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Marko Micov was born in Skopje, North Macedonia. He began his ballet education under the direction of Sonja Zdravkova-Dzeparovska, PhD, at the State Ballet School in Skopje. He was awarded the Special Prize in 2010 at the International Ballet Competition, Mia Corak Slavenski, and a full scholarship for the summer program of Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Vis, Croatia. In 2011, Micov danced as a guest artist with Croatia Ballet in a co-production with the Madrid Ballet on an international tour in South America with Pascal Touzeau’s The Nutcracker. In 2012, he was invited by the legendary Gelsey Kirkland to join her company, where his performances were noticed by major publications, including The New York Times, Huffington Post, Ballet Focus, and more.
In 2016, Micov joined Ballet San Antonio, where he was promoted to Soloist in 2018. He was featured in a variety of principal roles with the company, including in Frederik Franklin’s Tribute, Bruce Wells’ Beauty and the Beast, Yosvanis Cortellan’s Carmen, and Willy Shives’ The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, and The Sleeping Beauty. He performed as the Principal Male in Ballet San Antonio’s premiere of George Balanchine’s Rubies staged by Nilas Martin, and danced in Gerald Arpino’s Round of Angels. In 2018, he wrote the Macedonian message for International Dance Day organized by International Theatre Institute-UNESCO. In 2019, he received the national award, Menada, for Young Artist of the Year.
Since joining Milwaukee Ballet in 2019, he has performed Fritz in The Nutcracker, a featured role in Garrett Glassman’s I Do, Don’t I?, and the title role in Michael Pink’s Peter Pan. He also was part of Michael Pink’s world premiere of Classical Symphony and Mauro de Candia’s Purple Fools,
In 2021, Micov received the United Macedonian Diaspora 40 under 40 Award.