A native of Moldova, Igor Burlak studied at School of American Ballet with Olga Kostritzky, Peter Boal and Jock Soto. After completing his studies, Burlak performed with New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Kansas City Ballet. He was a soloist with Atlantic Southeast Ballet before becoming a principal with Minnesota Ballet, where he danced for six seasons. He has appeared in the films Center Stage, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, and a documentary by Tomasol Digital called The Waiting.
Since 2003, Igor has served as the program coordinator and a faculty member at New York State Summer School of the Arts. During the 2010-2011 season he was company manager, ballet master and director's assistant to Igor Zelensky for the Novosibirsk Ballet in Novosibirsk, Russia.
In 2008 and 2009, Burlak received the Fellowship Initiative Grant from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet. Burlak has choreographed pieces for Minnesota Ballet’s Celebrity Dance Challenge, School of Minnesota Ballet’s Student Performance, School of American Ballet’s Choreography Workshop, Miami City Ballet's Our Show, and "Concerto de Arangus" for the Kansas City Ballet. He has also had the pleasure of choreographing for and working with Daniel Ulbricht, principal dancer of New York City Ballet.