Born in St. Petersburg, Russia Zherlin moved to Ukraine at age 2. He began his ballet training at the of age 7 at the State School in Donetsk, Ukraine. At age 9 he got excepted to the Choreographic School of Vadim Pisarev and graduated. He continued his training at “Hochschule fur Music and Theater” in Munich, Germany. At the age of 16 Zherlin joined as a soloist at “Donbass Theater of Opera and Ballet”, shortly after was promoted to a principal ballet dancer.
Zherlin competed and won a Grand Prix award at “Tanzolymp” in Germany and “Eurovision Competition” in Holland, 1st place at “Young Dancers Competition” and “Serge Lifar IBC ” in Ukraine, “Arabesque IBC” in Russia, “Prix de Lausanne IBC” in Switzerland. He placed second at “X Moscow IBC” and “Korea IBC”.
His professional ballet career has brought him to perform on many prestigious stages around the world including Ukraine, Poland, Japan, Norway, Arabic Emirates, Germany, Holland, Korea, China, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Russia, and the United States. Zherlin danced with Miami City Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Phoenix Ballet, and Ballet Arizona. Aalto-Ballet-Theatre in Essen, Germany, National Opera and Ballet of Ukraine.
For the past 7 years, Zherlin has been teaching/choreographing and assisting choreographers at Master Ballet Academy in Arizona and guest teaching at various schools throughout the United States