Lev Ponomarev, 18 years old

Lev Ponomarev, 18 years old

Graduate student of the Perm State Choreographic School.

Lev switched to ballet after learning in a folk dance studio. His teacher Yuri Sidorov watched the student closely and told his parents once that Lev has the potential of achieving good results in classical dance. This way, Lev Ponomarev found himself taking exams at the choreographic school. And passed them successfully. These events met with a mixed reaction in the family At first, only his mother supported the young artist; it took his father time to understand, how serious and difficult was the path his son had chosen.

Professional reference persons for Lev Ponomarev are Vladislav Lantratov and Vladimir Shklyaro According to Lev, the first is a very academic artist and a role model; and the second has the majestic air of a prince, and this is amazing.

Lev is sure that the most important thing in the profession of a ballet dancer is experience. Today, the list of Lev's personal successes includes dozens of learned parts, participation and recognition in various competitions. To hone his skills, he not only works with teachers on a regular basis, but also takes part in creative competitions quite often: “I take part in competitions not to win some prize, or to get somewhere, but to gain experience. Without it, it is impossible to go further, to overcome obstacles, both emotional and physical.”