During his training at the State School for Choreography in his hometown, Alexander Zhembrovskyy (Kiev, Ukraine) was already dreaming of a career in the West, as he longed for a greater variety of ballet repertoire and styles. He has been with the DutchNational Ballet as a soloist since 2005 and since 2012 he has combined this with running his own ballet and dance school in Amsterdam.
Before joining the company, he danced with the National Theatre for Opera and Ballet in Ukraine, the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, the Bayerisches Staatsballett in Germany and the Slovene National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Slovenia. The magazine Dance Europe nominated him as ‘outstanding dancer of the year 2010’ for his performance in Hans van Manen’s Sarcasmen. Check out a part of this piece in the video below.