Zherlin Ndudi was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He began his ballet training at age 7 at the State school in Donetsk, Ukraine. At age 9 he continued his training at Choreographic school of Vadim Pisarev and graduated in 2003.
Zherlin began his professional career as a soloist at Donbass Opera (Theater of Opera and Ballet) and afterwards continued his studies at Hochschule fur Music and theater Munchen.
In 2006, Zherlin joined Aalto-Ballett-Theatre in Essen, Germany and in 2007 joined Miami City Ballet as a soloist. Most recently, Zherlin worked as a principal dancer with the Phoenix Ballet and Ballet Arizona and Master Ballet Academy. He has perfumed on many prestigious stages around the world including Poland, Japan, Norway, Arabic Emirates, Germany, Holland, Korea, China, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Russia and the United states.
1st prize – Young Dancers Competition – Kiev, Ukraine
1st prize – Eurovision Competition – Amsterdam 2004
1st prize – Serge Lifar – Kiev, Ukraine, 2004
1st prize – Arabesque – Perm, Russia 2004
Grand Prix – Tanzolymp – Berlin, Germany 2005
2nd prize – Prix de Lausanne 2005
2nd prize – X International Ballet Competition – Moscow 2005
2nd prize – I Korean International Ballet Competition, Seoul, Korea 2007
Jury award – USA International Ballet Competition – Jackson, Mississippi 2006
Serge Lifar Prize – Awarded to Mr. Zherlin Ndudi in 2005 for Serge Lifar 100th anniversary.