Viktor Plotnikov

Faculty, San Francisco Ballet School

Former Principal Dancer, Boston Ballet

Born in Kharkov City, Ukraine, Viktor Plotnikov received his training at the Kiev-Ukraine School and the St. Petersburg Vaganova Ballet Academy. From 1987 to 1990, he was a soloist with Donetsk Ballet Company in the Ukraine. Plotnikov held principal dancer position with Boston Ballet from 

1993 until 2006 where he has performed major roles in classical and contemporary ballets by many of the major choreographers, and he has toured extensively in Russia and the US.


As a choreographer, Plotnikov created original, commissioned works for companies including Boston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Richmond Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, Bolshoi Theatre’s Choreographic Workshop, and served as resident choreographer for Festival Ballet Providence since 2003.

Plotnikov co-directed and co-produced project Raw Dance and holds numerous International Best Choreographer’s Awards.