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Senior Ballet Pre-Professional Division

Ballet Performance Program


Zherlin Ndudi was born in St. Petersburg,Russia. He began his ballet training at age 7at the State school in Donetsk,Ukraine.At age 9 he continued his training at Choreographic school of Vadim Pisarev and graduated in 2003.


Zherlin began his professional career as a soloist at Donbass Opera (Theater of Opera and Ballet) and afterwards continued his studies at Hochschule fur Music and theater Munchen. In 2006 , Zherlin joined Aalto-Ballett-Theatre in Essen, Germany and in 2007 joined Miami City Ballet as a soloist. Most recently, Zherlin worked as a principal dancer with the Phoenix Ballet and Ballet Arizona. He has perfumed on many prestigious stages around the world including Poland, Japan, Norway, Arabic Emirates, Germany, Holland, Korea, China, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Russia and the United states.


International Achievements:

  • 1st prize ,Young Dancers Competition - Kiev, Ukraine

  • 1st prize, Eurovision Competition - Amsterdam 

  • 1st prize, Serge Lifar -  Kiev, Ukraine, 

  • 1st prize, Arabesque - Perm, Russia 

  • 2nd prize, X International Ballet Competition - Moscow 

  • 2nd prize, I Korean International Ballet Competition, Seoul, Korea 2007

  • Grand Prix Tanzolymp - Berlin, Germany 

  • Prize  Winner Prix de Lausanne 

  • Jury award USA International Ballet Competition - Jackson, Mississippi 2006

  • Serge Lifar Prize  Awarded to Mr. Zherlin Ndudi in 2005 for  "Youth of the Ballet" award in Ukraine 2004

  • Best young dancer of the year 2003 Ukraine award

  • Serge Lifar's 100th anniversary dance award 


  • Don Quixote (Basilio), Le Corsaire (slave Ali), Nutrcracker (Cavalier),Cipollino(Chipollino),

  •  Spartacus (Brother), La Bayadère (Solor,

  • Golden Idol), Swan Lake (Prince, Joker), 

  • Sleeping Beauty (Prince,Blue Bird).

  • Romeo and Juliet   (Romeo) 

  • Diana and Acteon   (Acteon)

  •  Han's van Manen - Five Tango, Solo

  • George Balanchine – Pas de Dix, Jewels, 

  • Bourrée  Fantasque , Ballet Imperial, SquareDance,  Nutcracker, Symphony in C, Rubies, La Valse, Four temperaments...

  • Twyla Tharp - Night Spot

  • Richard Amaro – Lounge 2200 

  • Albert Blaise Cattafi - String of thoughts