Ivan Dorn, singer
Ivan Dorn is a Ukrainian singer, DJ and presenter of Russian origin, a former member of the band Para Normalnykh.
He was born on October 17, 1988 in Chelyabinsk, Russia. In 1990 Ivan moved to Slavutich because of his father’s work at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Two years later, his brother Pavel was born.
You know, Ivan first appeared on stage at the Golden Autumn Slavutych Festival when he was 6 years old.
By the way, Dorn is active in sports, he has several sports titles: Master of Sports in Sailing, Candidate for Master of Sports in ballroom dancing. Also Ivan is good at swimming, athletics, tennis, chess and football.
In 2006, Ivan entered the Kiev National Ivan Karpenko Kary University of Theatre, Film and Television. According to Dorn it was hard to study there.
Besides, the singer decided to take part in the popular project Star Factory-6. He was attracted by the fact that the television show was produced by Victor Drobysh, an influential and respected artist. Dorn together with his mother went to Moscow and got into the top twenty contestants. Nevertheless, Ivan wasn’t among 16 elected participants. However, later he took part in the project Star Factory: Return.
Moreover, he was a presenter on the M1 channel.
In 2007, Ivan met his future partner Anna Dobrydneva at the Jamiroquai concert. They formed duet Para Normalnykh. On October 4, 2008 the band released their debut album Happy End.
Their producer and director Andrey Gulyk wrote the book How to Become a Star. Para Normalnykh: truth, myths and legends.
In 2009 the talented pair received the MUZ-TV award at the New Wave contest. By the way, in summer 2010, Ivan left the band and his place was taken by Artem Mech.
The singer began his solo career in 2010. He released his own songs, including Stytsamen, Curlers, Northern Lights, More and others. Together with Apollo Monkeys Ivan released the song Blue, Yellow, Red.
The singer released his first solo album Co’N’Dorn in May 2012 and it became the best according to Billboard and Time Out magazines. The official presentation of the debut album was held in Moscow, and Ivan was named Breakthrough of the Year.
What is more, Dorn was a cover boy for the Billboard Russia magazine as the leading young musician. Also he wrote the soundtrack for the reality show Top Model Russian Style.
In the winter of 2014 the second studio album Randorn was released.
Moreover, Dorn starred in the films How To Find The Ideal and Kiev, I Love You.
In 2016, he became a mentor in the sixth season of the Ukrainian analogue of The Voice, a vocal television show called The Voice of the Country.
In 2013, Ivan married his former classmate Anastasia Novikova. Their daughter Vasilisa was born in June 2014 and in 2015 Anastasia gave birth to their son.
The singer’s official website is – ivandorn.com