Cristiano Principato

Cristiano Principato

EDUCATION AND WORK
Cristiano Principato graduated from La Scala Ballet School in Milan in 2014 as well as from the Linguistic Gymnasium. His most important teachers were Frédéric Olivieri, Maurizio Vanadia, Leonid Nikonov, Paola Vismara and Tatiana Nikonova among others. He worked with La Scala Ballet as corps de ballet dancer and then moved to Amsterdam dancing with Het Nationale Ballet’s Junior Company for one season, before joining the main company. 
In the following seasons, he was promoted the rank of demi-soloist. In 2020, he joined Estonian National Ballet as a demi-soloist and in 2021 he became a soloist.
 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

In 2017 he received the Italian award “Étoile del domani” and in 2022 he won the MyFitness Dance Award in Tallinn.
 
MEMORABLE MOMENT IN BALLET
“A memorable moment in ballet for me is travelling internationally: so far, besides Tallinn, I’ve performed in Milan (La Scala), Amsterdam (NO&B), Saint Petersburg (Mariinsky Theatre), Hamburg (Staatsoper Hamburg), London (Coliseum and Royal Opera House), Varna (Open Air Theatre), Madrid (Teatros Del Canal), Granada (Alhambra) and in many other countries”. 

REPERTOIRE
Estonian National Ballet:
Solor (Edur/Minkus’ “La Bayadere”) 
Albrecht (Skeaping/Adam’s “Giselle”) 
Prince Siegfried (Edur/Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”) 
Prince (Stevenson/Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”) 
Prince (Harangozó/Kocsák’s “Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs”) 
Vronsky (Kesler/Shostakovich's “Anna Karenina”) 
Waltz Man (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade”) 
5 couples (Murdmaa/Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No 6”) 
Jack of Hearts, Pinkopanko, Gardener (Schiavoni’s “Alice in Wonderland”) 
Death (Kask/Steiner/Mölder’s “Louis XIV – the Sun King”) 
Devil’s Entourage (Kesler/Tubin’s “Kratt”) 
Duet (Principato/Arnalds’ “Eclipse”) 
Pas de deux (Petipa/Drigo’s “Esmeralda”) – Tallinn Ballet School Gala in the Estonian National Opera
Pas de deux (Petipa/Glazunov’s “Raymonda”) – Estonian National Ballet Summer School Gala 
3 couples (Grib/Traylen’s “Flesh”) 

With former companies or guesting in galas and competitions: 
Peasant Pas de quatre (Beaujean/Bustamante/Adam’s “Giselle”) 
Pas de six (Van Dantzig/Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”) 
Paris (Van Dantzig/Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet”) 
Puss in Boots, 6 cavaliers (Wright/Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty”) 
Pas de trois (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky’s “Ballet Imperial”) 
5 soloists (Balanchine/Gershwin’s “Who Cares?”) 
4 men (Balanchine/Stravinsky’s “Violin Concerto”) 
4 demi’s (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky’s “Theme and Variations”) 
6 toreros, Fandango (Nureyev/Minkus “Don Quixote”) 
8 couples, Polonaise (Cranko/Tchaikovsky’s “Onegin”) 
Blue Ball, Country, Champs Elysées (Neumeier/Chopin’s “Die Kameliendame”) 
Ball, Summer, Autumn (Wheeldon/Prokofiev’s “Cinderella”) 
Angels (Dawson/Bryars’ “Requiem”) 
4 couples (Van Manen/Piazzolla’s “5 Tangos”) 
6 couples (Ratmansky/Shostakovich’s “Piano Concerto”) 
2 couples (Preljocaj/Bach’s “Larmes Blanches”) 
3 couples (Kylian/Dvořák’s “Evening Songs”) 
Bim’s Friend (Béjart/Offenbach’s “Gaité Parisienne”) 
Frogs (Roland Petit/Pink Floyd’s “Pink Floyd Ballet”) 
Pas de deux, Pas de trois (Petipa/Minkus’ “Paquita”) 
Pas de deux (Petipa/Tchaikosvky’s “The Sleeping Beauty”) 
Pas de deux (Petipa/Délibes’ “Coppelia”) 
Pas de deux (Petipa/Pugni’s “Satanella”) 
Pas de deux (Petipa/Pugni’s “La Fille du Pharaon”) 
Genzano Pas de deux, Pas de six (Bournonville/Helsted’s “Napoli”)