PD Artistic Faculty
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Alexander Gamayunov began his training with The National Ballet School of Kiev and upon graduation was accepted into The National Ballet of Ukraine where he was quickly promoted to Principal Dancer. In 2001 he moved to Canada to join the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Mr. Gamayunov was promoted to Soloist in 2005.
During his 12 years with the RWB Company, Mr. Gamayunov performed numerous Principal 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. A number of roles have also been created for Mr. Gamayunov including the lead role of Sarastro for the world premiere of Mark Godden’s The Magic Flute. In 2003, Mr. Gamayunov performed with Principal Dancer 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.
In 2013, Mr. Gamayunov retired from the RWB Company and joined the RWB School’s Artistic Faculty. He teaches ballet, character, variations and prepares students for performances.