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The Company

THE COMPANY

Based in Piacenza, Italy, Étoile Ballet Theatre opened its doors in September 2020 with dancers from all around the world. The Company provides a superior experience for both the audience and dancers bringing to the stage the greatest classical ballets, as well as innovative neo-classical and contemporary choreographies. Étoile Ballet Theatre performs in Italy and internationally, learn about the 2023/2024 season on the performances page. Auditions are open all year round, click here for more information.

The Trainee Program

THE TRAINEE PROGRAM

The Étoile Ballet Theatre Trainee Program is designed in a very unique way. Dancers are selected by their talent and their potential and take classes, rehearse and perform in every production with the Company. The daily ballet classes are intensive, designed to polish technique and build strength and are followed by rehearsals. The goal of our Trainee Program is to develop the next generation of artists and ensure that our talented young dancers are ready for the next step in their careers. Most of the Étoile Ballet Theatre Company Members come from the Trainee Program.

Our Dancers
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OUR DANCERS

The dancers are the heart of the Company. Every year thousands of artists from all over the world audition to get in the roster of Étoile Ballet Theatre. Our dancers are from many different countries including Italy, United States, Canada, Japan, China, Spain, Scotland, United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Mexico, Cuba, Germany, Denmark and Finland. To audition for Étoile Ballet Theatre visit the audition page.

Our Tem

OUR TEAM

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INES ALBERTINI

Artistic Director

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Ines Albertini studied at Ballettschule Theater Basel and graduated from Tanz Akademie Zuerich, Switzerland. She has danced, as a Soloist and Principal Dancer, all around the world. She had the privilege of performing a wide repertoire from iconic choreographers including Marius Petipa, Frederick Ashton, August Bournonville, Vasili Vainonen, Yury Grigorovich, George Balanchine, Jiří Kylián, Rudolf Nureyev and Leonid Lavrovsky. Her favorites roles include "Giselle" from the ballet of the same name, "Titania" from "The Dream", "Sugar Plum Fairy" from "The Nutcracker", "Ambrosia" from "Vampires". Ines Albertini, along with her husband Walter Angelini, was the Artistic Director and Principal Dancer of US International Ballet from 2017 to 2020. They brought to this position a gift for choreographing and for teaching, a dynamic vision, and the pursuit of excellence. Ines Albertini and Walter Angelini mesmerized audiences of all ages and backgrounds with their original ballet productions. There are more than sixteen choreographic creations by Albertini/Angelini in the company's repertoire including: The Nutcracker, Snow Maiden (La Fanciulla di Neve), Vampires, The Great Gatsby, Romeo and Juliet, Spartacus, Scheherazade, One Thousand and One Nights, Frankie and Johnny, Meet the Dancers, Swan Lake, Giselle, Alice in Wonderland and Requiem il Viaggio di Dante.

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WALTER ANGELINI

Artistic Director

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Walter Angelini studied at Accademia del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano where he also gained performing experience with the ballet company of the same name. He was awarded a full scholarship for the JKO at American Ballet Theatre of New York City where he graduated. He has danced, as a Soloist and Principal Dancer, all around the world. He had the privilege of performing a wide repertoire from iconic choreographers including Marius Petipa, Frederick Ashton, August Bournonville, Vasili Vainonen, Yury Grigorovich, George Balanchine, Jiří Kylián, Rudolf Nureyev and Leonid Lavrovsky. His favorites roles include "Albrecht" from the ballet "Giselle", "Oberon" from "The Dream", "The Cavalier" from "The Nutcracker", "Dorion" from "Vampires". Walter Angelini, along with his wife Ines Albertini, was the Artistic Director and Principal Dancer of US International Ballet from 2017 to 2020. They brought to this position a gift for choreographing and for teaching, a dynamic vision, and the pursuit of excellence. Walter Angelini and Ines Albertini mesmerized audiences of all ages and backgrounds with their original ballet productions. There are more than sixteen choreographic creations by Angelini/Albertini in the company's repertoire including: The Nutcracker, Snow Maiden (La Fanciulla di Neve), Vampires, The Great Gatsby, Romeo and Juliet, Spartacus, Scheherazade, One Thousand and One Nights, Frankie and Johnny, Meet the Dancers, Swan Lake, Giselle, Alice in Wonderland and Requiem il Viaggio di Dante.

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NADER HAMED

Teacher and Ballet Master

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Nader Hamed was Russian-trained in Leningrad. He was a Principal Dancer with Berlin Opera, La Scala di Milan, and Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires. He was Artistic Manager and Ballet Master at Cairo Opera House. Nader worked with Rudolph Nureyev for four years in Europe.

LOCATION

Étoile Ballet Theatre is based in Piacenza, Italy. The Company is resident at the "Piacenza Art Ballet". Each detail of the studios has been meticulously taken care of to ensure the best experience for dancers and teachers: the sprung floor and the linoleum are fundamental elements for each studio, the flooring is created with an elastic structure to guarantee the health of the dancers and a correct study of dance. Bars and mirrors have been built and installed meticulously following all the safety standards. The mirrors have been designed to reflect an accurate image and the "double bars" are suitable for students of every age and height. Cutting-edge lights and air conditioning have been tailor-made for the two studios. The lighting system does not disturb the eyes during the intense hours of work and the air conditioning system ensures an ideal temperature and filtered air. Three spacious changing rooms are equipped with showers and bathrooms. Last but not least, the acoustics of the dance room have been designed for an optimal result and to ensure isolation from the adjoining activities. 

The building offers a space of over 400 square meters dedicated exclusively to dance. On the ground floor, there are two spacious studios of 100 square meters each, changing rooms, bathrooms with showers, and relaxation area. On the second and third floors, a luxurious and comfortable B&B offers ideal accommodation for dancers.

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AUDITION

AUDITION

Video Audition for Trainees, Apprentices, Company Members

Étoile Ballet Theatre is looking for Trainee, Apprentice and Company Member dancers. Paid positions are available. If you would like to be considered, please send your resume, dance pictures and video presentation to info@etoileballettheatre.com.

Video Audition for Soloists male and female

Étoile Ballet Theatre is looking for soloists male and female dancers with strong classical and contemporary technique, partnering experience required. Contemporary teaching opportunities are available. Please send your resume, dance pictures and video presentation to info@etoileballettheatre.com.

Private audition

It is possible to request a private audition for all ranks (Trainees, Apprentices, Company Members and Soloists) during company class in Piacenza Italy, by sending your resume to info@etoileballettheatre.com. Please note it is always advice to include your dance pictures and video presentation.

Open audition events

​Étoile Ballet Theatre is represented by GCDANCEVENTS and is possible to audition in person in one of their events around the world. For registration please send an email to gcdance.auditions@gmail.com and make sure you wrote in the subject line "Étoile Ballet Theatre".

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GCDANCE SUMMER AUDITIONS 
Naples, Italy 
2-6 July 2024 

GCDANCE JAPAN AUDITIONS
Tokyo, Japan
15-17 November 2024

GCDANCE LATINOAMERICA
Buenos Aires, Argentina

29-30 Nov and 1 Dec 2024

GCDANCE PHILIPPINES AUDITIONS
Manila, Philippines 
8-10 November 2024

Join us. Express Yourself.

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