Alexander Zaitsev, born in Moscow, Russia, was trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School. In 1992, he graduated and had his first engagement with the Bolshoi Ballet under the direction of Juri Grigorovich. During this time, he danced with the company on tours all around the world. In 1995 he danced with the State Opera Dresden for one season and in 1996 he joined the Stuttgart Ballet. In 1997 Alexander Zaitsev received his Teaching Diploma of the Moscow Choreography Academy. In January 199, he was promoted to Soloist with the Stuttgart Ballet, and then to Principal Dancer. With the company he has danced an extensive repertoire of leading roles in classical and contemporary works, as well as in many world premieres. He has also appeared with the Stuttgart Ballet on tours all around the world.
Alexander Zaitsev has received numerous invitations to international galas with many ballet stars. He has also been a guest artist with the Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Tokyo Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Korean National Ballet, Ballet Santiago de Chile, Latvian Ballet in Riga, Estonian Ballet in Tallinn. Leipzig Ballet.
Since 2013 he has been invited as a guest ballet master to: Stuttgart Ballet, Vaganova Academy in Saint Petersburg, La Scala, Korean National Ballet, Estonian National Ballet, Tokyo Ballet, Perm Ballet Theatre, Latvian National Ballet, Zürich Ballet, Gautier Dance Company in Stuttgart, Musiktheater im Revier.
His choreographic assistantships include work with: Bridget Breiner, Douglas Lee, Kevin O'Day and Pontus Lidberg. Since 2014 he has participated in Glen Tetleys Legacy's Rèpètiteur Program and in 2017 became a formal, invited Representative of Glen Tetley Legacy (GLT).