Andrei Pendik
Artistic Director

Andrei graduated from the Ballet College in Voronezh, Russia, with a diploma as a Ballet Dancer.

Andrei danced with a number of renowned ballet companies in Moscow. One of his major achievements was performing as a lead dancer in the ballet film 'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves', co-produced by Russia, Germany, and Czechoslovakia in 1989. There he worked with such internationally known dancers as Ilsa Liepa (Russia), Maniya Barredo (USA), and choreographer Mikhail Lavrovsky.

A series of guest apperances with a number of  ballet schools followed. After Andrei graduated from the Moscow State University as a Ballet Teacher, he was invited to teach at the Ballet College in Voronezh, where he started his career.

In Canada, Andrei Pendik joined the Ontario Ballet Company.

Since 1995, he has been the Dance and Artistic Director of the Shevchenko School of Ballet in Toronto.

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