Born in Rostov, Russia, Gennadi Nedvigin trained at the Bolshoi School and danced with Le Jeune Ballet de France and Moscow Renaissance Ballet before joining San Francisco Ballet as a soloist in 1997. He was promoted to principal dancer in 2000.
Nedvigin’s major roles include Albrecht in Tomasson’s Giselle, Nutcracker Prince in Tomasson’s Nutcracker,Mercutio in Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet, Prince Desiré and Blue Bird in Tomasson’s The Sleeping Beauty,Basilio in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote, Franz in Balanchine’s Coppélia, Lensky in Cranko’s Onegin, and Aminta in Morris’ Sylvia. He created roles in Adam’s Angelo and A rose by any other name, Morris’ Beaux andJoyride, Page’s Guide to Strange Places, Possokhov’s Magrittomania and Fusion, Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands, Scarlett’s Hummingbird, Tomasson’s Trio, Wheeldon’s Number Nine, and Zanella’s Underskin.
His repertory also includes principal roles in Ashton’s Symphonic Variations; Balanchine’s Agon, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (3rd movement), Prodigal Son, “Rubies,” Square Dance, Symphony in C, Symphony in Three Movements, and Theme and Variations; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s in the middle, somewhat elevated and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Kobborg’s Les Lutins; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc (Mazurka); Lubovitch’s Othello; MacMillan’s The Invitation; van Manen’s Black Cake, Grosse Fuge, and Solo; Morris’ A Garden, Pacific, Maelstrom, and Sandpaper Ballet; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Damned, Reflections, and Study in Motion; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9); Taylor’s Company B; Tomasson’s 7 for Eight; Tudor’s Gala Performance; Welch’s Falling, Taiko, and Tu Tu; and Wheeldon’s Polyphonia.
As a guest artist, Nedvigin performed at the Noosa Longweekend Festival in Noosa, Australia; as Prince Siegfried in Kabaniaev’s Swan Lake with Reno Festival Ballet; as Franz in Hynd’s Coppélia with Ballet de Santiago; and with Ballet Beyond Borders. He served as ballet master for Possokhov’s Classical Symphony for San Francisco Ballet on the fall 2013 New York City and spring 2014 Paris tours and helped stage Classical Symphony at Tulsa Ballet in February 2013.
Nedvigin’s honors include an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Best Ensemble Performance in Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude in 2001, and he tied for the Erik Bruhn Prize at the 5th International Ballet Competition in 1999. He received a Special Jury Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Osaka, Japan, in 1995. He was nominated for the Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Best Ensemble Performance in Possokhov’s Classical Symphony during the 2010 Repertory Season.