YAROSLAV (SLAVA) FADEYEV

YAROSLAV (SLAVA) FADEYEV
Slava Fadeyev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia where he trained at the famed Vaganova Choreography Academy. Other graduates of this Academy include: Balanchine, Baryshnikov, Fokine, Makarova, Kondaurova, Lopatkina, Nijinsky, Nureyev, Pavlova, Zakharova, Vishneva and many others. In addition to Slava’s comprehensive classical ballet training, the Vaganova Academy’s rigorous curriculum included: character dance, mime, stage fighting, acting, ballet history, fencing, stage makeup and piano.
Upon graduation he was invited to join the prestigious Kirov Ballet of the Mariinsky Theatre, where he danced soloist roles including: Giselle, Swan Lake, Walpurgis Night, La Bayadére, Fairy Doll, Legend of Love, Romeo & Juliet, Coppélia, Le Sylphide, Anna Karenina, and The Nutcracker. In 1995, he was invited to join the Hartford Ballet in Connecticut as a Principal Dancer under the artistic direction of Kirk Peterson. Additionally, Slava has danced with the New York Metropolitan Opera, Uralsky Dance Productions, Eglevsky Ballet, Sawnee Ballet Company, and other companies. He has performed internationally on some of the greatest stages in the world.
As a teacher Slava is a meticulous professional skilled in classical ballet, theater and the performing arts. Slava’s fluency in Russian and English enable him to be precise and articulate in communicating ideas. He is accomplished in teaching classical ballet, partnering, pas de deux, character dance, and coaching for performances and competitions.
Slava is the Artistic Director of Fadeyev Ballet in Greenvale, NY. FadeyevBallet.org