Alexander Iziliaev
Senior Lecturer

Born and raised in Sterlitamak, Russia, Alexander Iziliaev began his ballet training at age 11 at the Perm Ballet School. Upon graduating in 1992, he won the Moscow International Competition and the Perm Competition. That same year, he traveled to the United States and joined the Hartford Ballet. Immediately cast in principal roles, Iziliaev also originated many roles in Kirk Peterson ballets and he continued his training with Truman Finney.

In 1995, he was invited by Peter Martins to join the New York City Ballet. There his extensive repertoire of featured roles included George Balanchine’s “Tarantella,” “Allegro Brillante,” “The Four Temperaments” and “La Sonambula”; and Peter Martins “Fearful Symmetries.” Iziliaev also originated roles in Kevin O’Day’s “Badchonim” and Richard Tanner’s “Schoenberg/Wuorinen Variations.”

Iziliaev joined the Pennsylvania Ballet in September 2000 as a principal dancer. His roles with the company have included Oberon in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Prince Desire in “The Sleeping Beauty,” Franz in “Coppelia,” Prince Charming in “Cinderella,” Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet,” Lucentio in “The Taming of the Shrew,” Prince Ivan in “The Firebird” and Frederick in “Dracula.” He has also danced principal roles in George Balanchine’s “Prodigal Son,” “Raymonda Variations,” “Agon,” “Serenade,” “The Nutcracker,” “Square Dance” and “Western Symphony.” Iziliaev has also performed in William Forsythe’s “In the Middle Somewhat Elevated,” Paul Taylor’s “Arden Court,” Twyla Tharp’s “In the Upper Room,” “Nine Sinatra Songs” and Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s “Great Galloping Gottschalk”; and has made numerous international appearances in London, Paris, Scotland, Brazil and throughout South America.

He has an impressive record as a ballet teacher and coach. He is currently in the faculty of the School of Pennsylvania Ballet, Metropolitan Ballet Academy and Bowman School of Dance. He has been a guest teacher for Koresh Dance Company, Eastern Connecticut Ballet, Ballet Workshop New England and Swarthmore Ballet Theater. Iziliaev has also taught master classes in Spain.

Class Schedule, Spring 2016

M,T,TH,F08:30AM - 09:50AMBallet
M,T,TH,F08:30AM - 09:50AMBallet
M,T,TH,F08:30AM - 09:50AMBallet

Contact Info

Office: Terra Hall 3RD
Tel: 215-717-6110
Fax: 215-717-6109