(born 1968 in Kryvyi Rih
, Ukraine), was a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre
. In 2004 he became the artistic director and first soloist of the Staatsballett Berlin (Berlin State Ballet) which was newly formed from the ballets of the three public opera houses.
He began his dance training at the age of four at a small ballet school in that region and remained there until continuing his training at the school of the Bolshoi Ballet
in Moscow. From age ten on, he was under the tutelage of Peter Pestov
and upon graduation in 1986 joined the Moscow Classical Ballet as that company's youngest principal dancer.
In 1992, Malakhov joined the Vienna State Opera Ballet
as a principal artist and the National Ballet of Canada
in 1994. In the spring of 1995 he had his debut with the American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House
in New York City. Since that time, he has remained a principal dancer with ABT and has continued to dance principal roles in Vienna as well as the renowned Stuttgart Ballet
. Malakhov also appeared quite often as a guest in Berlin where he has recently become Artistic director. His repertory encompasses a wide range of styles from classical ballets to the works of today's contemporary choreographers.
Critically acclaimed globally for his artistic lyricism, he has won prestigious awards in his field from competitions in Varna, Moscow and Paris.
Adam in Creation of the World
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