Ivan Putrov was born in Kiev into a family of ballet dancers from The Ukrainian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Natalia Berezina-Putrova and Oleksandr Putrov. He appeared on stage for the first time at the age of 10 in the ballet "The Forest Song".
Educated at the Kiev Ballet School, at the age of 15 Ivan Putrov won the Prix de Lausanne competition (1996), where the then-Royal Ballet School director Merle Park was a judge. He spent 18 months at the Royal Ballet School and on graduation in 1998 Ivan Putrov was invited by the Royal Ballet's director, Sir Anthony Dowell, to join the company itself.
In 2006 Putrov suffered an injury in an onstage fall, which led to a lengthy leave from dancing. He has since returned to the stage without apparent lasting effects.
Putrov has also appeared with national ballet companies in Hungary, Lithuania and Ukraine, and appeared at the Vienna Staatsoper.
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