Olesia Shaytanova- Juliet
Olesia Shaytanova , was born in Ukraine (Crimea, Sevastopol) (10.07.1995)
In 2013 Olesia Shaytanova graduated from the Kiev State Ballet School with honours. In that same year she became a soloist with the Ukraine National Opera and Ballet Theatre, and since 2016 she has been a principle with the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. Her awards include first prize at the 6th Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet competition in Budapest (2013), first prize at the 4th International Istanbul Ballet competition (2014) and first prize at the 5th Beijing International Ballet Invitational for Dance Schools (Dance Performance Series; 2014). With various companies O. Shaytanova performed in Greece, Italy, Japan, Germany, Portugal, Poland, UK, China, Korea, USA and etc.
2018 ( LNOBT) – special prize for the best young ballerina ( Lithuania)
2022- soloist of the year ( 2021-2022) , the best female dancer in Lithuania ( LNOBT)
Worked with choreographers: Manuel Legris , Wayne MacGregor, Martynas Rimeikis , Krzysztof Pastor , Angelika Cholina , Itzik Galili
2022- the best ballet soloist of the year ( 2021-2022) ( LNOBT) Lithuania The dancer has previously created the roles of Odette and Odile (“Swan Lake”), Bluebird and Princess Aurora (“The Sleeping Beauty”), Clara (“The Nutcracker”), Kitri (“Don Quixote”), Giselle (“Giselle”), Juliet (“Romeo and Juliet”), Medora and Gulnara (“Le Corsaire”), Gamzatti and Nikiya (“La Bayadere”), Cinderella (“Cinderella”), Snow White (“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”), Paquita (“Paquita”), Infra ( MacGregor) , Process ( Martynas Rimeikis) , Le Corsaire ( by Manuel Legris ) , R&J ( by Krzysztof Pastor ) , The Queen of Spades ( Anželika Cholina ) and etc.
Roberto Vega –
Mr. Vega has been dancing with Dance Alive National Ballet from 2015. Prior to joining DANB, Mr. Vega was first soloist with the Cuban National Ballet. Mr. Vega has performed as soloist and first soloist with ballet companies all over the world, among them companies in the Dominican Republic, Canada, Nicaragua, Spain, Italy, Mexico, England, France, Australia, Puerto Rico, and the United States. He has danced leading roles in Giselle, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Theme and Variations, Napoli, La Fille Mal Gardee, Time Out of Mind, and Flames of Paris among others. Featured and principal roles at DANB include the Firebird in Gerard Ebitz’s Firebird, all principal roles in The Nutcracker, A Haunted Swan Lake, Corroboree, The Ring, Lady Bug: Action Hero, ‘Puck’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, L’Amour, and Don Quixote. Mr. Vega is a virtuosic and versatile dancer and has a beautiful daughter, Valeria.
Carlos de Quesada
Carlos began his ballet education at the International Ballet of Florida under Sergiy Mikhailov and Darya Fedotova. He continued his training at the Sarasota Cuban Ballet school and The Sarasota Ballet Margaret Barbieri Conservatory. The recipient of merit scholarships, he attended summer intensives locally as well as with Bolshoi Ballet in New York, Modas Dance in New Mexico, and Oklahoma City Ballet. Carlos was awarded a full scholarship for the year round program with Joffrey Ballet School in New York. As a student Carlos has danced Don Quixote’s Basilio, Giselle’s Albrecht, The Flames of Paris’ Marseillaise, The Sleeping Beauty’s Prince Florimund as well as contemporary works. Carlos also performed the role of the Gangster Rat in John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker and the Clown soloist in Oklahoma City Ballet’s Matthew Hart’s The Nutcracker. Carlos is currently a member of the Gulf Coast Studio Company in Sarasota where he has danced the principal role in La Vivandiere and the Pas de Deux from Paquita. This December he danced the role of The Nutcracker.