Ivan Bruns-Trukhin was born in Siberia, Russia. When he was ten years old he was admitted to the Novosibirsk Choreography College, Russia. He graduated in 2002. Ivan has performed as a soloist dancer with multiple Russian ballet theaters and other foreign dance companies and is currently in his second season working with Elements Ballet. Ivan has also performed in musicals including the Russian productions of "Cats" as well as "Billy Elliot (Chicago). In 2009 he entered the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) graduating in 2014 as teacher of Ballet. In 2015, after finishing a contract with a ballet company, he decided move to Chicago where Mr. Ivan continues to teach and perform.