Yury Yanowsky's career as a principal dancer with the Boston Ballet spanned over two decades. Yanowsky was the recipient of the first prize at the Prix de Lausanne and won the Silver medal at both the Varna International Ballet Competition and the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS.
Yanowsky's passion for choreographing began early in his dancing career and over the past decade he has had the opportunity to choreograph numerous ballets for Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet II, Carlos Acosta's "Premiere's Plus", Festival Ballet Providence, and international galas. In 2015, Yanowsky was awarded the Choreographic Prize at the prestigious Erik Bruhn Competition for his ballet, District. In 2016 he was commissioned to create new works for Boston Ballet and The Bundes Jugend Ballet Hamburg and was the guest choreographer for the Opening Night Gala for the Ballet Program at Jacob’s Pillow 2016.
Yury is currently on faculty at Harvard University and Centro Coreographico, Las Palmas Spain, Summer Program. He has also taught at Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Brookline Ballet, and Colby College.
In the upcoming season Yury's works will be featured at Kansas City Ballet, Berklee College of Music, The New England Conservatory, Festival Ballet Providence, Rhode Island as well as several International galas. Yanowsky will also serve as the movement Director for the 2017 Lyric Opera of Boston's production of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress.
Yury holds a degree in Coreografia y Tecnicas de interpretation de la Danza from the Academica de Ensenanzas de Musica y Artes Enscenicas, Spain, 2009.
He speaks Spanish, English, and French fluently.