Alexey Kulpin, is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia and most recently danced at the Grand Rapids Ballet in Michigan. He has performed internationally in France, Israel, Germany, China, Poland and The Netherlands. He is the 1998 winner of the ‘Grand Prix’ of the ‘Muse of St. Petersburg’ ballet competition. He has danced with the Kransoyarsk Dance Ensemble of Serbia, St. Petersburg Opera and San Diego Ballet.