Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Aleksey Babayev began his training at the Academy of International Ballet under the direction of Anastasia Babayeva and Denis Gronostayskiy. He also received training at Bolshoi Ballet Academy summer intensive (on scholarship), and, in 2009, joined Kirov Academy of Ballet (on full scholarship). In 2008, Aleksey won 2nd place in both the contemporary and classical divisions at the Youth America Grand Prix – Philadelphia, and then, in 2012, was awarded 1st place at Bolshoi summer intensive. Some of his featured roles have included Vladimir Lensky in Tatiana, the Golden Idol in La Bayadere, Jester in Swan Lake, and Bradfish in Mayerling. Aleksey had initially joined Pennsylvania Ballet in 2008 as a member of PBII before moving back to Russia to join Stanislavsky Theatre Ballet. He later returned as a member of our corps de ballet for the 2016/2017 season and has performed featured roles in Nacho Duato’s Remansos and Angel Corella’s Le Corsaire (Conrad). He also danced in the world premiere of Matthew Neenan’s Somnolence.