Biography

YURY RUZHYEV (Yury Rouge) is an actor, performer, dancer, writer, director, and producer.

Originally from Moscow, now living in Toronto. He studied theatre, and acting in Moscow at Boris Shukin Theatre School. Ruzhyev does TV and Film work both in Toronto and New York. Major TV Series, Feature FIlms, Websieries and indi productions are behind his creen belt.

Yury has years of experience in performing arts, as a Cabaret performer, dancer, and director. His one-man impersonations show – Viva Cabaret has been entertaining audiences on three continents, including cities likes Moscow, New York, Vancouver, Seattle, Toronto, and Las Vegas for nine years.

Having MBA in marketing helps Yury with producing, and promoting of his projects. He designs sets and costumes for all his productions.

Ruzhyev has hosted and planned over 1000 events and weddings all around the world.

In 2014 Yury’s theatre company Hooligans produced “Komunka” – a play about gay rights in Russia, and Sochi Olympic Games. Summer 2015 will bring a new theatre project – In The Dark – exploration of personal taboos and sexual liberties.

Yury is a co-creator and a perfromer in circus show Yo-Luna, entertaining audiences with acrobatics and clown acts.

Yury Ruzhyev is a one-man circus where he gets to be a ring master, a monkey, and a tent.