| Marko Micov
Instructor of Ballet and Balletics
Marko Micov was born in Skopje, Macedonia. He began his ballet education under the direction of Sonja Zdravkova-Dezparovski, at the Macedonian national ballet school. In seventy years of Macedonian ballet history, he is the first Macedonian dancer to begin a professional career in the United States. He was awarded the Special Prize in 2010 at the international ballet competition ‘’Mia Corak Slavenski’’ in Zagreb, Croatia, and received the Gold Medal of the International Dance Federation in Skopje 2011.
At the age of seventeen, he was invited by the Artistic Director of the Croatian Ballet, Svebor Secak, in a co-production with the Madrid Ballet, to perform with an international tour in South America with Pascal Touzeau’s‘’ Nutcracker’’. In 2011 Marko received a full scholarship from the School of Mystic Ballet in United States. He subsequently performed with the company at Jacob’s Pillow in choreography by Gabrielle Lamb and at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) in choreography by Brian Enos.
In 2012 he was invited by the legendary Gelsey Kirkland to join her company. During his time there, his dance was followed in numerous critical publications including The New York Times, Huffington Post, Ballet Focus and additional dance industry-specific magazines. In 2016, Micov joined Ballet San Antonio as a Corps de Ballet member and was promoted to Soloist in 2018. Since then, he has been featured in a variety of principal roles with the company including Frederik Franklin ‘’Tribute’’, Espada in Don Quixote,Cavalier in The Nutcracker and performed the Principal Male in Ballet San Antonio’s premier of George Balanchine’s ‘’Rubies’’. Other repertoire includes Gerald Arpino’s ‘’Round of Angels ,Willy Shivas’ Bolero and Elements. 2018 he was the author of the Macedonian message for World Dance Day organized by International Theatre Institute - UNESCO.