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Gennadi Saveliev

Founder, President and Executive Director, Youth America Grand Prix

gennadi-savelievFounder, President and Executive Director, was trained at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and the School of American Ballet. He has studied with such distinguished teachers and coaches as Sergei Berezhnoi, Pyotr Pestov, Mikhail Lavrovsky, Stanley Williams, Eleanor D¹Antuono, and Cynthia Gregory. Mr. Saveliev was a member of Bolshoi Ballet before he joined American Ballet Theatre in 1996. He has appeared as a guest artist throughout the United States and has toured in Europe, Egypt, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, and China, and has worked with such choreographers as Yuri Grigorovich, Lar Lubovich, Kevin McKenzie, Ben Stevenson, John Neumeier, and Twyla Tharp. Mr. Saveliev¹s repertoire includes leading roles in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Raymonda, Coppelia, Les Sylphides, Le Corsaire, Eugene Onegin, and Don Quixote. In 1996, Mr. Saveliev won a silver medal at the New York International Ballet Competition. Currently, he continues to perform as a soloist with American Ballet Theatre and as guest artist with Angel Corella and Friends.


  • Bolshoi Ballet Academy (Moscow, Russia, 1982-1991)
  • School of American Ballet (New York, NY, 1991-1992)

Professional Experience:

  • American Ballet Theatre (New York, NY, 1996 – Present)
  • Bolshoi Ballet (Moscow, Russia, 1992-1995)

Special Awards:

  • Silver Medalist, New York International Ballet Competition, 1996

Selected Repertory (Full-length Ballets):

  • “Coppelia” – Franz
  • “Don Quixote” – Basil, Espada
  • “Giselle” – Albrecht, Hilarion
  • “La Bayaderé” – Bronze Idol
  • “Le Corsaire” – Conrad, Lankendem, Ali
  • “Manon” – Lascaut
  • “Raymonda” – Jean de Brienne, Abderman
  • “Romeo and Juliet” – Romeo, Tybalt, Paris
  • “Swan Lake” – Prince Siegfried, Von Rothbart
  • “Sylvia” – Aminta, Orion
  • “The Sleeping Beauty” – Prince Desire, Bluebird
  • “Taming of the Shrew” – Lucentio
  • “The Merry Widow” – Camille
  • “The Nutcracker” – Cavalier

Additional Selected Repertory:

  • “Ballet Imperial” by George Balanchine
  • “Clear” by Stanton Welch
  • “Diversion of Angels” by Martha Graham
  • “Henry VIII” by Christopher Wheeldon
  • “In the Upper Room” by Twyla Tharp
  • “Les Sylphide” by Mikhail Fokine
  • “Petite Mort” by Jiri Kylian
  • “Symphonie Concertante” by George Balanchine
  • ‘Theme and Variations” by George Balanchine
  • “Without Words” by Nacho Duato

Guest Artist Appearances:

  • “Alessandra Ferri and Friends” – (Italy)
  • “Angel Corella and Friends” – (Spain)
  • “Ethan Stiefel and Stars” – (USA)
  • “Gala of International Stars” (Korea)
  • “Radio City Music Hall Chinese New Year Spectacular” – (USA)
  • “Spoleto Dance Festival ‘Closing Night Gala’” (Italy)
  • “Stars of International Ballet” – (USA)
  • “Stars of the 21st Century” – (USA)
  • “Youth America Grand Prix ‘Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow’ Gala” (USA)

Frequent Partners:

  • Nina Ananiashvili
  • Alexandra Ansanelli
  • Irina Dvorovenko
  • Alessandra Ferri
  • Paloma Herrera
  • Julie Kent
  • Sarah Lamb
  • Gillian Murphy
  • Xiomara Reyes
  • Diana Vishneva
  • Michelle Wiles


Evening With The Stars 2009
Master Class Teacher 2010