Alexei Tyukov graduated with honors from the Perm State Ballet Academy in 1995, and danced with the Perm State Ballet Theatre that same year. In 1999, he won the Gold Medal in the Senior Men’s Division at the Arabesque Competition in Perm and was awarded the Mikhail Arnopolsky Prize for the most talented competition participant. He was a Principal with Ballet Internationale Indianapolis where he performed leading roles in Phaedra, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Firebird, Carmen and Thousand and One Nights. He has danced throughout the world, including in Taiwan, China, Canada and Germany. In 2006, he joined Cincinnati Ballet as a Principal and performed classical and contemporary works including Plan to B, The Bridge and Bakers Dozen. Mr. Tyukov has also participated in numerous galas including Le Gala Des Etoiles in Montreal, Stars of the 21st Century in Paris, Stars of the Mariinski in Germany and the International Gala in South Korea. Mr. Tyukov has also guested with the Russian Company, performing Natalia Makarova’s Swan Lake and was a guest artist in Cinncinati Ballet’s production of Thousand and One Nights. The New York Times said of Tyukov, "In Swan Lake, Alexei Tyukov broke the audience's hearts as much as Odette's in his eloquent portrayal of an all too-human Siegfried." Mr. Tyukov joined Colorado Ballet as a Principal in 2007.