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Andrey Shakhin

Position:Ballet/ Pointe Instructor
Russian. In 1979, Andrey joined the Bolshoi Theatre as principal dancer and soloist. He worked with many world class dancers, including Yuri Grigorovich, Marina Semenova, Galina Ulanova, Michael Lavrovsky, Shamil Yagudin, and Vladimir Vasiliev. With the Bolshoi Ballet, The Nutcracker, La Bayadère, Raymonda, Spartacus, Golden Age, The Legend of Love and more. These performances took Andrey to the United States, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Great Britain, Brazil, France, Mexico, Austria, Japan, China, Korea, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Holland. Between 1995 and 1997 he served as an assistant choreographer to Yuri Grigorovich, the Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Theatre. Andrey was selected to represent the Bolshoi Ballet in the International Ballet Competition.