Ballet, Pointe, Partnering, Coaching
Yevgeni Anfinogenov was born in Moscow, Russia and graduated from the prestigious Perm State Ballet Academy. He joined the Russian Chamber Ballet Theater of Moscow and has since danced soloist and principal roles with Moscow City Ballet, Russian National Ballet Theater. On emigrating to the US he was named principal dancer with Metropolitan Classical Ballet (USA).
His repertoire includes principal roles such as Albrecht in Giselle, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Prince in Nutcracker, Bacchus in Walpurgis Night, Romeo in Romeo in Juliet, Principal in Paquita, Principal in Four Temperaments and Concerto Barocco, Escamillo in Carmen and many others in the greatest classical ballets choreographed by Petipa, Fokin, Balanchine, Grigorovich, Lavrovsky, Alonso, Mejia, Toussaint, and Vasiliev. He has performed in many gala presentations and toured extensively throughout the world including Japan, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, China, and Canada.
Yevgeni is married to a Russian prima ballerina Olga Pavlova and performs with her. Together they create unforgettable characters on stage. As one critic said: “…The highlight of the evening was watching Olga Pavlova dance with her partner and husband Yevgeni Anfinogenov.” Yevgeni and Olga continue to perform as a guest principal couple around the world.