Gennadi Nedvigin (© Chris Hardy)
Joined as a Soloist in 1997. Promoted to Principal Dancer in 2000.
Born in Rostov, Russia, Gennadi Nedvigin trained at the Bolshoi School and danced with Le Jeune Ballet de France and Moscow Renaissance Ballet before joining San Francisco Ballet as a soloist in 1997. Three years later, he was promoted to principal dancer. His lead roles include Albrecht in Tomasson’s Giselle, Nutcracker Prince in Tomasson’s Nutcracker, Mercutio in Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet, Prince Desiré and Bluebird in Tomasson’s The Sleeping Beauty, Basilio in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote, Franz in Balanchine’s Coppélia, and Aminta in Morris’ Sylvia. He created roles in Adam’s Angelo and A rose by any other name, Morris’ Joyride, Possokhov’s Magrittomania and Fusion, Tomasson’s Trio, Wheeldon’s Number Nine, and Zanella’s Underskin. His repertory also includes principal roles in Ashton’s Symphonic Variations; Balanchine’s Symphony in C, Theme and Variations, Square Dance, “Rubies”, and Prodigal Son; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude and in the middle, somewhat elevated; Lubovitch’s Othello; MacMillan’s The Invitation; van Manen’s Black Cake, Solo, and Grosse Fuge; Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet, Maelstrom, Pacific, and A Garden; Possokhov’s Reflections, Damned, Classical Symphony, and Study in Motion; Taylor’s Company B; Tudor’s Gala Performance; Welch’s Taiko, Tu Tu, and Falling; and Wheeldon’s Polyphonia. Nedvigin’s honors include an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for ensemble performance in 2001 and he tied for the Erik Bruhn Prize at the 5th International Ballet Competition in 1999. He has been a guest artist with several companies, including Ballet de Santiago.