pepelyaev-portrait_SITE_bl&whiteGraduated Faculty of Chemistry Moscow State University (1989) and Faculty of Drama Direction GITIS (1990) – under the head of Anatoliy Vasiliev. Since 1990 collaborates with different theatres and dance companies in Russia and abroad such as Yekaterinburg Center of Contemporary Art, Estonian Academy of Music, the European Dance Development Centre in Arnhem (Netherlands), the Academy of Dance in Stockholm, Junior Dance Company, Copenhagen, Helsinki Theatre Academy, «Aurinkobaletti», Turku, summer dance school TSEKH, American Dance Festival.

In 1994, Alexander started his own project – «Kinetic Theatre», dedicated to the synthesis of contemporary choreography and modern text, and from 2000 to 2010 he was art director of the International Center for Dance and Performance TSEKH. He teaches at theater and dance academies and schools of Russia, Europe, the United States.


His works are awarded on Bessies (New York, USA) for «fearless resuscitation of the ballet» «Swan Lake», theater festival DRAAMA 2003 (Tartu, Estonia) for the «expansion of theatrical  boundaries». Alexander is also a prize-winner for the best choreographic work «The View of Russian grave from Germany» at the international competition of choreographers Rencontres Choregraphique Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (France).