographic version by Y. Burlaka, V. Medvedev)


Romeo (Romeo and Julie by S. Prokofiev. Production by Y. Grigorovich)
Petrushka (Petrushka, by I. Stravinsky choreography by M. Fokin, new choreographic version by S. Vikharev)
Jean de Brienne (Raimonda by A.Glazunov. Choreography by M. Petipa in the version of Y. Grigorovich)
Lord Wilson/Taor (La Fille du Pharao by C. Pugni, Pierre Lacotte production after Marius Petipa) — debut on Bolhsoi Theatre’s tour in Beijing


Count Albrecht (Giselle by A. Adam; choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa in the version by Yuri Grigorovich)
Antoine Mistral (Boris Asfiev’s The Flames of Paris. Production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky after Vasily Vainonen)
1st Ballet Dancer (Illusions perdues. Music by Leonid Desyatnikov, choreography by Alexei Ratmansky) — creator of the role at Bolshoi Theatre
Role in Chroma ballet, music by Joby Talbot and Jack White (choreography by Wayne McGregor) — appeared in the opening night performance in Bolshoi Theater
Role in The Symphony of Psalms to music by I. Stravinsky (choreography by Jiri Kylian) — appeared in the opening night performance in Bolshoi Theater
Prince Desire (The Sleeping Beauty)


Student (Anyuta to music of V. Gavrilin, choreography by V. Vassiliev)
Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake by P.Tchaikovsky, choreography in the second version by Yuri Grigorovich)
Soloist in Dance with Fans (Le Corsaire Adolphe Adam; choreography Marius Petipa, production and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka)
Two couples (Classical Symphony to music of S. Prokofiev, choreography by Y. Possokhov)
Duet (Dream of Dream to music of S. Rachmaninoff, choreography by J. Elo)

In 2009 he took part in the opening night performance of G. Getty’s The Oath of the Ushers (choreography by V. Vassiliev) on the New Scene of the Bolshoi Theater as part of the Russian National Orchestra festival. He danced Edgar.


In 2011 he appeared as Phoebus in La Esmeralda (production by Y. Burlaka and V. Medvedev) with the State Ballet of Berlin (Esmeralda — Yana Salenko)