Vadim Muntagirov was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia. In 1999, he entered Perm Choreographic Ballet Institute. After winning Prix de Lausanne in 2006 he was invited to continue his training at the Royal Ballet Upper School, graduating in 2009. Muntagirov joined English National Ballet in 2009 at the age of 19.
Since joining English National Ballet, Muntagirov has performed leading roles in all the classical repertory. He was cast as Prince Siegfried in Derek Deane's Swan Lake to open English National Ballet's season and, in 2010, Muntagirov debuted as Romeo in Rudolf Nureyev's Romeo and Juliet.
In 2011, he won the award for Outstanding Male Performer as well as Emerging Dancer, by the London Critics' Circle.
Muntagirov joined The Royal Ballet as a Principal Dancer in February 2014.
Muntagirov made his debut with American Ballet Theatre in 2012 dancing Solor in La Bayadère at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C. His repertoire with the Company also includes Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty and Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake.