ALEKSEI ZHEREBTSOVProgram Bio
August 2009: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, MA, and New York City
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Aleksei Zherebtsov is a trained actor interested in interdisciplinary performance including physical theater and improvisation. He was born in Chelyabinsk in 1977. In the 1990s he worked with the Mannequin Theater and the Chelyabinsk performance group Studio M. In 2001 he performed in The Package, choreographed and directed by Shusaku Takeuchi, as part of the Third World Theater Olympics in Moscow (the same piece was presented at the Holland Dance Festival later that year). He graduated in 2003 from The Russian Academy of Theater Arts (GITIS) in Moscow, where he studied with the renowned Mark Zakharov. Following graduation, he was invited to join Moscow’s celebrated Lenkom Theater. Zherebtsov is one of the founders of The Liquid Theater, an award-winning Chelyabinsk-Moscow Company distinguished by its integration of dance, drama, physical, and street theater. Zherebtsov works as actor and director in various Liquid Theater projects. He is also a co-founder of the Goffman Theater Festival in Chelyabinsk, now in its fourth year.