Principal danseur Dmitry Kozhemyakin originally hails from Izhevsk, a small town in the farthest reaches of Eastern Russia, and he now lives in Moscow. Kozhemyakin performed in the festival called “Russian Seasons XXI century” by Andris Liepa in Riga and Paris and won a medal in 2009 at the Internationla Ballet Compeittion of Choreographers Named after R. Zakharov for his work “Maria.” Dmitry graduated from the famous Bashkir National Ballet Academy named after Rudolf Nureyev in 2003. Upon graduation from the Bashkir Academy of Ballet and Opera, and for three years, Kozhemyakin was invited as Principal Danseur of the Bashkirian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2006 he moved to Moscow upon an invitation to be Principal Danseur of the Moscow Theatre Kremlin Ballet and in 2011 joined Ballet Moscow also as Principal Danseur. In 2013 he graduated with Honors form Moscow’s legendary Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS), studying under the esteemed teacher Mikhail Lavrovsky, People’s Artists of the USSR, as a choreographer. Upon graduation in 2013 Kozhemyakin staged the ballet “The Nutcracker” to Pytor I. Tchaikovsky’s music in his own redaction for the modern and experimental Moscow ballet theatre named Talarium et Lux.
Kozhemyakin's repetroire includes major principal roles in the classics including Nutcracker Prince, Uncle Drosselmeyer, Chinese, Russian and French Variations;“Swan Lake” Prince Siegfried, Pas de Trois, and Rothbart; “Sleeping Beauty”Prince Desire and the Bluebird; “La Bayadere” Solor and Golden Idol; “Romeo and Juliet” as Romeo and Mercutio; James in “La Sylphide;” the Grand Pas of “Paquita;” the Youth in “Chopiniana;“ Basil in “Don Quixote;” the Prince in “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs;” Count Albrecht, Hans, and the Classical Duet in “Giselle;” and Colin in “La Fille mal Gardee.” He has toured 4 of the world’s 6 continents with the company including USA, Canada, Europe, China, Africa and many others.