Pre-Professional Faculty Member
A native of Ulan-Ude, Russian Federation, Roman Nikiforov started his Vaganova ballet training at age 10 in 1992 with the Buryat Choreography College, Ulan-Ude. In 1998 he was transferred to the Krasnoyarsk Choreography College, Krasnoyarsk. While studying, Roman as an apprentice joined the Krasnoyarsk National Opera and Ballet Theater. In 2000 shortly after graduating Roman got invited to work as a highest category professional ballet artist with the Russian State Ballet of Moscow.
In 2004 he received an offer to join the prestigious Ballet Internationale company and moved to United States Indianapolis, IN. In 2008 as a principal dancer Roman joined the Metropolitan Classical Ballet in Arlington, TX. His repertoire includes all the most known classical ballet parts and roles and many contemporary productions as well. Also since 2005, Roman has extensive teaching experience. In 2016 Roman joined the World Ballet Art Competition as a jury member.