PD Artistic Faculty
A former Soloist with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Alexander Gamayunov, has been sharing his in-depth knowledge of ballet, character, pas de deux and repertoire with students of the RWB School since joining the Artistic Faculty in 2013.
A lifelong student of the artform, Mr. Gamayunov made his performance debut in 1993 with the National Opera of Ukraine where he danced the role of Albrecht in the beloved ballet Giselle alongside Principal Raisa Hilko. Throughout his successful career Mr. Gamayunov displayed his technique and artistry in numerous Principal roles, most notably Romeo in Romeo and Juliet with National Opera of Ukraine. During his 12 years performing with the RWB Company, Mr. Gamayunov appeared in a wide variety of corps, character and lead roles; including: Dracula in Mark Godden’s Dracula, the Prince in Nutcracker, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty, Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet, Captain Hook in Jorden Morris’ Peter Pan, and Jamie Paul in The Ecstasy of Rita Joe.
During this time several well-known roles were also created specifically for him, including the lead role of Sarastro for the world premiere of Mark Godden’s The Magic Flute. And in 2003, Mr. Gamayunov performed with Principal Tara Birtwhistle, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Charlotte Church for the Holiday Spectacular A Royal Christmas, which toured extensively throughout Canada and the United States.
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Mr. Gamayunov began his training with The National Ballet School of Kiev at the age of 10, and upon graduation was accepted into The National Ballet of Ukraine where he was quickly promoted to Principal. While dancing professionally he also graduated from the Kiev State Institute of Culture and Arts. Mr. Gamayunov moved to Canada in 2001 to join the RWB Company where he first took the stage as Soloist in 2005. He credits his mentors, including Vladimir Denisenko, Valery Kovtun, Veniamin Kruglov, Eleonora Stebliak for helping to develop his technique and love of the artform.