Artem Ovcharenko

Artem Ovcharenko

Bolshoi Ballet Principal Dancer


The new version of the old Giselle

Artem Ovcharenko is rehearsing for the premiere of the new version of the old Giselle with the choreographer Alexei Ratmansky.


Artem was nominated for the Golden Mask Award

We are thrilled to inform you that Artem was nominated for the Golden Mask Award for his Leontes in The Winter's Tale by Christopher Wheeldon. This most prestigious National Theater Award was established in 1994 by the Theater Union of Russia. We wish Artem a deserved win!


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.







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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