Artistic director of "Ballet Masterclass" and ballet teacher
Aleksandr Lukjanov was born in Kiev, Ukraine. He has trained and worked with the major figures of Russian classical ballet including Denysenko, Dudinskaya, Bregvadze, Semizorova,
He was a principal dancer at Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and Northern Ballet in Manchester, England. He was the first soloist of The State Opera and Ballet "T. Schevchenko" in Kiev and guest soloist at The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, as well as Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. He was a member of international touring company "International Ballet Stars Berlin" with whom he performed on stages all over Europe and worldwide. He danced all the leading roles of classical repertoire. Currently he is the artistic director and ballet teacher at IMC. He is frequently invited to give masterclasses in theatres and ballet schools all over Europe.
Artistic director of Croatian National Theater in Rijeka
Education: School for Contemporary dance (Zagreb, Croatia)
Vlammse Dansacademie (Brugge, Belgium)
Dancing experience: Ballet Dresden (Germany),
Thoss Tanzkompanie, Quensland ballet (Brisbane, Australia), Aterballet (Italy)
Teaching experience: Dance Academy (Stockholm, Sweden)
Academy for dance (Interlochen, USA), ZKM, (Zagreb, Croatia), Aalto ballett (Essen, Germany)
Choreographic work: "Interval" for National Theater of Serbia (together with Zoran Marković), "Otelo" and "Don Juan" for Bitef Dance Company, three choreographic miniatures for Junior ballet Hamburg, "Pour homme et femme" and "Macbeth" for Croatian National Theater in Rijeka, "Bolero" for Croatian National Theater in Zagreb, "Allegro" for CNT Split.
Since 2017. Kolar is artistic director of Croatian National Theater "Ivan pl.Zajc" in Rijeka.
(Variations & Pointe class)
Principal ballerina at Croatian National Theatre
Immediately upon graduating from Zagreb ballet school Edina joined Ballet of the Croatian National Theater. In 2000. she is promoted to a soloist, and in 2003. becomes a principal ballerina of the same company. Troughout her career she has worked with many well known choreographers Ted Brandsen, Martino Muller, Hans van Mannen, Nacho Duato, Vasco Welencamp, Renato Zanella, Derek Dean, Dinko Bogdanic, Milko Sparemblek, Kristof Pastor, Edward Clug, Hugo Viera, Leo Mujić as well as danced with some great partners: Roberto Bolle in Swan Lake , Mathieu Ganio and Ronald Savkovic in Nutcracker, Friedemann Vogel and Mihail Kamskin in the The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Eris Nezha in Cinderella, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, Raphael Coumes-Marquet in The Lady of the Camellias.
Her repertoary includes Juliette (Romeo and Juliette), Odette/Odile (Swan Lake), Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Nikia/Gamzati (La Bayadere), Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker), Blanche DuBois (A Streetcar Named Desire), Terphsihora (Apollon Musagete), Sylphida (La Sylphide), Giselle, Mirtha (Giselle), Quitri (Don Quixote), Cinderella ( Cinderella), Swanhilde ( Coppelia), Marguerite Gauthier (The Lady of the Camellias), Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina), Paquita…
(Variations & Pointe class)
Principal ballerina in CNT
Pavla finished school for classical ballet in zagreb and Academy for classical ballet in Munich in Mr Prokofiev's class. After finishing school she danced in Bayerische Staatsballet München and from 2004. she is in Croatian national theatre in zagreb as a principal dancer.
Pavla danced all the major roles of classical repertoire and worked with choreographers such as Mats Ek, John Neumeier, John Cranko, Kenneth MacMillan, William Forsythe and Jacopo Godani.
Ballet dancer & Contemporary teacher
Sven started his career in classical ballet rather late at the age of 17, but just two years later he got scholarship for Hochschule für Musik und Theater München . Soon after graduating he got the contract with the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb. At Zagreb Dance Center Copony teaches a combination of Franklin method, human Kinetics, Feldenkreis method and classical ballet. His choreographies can often be seen at the ballet competitions. Sven currently teaches at The School for Classical Ballet and Contemporary dance.