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Roman Zhurbin

Moscow, Russia

Joined ABT 2004 / Soloist since 2014

Biography

Roman Zhurbin was born in Moscow, Russia and came to the United States at 13. He began his ballet training at 15 at LaGuardia High School under the direction of Michelle Mathesius, Joey Smith, Michele Benash and Eddie Shelman. During his high school years Zhurbin also trained at Studio Maestro with Francois Perron, Debra Wingert and Marina Stavitskaya. In 2003, he attended American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive Program and was asked to join ABT’s Studio Company.

Zhurbin joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in April 2004 and became a member of the corps de ballet in April 2005.  He became a Soloist in August 2014.

Mr. Zhurbin’s performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Mark Casey and Carrie Gaiser Casey.

Photo: Rosalie O'Connor

Repertoire

Milestones

2003

Participated in ABT Summer Intensive 2003

2003

Joined ABT Studio Company September 2003

2004

Joined ABT as Apprentice April 2004

2005

Joined Corps de Ballet April 2005

2014

Promoted to Soloist August 2014