Theatre Principal Ballet Master Honoured Artist of Russia
Yury Vasyuchenko is an Honoured Artist of Russia, a graduate of The Vaganova Leningrad Choreographic School (A. Kumysnikov’s class), a prizewinner in the All-Soviet Union Contest of Ballet Dancers in Moscow (1980, First Prize), a prizewinner in the Contest of Ballet Dancers in Varna (1981, Third Prize) and in Moscow (1981, Third Prize). He won The Lenin Young Communist Prize in 1981.
Yury Vasyuchenko performed leading parts in such ballets as The Nutcracker and The Swan Lake by P.Tchaikovsky, Egle, Queen of Snakes by Eduardas Balsys, Walpurgis Night by Charles Gounod, Corsair and Giselle by Adolphe Charles Adam, Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian, Ivan The Terrible and Romeo and Juliet by Sergey Prokofiev, Don Quixote, Paquita and La Bayadère by Ludwig Minkus, A Legend of Love by A. Melikov, The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky, Raymonda by Glazunov and other ballets. He has toured the world as a ballet dancer.
Yury Vasyuchenko graduated from The Moscow Academy of Choreography, the course of choreography direction by Yury Grigorovych and Henrich Mayorov and obtained qualification as a ballet-master, choreographer in 2001.
He has been training dancers in the Academy of Choreography in Russia, as well as in London, Tokyo, Osaka, New York, Washington and other cities since 1985. Yury Vasyuchenko is a permanent jury member of many International Contests of Ballet Dancers.
Yury Vasyuchenko has been Principal choreographer of the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre since 2009. He has put up the ballets Paquita by Ludwig Minkus, Walpurgis Night by Charles Gounod, Mysteries from the Vienna Woods to the music by J. Strauss and G. Mahler, Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus, The Ballet Fairy Show, dances in the ballet gala Nureyev Forever, as well as dances in the operas Turandot by G. Puccini, Prince Igor by A. Borodin, Don Giovanni by Mozart, and Aida by Verdi.