As Abderakhman in Raymonda.photo by Andrei Melanyin.
As Abderakhman in Raymonda.
photo by Andrei Melanyin.
As Jose in Carmen Suite.
As Jose in Carmen Suite.
As Conrad in Le Corsaire. Svetlana Lunkina as Medora. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Conrad in Le Corsaire.
Svetlana Lunkina as Medora.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Claudius in Hamlet. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Claudius in Hamlet.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Awards

In 1988, he won the 1st prize at the All-Union Competition of Ballet Dancers, in Moscow and the 2nd prize at the International Competition of Ballet Dancers, in Varna.
In 1995, he was awarded the title of Merited Artist of the Russian Federation.
In 2001, he was awarded the order of Friendship.
In 2008, he was awarded the title of People’s Artist of the Russian Federation.


						

Biography

Born in Moscow. In 1988, having completed his studies at the Moscow College of Choreography (Alexander Prokofiev’s class), he joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company.
In 1992, he gradated from the performers faculty of the Institute of Choreography (today College and Institute have been amalgamated into the Moscow Academy of Choreography).
His teacher-repetiteur was Mikhail Lavrovsky.
Retired in 2010/11.
Since 2011 he has been Artistic Ballet Director in the Chelyabinsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre.



Repertoire

1988
Chinese Doll (Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)

1990
Benedict (T. Khrennikov’s Love for Love, choreography by Vera Boccadoro)
Beranger, Bernard (Raimonda by A. Glazunov, choreography by M. Petipa in the version of Y. Grigorovich)
Danila (The Stone Flower by S. Prokofiev, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)

1992
The Nutcracker-Prince (Nutcracker)
title role (S. Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)
A Slave (Le Corsaire by A. Adam, choreography by M. Petipa, K. Sergeyev’s version)
title role (A. Khachaturian’s Spartacus, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)

1993
Solor (La Bayadère by L. Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, Y. Grigorovich production)

1994
Ferkhad (A. Melikov’s A Legend of Love, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)
Conrad (Le Corsaire. Y. Grigorovich’s version)
Basilio (Don Quixote by L. Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, A. Gorsky, Y. Grigorovich’s version, then A. Fadeyechev’s version)

1996
title role (Romeo and Juliet, choreography by L. Lavrovsky)

1997
Blue Bird (The Sleeping Beautyby P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by, Y. Grigorovich production)
Waltz (The Polish Ball in the opera Ivan Susanin, choreography by R. Zakharov)

1998
Abderakhman (Raimonda)
Soloist (Mozartiana to music by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by G. Balanchine)

1999
Ivan (R. Shchedrin’s The Humpbacked Horse, choreography by N. Androsov)
James (La Sylphide by H. S. Levenskiold, choreography by A. Bournonville in the version of E.M. von Rosen)

2002
Colas (La Fille mal gardee. Music by L. Herold, choreography by F. Ashton)

2003
Pyotr (D. Shostakovich’s The Bright Stream, choreography by A. Ratmansky) — creation
Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet. D. Donnelan and R.Poklitary production) — creation

2004
Doctor (Ward No. 6 to music by A. Part. R. Poklitaru creation)

2006
Jose (Carmen Suite to music by G. Bizet-R. Shchedrin, choreography by A. Alonso)
The Evil Genius (Swan Lake by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by A. Gorsky, M. Petipa, L. Ivanov in the 2ndversion by Y. Grigorovich)

2007
Soloist (Misericordes to music by A. Part, choreography by C. Wheeldon) — creation
Conrad (Le Corsaire, production and new choreography by A. Ratmansky and Y. Burlaka after M. Petipa)

2008
The Marquis Costa de Beauregard (B. Asfiev’s The Flames of Paris, production and new choreography by A. Ratmansky after V. Vainonen)

Tours

Yuri Klevtsov has numerous foreign contracts. From 1995-96, he was guest soloist with Argentine’s Teatro Colon Ballet Company where he danced leads in the classical and modern repertory and participated in the Company’s premiere production of La Fille mal gardee (choreography by F. Ashton).
In 2000, he danced the part of Ferkhad at the premiere of Legend of Love at the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Istanbul.
He has participated several times in the international Stars of the 21st Century project, organized by the Canadian impresarios Nadia Veselova-Tencer and Solomon Tencer (these gala-concerts of the world’s ballet stars have taken place in Toronto, Paris, Cannes, New York, Tokyo).

In 2008 he created the role of Claydius in Hamlet ballet (music by D. Shostakoich, choreography by A. Fadeyechev) at the Rostov State Opera and Ballet Theatre.
At the Chelyabinsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre he staged Nutcracker (together with M. Bolshakova; 2013), Swan Lake and La Bayadere (both — 2014).

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General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is investment group Absolute
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is GUM
Bolshoi Ballet Official Sponsor is Nestlé company