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A native Russian, Denis Malinkine graduated from the esteemed Bolshoi Ballet Academy. He soon joined the Moscow Classical Ballet in 1985 and participated in many of the Company’s tours, including: the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, among others. In 1990 he joined the National Ballet of Portugal.
In 1993, Malinkine was invited by Christopher Gable to join England’s Northern Ballet Theatre. As a principal, he created the title role in the landmark production of Dracula by Michael Pink and Christopher Gable, and the roles of Captain Phoebus in Pink’s Hunchback of Notre Dame and Albrecht in Northern Ballet Theatre’s Giselle. He expanded this experience in the genre of Dance Drama in productions of Romeo & Juliet, Christmas Carol, Cinderella, Swan Lake, The Brontes, and Carmen.
Malinkine has worked with Atlanta Ballet since 1999, where he created the role of Romeo in Michael Pink’s Romeo & Juliet. During his career, he has appeared in classical ballet performances, and in productions by George Balanchine, Kenneth MacMillan, Lila York, and many others.
Malinkine has acted as guest artist and assistant to Mr. Pink in performing and remounting these works for Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Ballet Internationale and the Norwegian National Ballet. He also assisted John McFall in his work for Peter Pan with Ballet Internationale.