Ilya Vidrin began his 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, Ilya has conducted research on the significance of physical therapies in clinical practice and expressive enrichment, including Mat Pilates, Gyrokinesis, and Restorative Yoga, as well as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation-based exercise with Irene Dowd. He holds a Master's degree in Human Development from Harvard University, and is currently working on a PhD dissertation with a focus on partnering and the underlying psychology and philosophy of coordinated movement. Most recently, Ilya has investigated partnering principles with professional dance companies including The Cambrians, Royal Swedish Ballet, Chicago Hubbard Street, Doppelgänger Dance Collective, and the Erick Hawkins Dance Company.