AVNUN YAKUBOV, was born in Russia and received a Masters Degree in Choreography and Arts
Management from the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in Leningrad.
Mr. Yakubov was the Artistic Director and Head Choreographer Alumnus of the Moscow Ballet Theater in
Russia from 1973-1993. From 1974-1988, he staged numerous works in Italy, Austria, Turkey, and
Greece. By invitation of the Italian government in 1992, he choreographed and produced "An Evening with
Strauss." He also choreographed different ballets for the Kirov Theater in Leningrad and the Vaganova
From 1993-1997, Mr. Yakubov appeared in the Chicago Festival Ballet’s "Nutcracker" as Herr
Drosselmeyer and served as Ballet Master and Choreographer for the Chicago Festival Ballet School.
He served as a choreography instructor for the Looking Glass Theater Company’s production of
Bulgakov’s "Master and "Margarita" and taught at the Lou Conte Studio.
Mr. Yakubov was the Ballet Master and Head Choreographer for the Faubourg Ballet Theater from 1995-
2001. In 1997-1998 he staged and choreographed Ravel’s "Bolero" and "Paquita" with Alexander Lunev
(principal dancer with the Kirov Ballet). In 1999-2000, he served as Ballet Master and choreographer at
the Academy of Dance Arts. There he staged and choreographed "New Ballet Divertissement" and
"Paquita" with Roger Van Fleteren (principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre) and Yumelia Garcia
(principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet).
From June 2001 till August 2007 Mr. Yakubov was a Founder and Artistic Director of "Ballet Cultural Arts
Center" and "Youth Ballet Theatre of Chicago - NFP"
In 2002 – Evening of Ballet was preformed at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts. Featured guest
artists included Elena Martinson & Andrei Ustinov formerly principal dancers from the Kirov Ballet
Theater and Mr. Yakubov’s Youth Ballet Theatre pre-professional division students.
In the summer of 2004 Mr. Yakubov proudly presented his US Ballet Premier of “BAMBI”. This full length
ballet in 2 acts featuring original libretto stage version with staging and choreography by Mr. Yakubov.
Performances by Milwaukee Ballet Theater members Jennifer Provins and Christopher Fellows - 1st
Principal Soloists and Kirk Henning of Daytona Ballet Company – Principal Soloist. Performing from the
Youth Ballet Theater (YBT) NFP were Principal Soloists Renee Briglio, Lindsay Cregier and Kira Stiers
and the pre-professional division students of the YBT. This wonderful event was held at Hemmens
Cultural Arts Center.
"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will
continue the learning process as long as he lives." ~Clay P. Bedford
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Ballet Master Instructor