Yuri Burlaka was born in 1968. He studied in his native city at the Moscow Academy of Ballet. After he graduated in 1986 he became a member of the Russian State Ballet. To his repertoire belonged amongst others the Prince (Nutcracker), Franz (Coppélia), Prince Desiré and the Bluebird (Sleeping Beauty), as well as the pas de trios and the Spanish dance (Swan Lake). Next to classical pieces Yuri Burlaka interpreted even modern creations.
Just recently he finished his study at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography. Now he is working as Ballet Master at the Bolschoi Ballet. Here he prepares together with Alexei Ratmansky, the artistic director of the Bolschoi Ballet, a reconstructed version of Le Corsaire for the Bolschoi Ballet. The Premiere will take place on the 27th of June 2007 in Moscow.