In 1987 – becomes a principal dancer in the Ballet of the Shevchenko Theatre in Kiev, Ukraine
In 1991 - engaged in the Ballet Company of the National Theatre in Belgrade as a principal dancer
In 2001 - graduated at the Department of Choreography at the Ukrainian International Theatre Institute in Kiev
In 2013 – obtained Master’s Degree in Choreography at the Kherson State University
LEADING ROLES IN BALLETS:
Don Quixote (V. Logunov)
Swan Lake (D. Parlić)
Giselle (L. Lavrovsky)
Samson and Delilah (L. Pilipenko)
The Sleeping Beauty (V. Logunov)
Resurrection (L. Pilipenko)
The Lady of the Camellias (L. Pilipenko)
The Fountain of Bakhchisaray (R. Klavin)
A Woman (L. Pilipenko)
The Rite of Spring (D. Seyffert)
Wolves (D. Seyffert)
Autumn Rain (V. Logunov)
Images (L. Pilipenko)
Romeo and Juliet (A. Sekera)
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (V. Logunov)
Tchaikovsky the Poet (L. Pilipenko)
Odysseus (L. Lambrou)
Queen Margot (K. Simić)
Autumn Flowers (M. C. Pietragalla)
The Impure Blood (L. Pilipenko)
Spartacus (A. Shekera)
Zorba the Greek (K. Simić)
Kostjukov was an assistant choreographer in ballet productions Wolves by Dietmar Seyffert and Romeo and Juliet by Anatoly Sekera. In 2017, he worked as a consultant during filming of The White Raven, directed by Ralph Fiennes.
Kostjukov choreographed ballet in the opera production of Aida for the Timisoara Theatre in 2003 and for the National Theatre in Belgrade in 2013.
In the Terazije Theatre, he choreographed musical production of Get Down to Earth in 2006, and in 2017, he choreographed ballet for The Phantom of the Opera musical.
Kostjukov choreographed and directed the ballet production of The Nutcracker in the National Theatre in Belgrade in 2014 and in Sarajevo in 2017.
He staged ballet production of Romeo and Juliet in the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad in 2014.
Cyprus, Slovenia, Colombia, Spain, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, France, Cuba, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Mexico, USA, Lebanon, China, Greece etc.
PARTICIPATION IN FESTIVALS:
Sverdlovsk – Russia in 1988
Nizhny Novgorod in 1992, within the Universal Exposition Expo ’92 in Seville
Beiteddine Festival – Beirut in 1993
Tashkent – Uzbekistan in 1996
Festival Alicia Alonso – Cuba in 1997
Budva – Theatre City Festival in 1997
Music Festival Varna Summer in 2002
Festival on occasion of 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg in 2003
Budapest Spring Festival in 2004
Second Place in II Ballet Competition in Ukraine in 1987
First Place in VI Osaka International Ballet Couple Competition in Japan in 1991
Annual Award of the National Theatre in Belgrade for the role of Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake in 1991
Annual Award of the National Theatre in Belgrade for the role of Basilio in Don Quixote in 1992
Annual Award of the National Theatre in Belgrade and the October Award of the City of Belgrade for the role of Master in Scheherazade in 1994
Award by the Federal Ministry of Culture for artistic achievement in 1995
Award “Davidoff” for contemporary theatre expressions in season 1998/99 for his roles in ballets Wolves and The Rite of Spring
“Golden Ring” Award by the Cultural and Educational Association of Belgrade for permanent contribution to culture in 2003
Award “Anatoly Sekera” of the International Theatre Institute of Ukraine (UNESCO) as the best Ukrainian dancer in 2002
In period November 2004 – 2011, he was a director of the Ballet Company of the National Theatre; and since November 2012, he has been an Acting Director of the Ballet Company of the National Theatre in Belgrade.
Acting Ballet Manager
Status: Principal Dancer (retired)