Born in Moscow, Evgeny studied at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy directed by Sophia Golovkina and Maxim Martirosian. He graduated in 1977 from the class of Honoured Artists of Russia and the USSR Boris Rachmanin and Natalia Zolotova. Upon graduation Evgeny was accepted into the Bolshoi Ballet Company, under the direction of Yuri Grigorovich. Evgeny’s career in the Bolshoi Ballet lasted over 20 years, during which time he was fortunate enough to work with great Russian teachers such as Raisa Struchkova, Galina Ulanova, Marina Semionova and Boris Akimov. Evgeny performed Principal and Soloist roles in the entire classical repertoire of the theatre and in the productions of Yuri Grigorovich, touring over 60 countries both with the Bolshoi Ballet and as a guest Principal.
Aside from his Career at the Bolshoi, Evgeny graduated with full honours from the Moscow Academy of Theatre and Arts with a diploma of teaching and from the Moscow State University as a journalist and ballet critic. Evgeny has also trained and choreographed for European and international sports champions.