“I do what I love and love what I do. My role includes everything related to entertainment, from productions on the World Stage, to the music you hear playing in the background, to our bands. It’s about making guests happy, and that brings me a lot of joy.”
Though you’ll find Sasha working magic behind the scenes, he’s an entertainer at heart. He started dancing at the age of four and soon joined a dance company that took him around the world on tour. Once he learned about career opportunities he could have while cruising around the globe, he didn’t hesitate.
“I’ve been with Holland America Line for more than a year as entertainment director but have been in the business for 15 years – first as a dancer and later as a cruise director. That’s one of the great things about a career at sea. You can grow into different roles, and Holland America Line is especially supportive of helping employees grow. How they treat everyone is one of the things that differentiates them. They give us the chance to bring our families on board, and it’s such a big part of why people choose Holland America Line. The way the company makes me feel – how they welcomed me – it’s just fantastic.”
Sasha is a world traveler. There’s hardly anywhere you could go that he hasn’t sailed to. Although he has found beauty in every destination, Alaska will always have his heart.