Andrey Ermakov

Andrey Ermakov (Russian: Андрей Андреевич Ермаков), (born May 27, 1987) is a Russian ballet dancer, a winner of 'Soul of Dance' award (Russian 'Ballet' magazine, 2013), who performs as a principal with the Mariinsky Ballet (formerly the Kirov Ballet).

Andrey Ermakov
Andrey Ermakov, soloist of Mariinsky ballet.jpg
Born (1987-05-27) May 27, 1987 (age 34)
EducationVaganova Ballet Academy
Occupationballet dancer
Years active2005 – present
Height195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Current groupMariinsky Ballet


Andrey Ermakov was born in Leningrad into a family of workers; at present his mother is an entrepreneur and his father is a shipwright.[1] Ermakov began his professional training at the age of 10 when he entered Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in Saint Petersburg, where he was tutored by Evgeny Scherbakov, Vitaly Tsvetkov and others.

Upon his graduation from the Academy in 2005,[2] he was invited by three Saint Petersburg theatres to join. He chose to join the Mariinsky ballet. In the Mariinsky he has been coached by professor Gennady Selutsky, a former ballet dancer, renowned ballet professional, Honored Art Worker of Russian Federation.

During his first years at Mariinsky he appeared as soloist in the premiere of Peter Quanz's ballet Aria Suspended to Igor Stravinsky's music of Symphony in C dedicated to 125th anniversary of the composer,[3] and in George Balanchine's La Valse;[4] he also toured with the Mariinsky Ballet Company to Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the USA, Israel, Japan, China, Thailand and Taiwan.

Then he began appearing as Vaslav in The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, and after that other leading parts followed - in George Balanchine's Serenade, Emeralds etc. At the age of 20 he danced Ali in Le Corsaire, one of the most technically and emotionally demanding male ballet parts. Later Ermakov added many principal male ballet parts to his wide repertoire and now performs not only with Mariinsky, his home ballet company, but also takes part in ballet galas and performances with other troupes as a guest artist.

Ermakov is very convincing in heroic, romantic or dramatic ballet roles, both in classical and modern repertoire. His dancing is known for characterization, rare manly athleticism, elegance, virtuosity,[5] great stage presence, technical strength and purity of the great Vaganova style.

For several years Ermakov was a steady ballet partner of People's Artist of Russia, prima-ballerina Ulyana Lopatkina. As Lopatkina's partner he took part in a series of Gala Concerts "Ulyana Lopatkina and stars"[6] and in "Anna Karenina", a two-act ballet choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky to Rodion Shchedrin's music, starring Ulyana Lopatkina as Karenina, Ermakov as Count Vronsky and Victor Baranov as Karenin filmed by Telmondis (France) for Mezzo TV.[7] November 28, 2014 saw the premiere of "Anna Karenina" on Mezzo TV. Valery Gergiev conducted.[8]

In January 2018 Ermakov acquired a status of individual entrepreneur [9] and opened up a car service.[10] As of May, 2020 Ermakov's car service has been out of business.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

External images
  Andrey Ermakov with Veronika Akhmadieva at a charity gala, Alexandrinsky theatre, SPb, June, 2017
  Veronika, Ermakov's life companion, and her surfing coach in Sri Lanka, March, 2018

Since autumn of 2016 Ermakov has been in a relationship with Veronika Akhmadieva, a singer[12] and a small entrepreneur, 4 years his senior, divorced, childless.[13]


  • 'Soul of Dance' award (Russian 'Ballet' magazine, 2013, 'Rising Star' category)[14]

