Position: Acting Director
Affiliation with organization: 2008 – Present
Born in St. Petersburg, Yuri Fateev graduated from the Vaganova Choreography School in 1982. He joined the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet Company, performing until 1996, and then becoming a coach with the Mariinsky Ballet Company. He has been a guest coach with the Royal Ballet in London and Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre, given master-classes for the ballet company of the Opéra de Paris and taught for the Swedish Royal Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet (USA) and the Danish Royal Ballet, where he also staged a production of highlights from the ballet Le Corsaire. He was involved in the Kings of Dance project in Russia and the USA as well as Stiefel and Stars in the USA, where he staged highlights from classical ballets. Since 2008, Mr. Fateev has been Acting Director of the Mariinsky Ballet Company.