Classical Ballet / Dancer
Ivan began his ballet training in the Moscow State Ballet Academy and achieved his diploma from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. Popov has performed with the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, Vienna Stattsopera, San Francisco Ballet, and Hungarian National Ballet. Popov has danced numerous principal roles including: Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried, Von Rotbart), Giselle (Albrecht, Hans), The Nutcracker (Prince), Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desire), Paquita (Grand Pas), and Don Quixote (Espada,Basilio). Popov was awarded the 2007 Silver Medal in the Premio Roma Competition.