Artem Ovcharenko

Artem Ovcharenko

Bolshoi Ballet Principal Dancer


Russian Art Festival in Deauville will feature the signature programme of Artem Ovcharenko

From August 22nd to 24th, the Festival of Russian Art will take over Deauville again! This new edition is entitled "The Music Box" and is devoted to ballet music from the 19th to the 21st century. The spotlight of the opening evening on Friday, August 23th, will be centred on Artem Ovcharenko.


Artem arrived in London to perform in the role of Crassus

Artem Ovcharenko arrived in England on Sunday, ahead of his London premiere in the role of Crassus in Spartacus tonight. With this new role he was headlined as sensational in Australia and we cannot wait to see this for ourselves in the iconic Royal Opera House in London! Toi toi toi!


Artem Ovcharenko was praised by Australian press for his 'Rubies'

During the Australian Season the Bolshoi ballet demonstrated their sense of style in Balanchine’s neoclassical "Jewels". The Bolshoi version was accepted warmly by both the audience and critics. Artem and his partner Ekaterina Krysanova received a very encouraging press for the lead couple in "Rubies" — the second part of the triptych.







Born in Dnepropetrovsk, USSR (now Ukraine), Artem Ovcharenko began studying ballet at the Dnipropetrovsk State Choreographic School when he was 11 years old. At the age of 17, he entered the Bolshoi Ballet Academy where he participated in the Academy’s tours to the U.S., Greece, Germany, China and other countries. He graduated in 2007 and was admitted to the Bolshoi Ballet in the corps de ballet. He rehearsed under the guidance of Nikolai Tsiskaridze and one year later, danced the leading role in the ballet The Nutcracker. Since 2009 his master-repetiteur has been Nikolai Fadeyechev.

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