Lev Ponomarev was born in Perm. In 2021 he graduated from the Perm State Choreographic School (class of Yury Mikhailovich Sidorov).
In 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020 he was a permanent participant in the creative sessions at the Sirius Educational Center.
Since June 2021, Lev Ponomarev 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 (Spanish Dance, Waltz of the Flower); choreography by Eldar Aliev,
The Sleeping Beauty (Waltz, Mazurka); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev, Eldar Aliev,
Le Corsaire (Four Corsairs, Forban, Harem); choreography by Eldar Aliev using fragment of choreography by Marius Petipa,
La Bayadère (Grand pas, Parrots, Indian Dance); choreography by Marius Petipa revised by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani,
Don Quixote (Fandango); choreography by Alexander Gorsky,
Giselle (Peasants); choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa,
A Thousand and One Nights (Slave, Bird Roc, Archers, Bacchanal, The Marketplace Scene, Thieves, Final); choreography by Eldar Aliev,
The Firebird (Kashchei’s subjects); choreography by Eldar Aliev,
Raymonda (Beranger, Panaderos, Soloist in Grand pas); choreography by Marius Petipa revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev and Eldar Aliev,
Daphnis et Chloé (Warriors); choreography by Dmitry Pimonov,
Visions fugitives (Men); choreography by Dmitry Pimonov,
Phaedra (Men); choreography by Flemming Flindt.