Repertoire at the Mariinsky TheatreEdit

Conrad; Ali Le Corsaire Pyotr Gusev, Jules Perrot,
Marius Petipa, O. Vinogradov
Adolphe Adam, Léo Delibes,
Riccardo Drigo, Cesare Pugni
Solor La Bayadere Marius Petipa Ludwig Minkus
Count Albrecht Giselle Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot Adolphe Adam
Basilio Don Quixote Alexander Gorsky, Marius Petipa Ludwig Minkus
Romeo Romeo and Juliet Leonid Lavrovsky Sergei Prokofiev
Von Rothbart Swan Lake Lev Ivanov, Konstantin Sergeyev Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ivan-Tsarevich The Firebird Michel Fokine Igor Stravinsky
Vaslav The Fountain of Bakhchisarai Rostislav Zakharov Boris Asafyev
Ferkhad Legend of Love Yury Grigorovich Arif Melikov
Jose; Torero Carmen Suite Alberto Alonso Georges Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin
Count Vronsky Anna Karenina Alexei Ratmansky Rodion Shchedrin
Spartacus Spartacus Leonid Yakobson Aram Khachaturian
Soloist Concerto DSCH Alexei Ratmansky Dmitri Shostakovich
Soloist "Infra" Wayne McGregor Max Richter
Soloist In the Night Jerome Robbins Frédéric Chopin
Ali-Batyr Shurale Leonid Yakobson Färit Yarullin
Jean de Brienne Raymonda Marius Petipa Alexander Glazunov
Young Man Leningrad Symphony Igor Belsky Dmitry Shostakovich
Soloist Serenade George Balanchine Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Soloist La Valse George Balanchine Maurice Ravel
Soloist Emeralds George Balanchine Gabriel Faure
Soloist Trois gnossiennes Hans Van Manen Erik Satie
Soloist Variations for two couples Hans Van Manen Benjamin Britten, Einojuhani Rautavaara Pelimannit, Stefan Kovács Tickmayer, Astor Piazzolla
Soloist 5 tango's Hans Van Manen Astor Piazzolla
Soloist Le Parc (ballet) Angelin Preljocaj Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloist Diamonds George Balanchine Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Soloist Grand Pas Classique Victor Gsovsky Daniel Auber
Armand (adagio) Marguerite and Armand Frederick Ashton Franz Liszt
Orion Sylvia (ballet) Frederick Ashton Léo Delibes
John the Baptist (pas de deux) La tragédie de Salomé [fr] Emil Faski Florent Schmitt
Soloist Without Benjamin Millepied Frédéric Chopin
Soloist Ballet №2 Maxim Petrov Alexander Tsfasman
Soloist Second I Ksenia Zvereva Philip Glass
Soloist Aria Suspended Peter Quanz Igor Stravinsky
Lysander; Titania’s Cavalier A Midsummer Night's Dream George Balanchine Felix Mendelssohn
Big Horses The Little Humpbacked Horse Alexei Ratmansky Rodion Shchedrin



  1. ^ "Andrei Yermakov". Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Ballet-Dance Magazine - Vaganova Academy Graduation Performance - Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg". Archived from the original on 26 July 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Quanz's Romantic Russian Odyssey". The New York Sun. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  4. ^ Ng, Kevin (November 2006). "Mariinsky Ballet". Ballet Magazine. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Kondaurova, Ermakov and the Mariinsky girls triumph in La Bayadère in Turin". gramilano. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  6. ^ "В Москве состоялся гала-концерт, посвященный дуэту Рудольф Нуреев – Марго Фонтейн". (in Russian). Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  7. ^ "TELMONDIS - audiovisual producer of live events". 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  8. ^ Anna Karenina Choreography by A. Ratmansky, Mariinsky theatre. On Mezzo TV.
  9. ^ Page of Andrey Ermakov, Individual Entrepreneur, at Rusprofile site.
  10. ^ Site of "Premier" car service in Saint-Petersburg
  11. ^ - Page of "Premier" car service powered by Zoon says the business has been shut down.
  12. ^ - Veronika sings "Killing me sUftly"
  13. ^ Official congratulations on a promotion to Ermakov from his long-time life companion V. Akhmadieva Archived 2019-06-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Лауреаты приза журнала "Балет" "Душа танца"-2013 года.

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