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Artem Ovcharenko
Artem Ovcharenko
Principal of Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
Born in Dnepropetrovsk, USSR (now Ukraine), Artem began his ballet studies at the age of 11 at the Dnepropetrovsk State Choreographic School. At the age of 17 he entered the Bolshoi Ballet Academy where he was trained for his three final years. In 2007 he joined the ballet troupe of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia where presently he works under the guidance of master-répétiteur Nikolai Fadeyechev. In 2013 Artem became the Principal Dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet. His ballet career is marked by many professional awards including, gold medals at both, TanzOlymp Berlin (2006) and Arabesque ballet contest in Perm (2008) and Grand Prix in the nomination “The Best Ballet Couple” at The Bolshoi Ballet national TV contest (2012). Artem has extensively toured around the world with the Bolshoi Ballet and performed as a guest star with such renowned ballet companies as Staatsballett Berlin, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Hamburg Staatsoper and others. His extensive repertoire includes Armand Duval in Lady of the Camellias; Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew; Principal Soloist in Diamonds; Lensky in Onegin; Marco Spada in Marco Spada.
Photo courtesy of Boishoi Ballet