Ballet Program | Master Class Artist
Choreographer Viktor Plotnikov, is a native of Ukraine. He started training at the age of 11 at Kiev National Ballet Academy and at the St. Petersburg Vaganova Ballet Academy. He has danced major roles in extensive classical and contemporary ballets, and has toured extensively in Russia and the United States. Plotnikov’s extensive performance career led to his choreographic inspiration. Since 1999, commissioned works for companies include Boston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, First State Ballet Theatre, Festival Ballet Providence, New Jersey Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and Richmond Ballet. His awards include Choreography Prize at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition, Best Choreography Award at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, FL, and numerous other recognitions at prestigious ballet competitions worldwide. Plotnikov is now Resident Choreographer at Festival Ballet Providence, after numerous years of successful commissioned works with the company.