Andrey Kuznecov-Vecheslov


Russian choreographer, director, screenwriter, actor.

Andrei Kuznetsov-Vecheslov was born in Leningrad in 1951. He belongs to an artistic dynasty at the Mariinsky Theater. He graduated from the Vaganova Choreographic College and the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory. He was a ballet dancer for the Mariinsky Theater from 1970 to 1976; the chief choreographer of the Petrozavodsk Music Theater from 1976 to 1979; and the ballet master at St. Petersburg’s Lensovet Theater from 1983 to 1985. He was a founder and the artistic director of the St. Petersburg Small Ballet (1991-1995), the first non-governmental ballet troupe in that city. He has choreographed numerous Russian ballets, musicals and dramatic performances, including The Cicadas (1992), Three Dreams (1993) and The Constant Principle (2013), directed by Boris Yukhananov; and Prince Igor (1997), directed by Georgy Isaakyan at the Mariinsky Theater. Andrei is also a director, screenwriter and film actor. He has played several roles in the dramatic theater, including Faust, Call Me Pechorin, and The Cherry Orchard.

He was appointed chief choreographer of the Stanislavsky Electrotheater in 2013.