Iskra Shukarova accomplished her contemporary dance studies at the National Conservatorium Superior in Lyon. In 2002 she obtained her Masters Degree at the Laban Center - London and in 2014, her PhD at the state faculty of Theatre Arts in Skopje. She has completed numerous dance trainings with established artists, and her pieces have toured regionally and internationally. Shukarova has been honored with fellowships such as CEC ArtsLink and DanceWeb. She was a principal soloist in the Macedonian Opera and Ballet beginning in 1991, and one of the founders of Lokomotiva- Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture. She was also the co-founder and co-programmer of the contemporary dance festival Locomotion in Skopje and one of the founders of the Balkan Dance Network and the NOMAD Dance Academy project. Since 2010 Sukarova has been a professor at the University St. Cyril and Methodius- Music Faculty - Department of Dance pedagogy in Skopje. Read an interview with Iskra Sukarova.