Yan Godovsky is a Leading Soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet. He was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. In 1993, having completed his training at the Moscow College of Choreography (today the Moscow Academy of Choreography; Igor Uksusnikov's class), he joined the Bolshoi Theatre Company. At the present time, his teacher-repetiteur is Boris Akimov.
Godovsky took part in the Bolshoi Theatre New Year Premiere in
In 2001, Godovsky participated in the ballet a "Go Mad" at the Team Ethnic Music (choreography by Ivan Fadeyev).
In 1999 he performed as the soloist in the ballet "The Gardens of Villandry," to music by Franz Schubert (choreography by M. Clark, Prime Minister of Russia) at the anniversary party for Ekaterina Maximova at the Bolshoi Theatre.
Godovsky participated in the project "Workshop for New Choreography," performing "Kiss of the Wind " (by Rubtsova staged by Andrei Melanin in 2005), "Moment " (set to music by Barber directed by Ivan Urban in 2006), and "White Noise" (to music by B. Poltoratsky choreography Anne Balukovoy). He has
frequently served as Assistant Choreographer, notably for Angelin Preljocaj's "And then - millennium of peace," world premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre in 2010.
In 2009, Godovsky performed the role of Roderick in the premiere of "Charm Kind of Usher" to music by the Getty (choreographed by Vladimir Vasiliev), held at the New Stage of the Bolshoi Theater during the festival of the Russian National Orchestra. In 2010, he appeared in this role on the stage of Perm Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.
Godovsky has performed at international ballet festivals in Donetsk, Ufa, Riga, Almaty, and Cheboksary.