From Moscow , Russia , Andrei Kisselev began his career at an early age receiving intensive training in Vaganova Ballet Method. In 1992, he received a diploma from the Russian Conservatory of Culture and Art after four years of study as a ballet master and choreographer.
In the same year of graduation, Andrei joined the world renowned Moiseyev Dance Company. After one year he became a principal dancer.
In 1995 Andrei was discovered by the producers of Riverdance and for the next four years he performed with this international hit show in North America and Europe culminating in a two-year successful Broadway production. Throughout this time , Andrei was also ballet master, bringing new innovations in style to the stage and playing a pivotal role as a Riverdance choreographer.
Settling in New York in 2001, Andrei performed as a principal dancer with, Connecticut Ballet, Kentucky Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, and Eglevsky Ballet, Rebecca Kelly Ballet.
For four years he was Artistic Director of Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive Program in USA. Currently Artistic Director of “Art of the Dance World” Public School Educational Program, which brings education in dance to public schools in the New York area.
For the last 8 years he is a Professor of Ballet at Manhattanville College.
He received a rave review in the New York Times for performance with Rebecca Kelly Ballet:
“The one bright spot was the suave, cheerful performing of Andrei Kisselev”
By JENNIFER DUNNING.