Andrei studied in Russia at the famous Vaganova Academy School of Dance and performed in the world renowned Kirov Ballet. He has performed operas and ballets at the Academy opera and danced solos with the New Jersey Ballet Company. He was formerly a performer for the world class Russian Ballet Theater of Delaware. He has impeccable teaching skills, equal to his excellent performances, enhanced dramatically by being a direct recipient of the Vaganova Academy teaching expertise. He has been teaching at NCDA for over eight years and brings an enormous wealth of knowledge with a very pleasant and professional attitude. He has choreographed and professionally performed in the ballet Elite of Delaware’s “Nutcracker” production for the past five years, receiving rave reviews. He performs at several other local Nutcracker productions, such as Longwood Gardens and West Chester University. His students have won scholarships and auditions to universities and intensives.