EDUCATION AND WORK
Cristiano Principato finished La Scala Ballet School in Milan in 2014 as well as 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 a season, before joining the main company as Élève. In the following seasons, he was promoted the rank of demi-soloist. In 2020, he joined Estonian National Ballet as a demi-soloist.
In 2017, he received the italian award “Étoile del domani”.
MEMORABLE MOMENT IN BALLET
“A memorable moment in ballet for me is travelling internationally: 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”.
Estonian National Ballet:
Jean de Brienne (Glazunov’s “Raymonda”) as guest at ENB’s Summer School Gala in Tallinn.
Soloist (Balanchine’s/Murdmaa’s “Tchaikovsky’s Masterpieces”)
Jack of Hearts (Schiavoni’s “Alice in Wonderland”)
Vronsky (Kesler's "Anna Karenina")
Prince (Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker")
Prince Siegfried (Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”)
Death (Kask/Steiner/Mölder’s “Louis XIV – the Sun King”)
Dutch National Ballet:
Peasant Pas de quatre (Adam’s “Giselle”)
Pas de six (Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”)
Pas de trois (Tchaikovsky/Balanschine’s “Ballet Imperial”)
Paris (Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet”)
Puss in Boots (Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty”)
5 soloists (Gershwin/Balanchine’s “Who Cares?”)
Solo parts in contemporary works by David Dawson, Hans Van Manen and Ernst Meisner.
Guesting in galas and competitions:
Pas de deux (Drigo’s “Esmeralda”)
Pas de deux (Minkus’ “Paquita”)
Pas de deux (Pugni’s “Satanella”)
Pas de deux (Délibes’ “Coppelia”)
Pas de deux (Adam’s “Giselle”)
Pas de deux (Minkus’ “La Bayadère”)
Pas de deux (Tchaikosvky’s “The Sleeping Beauty”)
Genzano Pas de deux (Bournonville’s “Napoli”)
Black Swan Pas de deux (Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”)