One of Russia's finest Danseur Noble. Professor, teacher of ballet and Russian artistic director, born on November 12, 1932 in Samara. He studied at the choreographic School of Leningrad with Vladimir Ponomarev graduated in 1950. He was a soloist dancer of the Kirov Ballet from 1950 to 1972, during the last two years also played the work artistic director. In 1963, began teaching at the Leningrad choreographic school, since 1970 the Kirov Theatre ballet master. He was awarded the title of meritorious artist of the USSR in 1962 and the people's artist of the RSFSR in 1972. Ballet Master in Indianapolis, “Ballet Internationale”.
Currently he has been a guest teacher in New York with American Ballet Theatre, their JKO school as well as in other New York and U.S. programs and schools. Together with his wife and former partner, Irina Kolpakova, he has toured the world as an international guest pedagogue.
In 2015 Mr.Vladilen Semenov invited to be a Judge for the World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix.