Choreographer in Residence
Moscow Ballet Academy
Joined as a Principal Dancer in 1994
Named Choreographer in Residence in 2006
After training at Moscow Ballet Academy, Yuri Possokhov danced with Bolshoi Ballet for 10 years, where he was promoted to principal dancer. In 1992 he joined Royal Danish Ballet as a principal dancer; two years later he joined SF Ballet, also as a principal dancer. He retired from the stage in 2006 and was named SF Ballet’s choreographer in residence that same year. In addition to the 14 ballets he has created for SF Ballet, Possokhov has choreographed works for the Bolshoi Ballet, Georgian National Ballet, and The Joffrey Ballet. In July 2015, his full-length ballet A Hero of Our Time, debuted at the Bolshoi Ballet.