Yanowsky Yury

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Classical Ballet / Principal

Yury Yanowsky was born in Lyon, France and grew up in Madrid and Las Palmas, Spain.

He began his ballet training with his parents, Carmen Robles and Anatol Yanowsky, and also studied at the National Ballet of Cuba.

In 1992 he won first prize at the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland and the Silver Medal at Varna International Ballet Competition, and in 1994 he won the Silver Medal in the Senior Division at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi.

Yanowsky joined Boston Ballet’s corps de ballet in 1993, was promoted to soloist in 1995 and to principal in 1999.

Throughout his career, Yanowsky has participated in numerous international ballet galas.

His Boston Ballet repertoire includes Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew and Onegin, Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias and Lambarena, Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly, Maina Gielgud's Giselle, Jorma Elo’s Carmen, Jiří Kylián’s Sarabande, Christopher Wheeldon’s Corybantic Ecstasies and Polyphonia, William Forsythe’s In the middle, somewhat elevated, Helen Pickett’s Etesian, George Balanchine’s Rubies, Prodigal Son, 4 Temperaments and Stars and Stripes, Asaf Messerer’s Spring Waters, Peter Martins’ Distant Light and Marius Petipa’s Raymonda, Act III.

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