A native of Minsk, Belarus, Mr. Sapotko trained at the Belarus National Choreographic Academy. Among his teachers was Alexander Kolidenko, who was a student of the great ballet master, Pushkin. Mr. Sapotko’s professional dancing career began during his last year in college. He was invited to join the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre of the Opera and Ballet of Belarus, where he worked with the brilliant choreographer Valentin Yelizariev. In 1989, Mr Sapotko joined the Moscow Festival Ballet and a year later the Bolshoi Theaater Grigirovich Ballet, where he worked with world-known choreographers and dancers such as Yuri Grigirovich, Leonid Lavrovsky, and Yuri Vladimirov. In 1995, Mr. Sapotko came to the United States where he danced with Sacramento Ballet, Washington Ballet, Milwaukee Baller, and Manassas Ballet Theatre. In 2001, Mr. Sapotko was hired as the first full time, professioal ballet dancer. He is currently a ballet master at Manassas Ballet Theatre and a teacher at The Dance Academy of Loudon.