Bakhrushin, Iurii was born on January 27, 1896 in Moscow. Son of Aleksei Bakhrushin, the founder of the Bakhrushin Theatre Museum in Moscow.
Worked at the Bolshoi Theatre as a props manager, 191824. Head of Productions and Scripts at the Moscow Stanislavskii Opera Theatre, 1924-1939. Ballet critic and author of several books about Russian ballet.