Growing up, Markian's Dad wanted him to be a professional Canadian soccer player. But he chose a more secure and practical route, acting.  It all started with a porcupine. The small role on the Manitoba Theatre for Young People's stage led Markian to being discovered for his first professional lead role as Rudy Pazinski in Over the Tavern at The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in his hometown of Winnipeg.. From there, he undeniably decided to follow a career in the performing arts. With that goal in mind, Markian started to train as an actor, singer and dancer. After his debut role at the RMTC, Markian went on to perform with Rainbow Stage (The Full Monty, Footloose, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline), Winnipeg Studio Theatre (Spring Awakening) and multiple Winnipeg Fringe hits.​Markian's love for theatre and his drive for expanding his skill set led him to the acting program at Studio 58 Theatre School in Vancouver, British Columbia, from which he graduated in 2014. The prestigious conservatory program’s curriculum included training in voice and text work, as well as movement, dance, classic text, physical theatre, puppetry, singing, playwrighting and film acting. In his final terms at the school, Markian performed in five Studio 58 mainstage shows. Tarasiuk's performances garnered attention from Vancouver media, urging readers to, "Take note of that name" and "Keep this young artist on your radar".  In the summer of 2013, Markian made his television debut in the Disney XD movie, Bunks. where he portrayed the hot-headed counsellor turned zombie, Brogan Van Skioh. Now focused mainly on film and television - appearing in many projects over the years. In 2015, Markian, along with colleagues from Studio 58, founded SpeakEasy Theatre. The company, based out of Vancouver, BC, continues to produce exciting new plays and the annual Pull Festival. Markian remains with the company as General Manager. 



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