Viacheslav Buchkovskiy was born in Ukraine. He began his training at Kharkov State Choreography School in 1990. In 1995, Buchkovskiy entered into the Choreography school in Kiev. Upon graduating in 1999, Buchkovskiy was invited to join the Kiev Musical Theater as a Principal dancer, where he danced under the direction of People’s Artist of the U.S.S.R. Valeriy Kovtun. In 2000, he was invited to the 17th Fresh Ballerina Festival in Japan, along with world ballet stars. In 2001, Buchkovskiy was invited to Stanislavskiy and Nemirovish-Danchenko Academic Music Theater in Moscow where he danced numerous leading roles. During his working career in Kiev and Moscow Music Theaters Buchkovskiy toured the world including the United States, England, Spain, France, Germany, Japan, China, and Thailand. Buchkovskiy began as a Soloist at Colorado Ballet in 2007 and was promoted to Principal in the 2011-2012 season. During his career with Colorado Ballet, Buchkovskiy has danced leading roles such as the Prince in The Nutcracker, Franz in Coppélia, Harker in Dracula and Lankendem in Le Corsaire, as well as others.