Position: Senior Faculty Member & Company Teacher
Affiliation with organization: 2016 – Present
Years active at YAGP: 2010 – Present
Rinat Imaev trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, and danced with the Kirov Ballet, the National Ballet of Bulgaria in Sofia, and the Royal Ballet of Flanders. Mr. Imaev was a recipient of the Gold Medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition, and regularly appears as a member of the jury and master teacher at various international ballet competitions. His exceptional career as a guest artist and ballet master made him a sought-after teacher for prominent institutions and companies all over the world, including American Ballet Theatre, where he served as a company teacher for many years. In 2016, Mr. Imaev joined the Washington School of Ballet as a Senior Faculty Member and Company Teacher.