Distinguished alumnus of the Kiev State Choreographic School and Ballet Master Faculty of the Leningrad State Conservatory, Victor Lytvynov held the title of soloist for the Kiev Opera and Ballet Theatre, now known as the National Opera of Ukraine, for over twenty years. The course of his time there was marked a number of leading and emblematic roles, notably among them being those of Tibalt (Romeo and Juliette de S. Prokofiev), Spartacus (Spartacus by А. Khachaturian), Rothbard (Swan lake by P. Tchaikovsky), Espado (Don Quixote by L. Mincus), and Escamilio (Carmen-suite by G. Bizet and R. Shchedrin).
Victor Lytvynov is now a Ballet Master for the National Opera of Ukraine, where he has produced work by way of various pieces culled from the classical repertoire which include, among others: Don Quixote (L. Mincus), Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker (P. Tchaikovsky), Cinderella (S. Prokofiev), The Firebird (І.Stravinsky), Young Girl and Hooligan (D. Shostakovich), the masterwork of Ukranian choreography Forest Song (M. Skorulsky), and the two ballets Evenings on the Farmstead near Dikanka, based on Gogol, and Vikings, inspired by Kievan Russian storytelling, and set illustriously to the music of the great Ukrainian composer, I. Stankovych.
Most recently, Lytvynv produced a ballet entitled Chasing after Two Hares, set to the music of Ukrainian composer Iuriy Shevchenko.
As choreographer, Lytvynov has also worked with various international ballet companies, leading productions like Spartacus by A. Khachaturian, Don Quixote by L. Minkus, Swan Lake by P. Tchaikovsky in both Serbia and Slovenia, Cinderella by S. Prokofiev in Poland, as well as a number of contemporary ballets on Shevchenko's music such as Poltava’s Cinderella, Zaporozhets and Sultans, In the name of the father, son and ..., and Seasons. His work in Canada is associated with Ukranian dance ensemble Shumka.