Mr. Serguei Makarov


Mr. Makarov graduated from the prestigious Kharkiv Ballet School of Ukraine in 1970, and began a 17 year career as a male soloist with VIRSKY, Ukraine's National Dance Company. For the past 20 years, he has been heavily sought after worldwide as an artistic director and choreographer.  This is mainly in part to his choreographic genius, and excellence as a ballet master/instructor.

Mr. Makarov is one of the world’s leading experts in Ukrainian folk-ballet and ‘Vaganova’ ballet instruction. He has held Master classes in Vaganova ballet instruction for the Kyiv Ballet School, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth.  He has conducted advanced Ukrainian folk-ballet classes with some of the world’s finest Ukrainian dance companies, including Virsky and Hopak of Ukraine, Tryzub, Shumka, Volya, and Rusalka of Canada.

Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, Mr. Makarov is currently the Artistic Director of Calgary’s Suzirya Ukrainian Dance Theatre.