Position: Youth America Grand Prix Co-Founder
Affiliation with organization: 1999 – Present
Gennadi Saveliev trained with the great master teacher, Pyotr Pestov at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, and with Stanley Williams at the School of American Ballet. Mr. Saveliev was a member of Bolshoi Ballet before he joined American Ballet Theatre in 1996, upon winning a Silver Medal at the New York International Ballet Competition. In his 16-year tenure with ABT, Mr. Saveliev has toured extensively and appeared as a Guest Artist in galas around the world. In 2000, together with Larissa Saveliev, he co-founded Youth America Grand Prix international student ballet competition. He has taught at The Royal Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, Zurich Dance Academy and other prominent dance institutions around the world. He currently serves as a Company Teacher for ABT II, and appears as a Guest Master Teacher in the United States and internationally.