Dima Gruzdev

Born in Russia, Dmitri Gruzdyev trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy (1981 - 1989) studying under Sokolov. 

In 1988 won first prize at the first Vaganova Ballet competition.

 

 He joined the Kirov Ballet Company in 1989 as a Soloist. 

 

Dmitri joined English National Ballet in September 1993 as a soloist, and rose through the ranks to become a Lead Principal Dancer where he spent  the remainder of his career until he retired from dancing in 2015.

 

Dmitri received a teaching diploma from the Royal Ballet School teacher training course in 2014. 

 

Dmitri has been a guest teacher at the following companies and schools;

 

English National Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet

English National Ballet School

Royal Ballet School

Rambert School of Dance

Young Dancers Academy (of which he is a Patron)

West London School of Dance

Limassol Municipal Dance Centre (Cyprus), 

Space Coast Ballet Academy, Florida, 

Koltun Ballet Academy, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Virginia School of Arts.

 

In 2010 Dmitri created a piece for The Bath Festival, and in 2011 created and performed a piece for UNICEF charity gala at the Royal Albert Hall.

2013 created a piece for The Caron Keating Foundation charity gala at the Royal Albert Hall. 

2014 directed ‘My First Coppelia’ for English National Ballet School.

 

Member of the CID (U.K.)

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