Originally from Russia, Ivan started dancing at the age of 12. He began his training in Seattle, Washington, and moved to Los Angeles at age 16 to pursue dance professionally. Ivan then worked with several hip-hop companies between Orange County and Hollywood, while beginning to discover his passion for teaching and choreography. In 2008, Ivan was featured on the television show So You Think You Can Dance, where he was one of "America's Top 10 Dancers", and was given the opportunity to travel across the country on the show's national tour. He has been a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and has performed with the League of Extraordinary Dancers at the 2010 Academy Awards. He has been seen performing with the likes of Chris Brown, Usher, Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo and in films such as Step Up 3D, Footloose and Rock Of Ages. Ivan’s proudest moment has been his involvement with Justin Timberlake and the 20/20 Experience from both a dancer and assistant-choreographer (under Marty Kudelka and AJ Harpold) point of view.
Most recently, Ivan played a role in creating movement for the animated movie Trolls. Ivan teaches master classes in Los Angeles as well as teaching and choreographing at studios across the world.
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