MAKSAKOV Artjom

Ukrainian, born in Kramatorsk, on July 24th, 1984.

Artjom MAKSAKOV
Training

Training

1995-2004
Artjom Maksakov studied dance at the Tallinn Ballet School with Vladimir Artomonov, Jury Mihheyev, and Viktor Fedorchenko.

The artist

The artist

2003–2007 and 2008–2011
At the Estonian National Ballet, he performed many roles from the classical repertoire: Des Grieux in Manon (Sir Kenneth MacMillan), Siegfried in Swan Lake, the Prince in Sleeping Beauty, James in La Sylfide, Basilio in Don Quixote, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliette, Bolero (Tiit Härm), Who Cares? (G. Balanchine), Before Nightfall (Nils Christe), Red With Me (Jorma Elo), Hamlet (Oksana Titova), Cassandra (Luciano Cannito).

2007-2008  
He joined the Het National Ballet where he danced the role of the Blue Bird in Sleeping Beauty (Sir Peter Wright).

2011–2013
He joined the Boston Ballet where he could be seen on stage in the ballets: Barber Violin Concerto (Peter Martins), principal dancer in Coppélia, War and Discord Dance (G. Balanchine), Etudes (Harald Lander), Symphony in Three Movements (G. Balanchine), Symphony in C, 1st and 3rd Movement (G. Balanchine), Symphony of Psalms (Ji?í Kylián), Chroma (Wayne McGregor).

2013–2014
He joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet where he danced the roles of Romeo in Romeo and Juliette (Rudi Van Dantzig) and the Prince in The Nutcracker.

2014
At the Ballet du Capitole, he performed The Dead Queen, The Corsair and the Magician in Les Forains (Roland Petit).

2015
He joined Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo directed by Jean-Christophe Maillot.

Awards and distinctions

Awards and distinctions

2003
International Ballet Competition in Mora, Sweden (3rd Prize), International Ballet Competition in Grasse, France (3rd Prize).

2006
Award from the Estonian Cultural Foundation.

2007
New York International Ballet Competition (NYIBC, finalist), "Crystal Shoe" bestowed by the Society of Estonian Theaters.

2009
New York International Ballet Competition (NYIBC, 3rd Prize).

2009-2010 
Named Talent of the 2009/2010 Season by the Society of Estonian Theaters.

2010
Appeared among the 170 talents selected by Dance Magazine.

"But Behind the Bridge" chor. Natalia Horecna ©AB
"Gods and Dogs" chor. Jiří Kylián ©AB
"Choré" chor. J-Ch. Maillot ©AB
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"But Behind the Bridge" chor. Natalia Horecna ©AB
"Gods and Dogs" chor. Jiří Kylián ©AB
"Choré" chor. J-Ch. Maillot ©AB