Ilya Vidrin began his formal training at the Boston Ballet and has invested time in the study of modern, contemporary, and improvisational movement including Latin/Ballroom, Argentinian Tango, Horton Modern Technique, and Contact Improvisation. He has performed across North America, Europe, and Japan, and holds a national DanceSport title in Championship Latin, having studied with world champions Vibeke Toft and Eugene Katsevman, among others. Alongside his artistic practice, Vidrin has conducted research on the significance of physical therapies in clinical practice and expressive enrichment, including Mat Pilates, Gyrokinesis, Restorative Yoga, as well as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation-based exercise with Irene Dowd. He completed his graduate work at Harvard University and the Centre for Dance Research in the United Kingdom, earning a Master's degree in Human Development and a PhD with a focus on ethical partnering and the underlying psychology and philosophy of physical interaction. Most recently, Vidrin has investigated partnering principles with professional dance companies including The Cambrians, Royal Swedish Ballet, Chicago Hubbard Street, Berlin Staatsballett, and the Erick Hawkins Dance Company.