He started dancing when he was 8 years old and moved from Russia to the United States in 2001 with his dancing partner, Anya Garnis.
He joined the cast of the Broadway production Burn the Floor in August 2009.
He was raised with family in Komsomolsk-ne-Amure, Siberia. He started dating Rachel Riley.
One of his So You Think You Can Dance numbers was choreographed by Mandy Moore.