Slovenian National Theatre

Slovenian National Theatre in Ljubljana, with its 100-years-old history, is one of the most innovative national theatres in Europe and one of the leading cultural forces of the whole Balkan peninsula. Its attractiveness is testimonied to by the fact that is artists consist of dancers and choreographers from all around the world and numerous international co-productions.

Giorgia Vailati was born in Seriata, Italy. During her studies at A Passo di danza Ballet School, she participated in many national competitions and international courses, among others at Royal Ballet School, La Scala Ballet School and Royal Academy of Dance. In 2012 she entered a 3-years study program at John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany, which she finished in 2014. While still studying, she took part in the Simple Symphony by Alastair Marriott and was one of the few students selected to perform in G. Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante along with the soloists of Stuttgart Ballet.

Straight after the studies she became a member of the Stuttgart Ballet and performed in Onegin, the Taming of the Shrew      (both by John Cranko), Giselle, Krabat and Streetcar Named Desire. In 2015 she was named demi-soloist of the Slovenian National Theatre directed by Sanja Nešković Peršin. Sher performed in production Cacti and the Swan Lake and in february 2016, still in her first season with the company, she portrayed her first lead role of Aurora in the Sleeping Beauty. She later perofrmed in ballets Dr. Zhivago, Romeo & Juliet, the Nutcracker, Symphony of Sorowful Songs, Orphic Hymn, the Swan Lake. She became the soloist of Slovenian National Theatre in february 2017.

Kenta Yamamoto was born in Japan. In the period of years 2004-2008 he studied at Shanghai Dance School in China. In 2008, he entered the Royal Ballet School in London where he staid until 2010. In 2006 he went through K-Ballet summer school in Japan and in 2010 the Los Angeles Southland Summer Ballet School in the USA.

Among his most noteworthy successes are performances in the Swan Lake and the Spanish dance of this show at Dance School in Shanghai (2006, 2007), variations on balletsDon Quixote and Giselle in Japan (2008), Coppélie at Royal Ballet School Annual Production in London (2009), variations on the Bayadère and the Swan Lake in Japan (2009) and also the Cinderella (2010) and La Valse (2010) with London Royal Ballet.

Kenta Yamamoto is part of the Slovenian National Theatre since 2010. He gained recognition through his tremendous performances in the Nutcracker, Giselle, Stravinsky, Coppélie on Montmartre, the Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Tristan and Isolda, the Swan Lake or Romeo & Juliet.