Artistic Director Alan Foley

Biographies > Yury Demakov

Yury trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow, Russia, and he holds a Teacher/Choreographer Diploma from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts.

Yury was the Principal Dancer for the Saint Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre (Artistic Director: A.A. Makarov), and he worked as the choreographer and ballet master for the Temma Ballet School in Osaka, Japan. He currently serves as the Artistic Director for Swansea Ballet Russe.

Yury is well-known to Cork dancers and ballet aficionados as the regular guest choreographer for the Cork City Ballet. He is married to Prima ballerina – Chika Temma, and together they run the very successful Bristol Russian Ballet School.