Yury Yanowsky's career as a Principal Dancer with the Boston Ballet spanned over two decades. Yanowsky won first prize at the Prix de Lausanne and the Silver medal at Varna and U.S. International Ballet Competitions. He trained with Carmen Delgado de Robles and Anatol Yanowsky and the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.
Yanowsky began choreographing early in his dancing career and over the past decade he has had the opportunity to showcase his work around the world. He has created new works for Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet 2, Bundes Jugend Ballet, Jacobs Pillow Gala, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Kansas City Ballet, Portland Ballet and Festival Ballet Providence. In 2015, he was awarded the Choreographic Prize at the prestigious Erik Bruhn Competition and his ballet Smoke and Mirrorsfor Boston Ballet was named “Best in Dance for 2016” by The Arts Fuse and hailed as a “visual and choreographic masterpiece.” In the 2018/19 Season he is commissioned for a world premiere at Atlanta Ballet. Yanowsky has served as Movement Consultant for American Repertory Theatre and as Movement Director for The Boston Lyric Opera. In addition to teaching ballet at Harvard Dance Center, he is a frequent teacher at Boston Ballet and is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Dean College.