At age 10, he enrolled in Perm State Ballet Academy and in 1995, he graduated with a red diploma. He started dancing with The Perm Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 1998, he won a gold medal in the Senior Men’s division at the Arabesque competition of Perm and received the Mikhail Arnapolskiy prize for the most talented participant of the competition. During the next four years, Mr. Tyukov performed leading roles and traveled throughout the world. In 1999, he became a Principal dancer with Ballet Internationale and performed leading roles in full-length ballets including Carmen, Phaedra, Creation of The World, Thousand and One Nights, La Fille Mal Garde’, Cinderella, Fire Bird and Napoli. With Ballet Internationale, he danced throughout the United States and in Taiwan, China, Canada, Germany and France. In 2006, he joined Cincinnati Ballet as a Principal and performed classical and contemporary works. Mr. Tyukov has also participated in numerous galas including La Gala Des Etoiles in Montreal, Stars of Mariinskiy in Germany, International Gala in South Korea, and Russian Stars in memory of Galina Ulanova. He has been a guest artist in Amsterdam, Croatia, Japan and several American ballet companies. Mr. Tyukov has received many great reviews from The New York Times, Le Figaro, Los Angeles Times and Financial Times UK. He is a candidate of Master of Sports for Figure Skating. This is his 18th season performing with ballet companies and 6th season with Colorado Ballet.