Igor Petrovich Kuzmin was born in Krasnoyarsk, on August 8, 1947.

He graduated from the Novosibirsk Choreography School (S.G. Ivanov's class).


On April 1 and 2, the dancers from the Saint-Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre performed Giselle, one of the crown jewels of the company's classical repertoire, at the famous Theater Im Pfalzbau in the German city of Ludwigshafen.


From March 5 till March 28, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will be taking its classical rendition of Swan Lake across Canada. The most famous ballet in the world will be presented in front of audiences from Ottawa, Montreal, St. John's, Moncton, Charlottetown,  Fredericton, Quebec, Saint John, and Halifax.


On February 22, Giselle was performed at Nordea, a concert hall in Tallinn that is considered to be the best state-of-the-art music venue in Scandinavia. The dancers' daily classical barre classes, in turn, were held at the Tallinna Filharmoonia, the historical 15th-century building of the Tallinn Philharmonic Society, located in the city's Old Town.


The dancers from the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre performed The Nutcracker and Giselle in four Italian cities, at the best venues of the most famous theatres, all of which have fascinating history and inimitably beautiful architecture.


From mid-January to early February, the company of the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre travelled across France and Switzerland, giving performances of The Nutcracker and Giselle. This extensive tour spanned three weeks, seven cities, and twelve shows.


During the New Year's festivities, the Leonid Yacobson company went on a tour to Cannes. On December 31, January 1, and January 3, the French audience got a chance to see two ballets from the theatre's classical repertoire: The Nutcracker, with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and choreography by Vasili Vainonen, and Giselle, with music by Adolphe Adam and choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa.


On December 19 and 20, the renovated building of the at the Tovstonogov Russian State Academic Bolshoi Drama Theatre hosted the Leonid Yacobson Theatre's interpretation of Romeo and Juliet, with music by Sergey Prokofiev. The ballet was performed to a full house and became the main première of the season. Igor Konyaev wrote the libretto and directed the production, while Anton Pimonov was responsible for the choreography.


The Third Saint-Petersburg International Cultural Forum began with an official opening ceremony, which was held on December 7 in the historical building of the Alexandrinsky Theatre. The best performing artists of Saint-Petersburg made their contributions to this grand event, marking both the end of the National Year of Culture in Russia and the 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum.


On November 25, the Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre brought its Faces of Modern Choreography one-act ballet recital to the opera theatre in Nice, France. The performance was part of the Days of Saint-Petersburg in Nice campaign, held from November 24 to November 28.