Sergey Kheylik - Contemporary
ergey Kheylik is originally from Voronezh, Russia. At the age of 10, he began his ballet training in Voronezh and became inspired to perform by the legendary Michael Jackson. At 12, he went to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow and received a scholarship from the Rudolph Nureyev Foundation to study at the Vienna State Opera Ballet School. In 2000, he won the Hope Prize at Prix De Lausanne in Switzerland and later studied under Peter Pestov at the John Cranko Ballet School in Stuttgart, Germany. During his studies in Germany, he won 1st prize at the 2001 Vienna International Ballet Competition and the gold medal in Bulgaria at the 2002 Varna International Ballet Competition. His professional career started shortly thereafter when he guested with Universal Ballet in Korea. In 2003, he joined Vienna State Opera Ballet as a full time company member, and was invited to dance in America with Carolina Ballet the following year. Within the past 15 years he has been a principal dancer and guest artist with companies like Los Angeles Ballet, Odyssey Dance Theatre, Cirque Du Soleil, South African Ballet Theatre, Hong Kong Ballet, Whim W’him, Bad Boys Of Dance. Sergey also teaches Contemporary Ballet Master Classes internationally. He taught for Youth America Grand Prix in New York and Asian Grand Prix in Hong Kong. He is currently performing as guest artist and choreographs various productions and events all over the world, and works with prestigious and talented people in the Dance industry.