BIO

Tony Award-winning actor and dance sensation Kiril Kulish is 16 years old and is currently living in New York and Los Angeles. He played the title role of Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical, which opened on Broadway in November of 2008.

For his starring role, Kiril won the Tony Award for Best actor in a Musical, and was also recently honored with the Fred Astaire Award, The Theater World Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. At the age of 12, he received the Hope Award, this prestigious award is presented for “Best Overall Performance” in the Pre-Competitive age division of Youth America Grand Prix – the world’s largest international student ballet competition, whose participants represent some of the world’s best young dance talent.

At the age of 13 Kiril won the Youth Grand Prix Award and for the second year in a row, Kiril won the top award in his age division at the Youth America Grand Prix international student ballet competition.  In addition to being recognized as the best dancer in the world in his age division.

Kiril received scholarship offers from some of the world’s most prestigious ballet schools, including Royal Ballet School and Paris Opera Ballet School as well as to perform with the Kings of Dance.

He has been a headliner singing and dancing with Patti Lupone and Kristen Chenoweth as well as dancing and performing with ABT American Ballet Theater in 8 Gala Concerts in Mexico City and in the beautiful Palazio de Bellas Artes.

Known also not only for his acting and dancing skills he is also an accomplished concert pianist and has played out to sold out crowds in Mexico City and Europe.

Also by the time Kiril was 13, he had won the United States Ballroom Dance Championship, and became a US Ballroom Champion.

Currently while working on film/television/theater projects, Kiril continues to perform at special venues where he hopes to inspire people to follow their dreams.

RESUME
KIRIL KULISH (SAG) (AEA) (AFTRA)

Hair: Dirty Blonde    Eyes: Hazel    Height: 5' 7"    Age: 16

Film:
Bittersweet Melodies Johnny-Piano Player BA Productions

Television:
(Full List Available upon request)
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards                Himself
Good Morning America                             Himself
NBC Sports Special                                  Himself
ABC The View                                             Billy Elliot
ABC Live with Regis and Kelly                Himself
CBS Morning Show                                   Himself
CBS Early Morning Show                         Himself
ABC Daytime Salutes BC/EFA                Himself

Theatre:
Star of “Billy Elliott a Broadway show produced by ELTON JOHN.   TONY WINNER for BEST ACTOR in a MUSICAL.
(Starring role playing “Billy” acting, dancing, singing, tap dancing, and performing stunts with acrobatics and gymnastics).

San Diego Academy of Ballet, Junior Company

Multiple performance of classical, modern and jazz dance in a variety of settings as a company member for 8 years. (Kiril is the youngest dancer to be admitted to the Junior Company). (Many other performances featured around the world as an artist: full list upon request) NY, London, Paris, etc.

#1 World Ballet Champion


Commercials:

(Full List Available upon request)

Target                     Karate Kid                 Rhythm + Hues
Microsoft                Skateboarder            Industrial
Burger King           Avatar                         Disney Channel

Performance:
(Full List Available upon request between 2007-2010 over 200 performances  acting/dancing)

Karate National Competition, “First Place Winner” January 2005, January 2006, Jauary 2007
Youth America Grand Prix Winner, “First Place Winner in International Ballet Championship” February
2004-2007
USA National Ballroom Dance Champion, “First Place Winner in Latin Ballroom in the US 2006 & 2007
Catch A Rising Star, “Jazz Piece” Choreographed by himself, 1st place, March 2002
Culture Shock Dance Company, “Hip Hop” Dance Company Masters, February 2002, 2003
Young Musician’s Piano Performance, “La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art” Piano Pieces (Bach,            Beethoven, Chopin), September 2003-2007 (First Place Winner).



Training:
Gordon Hunt                                                Stage and Screen
SDAB                                                             Ballet
Culture Shock Junior Dance Co               Hip Hop
USA Gymnastics Team                              Gymnastics
Jolla Music School                                       Piano
Ballroom w Mary Murphy                             Ballroom
Private Tap w/Steve Zee                              Tap
Private Voice w/Victor Kulish                      Voice/Dialects


Special Skills:        
#1 US Ballroom Latin Dance Champion. #1 World Ballet Champion. #1 World Classical Pianist Chopin Award Winner. Dialects, Stunts and Aerials. Accomplished Pianist, Dancer, Gymnast, Kick-Boxer, Karate and Tae-Kwan Do Fighter and Inline Skater and Skateboarder.  Competitive Water Polo Player on USA team and Advanced Swimmer, and is an Extreme Sports Enthusiast.  Singer, Guitar Player, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Volleyball, Tennis, Rollerblading. Fluent in English and Russian. (Born in the US)

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