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Nader Hamed


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Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire, Workshop

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Ballet, Mens Technique

Ines Albertini, principal dancer and international choreographer, certified teacher from the American Ballet Theatre Training Curriculum and member of the Unesco International Dance Council, she attended several academies, including Liliana Cosi and Marinel Stefanescu, Reggio Emilia, Ballettschule Theater Basel under the direction of Amanda Bennett, Princess Grace of Montecarlo Académie de Dance Classique under the direction of Marika Besobrasova, Royal Ballet, London, under the direction of Gailene Stock, and Tanz Akademie Zuerich where she graduated under the direction of Steffi Scherzer and Oliver Matz.

Walter Angelini, principal dancer and international choreographer, certified teacher from American Ballet Theatre Training Curriculum and member of the Unesco IDC, at 11 years old he won the competition to get into the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala under the direction of Anna Maria Prina. He attended several international internships at the Royal Ballet, London, Rosella Hightower Academy, Cannes and Alice Alonso, Madrid. At 17 years old, after attending the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive, he won a scholarship for the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre; then he moved to New York where he attended the last academic year under the direction of Kevin McKenzie and Franco De Vita and he graduated.


Ines and Walter, after having met in Milan, started a partnership in life and work that took them to the most prestigious theaters around the world. Since 2010, they have worked for over 10 years, with renowned American companies in Boston, New Jersey, Florida, Delaware, Tennessee, California, North Carolina and New York. They played principal roles in a vast classical, neoclassical and contemporary repertoire that includes Marius Petipa, Frederick Ashton, August Bournonville, Vasili Vainonen, Yury Grigorovich, George Balanchine, Jiří Kylián, Rudolf Nureyev and Leonid Lavrovsky. Ines's favorites roles include Giselle from the ballet of the same name,Titania from The Dream by Ashton, Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker, Ambrosia from Vampires. Walter's favorites roles include Albrecht from the ballet Giselle, Oberon from The Dream by Ashton, The Cavalier from The Nutcracker, Dorion from Vampires.


In September 2020, Ines and Walter founded Étoile Ballet Theatre in Piacenza, Italy. Since then, the company mesmerized audiences of all ages touring in Italy and abroad. Étoile Ballet Theatre is considered today one of the best emerging professional companies worldwide.

A special note should be made of Ines and Walter's pas de deux, taken from Rudolf Nureyev's Cinderella, performed at the "Nureyev Gala" in 2023 at the Teatro Arcimboldi in Milan and the Teatro Verdi in Florence. This was an evening shared with equally prestigious artists such as Natalia Osipova and Daniil Simkin.


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.

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Ballet, Character Dance

Nader Hamed started his training at the age seven with the “Higher Institute of Ballet” in Cairo, Egypt, the “Academy of Arts” established by the Ministry of Culture of the then United Arab Republic. His primary teachers were Constantin Shatilov, Alexei Varlamov and Arkady Nikolaev. Hamed has danced for “Deutsche Staatsoper” of Berlin under the direction of Egon Bischoff and “Teatro Alla Scala di Milano” under the direction of Giuseppe Carbone. During a tour with Rudolf Nureyev at “Municipal Theatre of Santiago”, he was noted by Ivan Nagy, director of “Ballet de Santiago”, and he joined the company as Principal Dancer. Subsequently Wasil Tupin, director of “Ballet Stabile del Teatro Colón”, invited Nader to join the company in Buenos Aires as Principal Dancer. He performed a wide range of principal roles from the classical repertoire. From 1988 to 1991, he went back to his home country Egypt and became General Director of “Cairo Opera House”. During a visit to Los Angeles, USA, he met Yvonne Mounsey, Principal Dancer of George Balanchine, who invited him to become resident teacher at the “Westside Ballet” of Los Angeles. For the next twenty-eight years, Nader Hamed was the mentor and coach of numerous acclaimed international ballet dancers. Since 2021, he has served “Étoile Ballet Theatre” as Maître de Ballet.

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Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary

Francesco Capuano trained at the academy of dance under the guidance of Italian star Maestro Enzo Paolo Turchi, Francesco developed his skills in Modern Jazz with the techniques of Matt Mattox and Luigi. His exploration of contemporary, classical, and modern jazz dance continued in Italy and England, where he lived and studied for several years. Following his studies, he embarked on a path as choreographer and dance instructor. He appeared in various television shows as a dancer and began collaborating with dance companies in Italy and abroad, including Evolution Dance Theater, Compagnia Körper, and Belinda King Production London. In December 2016, he won the "Il Coreografo Elettronico" award, an international competition for video dance, with the choreography of "Glitch Project”. In 2018, he was the winner of "XL Danza Urbane", a national competition for emerging young choreographers and touring in top Italian dance festivals.

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Stretching, Workout, Pilates

Triana Botaya graduated with the Gold Title from the National Ballet School Fernando Alonso in Cuba. She has earned top prizes in international competitions such as Livorno in Danza, Portucale Dance Award, Aveiro Dance Festival, Ciudad de Valencia International Competition, Vaslav Nijinsky, La Point, Amsterdans, among others. Commencing her professional career at Víctor Ullate Ballet, Triana later joined David Campos Ballet in Barcelona for five years. In recent years, she served as the Principal Soloist at Vienna Festival Ballet and Balletto del Sud. Triana joined Étoile Ballet Theatre in 2020.

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Walter Angelini
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