This is Petr's 12th season with Eugene Ballet Company. Born in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia, Petr began studying ballet at age five at the noted National Ballet Theater "Solnechie Blicki" under the artistic direction of Elena Orlova. In 1990 he entered the renowned Perm Academy of Ballet in Perm, Russia. In 1991 Peter attended The Moscow Academy of Ballet, studying with many of Russia's great ballet teachers of The Bolshoi Ballet. He also studied at Elmhurst Ballet School in England. In 2002 Petr joined Moscow City Ballet. He has toured extensively in Russia and the United Kingdom. Petr has shown his versatility by performing a wide variety of roles with EBC including the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, Step-Sister in Cinderella, Russian in The Nutcracker, and solos in All You Need Is Love and The Swing Kings.