Position: International Master Teacher; former dancer, Bolshoi Ballet, Staatsoper Vienna, Staatsoper Berlin, Deutsche Opera Berlin
Years active at YAGP: 2018 – Present
Kristian Ratevossian graduated the world renowned Vaganova Academy and upon graduation secured a place in Bolshoi Theatre under the direction of Yuri Grigorovich. Having toured extensively with the Company across the United States, Kristian decided to pursue new challenges and moved abroad. Since then, he danced on a number of world famous stages including Staatsoper Vienna, Nippon Ballet Company Tokyo, Staatsoper Berlin and Deutsche Opera Berlin. Kristian has danced pretty much all classic repertoire including Nutcracker, Swan lake, La Bayadere, Sleeping Beauty as well as more modern choreography by George Balanchine, Maurice Bejart, Pierre Lacotte and Roland Petit. Having finished his career as a dancer, Kristian found himself to be in great demand from all around the world to teach classes and hold workshops as a guest teacher.