I like pressure, and try to challenge myself to the point of discomfort.
Julian MacKay


Agency: IMG Models

Location: St. Petersburg

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If the body is a temple, then Julian MacKay is a fortress of strength. As an exceptional ballet dancer his streamlined motions flow with an astounding mix of youthful presentation and Russian ballet history. As the first American to earn a full Russian diploma from the prestigious Bolshoi Academy in St.Petersburg, Julian has crafted his skill based on the knowledge of generations before him. Now, with a leading position at the Mikhailovsky Theatre and nine premiers under his wings; Julian is becoming a swan to remember. A porcelain figure carrying the responsibility of the ballet with roles like Le Corsaire, he peruses the gentle waves of music, surfing from one song to the next. In an extension of his feature in Issue 11, Sophie Mayanne captures the young talent in an expressive and intimate series.

Julian is truly unique, thriving underneath the weight of his hectic regime; “I like pressure, and try to challenge myself to the point of discomfort”. Through the waves of success, he still has that aura of a humble boy from Montana. It’s in the gentle details, like the fact he spoilt the full Boys by Girls team with chocolates carried all the way from Russia. To read his full interview, make sure to get yourself a copy of Issue 11 "Imagined Songs" Shop

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