Latvian dancer Timofej Andrijashenko makes his Royal Ballet debut in the 2018/19 Season dancing Romeo (Romeo and Juliet) as a Guest Artist.
Andrijashenko was born in Riga and trained at the State National Academy. In 2009, during the international competition Dance City of Spoleto, he won a full scholarship to the Russian Ballet College in Genoa, under the direction of Irina Kashkova, graduating in 2013. In March 2014 he joined the corps de ballet of the Opera Theatre in Rome, under the direction of Micha von Hoecke, dancing principal and soloist roles in the 2013/14 season. In November 2014 he joined the corps de ballet of La Scala Theatre Ballet, promoted to principal in February 2018. His roles with the Company include Albrecht (Giselle), Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), Basilio (Don Quixote), Des Grieux (Manon), Cavalier (Balanchine’s The Nutcracker), Lensky (Onegin), Slave (Excelsior), Prince Désiré (The Sleeping Beauty), Siegfried (Swan Lake), Golden Slave (Scherazade), Armand (La Dame aux camélias), Conrad (Le Corsaire) and roles in La Valse and Symphony in C, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Balanchine), Petite Mort, Boléro, and Woolf Works (McGregor).
He has received several awards including, in 2010, the Positano Premia La Danza Leonide Massine and the Giffoni Dance Award, the Rome in Dance 2011 award, Napoli Cultural Classic Award in 2012 and Amalfi Dance award as the most promising young dancer. He has participated in several international competitions, winning the Grand Prix Dance Competition and MAB award in 2011. In 2013 he won the Pas de Deux section of the Tanzolymp Berlin and the Gold medal at the XII Moscow International Ballet Competition. He received the 2016 Danza and Dance Award for Performer of the Year.