Ilya Vidrin began his training at the Boston Ballet and has invested time in the study of modern, contemporary, and improvisational movement including Latin/Ballroom, Argentinian Tango, Horton Modern Technique, and Contact Improvisation. He has performed across North America, Europe, and Japan, and holds a national DanceSport title in Championship Latin, having studied with former world champions Vibeke Toft and Eugene Katsevman, among others. Alongside his artistic practice, Ilya has conducted research on the significance of physical therapies in clinical practice and expressive enrichment, including Pilates, Gyrokinesis, Restorative Yoga, and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. He pursued undergraduate studies in neuroscience and rhetorical theory at Northeastern University, and holds a Master's degree in Human Development from Harvard University. Ilya is currently working on a PhD with a focus on partnering and the underlying psychology and philosophy of coordinated movement. Most recently, Ilya has investigated partnering principles with professional dance companies including The Cambrians, Royal Swedish Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Doppelgänger Dance Collective, Boston Ballet, and the Erick Hawkins Dance Company.