A native of Moldova, Igor Burlak studied at the School of American Ballet with Olga Kostritzky, Peter Boal, and Jock Soto. As a dancer, he has performed with the New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, and as a soloist with Atlantic Southeast Ballet, and a principal with Minnesota Ballet. He has appeared in the films Center Stage, George Balanchine’s Nutcracker, and a documentary by Tomasol Digital called The Waiting. He was the 2008/09 recipient of the Fellowship Initiative Grant from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of the New York City Ballet. Since 2003, Igor has served as the program coordinator and a faculty member at the New York State Summer School of the Arts. During the 2010-2011 season, he was the company manager, ballet master, and director's assistant to Igor Zelensky for the Novosibirsk Ballet in Novosibirsk, Russia.
Igor has choreographed pieces for the Minnesota Ballet’s Celebrity Dance Challenge, the School of Minnesota Ballet’s Student Performance, the 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 the New York City Ballet.