Denis Kolesnikov was born in Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine.
In June 2021 he graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of Mansur Shamilievich Enikeev, Honored Veteran of Labour of the USSR).
Since July 2021, Denis Kolesnikov has been an artist of the Ballet Company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
The Nutcracker (toy Nutcracker Prince, Chinese Dance); choreography by Eldar Aliev,
The Sleeping Beauty (The Bluebird); choreography by Marius Petipa revised by Konstantin Sergeyev, Eldar Aliev,
La Bayadère (The Golden Idol, Fakirs, Indian dance); choreography by Marius Petipa revised by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani,
A Thousand and One Nights (Ataman, Archers, The Marketplace Scene, Thieves); choreography of Eldar Aliev,
The Firebird (Kashchei’s subjects); choreography by Eldar Aliev,
Le Corsaire (Four Corsairs, Forban, harem); choreography by Eldar Aliev, using fragments from the choreography by Marius Petipa,
Giselle (Hawks); choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa,
Raymonda (Waltz, Saracen Dance); choreography by Marius Petipa revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev and Eldar Aliev,
The Little Humpbacked Horse (Konyok-Gorbunok, People).