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 Aleks Krutainis is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He studied at Atlantic Acting Studio, CAP21, and received a Certificate of Excellence in Classical Ballet from SLK Ballet School under the tutelage of renowned instructor Sara Knight (First British Graduate of Vaganova Ballet Academy, and Dancer with Leningrad State Ballet Theatre and the Russian Ballet of St. Petersburg). Additional training included Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Nashville Ballet, The University of the Arts and Koresh Dance Company. Aleks also participated in the invaluable Work/Study Programs at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. He has performed as a freelance artist in NYC, as well as with Nashville Ballet in Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Coppelia and original Contemporary Works by Banning Bouldin; he is honored to perform with Nashville Repertory Theatre in their Production of "Disney's Mary Poppins" at TPAC and as a guest artist with Backlight Productions in "Disney's Mary Poppins". Off-stage, he loves teaching his students at DancEast.