Semyon was born in Novosibirsk, Russia. He graduated from Novosibirsk State Choreographic School and joined Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre as a principal dancer. His first principal role with a company was Prince in “Nutckracker”, next his main role was Albert in “Gizelle’ where he danced with legendary Alina Cojocaru. And after he danced principal roles in all ballet performances of the theatre.<br> <br> From 2011 Semyon was invited as a principal dancer to Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre. From 2015 he joined Dutch National ballet as a first soloist.<br> <br> He successfully danced principal roles in classical ballets like<br> Albert in «Giselle» (chor. by Coralli, Perrot and Marius Petipa), Franz in "Coppelia" (chor. by Roland Petit),James in "La Sylphide (chor. by Pierre Lacotte), Prince in «Nutcracker», Mizgir in "The Snow Maiden (chor. by Burmeister),Phoebus in "Esmeralda" (by Burmeister) ,Solor, Golden Idol in "La Bayadera" (by N.Makarova), Prince in "Cinderella" ( by Vinogradov), Siegfried "Swan Lake (by Petipa, Ivanov),Prince Desire, Blue Bird in "Sleeping Beauty" ,Franz in "Coppelia", Lankedem in "Le Corsaire" (by Petipa), The young man in "Les Sylphides" (choreography by Fokin), Genaro "Napoli" ( by A.Burnonville) and others. <br> <br> He also dances main roles in neoclassical and contemporary productions like <br> "The first flash" by Yorma Elo,,"Sleepless", «Wing of wax» ,«Petit mort» by Jiri Kylian, <br> Lensky "Tatyana" (choreography by Neumeier ), Des Grieux "Manon" ( choreography by MacMillan),<br> Apollo. "Apollo" (by Balanchine), "Who cares?" (by Balanchine),"Whispers in the Dark" (by E.Liang), 5 Tangos, Two gold variation (by H.van Manen) and others.<br> In studio his coaches were Igor Zelenski, Olga Kostrizky,Natalia Makarova, Yukari Sayto, Karl Burnett, Patricia Ruann. Olga Evreinoff, Yannick Bouqen, John Neumeier, Yorma Elo, Elke Sheppers and others.<br>

Semyon Velichko

artists
  • First soloist of Dutch National Ballet
  • Former principal of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre

Semyon was born in Novosibirsk, Russia. He graduated from Novosibirsk State Choreographic School and joined Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre as a principal dancer. His first principal role with a company was Prince in “Nutckracker”, next his main role was Albert in “Gizelle’ where he danced with legendary Alina Cojocaru. And after he danced principal roles in all ballet performances of the theatre.

From 2011 Semyon was invited as a principal dancer to Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre. From 2015 he joined Dutch National ballet as a first soloist.

He successfully danced principal roles in classical ballets like
Albert in «Giselle» (chor. by Coralli, Perrot and Marius Petipa), Franz in "Coppelia" (chor. by Roland Petit),James in "La Sylphide (chor. by Pierre Lacotte), Prince in «Nutcracker», Mizgir in "The Snow Maiden (chor. by Burmeister),Phoebus in "Esmeralda" (by Burmeister) ,Solor, Golden Idol in "La Bayadera" (by N.Makarova), Prince in "Cinderella" ( by Vinogradov), Siegfried "Swan Lake (by Petipa, Ivanov),Prince Desire, Blue Bird in "Sleeping Beauty" ,Franz in "Coppelia", Lankedem in "Le Corsaire" (by Petipa), The young man in "Les Sylphides" (choreography by Fokin), Genaro "Napoli" ( by A.Burnonville) and others.

He also dances main roles in neoclassical and contemporary productions like
"The first flash" by Yorma Elo,,"Sleepless", «Wing of wax» ,«Petit mort» by Jiri Kylian,
Lensky "Tatyana" (choreography by Neumeier ), Des Grieux "Manon" ( choreography by MacMillan),
Apollo. "Apollo" (by Balanchine), "Who cares?" (by Balanchine),"Whispers in the Dark" (by E.Liang), 5 Tangos, Two gold variation (by H.van Manen) and others.
In studio his coaches were Igor Zelenski, Olga Kostrizky,Natalia Makarova, Yukari Sayto, Karl Burnett, Patricia Ruann. Olga Evreinoff, Yannick Bouqen, John Neumeier, Yorma Elo, Elke Sheppers and others.
View gallery