Klevis Tafaj - Albania
Mr. Tafaj graduated from the National Dance Academy, and joined the National Ballet Company of the Tirana Opera House in 2010. Promoted Soloist in 2013, Klevis partnered several principal dancers, toured Turkey, Greece and Montenegro and performed at the Praha International Festival and the Balkans Festival of Warsaw. Klevis participated in AjkunBT's Performing in New York in 2014 and, upon his return, performed as a Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Kosovo. Klevis toured with Ajkun Ballet Theatre to Italy in 2015, 2016, 2017, and danced the role of Don Jose in Chiara Ajkun's Carmen in 2016. He was featured as Dracula in the original cast of Chiara Ajkun’s Dracula and as Count Vronsky in Dr. Ajkun’s Anna Karenina. Mr. Tafaj has also performed choreographies by world renowned choreographers Angelin Preljocaj, and Pëllumb Agalliu. Klevis was promoted First Soloist in 2018.
Momoko Burbine- Japan
Kylie Brown - Michighan USA
J Ryan Carroll - Alabama, USA
Mr. Carroll apprenticed with Laura Alonso’s Cuballet before joining Wes Chapman’s Alabama Ballet and American Repertory Ballet as a Soloist. Promoted Principal with Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, Ryan was featured as Premiere Guest Artist at the 2010 International Dance Festival in San Juan, by invitation of The Ministry of Culture of Puerto Rico. Additional engagements include the musicals Fosse, The Wizard of Oz, and the theater productions of Pippin (Utah Shakespearean Festival), and Pop Goes Broadway. Ryan was featured in Ajkun Ballet Theatre's Hamlet and Les Misérables, as well as in Chiara Ajkun's restaging of La Fille Mal Gardée.
Analia Farfan - Argentina
Andrew Hellerick - Pennsylvania, USA
Ichiko Nakajima - Japan
Corey Mangum - South Carolina, USA
Hisayo Shimada - Japan
Allan McCormick - Canada
Morgan C. Stinnett - Ohio, USA
Mr. Stinnett received his early ballet training at Nan Klinger's Excellence in Dance in his native Ohio, and performed with Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet, before graduating from Point Park University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. Before joining the Ajkun Ballet Theatre in 2012, Morgan danced with Texas Ballet Theater and, as a Soloist, with Connecticut Ballet. Morgan originated the role of Oberon in Chiara Ajkun's A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015) and the role of Alexander Karenin in Chiara Ajkun's Anna Karenina (2017).
Bridie Connors-Schwartz - New Zealand
Endrit Shkoza - Albania
Mr. Shkoza studied and earned his diploma from the National School of Dance in his native Albania and received a choreographer degree from the National Academy of Arts in Tirana. In 2003 he joined the National Theater of Opera and Ballet in Tirana and was promoted to First Soloist in the following season. Endrit has performed many classical and contemporary roles including the Golden Idol in La Bayadère, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and Franz in Coppelia. Mr. Shkoza joined Ajkun Ballet Theatre as a Leading Artist in 2016.
Emily Williams - ACT, Australia
Alejandro Ulloa - Nicaragua
Natalie Young - South Carolina, USA
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