A member of DANB since 2013, Mr. Kuznetsov graduated from the Kiev State Choreographic School and the International Slavic University Harkov, Faculty of Dance and Pedagogy. He was a member of the National Opera of the Ukraine, the National Opera of Ukraine and the Croatian National Ballet. Mr. Kuznetsov made his debut with DANB in Phantom and performs as ‘Cavalier’ and ‘Nutcracker Prince’ in DANB’s Nutcracker. He has danced ‘Blue Bird” in Sleeping Beauty, ‘Gold Idol’ in Bayadere, ‘Peasant Pas de Deux’ in Giselle and ‘Slave’ in Le Corsaire as well as numerous other ballet roles including the lead role in Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante. He is married to DANB Principal Dancer Julia Ponomareva. Mr. Kuznetsov brings to the stage a classic line and elegance coupled with superb technique.