Dmitri Gudanov was born in 1975 in
Moscow. From 1985 –1994 he was a student at the Moscow Academic
Choreography College. In 1994 (L. Ò. Zhdanov’s class), he
joined the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Company as a corps-de-ballet
dancer. In 1997 Dmitri became a soloist, and since 2000 he
has been the leading soloist.
During his first years at Bolshoi he
performed very successfully small solo parties in ballets
" The Sleeping Beauty ", " Nutcracker ”, "
Taming the Obstinate " and "La Silphide".
His dancing turned out to be so brilliant
that Dmitri was suggested to perform the main party in "
The Fantasy on the theme of Cazanova”, a ballet by Ìichail
Lavrovsky to the music by Mozart.
Being generously gifted, well mannered
and technically accomplished the dancer quickly enters the
repertoire of the theatre. In 1998 he contributes to the success
of the new ballet premiere " Dreams about Japan "
mounted by Àlexey Ratmansky to the music by Japanese composers.
His work on the role of the Heir in the
ballet by Boris Eifmann " Russian Hamlet (The son of
Åkaterina the Great)" has become a milestone in his career.
The first night of the ballet was a tremendous success when
it was seen in the Bolshoi Theatre in February 2000.
Dmitri Gudanov tours a lot and has wide
concert repertoire: Pas de deux from ballets "Êîppelia",
" La Fille mal gardee ", " the Feast of flowers
in Gentzano ", "Butterfly" and other fragments
from classical ballets and miniatures by modern ballet masters.
At the Bolshoi Theatre Dmitri works under
the guidance of the USSR People’s artist Ìickail Lavrovsky.
Dmitri Gudanov is a winner of a number
of ballet prizes: