Giorgio Galli

Corps de Ballet

Giorgio Galli

Giorgio Galli. Photo by Karolina Kuras.


Giorgio Galli was born in Carate Brianza, Italy and trained at Teatro alla Scala Ballet School in Italy and The Royal Ballet School in England. He joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2009 and became a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2010. 

Giorgio has danced such roles as Bottom and Demetrius in The Dream, Paris in Romeo and Juliet, Laertes and Horatio in Hamlet, Diamond Man in The Sleeping Beauty and Fox and Icicle in The Nutcracker. His repertoire includes Swan Lake, Giselle, Cinderella, Onegin, Don Quixote, Pinocchio, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale, Nijinsky, Anna Karenina, The Merry Widow, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Seagull, Manon, La Fille mal gardée, La Sylphide, Chaconne, Etudes, Elite Syncopations, The Four Seasons, Theme and Variations, The Second Detail, West Side Story Suite, The Concert, Diamonds, Rubies, The Four Temperaments, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Chroma, Genus, Carousel (A Dance), Symphony #9, Emergence, Cacti, Being and Nothingness, Paz de la Jolla and Orpheus Alive.

Giorgio was the recipient of the 2016/17 David Tory Award and the 2015/16 Patron Award of Merit by the Patron’s Council Committee of The National Ballet of Canada. In 2009, he received the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers Award. During his training, he received a full scholarship to The Royal Ballet School. In 2006, he was awarded the Choreographic Development Award and the John McAsIan Family Trust Prize.

In 2016, Giorgio joined The Suzanne Farrell Ballet as a guest artist and starting 2017, appeared as a soloist.

Giorgio has been an instructor for In Studio, the company’s adult and fitness programme, since 2014 and is also a guest instructor across the Greater Toronto Area. He has been teaching company class for The National Ballet of Canada since 2017.

Giorgio Galli is sponsored through Dancers First by Anne-Marie Canning. 

Quick Facts

Born: Carate Brianza, Italy
Trained: Teatro alla Scala Ballet School in Italy and The Royal Ballet School in England
Joined: 2009
Corps de Ballet since: 2010


The Four Temperaments
“Giorgio Galli’s hand seems to move the whole orchestra at the beginning of the piece as he reaches towards his partner initiating the exquisite lines of the first theme.”
— The Dance Current

Symphony #9
“Giorgio Galli is an artist who can literally think on his feet, making creative choices within a group without effacing his individuality.”
— The Dance Current

Romeo and Juliet
“The elegance and precision of his movements, make Giorgio Galli an extremely refined Paris.”
— Corriere Canadese