Slava Kukushkin

Born in Ukraine, he was trained at the Kiev Circus School, from which he graduated in 1981. He worked as an artist at the Moscow Circus in a trio performing Russian bar, banquine, and hand-to-hand acrobatics. He furthered his training in acrobatic gymnastics at Kiev University for 5 years. For 12 years, he taught concurrently at the Kiev Circus School. He arrived at ESAC in 2001, where he teaches hand-to-hand techniques, balance, and banquine.