Oleksandr Skulkin premiered as Nutcracker Prince on the West Tour of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake in 2017, and returns to Moscow Ballet in 2018 in the same roles. Oleksandr partners the award winning and remarkable Olena Pechenliuk. Skulkin is an Award Winning Principal Danseur being awarded at the 7th International Ballet Competition of Serge Lifar in Donetsk, Ukraine in 2011 and being awarded Silver at the Beijing International Ballet Competition in Beijing China in 2014. At a tender 24 years old Oleksandr is a quickly rising star danseur with Moscow Ballet. Formerly with the esteemed National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater in Kiev, Oleksandr studied at the Kiev Municipal Academy of Serge Lifar, the world famous Ukrainian dancer, teacher and choreographer. Oleksandr has performed on the stage in many more countries than the U.S. and Canada such as Brazil, Italy, Spain , France, Lebanon, China, Korea, Japan and others. He has been honored to perform many of the top classic ballet roles including, but not limited to; "Great Russian Nutcrucker" as Prince, Harlequinn, Chinese Variation and French Variation; “Don Quijote" as Basil; "Le Corsair" (clip 3:49 - 8:14) as the Slave and Lanknedem; in "Silphide" as Hero James; in "Sleeping Beauty" as the Blue Bird; in "Bayadere" as the Golden Idol, in "Swan Lake" Pa de Trois and many others.