Dmitri Gudanov I think, it pretty much explains what I think about him, though it’s not an exact answer to your question.
Semyon Chudin see the last line (: also, imo, Syoma is doing better in contemporary ballets, yet his classical repertoire is also on a very high level. even though he’s hilarious, gorgeous and you might get taken aback watching him, I think, that it’s sort of visible that he’s not a Bolshoi Ballet Academy graduate.
David Hallberg a link within a link, yup :/
Vladislav Lantratov: I adore Vlad. He is gorgeous. he’s a walking (or dancing?) perfect combination of Russian ballet academicism and celestial dramatic talent. Just think of him as Crassus. oh holy cherry muffins…
Mikhail Lobukhin: I think, he was pretty underrated in the Mariinsky. I list him as one of my favorite male dancer only because of his portrayal of Tybalt. overwhelming passion, severeness, intensity, vanity, amour-propre + the classical Vaganova training make him a dancer worth being seen.
Artem Ovcharenko: a beautiful dancer with the body of a Greek god. clear technique, interesting to watch, but he’s not my favorite dancer. he’s too much of a prince to me. also what I don’t like about him is that he can’t link utterances together properly. maybe he spends so much time rehearsing and dancing, that he gets to forget Russian? I don’t know ): no offense, sorry, that’s my opinion.
Ruslan Skvortsov: well, I run a blog dedicated to him. does it answer your question? (;
Anonymous: What are your opinions on all the male principals at the bolshoi?