Born in Minsk in the Republic of Byelorussia, Vitali Krauchenka trained, from the age of six, at the Byelorussian Choreographic School and performed with the Byelorussian Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. After graduations he joined the National Ballet Theatre of Belarus, then moved to Riga, Latvia where he danced with the Latvian National Opera. He also danced in Canada with Atlantic Ballet Theatre and Ballet Jorgen of Canada. His repertory with those companies included roles in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, Romeo and Juliet, and other classical and modern ballets such as Carmen, Le Sacre du Printemps, 3x, Ben Jorgan’s Petrouchka, Boris Eifman’s Tchaikovsky and Kchistof Pastor’s Carmen.
Krauchenka joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in April 2004. His roles with the Company include the Rajah in La Bayadère, a role in Duets, the Father in Fall River Legend, the Duke of Courland in Giselle, The Man She Must Marry in Jardin aux Lilas, Armand’s Father in Lady of the Camellias, the Mouse King in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, the Father in Prodigal Son, the Lead Spanish Dancer in Raymonda, Lord Montague in Romeo and Juliet, Gallison and the Russian Prince in The Sleeping Beauty and Von Rothbart and the Spanish Dance in Swan Lake, as well as other roles in the Company’s eclectic repertoire. He created Mother Ginger in Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker.
Krauchenka has toured extensively, performing in Russia, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Finland, Switzerland and Italy, among others.