Ilia Ryzhakov

Ilia Ryzhakov was born in Moscow in 1973. He has graduated from Moscow Choreography School in 1991 under professor Bondarenko and Moscow State Academy of Dance in 1994.

He was invited to work in Bolshoi where he perfected his skills under Mikhail Lavrovsky, Yekaterina Maksimova, Vladimir Vasiliev, Yuri Grigorovich, Natalia Bessmertnova, Marina Semionova, Raissa Struchkova, Jorg Mannes, Nikolai Simachev and others.

He danced leading roles in current repertoire of Bolshoi: Farkhad in Legend of Love, Abderakhman in Raimonda, Artynov in Aniuta, Prince in Nutcracker, Krass in Spartakus, Danila in Stone Flower, Tibald in Romeo and Juliet and other.

He toured in Japan, South Korea, Belgium, France, USA, Brazil, Austria, China, Australia, England, Egipt, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Greece, Morocco.

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