Viktor Kabaniaev, award winning and internationally acclaimed choreographer and teacher, was trained at the famed Vaganova School in St. Petersburg, Russia. During the years that followed, he worked as a principal dancer in various ballet companies in the former Soviet Union, Germany and the United States. Mr. Kabaniaev has created over 40 works for the Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet Austin, Hanover Ballet, Diablo Ballet, Smuin Ballet SF and Sacramento Ballet, among others. He has also created over 150 pieces for YAGP. His works were presented in the Republic of Belarus, France, Germany, Poland, Japan, Australia, Netherlands, Russia, Italy, and the United States. He is also known for his work on the movies "First Position" (2010) and "Dancing With Nureyev" (2014).