Nikolai Morschakov, Artistic Director

Mr. Morschakov was born into a theater dynasty; his family includes a long line of famous actors in Russia. Being raised backstage in the Russian theaters, he developed love and respect for the performing arts from early childhood.

Mr. Morschakov graduated with honors from the Saratov State Choreographic Academy, Russia in 1995.  Immediately after, he was selected for Grigorovich Ballet as a Soloist dancer.

Elevated to principal dancer in 1999, Mr. Morschakov was featured as Jean de Brienne in “Raymonda”, Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet”, Basilio in “Don Quixote”, both Spartacus and Crassus in “Spartacus”, Prince Siegfried and  Von Rothbart in “Swan Lake”, Poet in “Chopiniana”, Cavalier in “Nutcracker” and in other leading and solo roles.

In 2003 he joined Sarasota Ballet of Florida as a principal dancer where danced Lieutenant Pinkerton in “Madame Butterfly”, Armand in “Camille”, Alexei in “La Boutique Fantasque.”Nikolai Jump

Since 2005, Mr. Morschakov had been a principal dancer, ballet master, and a choreographer with Dance Alive National Ballet Company.

In 2008, he became a freelance dancer and a private ballet instructor.

Mr. Morschakov is a Laureate of the Philip Morris International Ballet Competition in 1999 and 2001. During his career he performed in Russia, USA, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, Lebanon, and Turkey.

Mr. Morschakov is a founder of ballet program “Classical Ballet of Tampa” in Florida which regularly holds classical ballet performances in Florida and Mississippi.

In 2012 Mr. Morschakov joined “Briansky Ballet Center” as an assistant director. “Briansky Ballet Center” was founded in 1965 and it is one of the nation’s oldest summer intensive programs.