Andrey Sorokin

Andrey Sorokin



  • - Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation (2023)
  • - Winner of the Golden Soffit, St. Petersburg’s highest theatre accolade, for his portrayal of Herman in The Queen of Spades (2019)
  • - Holder of the St. Petersburg City Council Youth Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Performing Arts (2018)
  • - Holder of the Sverdlovsk Oblast Governor's Award (2015)
  • - Holder of the Bravo Award for Best Duo in Music Theatre (2013)


Born in Kharkiv. In 2009, graduated from the Perm State Choreographic College, where he studied under V. N. Tolstukhin. From 2009 to 2010, performed at the Novosibirsk State Opera and Ballet State Theatre. Was part of the Yekaterinburg State Opera and Ballet Theatre’s troupe as a soloist from 2010 to 2012 and as principal master danseur from 2012 to 2015, appearing as: Solor in La Bayadère; James in La Sylphide; Franz in Coppélia; and Adam in Creation of the World. Also performed a solo in Five Tangos. Became the first-ever dancer to play in a number of ballets by Vyacheslav Samodurov: Amore Buffo, Salieri Variations, Cantus Arcticus, and Н2О; likewise, contributed to the premiere of Konstantin Keikhel's Vacancy. From 2016 to present day, has been starring as a principal at the St. Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre.


In 2012, took part in the Bolshoi Ballet TV programme on the Kultura (Culture) Channel, as well as in Vyacheslav Samodurov's H2O project, which was part of the Ural Modern Art Biennale. Was nominated for the Golden Mask, Russia’s national theatre award, in the Best Male Role category multiple times: for Amore Buffo in 2013, for Salieri Variations in 2014, and for Don Quixote in 2019. In 2015, was cast as Dmitry Antsiferov in Valery Todorovsky's film Bolshoi.



  • Basilio in Don Quixote (choreography by Johan Kobborg, based on a ballet by Marius Petipa);
  • Duke Albert in Giselle (choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa);
  • Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake (choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov);
  • Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty (choreography by Marius Petipa and Jean-Guillaume Bart);
  • The Prince in The Nutcracker (choreography by Vasili Vainonen);
  • Prince Nutcracker in The Nutcracker (choreography by Vasili Vainonen, reinterpreted by People’s Artist of Russia Nikolay Tsiskaridze);Koschei in The Firebird (choreography by Douglas Lee);
  • Herman in The Queen of Spades (choreography by Iñaki Urlezaga);
  • Ecstasy from the Rodin cycle (choreography by Leonid Yacobson);
  • Pas de Deux from the Classicism– Romanticism cycle (choreography by Leonid Yacobson);
  • Cheeky Chastushki (choreography by Vyacheslav Samodurov);
  • 598 Beats (choreography by Vyacheslav Samodurov).