Andrei BannikovWas Born in Ekaterinburg in 1975 and STARTED skating at age 7. He joined the Russian National team and was a Medalist in numerous international competitions. The Phantom of the Opera on Ice- UK tour of Russian Ice Stars In 1999 was Andrei's first venture where he performed as Raoul, Disney on Ice - show "Hercules on Ice" performed as Hedis, 20 Century FOX - show "Anastasia on Ice" performed as Rasputin, Later as - Adagio Pair Skater Andrei Performed for "Skate of Champions", "Ice Theater of New York" and many other production companies, Performance Venues for Andrei included Royal Albert Hall London, MGM Grand- Las Vegas, Rockefeller Center- NYC, Tropicana - Atlantic City, Cypress Gardens- Florida, New York New York Casino- Las Vegas, Beau Rivage- Biloxi, Madison Square Garden- New York and many Theaters Worldwide. Andrei performed for various TV Specials- Entertainment TV, ABC and MTV.
He performed on special events for TOYOTA, General Electric, Coca Cola, Showtime Channel, Merril Lynch, Quebec Delegation.
Gained a Bronze Medal in the 2001 American Open Professional Championship
Andrei's Hobby COMPUTER Graphics Art also made him popular. Andrei known for his surreal video projections that used in numerous entertainment venues, as well as visual meditation. His artworks covered in magazines and exhibited in galleries Worldwide