Young artists developing the character and technical abilities necessary for success in dance and life through performing challenging classical repertoire, new contemporary works, and outreach performances for the community.
Artist in Residence
sponsored by Beth & Larry Grogan
Denys Simon was born in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. He attended the Kiev Municipal Ukrainian Academy of Dance, where he graduated in 2010. He worked for the Dnepropetrovsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre then became a soloist at the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre under the direction of Vladimir Troschenko. In 2012 he joined the Imperial Russian Ballet Company. Mr. Simon is a graduate of International Ballet's exchange program with the Kiev Ukranian Academy of Dance.
Denys has performed several times as a celebrated featured guest artist in International Ballet productions. He is known for his Russian Trepak in The Nutcracker, Gopak, and show stopping appearances in other folk dances. This year we are delighted to have Denys as our Professional Artist in Residence.
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