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Andrei Kisselev

From Moscow, Russia, Andrei Kisselev began his career at an early age receiving intensive training in ballet with method of Bolshoi Theater. In 1992 he received a diploma from the Russian Conservatory of Culture and Art after four years of study as ballet master and choreographer. In the same year of graduation, Andrei joined the world renowned Moiseyev Dance Company. After one year he became a principal dancer with the company and was invited to teach the ballet classes for the company.

In 1995 Andrei's prodigious talent was discovered by the producers of Riverdance and for the next four years he performed with this international hit show in the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, culminating in a two-year residence with the highly successful Broad-way production. As performer and dance captain  for the Russian segment of the production throughout this time, Andrei was also ballet instructor for the Irish dancers with whom he worked on arms and upper body positions, bringing new innovations in style to the stage and playing a pivotal role as a Riverdance choreographer.

Settling in New York in 2001, Andrei combines his busy performing career with teaching all levels of dance from beginners to professional company classes. His teaching experience includes Manhattanville College (Dance Department), Rebecca Kelly Ballet (company classes), Summer Camp Youth Ballet, Connecticut Ballet(company classes and advanced intermediate classes). Andrei also participates in the Ballet Ambassador Public School Educational Program, which brings education in dance to public schools in the New York area.