Company Member Since 2020 | From Dnipro, Ukraine
Favorite TV Show:“Top Gear” or “The Grand Tour” – anything with the Clarkson, Hammond, May trio, really.
Favorite Local Hangout: One of the things that excites me about moving to Columbus is exploring all the city’s eateries and countless breweries I keep hearing about!
Favorite Place In Your Home: The garage… I’m a “gearhead”, and weekend car projects at my or my friend’s house are a great change of pace.
Alvin Tovstogray is from Dnipro, Ukraine – where he trained with Viacheslav Volkov and graduated from Dnipro State Choreographic School in 2008. Later he studied at San Francisco Ballet School, and then spent two seasons with The Washington Ballet’s Studio Company.
After joining Oklahoma City Ballet in 2012, Mr. Tovstogray was promoted to soloist in 2014 and again to Principal Dancer in 2015.
Notable awards include third place at the Istanbul International Competition (2010), Bronze Medal at World Ballet Competition Orlando (2011), and Gold at Tanzolymp (2012).
He has performed works by George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, August Bournonville, Jiří Kylián, Nacho Duato, Twyla Tharp, Helen Pickett, Ma Cong, Stanton Welch, Septime Webre, Michael Pink, Matthew Neenan, Amy Seiwert, Robert Mills.
His favorite roles include Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Albrecht in Giselle, Prince Seigfried in Swan Lake, James in La Sylphide.
Mr. Tovstogray is an American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum Certified Teacher.