Dmitri Gruzdev has been a dancer for 25 years with two of the world's finest companies and is now passing on his wealth of knowledge and experience to the next generation.
Dmitri trained at the prestigious Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg and graduated in 1989 when he was offered a position at the world-famous Kirov Ballet. In 1993 he joined English National Ballet and worked his way from soloist to become the company's leading Senior Principa l male dancer for many years.
During his time as a dancer, he was fortunate to work with some of the world's finest choreographers, directors and ballerinas, including Natalia Makarova, Glen Tetley, Tamara Rojo, Darcey Bussell and many more.
Dmitri retired from ENB in 2016, and he is now renowned and sought after teacher and repetiteur with a full diploma from the Royal Ballet School Teacher Training Programme. Since starting his career as a teacher he has worked with professional students and dancers from such companies as the Bolshoi Ballet, Rambert Ballet School, Schottish Ballet, English National Ballet, and also as a private coach for individuals.