A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Sergey Pakharev trained at the Academy of Russian Ballet and The School of the Kirov Ballet. Upon graduation, he danced as a Soloist at the Maryinsky Theater. He has had an exciting career, receiving diplomas at both the International Ballet Competition of Rudolf Nureyev in Budapest, Hungary and the International Ballet Competition of Maya Plisetskaya in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since coming to the United States, Mr. Pakharev danced as a Soloist with the Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet. Mr. Pakharev was with Cincinnati Ballet in 2003-2008 and has performed lead roles in Coppelia, Swan Lake, Balanchine's Who Cares, and Prodigal Son.
Pakharev has danced with the Rebecca Davis Dance Company in Philadelphia and continues guest performing for Ballet Tech of Ohio, Lafeyette Ballet Theatre, Miami Valley Dance Company, Northern Cincinnati Youth Ballet (NCYB) and more. He is also a founding member of Show Ballet Castalia, a Cincinnati-based company providing dance entertainment for parties, holidays, and special events.