Alvin Tovstogray, from Dnipro, Ukraine, trained with Viacheslav Volkov and graduated from Dnipro State Choreographic School in 2008. He studied at the San Francisco Ballet, and then spent two seasons with The Washington Ballet’s Studio Company. During this time, he was awarded third place at the Istanbul International Competition in 2010, Bronze Medal at World Ballet Competition Orlando in 2011, as well as Gold Medal at Tanzolymp in 2012.
Tovstogray joined Oklahoma City Ballet in 2012, was promoted to Soloist in 2014, and named Principal Dancer in 2015. He has performed lead and feature roles such as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Albrecht in Giselle, Prince Seigfried in Swan Lake, James in La Sylphide, and “That’s Life” from Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs.
His repertoire also includes works by George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Jiří Kylián, Nacho Duato, Helen Pickett, Ma Cong, Stanton Welch, Septime Webre, Matthew Neenan, Amy Seiwert, Sarah Tallman, Brian Enos, Yui Sato, Jacob Sparso, and Robert Mills.
Tovstogray is a certified teacher, Primary through Level 5 of the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum, and he teaches in the Pre-Professional and Community Divisions of The Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School.