Born in 1963, Reutov attended the Leningrad Higher Trade-Union School of Culture, graduating as a ballet master in 1990. As one of the leading ballet personalities of St. Petersburg’s musical scene, Nikolai currently works at many Russian venues and also in other republics of the former Soviet Union. His credits include the choreography for Woyzeck and Bed-Bug at the Lensovet Theater, Macbeth and Richard III at the Satiricon Theater, Twelfth Night at the Molodezhny (Youth) Theater on the Fontanka, Dark Alleys at the Briantsev Youth Theater (all in St. Petersburg), Bolero at the Tabakov Theater in Moscow, Salomea at the Academy Drama Theater in Omsk, Boris Godunov at the Russian Drama Theater in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), and other productions. He also teaches dance and stage movement at the St. Petersburg Academy of Theater Arts.

(as an actor)
2004 Gospoda Ofitsery (Officers) ­ TV miniseries
2005 Italianetz (The Italian)