Award "Honorary Artist of Russia" (2009) "Popular Artist of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania" Award (2014) Winner of the St. Petersburg Theater Award "Golden Ceiling" (2000-2001 season) in the nomination "Best Ballet Role" for the part in the ballet "Sounds of Empty Pages" and the role of the hooligan in the ballet "The Young Lilli e the hooligan " Member of the UNESCO Dance Council (CID UNESCO) On 9 August 1976 he was born in Samara (Kuibyshev). Graduated from the Russian Ballet Academy. A. Y.Vaganova (class of Vladilen Semenov) in 1995. With the Mariinsky Theater from 1995 to 2014. Soloist since 1997. He has danced as a guest soloist in theaters all over the world: Sweden, France, England, USA, Germany, Japan, China, Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Finland, Italy, Spain and many other countries. Founder of the “Propaganda and Renaissance of Russian Art” charity foundation and Ilya Kuznetsov's children's dance schools.