Biography

Aleksandr Lukjanov is a ballet artist educated within Russian ballet system with significant dance and teaching experience.

Aleksandr's first contact with ballet was in Baku State ballet school (Azerbaijan) with his first ballet teacher Xuda-Kuli. He entered Kiev Choreographic school (Ukraine) in 1965 and was trained by Vladimir Denisenko. He continued his studies in Vaganova Academy with teachers such as Bregvadze, Fidler and Dudinskaya.

He started ballet career as a soloist in National Opera and Ballet in Kiev and Mariinsky Ballet in St.Petersburg (Kirov Ballet at the time). He continued his dancing career as a principal dancer in National Theater in Zagreb (Croatia) and Northern ballet (UK). His extensive repertoire includes all the major roles from the classical ballets.

After his retirement as ballet dancer, Aleksandr started to teach new generations of  ballet dancers which he greatly enjoys. 

 

EDUCATION

BAKU STATE BALLET SCHOOL, Azerbaijan

(Ballet teacher: Xuda-Kuli)

KIEV STATE CHOREOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE, Ukraine
(Ballet teacher – V.Denisenko)

 

VAGANOVA BALLET ACADEMY, St Petersburg, Russia
2-year Trainee programme
(Teachers: Bregvadze, Fidler, Dudinskaya, Sergeyev)

 

INTERNATIONAL SLAVIC UNIVERSITY Kharkiv, Ukraine
Earned the title Ballet professor in Classical Choreography

DANCE EXPERIENCE

NATIONAL OPERA AND BALLET "T.SCHEVCHENKO", Kiev, Ukraine
(First Soloist)

MARIINSKY THEATRE,  St.Petersburg, Russia
(Guest soloist)

BOLSHOI THEATRE, Moscow, Russia
(Guest soloist)

CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE, Zagreb, Croatia
(Principal dancer)

NORTHERN BALLET, Manchester, UK
(Principal dancer)

INTERNATIONAL BALLET BERLIN CENTRE, Germany
(Principal dancer in touring company by Michael Tietz)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

...CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE ZAGREB, Croatia
Ballet teacher and Ballet master

...PRINCESS GRACE DANCE ACADEMY, Monaco

Guest teacher

...TEATRO NUOVO, Torino, ItalyGuest teacher

...ACADEMY OF NATIONAL DANCE, Kiev, Ukraine

Ballet teacher in the final male and female classes 

 

...SLOVENIAN NATIONAL OPERA AND BALLET THEATRE LJUBLJANA, Slovenia Masterclass teacher 


...CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE SPLIT, Croatia
Ballet teacher & Ballet master


...SLOVENIAN NATIONAL OPERA AND BALLET THEATRE MARIBOR, Slovenia
Guest Ballet teacher and Ballet master 


...CONSERVATORY FOR MUSIC AND BALLET MARIBOR, Slovenia
Guest ballet teacher and choreographer of Cippollino


..RUSSIAN BALLET ACADEMY, Mumbai, India
Guest teacher


...INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASS CROATIA, Zagreb & Dubrovnik
Artistic director & teacher

MASTERCLASSES in Verona, Dubrovnik ballet school, Kiev academy for ballet, Dance theatre of Ireland, Cairo

REPERTOIRE

Prince Siegfried, Rotbart, Pas de Trois (SWAN LAKE),

Albrecht (GISELLE),

Prince Desiree & Bluebird (SLEEPING BEAUTY),

Nutcracker Prince (NUTCRACKER),

Prince (CINDERELLA),

James (LES SYLPHIDES),

Jean de Brienne (RAYMONDA),

Basilio (DON QUIXOTE),

Romeo, Mercutio, Tybalt (ROMEO AND JULIET),

Colas ( LA FILLE MAL GARDEE)

Franz (COPPELIA)

Prince (SNOW WHITE),

Vaslav (THE FOUNTAIN OF BAKHCHISARAI),

Count Cherry (CIPPOLLINO),

Young man (MORNING SONG),

Devil (DEVIL IN THE VILLAGE),

Lukaš (FOREST SONG)

Jesus (A PROBA)

& fragments from various ballets performed in concerts PAQUITA, CORSAIRE, ESMERALDA