Albjon Gjorllaku

Corps de Ballet

Albjon Gjorllaku

Albjon Gjorllaku. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Quick Facts

Born: London, England
Trained: The Royal Ballet School in London, England
Joined: 2019
Corps de Ballet since: 2022


Five Things to Know

  1. 1Before joining The National Ballet of Canada in 2019, Albjon danced in Florida with Orlando Ballet, where he danced such roles as Pas de Trois and Neapolitan in Swan Lake, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet and Gaston and Lefou in Beauty and The Beast.
  3. 2In 2013, Albjon performed for His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in the Royal Ballet School Gala at Buckingham Palace.
  5. 3Albjon is of Albanian heritage. He has hiked Albania’s largest mountain “Korab” many times and his name is an abbreviation of the Shqip phrase “Albania e jon” meaning “Our Albania”.
  7. 4Albjon can complete a Rubik’s cube in under five minutes.
  9. 5When he’s not able to train at the studio, Albjon enjoys calisthenics, outdoor workouts and using gymnastic rings.


Favourite Ballets

  1. 1Romeo and Juliet
  2. 2Giselle
  3. 3Don Quixote by Carlos Acosta
  4. 4Swan Lake
  5. 5The Sleeping Beauty


Full Biography

Albjon Gjorllaku was born in London, England and trained at The Royal Ballet School in London, England. He joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2019 and was promoted to Corps de Ballet in 2022. 

Albjon recently made his debut as Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet and Grant Munroe in Frame by Frame. His repertoire includes Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, A Streetcar Named Desire, Angels’ Atlas, MADDADDAM, Concerto and Alleged Dances

In 2023, Albjon received the Patron Award of Merit. 


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Ballet News+: Q&A with Albjon Gjorllaku




Romeo and Juliet
“Albjon Gjorllaku (Benvolio) made a strong showing as Mercutio’s and Romeo’s rambunctious follower.”
– Ludwig Van Toronto