As Karenin in Anna Karenina.Photo by Larisa Pedenchuk.
As Karenin in Anna Karenina.
Photo by Larisa Pedenchuk.
As Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet.Photo by Georgy Soloviev (from The Bolshoi Theatre museum).
As Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet.
Photo by Georgy Soloviev
(from The Bolshoi Theatre museum).
As Treplev in The Seagull.Photo by Larisa Pedenchuk (from The Bolshoi Theatre museum).
As Treplev in The Seagull.
Photo by Larisa Pedenchuk
(from The Bolshoi Theatre museum).
As Jose in Carmen Suite.Photo by Georgy Soloviev (from The Bolshoi Theatre museum).
As Jose in Carmen Suite.
Photo by Georgy Soloviev
(from The Bolshoi Theatre museum).
As Count Albrecht in Giselle.Photo by Larisa Pedenchuk.
As Count Albrecht in Giselle.
Photo by Larisa Pedenchuk.
As Denmark’s King in Hamlet. Denis Savin in the title part. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Denmark’s King in Hamlet.
Denis Savin in the title part.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.


1986 — the title of Merited Artist of the Russian Federation
2002 — Medal of the Order for Merit to the Fatherland



Born in Moscow. In 1973 he finished the Moscow Choreographic School under Leonid Zhdanov (now the Moscow State Choreographic Academy).
From 1974 to 1991 he danced with the Bolshoi Ballet Company.
He worked at the London City Ballet Company starting at 1991.
A striking dramatic talent assisted him in creating artistic-expressive characters in modern ballets — and he danced practically in all ballets produced during his stay with the Company.
Now he
 is a teacher-repetiteur at the Bolshoi Theater. He works with Andrei Merkuriev, Andrei Bolotin, Andrei Evdokimov, Alexander Smolyaninov.
His daughter, Ekaterina Barykina, continues the family dynasty — she is a dancer in the Bolshoi Ballet Company as well.
He starred in the TV-concert “I want to dance” (1985) and others.


Don Juan (T. Khrennikov’s Love for Love, choreography by Vera Boccadoro. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing adaptation to the ballet, 1976)
Kleon (S. Sloniumsky’s Icarus, choreography by V. Vasiliev, 1977)
Karenin (Anna Karenina by R. Shchedrin, choreography by M. Plisetskaya, N. Ryzhenko and V. Smirnov-Golovanov, 1977)
Corregidor (Carmen Suite to music by G.Bizet-R.Shchedrin, choreography by A. Alonso, 1977)
Little Count Cherry (K. Khachaturyan’s Cipollino, choreography by G. Mayorov, 1978)
Strolls, Classical Pas de deux (These magic sounds to music by G. Torelli, F. Corelli, J.F. Rameau and W.A. Mozart, choreography by V. Vasiliev, 1978)
“Black” (The Red Snowball Tree by E. Svetlanov, choreography by A. Petrov, 1987)  creator of the role
Soloist (Chopiniana to music by F. Chopin, choreography by M. Fokine, 1979)
Mercutio (S. Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, choreography by L. Lavrovsky, 1979)
Hans (Giselle by A. Adam; choreography by J. Coralli, J. Perrot, M. Petipa in the version by L. Lavrovsky, 1979)
Treplev (The Seagull by R. Shchedrin, choreography by M. Plisetskaya, 1980)
Macbeth ( K. Molchanov’s Macbeth, choreography by V. Vasiliev, 1980)
José (Carmen Suite, 1981)
Icarus ( Icarus, 1981)
Severyan (Stone Flower by S. Prokofiev, choreography by Y. Grigorovich, 1981)
Khorud (Indian poem by U. Musaev, choreography by M. Scott, Y. Papko, 1981)
Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet, choreography by Y. Grigorovich, 1982)
Benedict (Love for Love, 1982)
Rzhevsky (T. Khrennikov’s The Hussar Ballad, choreography by D. Bryantzev, 1982)
Basilio (Don Quixote by L.Minkus, choreography by A. Gorsky, 1984)
Pyotr Leontyevich (Anyuta to music of V. Gavrilin, choreography by V. Vassiliev, 1986)
The Vizier (A. Melikov’s A Legend of Love, choreography by Y. Grigorovich, 1987)
Count Albrecht (Giselle, Y. Grigorovich version, 1987)
Evil genius (Swan Lake by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by A. Gorsky, M. Petipa, L.Ivanov. in Y. Grigorovich version, 1988)
Prince Kurbsky ( Ivan the Terrible to music by S. Prokofiev, choreography by Y. Grigorovich, 1988)
Artynov (Anyuta, 1993)
Capulet (Romeo and Juliet, Declan Donnelan and Radu Poklitary production, 2003)
Tale-teller (S. Prokofiev’s Cinderella , Y. Possokhov and Y. Borisov production, 2006) creator of the role

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