Ark started building his career in Kiev,Ukraine. By the time he graduated Kiev music college and moved to Moscow where he graduated Russian Academy of music in 1992. In the mid-1990s, Ark left Moscow and relocated to Poland, where he became highly-regarded through performances in multiple groups. From then, Ark's performance and recording credits include Zbiegniew Namyslowski, Piotr Baron,Piotr Wojtasik, Joachim Mencel, Adam Pieronczyk, Kazimerz Jonkisz In 2002, Ark independently released New Age, his debut recording as a solo artist that was comprised of performances by the Moscow local musicians on a collection of original compositions.
In 2003 he graduated Berklee Summer Program in Italy, and the Advanced Performance Program at The Drummers Collective, NYC in 2005. Since then, Ark has had a busy career freelancing with many of the great jazz musicians from many generations, including Curtis Fuller
Ark has been living in New York since 2005, but as a lifelong component of the Russia, Ukraine and NYC music community, Ark has always returned to his roots, regardless of where his musical endeavors have taken him abroad, and his most recent venture is a recording project by the Ark Ovrutski Band, called Sounds of Brazil,featuring Grammy Award-winning drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, pianist Helio Alves
and Jorge Continetino, performing a unique blend of different styles of jazz, Brazilian grooves, original melodies and contemporary arrangements.
Besides his busy performance schedule, Ark has been running the International Kiev Jazz Academy, intensive performance project, since 2006. Guest artists of that clinic have included Steve Slagle, Kim Plainfield