As Abderakhman in by Andrei Melanyin.
As Abderakhman in Raymonda.
photo by Andrei Melanyin.
As Jose in Carmen Suite.
As Jose in Carmen Suite.
As Conrad in Le Corsaire. Svetlana Lunkina as Medora. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Conrad in Le Corsaire.
Svetlana Lunkina as Medora.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Claudius in Hamlet. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Claudius in Hamlet.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.


In 1988, he won the 1st prize at the All-Union Competition of Ballet Dancers, in Moscow and the 2nd prize at the International Competition of Ballet Dancers, in Varna.
In 1995, he was awarded the title of Merited Artist of the Russian Federation.
In 2001, he was awarded the order of Friendship.
In 2008, he was awarded the title of People’s Artist of the Russian Federation.



Born in Moscow. In 1988, having completed his studies at the Moscow College of Choreography (Alexander Prokofiev’s class), he joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company.
In 1992, he gradated from the performers faculty of the Institute of Choreography (today College and Institute have been amalgamated into the Moscow Academy of Choreography).
His teacher-repetiteur was Mikhail Lavrovsky.
Retired in 2010/11.
Since 2011 he has been Artistic Ballet Director in the Chelyabinsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre.


Chinese Doll (Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)

Benedict (T. Khrennikov’s Love for Love, choreography by Vera Boccadoro)
Beranger, Bernard (Raimonda by A. Glazunov, choreography by M. Petipa in the version of Y. Grigorovich)
Danila (The Stone Flower by S. Prokofiev, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)

The Nutcracker-Prince (Nutcracker)
title role (S. Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)
A Slave (Le Corsaire by A. Adam, choreography by M. Petipa, K. Sergeyev’s version)
title role (A. Khachaturian’s Spartacus, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)

Solor (La Bayadère by L. Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, Y. Grigorovich production)

Ferkhad (A. Melikov’s A Legend of Love, choreography by Y. Grigorovich)
Conrad (Le Corsaire. Y. Grigorovich’s version)
Basilio (Don Quixote by L. Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, A. Gorsky, Y. Grigorovich’s version, then A. Fadeyechev’s version)

title role (Romeo and Juliet, choreography by L. Lavrovsky)

Blue Bird (The Sleeping Beautyby P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by, Y. Grigorovich production)
Waltz (The Polish Ball in the opera Ivan Susanin, choreography by R. Zakharov)

Abderakhman (Raimonda)
Soloist (Mozartiana to music by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by G. Balanchine)

Ivan (R. Shchedrin’s The Humpbacked Horse, choreography by N. Androsov)
James (La Sylphide by H. S. Levenskiold, choreography by A. Bournonville in the version of E.M. von Rosen)

Colas (La Fille mal gardee. Music by L. Herold, choreography by F. Ashton)

Pyotr (D. Shostakovich’s The Bright Stream, choreography by A. Ratmansky) — creation
Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet. D. Donnelan and R.Poklitary production) — creation

Doctor (Ward No. 6 to music by A. Part. R. Poklitaru creation)

Jose (Carmen Suite to music by G. Bizet-R. Shchedrin, choreography by A. Alonso)
The Evil Genius (Swan Lake by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by A. Gorsky, M. Petipa, L. Ivanov in the 2ndversion by Y. Grigorovich)

Soloist (Misericordes to music by A. Part, choreography by C. Wheeldon) — creation
Conrad (Le Corsaire, production and new choreography by A. Ratmansky and Y. Burlaka after M. Petipa)

The Marquis Costa de Beauregard (B. Asfiev’s The Flames of Paris, production and new choreography by A. Ratmansky after V. Vainonen)


Yuri Klevtsov has numerous foreign contracts. From 1995-96, he was guest soloist with Argentine’s Teatro Colon Ballet Company where he danced leads in the classical and modern repertory and participated in the Company’s premiere production of La Fille mal gardee (choreography by F. Ashton).
In 2000, he danced the part of Ferkhad at the premiere of Legend of Love at the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Istanbul.
He has participated several times in the international Stars of the 21st Century project, organized by the Canadian impresarios Nadia Veselova-Tencer and Solomon Tencer (these gala-concerts of the world’s ballet stars have taken place in Toronto, Paris, Cannes, New York, Tokyo).

In 2008 he created the role of Claydius in Hamlet ballet (music by D. Shostakoich, choreography by A. Fadeyechev) at the Rostov State Opera and Ballet Theatre.
At the Chelyabinsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre he staged Nutcracker (together with M. Bolshakova; 2013), Swan Lake and La Bayadere (both — 2014).