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Kyiv Municipal Academy of Performing and Circus Arts was founded in 1961. It is a unique place for getting a higher education with a bachelor and master degree. The Academy prepares specialists of international level in different areas – singing, dancing, acting, producing and of course – circus arts (juggling, clown, gymnastic, acrobatic, equilibristic, pantomime, illusion and manipulation). For 60 years of work, it had many former students who now work in leading circuses, theaters, global pop shows of the planet, many of them have become celebrities of European and Ukrainian show business.

Our former students who became famous singers we are very proud of:

Svitlana Loboda, Max Barskih, Vitaliy Kozlovskiy, Natalia Mogulevska, Svitlana Tarabarova, Mykola Mozgovyi, Kamalia, Mika Nyuton, Alina Pash, Group “Alibi”, Alina Grosu and many others.

Circus arts:

International festival of circus arts in Monte Carlo (Monaco) :

Golden clown – Anatoliy Zalevskyi

Silver clown – Oleksandr & Viacheslav Iroshnikov, Viktor Kee, Victora Dzuba, Evhen Pahalovych, Max Golovchenko, Vladyslav Gapanovych.


International festival of circus arts “Circus of the future” (Paris, France):

Golden medal – Yuriy Shavro, Diana Oleshenko, Ruslan Fomenko, Anatoliy Zalevskyi, Oleksandr & Viacheslav Iroshnikov, Dmytro Bulkin, Sergiy Timofeev, Oleksandr Koblikov.


Contemporary dancing:

Winners of World Dance Championship:

Karina Zueva, Violetta Nguen (became champion of Ukraine 12 times)

Ukrainian competition TV show “DANCE”:

Kateryna Barvynska, Olena Goloval, Anastasia Lebedeva, Oleksandr Leshenko, Maryna Mazepa, Evgeniy Kot

Ukrainian competition TV show “DANCING FOR YOU”:

Anriy Matviyenko


Nowadays Academy is located in a historical building in the city center: 88, Zhylyanska Street.

Before it was located in a building of the National circus of Ukraine.

Today in Academy you can find different ways of studying:

  • Theatre director
  • Director of theatre, performing & circus arts
  • Circus director
  • Theatre actor
  • Master of ceremonies
  • Singer
  • Manager of show business
  • Circus artist
  • Theatre artist
  • Performing artist
  • Dancer, choreographer
  • Puppet artist

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