Giorgio Galli

Corps de Ballet

Giorgio Galli

Giorgio Galli. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Biography

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. Mr. Galli joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2009 and became a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2010. 

Mr. Galli’s repertoire includes Paris in Romeo and Juliet, Laertes and Horatio in Hamlet, Diamond Man in The Sleeping Beauty and Fox and Icicle in The Nutcracker. He has danced roles in Swan Lake, Giselle, Cinderella, Onegin, Don Quixote, Pinocchio, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale, Nijinsky, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Seagull, Manon, La Fille mal gardée, La Sylphide, 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 #9Emergence, Cacti, Being and Nothingness and Paz de la Jolla.

As a guest artist with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in 2016, Mr. Galli danced roles in Dances Concertantes, Gounod Symphony and Stars and Strips. Promoted to Soloist in 2017, Mr. Galli danced roles in Chaconne.

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

Mr. Galli 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

Quotes

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