A principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre,
Maxim Beloserkovsky received his dance training at the Kiev Ballet Institute.
In 1990 he danced as a leading soloist with the National Opera of Bulgaria
where he remained for one year.
From 1991 to 1994, he was a principal dancer
with the National Opera Ballet of the Ukraine, and toured with them to numerous
countries, including France, Germany, Spain, Hungary, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. He performed most of the major roles in the classical
repertory: the Prince and Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty; Prince
Siegfried and the Pas de Trois in Swan Lake; Albrecht in Giselle; Ferhad in Legend of Love; and the Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire,
Don Quixote and La Sylphide. In 1993, Mr. Beloserkovsky was honored
by the President of the Ukraine for outstanding artistic achievement.
Joining American Ballet Theatre in
1994, Mr. Beloserkovsky was made a soloist in 1995 and was appointed principal
dancer in 2000, following a brilliant season in which he was repeatedly cited
for his superior artistry, "(adding) virtuosity to his pure classical style."
(Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times.) His performance as Basilio in Don
Quixote was a triumph: "The last Don Quixote of the season … had
(partner and wife) Irina Dvorovenko and Mr. Beloserkovsky in a stunning display
of integrated artistry and technique, a truly flawless and exciting
(Kisselgoff, The New York Times.) Ms. Kisselgoff's
review of his 1999 Don Quixote hailed his performance as "perfect, and
danced in sublime harmony and with breathtaking stylistic unity."
Mr. Beloserkovsky's Siegfried in Ballet
Theatre's new Swan Lake also brought critical acclaim: "To see Irina
Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky step into the leading roles of Swan Lake was to see two outstanding dancers outdo themselves and enhance a 19th century classic with a splendid and mature performance." "It is up to the
principals to bring depth to the plot through their dancing. This is what Ms.
Dvorovenko and Mr. Beloserkovsky did with unusual technical polish." (The
New York Times.) Jennifer Dunning, reviewing Etudes in The New
York Times, cited Mr. Beloserkovsky for his "forceful Russian-style attack,
mixed here, characteristically, with a winning clarity of line and shape."
Equally confident in both classical and
contemporary works, Mr. Beloserkovsky brings graceful dignity and elegance to
his many roles. His repertoire with ABT includes Basilio and Espada in Don
Quixote; Prince Desiré and Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty; Siegfried in Swan Lake; Romeo in Romeo and Juliet; Albrecht in Giselle; Jean de Brienne in Raymonda, Oberon in The Dream; the lead in Theme and Variations; Conrad and Lankendem in Le Corsaire; Camille
in The Merry Widow; Colas in La Fille mal Gardée; Lensky
in Onegin; Misgir in The Snow Maiden; James in La Sylphide; Franz
in Coppelia; the Cavalier in The Nutcracker; Aminta in Sylvia; and the Prince in Cinderella. He has also danced leading roles in The
Leaves are Fading, Lilac Garden, Dim Lustre, Brüch Violin Concerto, Mozartiana,
Symphony in C, Symphonic Variations, Les Sylphides, Etudes, Apollo, Pas des
Déesses, La Bayadère (Act II), and Variations for Four, as
well as Sylvia Pas de Deux, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and Paquita.
His athleticism and style have also earned him leading roles in important
contemporary works: Twyla Tharp's Push Comes to Shove, The Elements and The Brahams-Haydn Variations, Junk pas de deux; Nacho Duato's Without Words and Remanso; Natalie Weir's Hereafter; Mark Morris's Drink to Me Only With
Thine Eyes; Jiri Kylian's Sinfonietta; John Neumeier's Spring and
Fall; "Splendid Isolation" by Jessica Lang; Christian Spuck's Le Grand Pas de Deux; Stanton Welch's Clear; Peter Quanz's Kaleidoscope; Martha Graham's Diversion of Angels; and
Jerome Robbins's Afternoon of a Faun.
Mr. Beloserkovsky has appeared as a
guest artist with numerous companies, including the Hamburg Ballet, the Finnish
Ballet, the Rome Opera Ballet, Verona Ballet, the Universal Ballet, and with
Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet, and has been a guest with Asami Maki and at the
National Theater in Tokyo. He has also appeared in several videos and
television arts programs, including the PBS broadcast of the opening of the New
Jersey Performing Arts Center, partnering his wife, ABT principal dancer Irina
Dvorovenko, in the Swan Lake Act II Pas de Deux. He has been featured
on the cover of Dance Magazine, Japanese Dance Magazine, New York Dance Fax and Pointe as well as in articles in People, Dancing Times, Dance Review, Gotham, Good Housekeeping and Talk.
With his polished technique and confident stage
presence, Mr. Beloserkovsky easily meets the technical challenge of both the
classical and contemporary repertory, making him one of American Ballet
Theatre's most versatile dancers. He and Ms. Dvorovenko are the proud parents
of daughter Emma Galina, born in March 2005.