Alexei Kremnev



Alexei Kremnev began his career in Moscow at the world famous Bolshoi Ballet Academy (Degree of Ballet Artist), the Russian Academy of Theatrical Art (GITIS), and the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Degree in Pedagogy and Choreography). Either as a Principal Artist, Choreographer or Teacher he has performed, choreographed and taught internationally with the Moscow Festival Ballet (Russian National Ballet), England's Northern Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, BalletMet, Tulsa Ballet, and the Russian and European Stars of the Ballet.


Mr. Kremnev received superlative reviews in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Dance Magazine for the leading roles he danced. He was the recipient of the Leonide Massine Award and the Bronze Medal during 1992 International Diaghilev Competition in Moscow. He also claimed an honorable diploma in 1996 at the Nureyev International Ballet Competition as well as the 1996 Lifar International Ballet Competition.


In 1998 and 1999 Mr. Kremnev was featured nationwide in the PBS Holiday Specials Love is Here to Stay and A Family Thanksgiving. In 2001 Mr. Kremnev was recognized as one of the Most Influential People in the Arts in Cincinnati and has been praised for his extraordinary ability to work with a young generation of dancers, as well as for his original and creative choreography. In 2011, he was elected to the Advisory Board on Russia and Eastern Europe for Illinois Senator, Mark Kirk.


In 2004-2006 Mr. Kremnev’s choreography was presented at the legendary Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and he received the Outstanding Choreographer Award at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) in 2006, 2007 and 2009. His works have been extremely successfully performed in collaborations with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra. As Artistic Director, Mr. Kremnev led Southold Dance Theater to become the Outstanding School at YAGP in 2008. Under his current leadership as Academy Artistic Director, the Joffrey Academy of Dance was named Outstanding School of 2010 and 2012. In 2013 Mr. Kremnev received the Achievement Award in Culture from the Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI).