Joined Boston Ballet in 1993
Yury Yanowsky was born in Lyon, France and grew up in Madrid and Las Palmas, Spain. He began his ballet training with his parents, Carmen Robles and Anatole Yanowsky, and also studied at the National Ballet of Cuba.
In 1992 he won first prize at the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland and the Silver Medal at Varna International Ballet Competition, and in 1994 he won the Silver Medal in the Senior Division at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi.
Yanowsky joined Boston Ballet’s corps de ballet in 1993, was promoted to soloist in 1995 and to principal in 1999.
His Boston Ballet repertoire includes Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew and Onegin, Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias and Lambarena, Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly, Maina Gielgud's Giselle, Jorma Elo’s Carmen and Le Sacre du Printemps, Jiří Kylián’s Sarabande, No More Play and Petite Mort, Christopher Wheeldon’s Corybantic Ecstasies and Polyphonia, William Forsythe’s Inthe middle, somewhat elevated, Helen Pickett’s Etesian, George Balanchine’s Rubies, Prodigal Son, The Four Temperaments and Stars and Stripes, Asaf Messerer’s Spring Waters, Peter Martins’ Distant Light, and Marius Petipa’s Raymonda Act III.
Throughout his career, Yanowsky has participated in numerous international ballet galas.