Project Description


Born in 1976, in Moldova.
Alexei Terentiev started his ballet education at the age of 10 at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy as a student of Peter Korogodsky (6 years).
He continued his ballet training at Moldavian State Choreographical School, from where he graduated in 1993. Since then, he is been dancing in the Moldavian National Opera and Ballet Theatre as a principal dancer.
In 1995 at The Danovsky Ballet Competition (Constanta, Romania), Alexei won the 1st place in the Senior Men’s Division with his Pas de Deux in the “Sleeping Beauty” and a Special Award for the Highest Jump.
Alexei has also been awarded by the Diaghilev Center. In 1998 in the Moldovian National Opera and Ballet Theatre’s Alexei performed the principal role in The Nutcracker. He has been touring extensively with the Moldavian National Opera and Ballet Theatre through Spain, Italy, Romania, United Kingdom and The Netherlands.
His repertoire includes principal roles in “Don Quixote”, “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Nutcracker”, “Giselle”, “La Silphyda”, “Chopiniana”, “The Wayward daughter”, “Paquita”, “Coppelia”.

  • 2008 – 23rd International Ballet Competition in Varna, partner of Cristina Terentieva:
  • - Award for Best Partnership.
  • - Award for original contemporary choreography by Radu Poklitaru.

At the present moment, he is principal dancer of Moldavian National Opera and Ballet Theatre along with his wife Cristina Terentieva.