Artistic Director of St. Petersburg Festival Ballet since 2011. Dmitry studied at the Choreographic school in Alma-Ata. 1992-1998 he studied at the Vaganova Ballet Academy. After graduation from the Vaganova Ballet Academy, he was accepted into the troupe of the Mussorgsky Ballet and Opera Theatre (Mikhailovsky Theatre of opera and ballet). 1998-2008 he was the leading soloist of the Mussorgsky Ballet and Opera Theatre (nowadays Mikhailovsky Theatre of opera and ballet) where he played the main roles of La Bayadera, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, Giselle, Chopiniana, Paquita, Romeo and Juliet y The Nutcracker. He won the international prix from Luxemburg (1999), Budapest, Hungary (2000) and Rieti, Italia (2003).