Graduate ofáVaganova School ináLeningrad (now Vaganova Academy ofáRussian Ballet, class ofá1968), heáwas invited toájoin the company ofáMikhailovsky Theatre, where heásoon became the soloist and was featured ináthe leading parts ináclassical and modern repertoire.
Heábegan teaching atáthe Vaganova Academy iná1981, and since 1991áhas been teaching dance and movement atáSt.áPetersburg Theatre Arts Academy collaborating with master teachers Veniamin Filshtinsky, Lev Dodin, and Yuri Krasovsky. Iná1993áhas became aárepetiteur atáthe Maly Drama TheatreľTheatre ofáEurope.
Mr.áVasilkov has been staging choreography and movement for theatre and opera productions ináRussia and Europe, most notably atáthe Maly Drama, the Bolshoi Drama, Atheneum Theatre ináWarsaw, Dailes Theatre ináRiga, Dutch National Opera, Teatro Comunale ináFlorence, Paris National Opera and Théâtre duáChâtelet ináParis, collaborating with such directors asáLev Dodin, Veniamin Filshtinsky, Andrzej Bubień and Mikhail Gruzdov.
His credits include more that 100áproductions such asáGaudeamus, Claustrophobia, AáPlay Without aáTitle, LoveĺsáLaborĺsáLost, The Queen ofáSpades, Salome, Demon and Othello directed byáLev Dodin; Daniel Stein, the Interpreter, Little Judas, OnáFoot and August. Osage County directed byáAndrzej Bubień; Marriage and Venetian Woman directed byáMikhail Gruzdov; Romeo and Juliet directed byáVeniamin Filshtinsky; The WinterĺsáTale directed byáDeclan Donnellan.
Iná2001áheáreceived Latvian national award ĹSpēlmaņuánaktsĺ.
Yuri Vasilkov's literary work has been published ináthe Aurora Magazine asáwell asáináGreat Britain and ináAustralia. Heáhas co-authored a book with Veniamin Filshtinsky, and isáthe author ofáballet libretti, including Quietly Flows the Don, Faust and The Moon Princess.