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Ivan Domiciano

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Ivan Domiciano

Ivan Domiciano began dance studies at age 8 in São Paulo, Brazil, training at Clube Coronel Barbosa and Academia de Ballet Lina Penteado. In 2009 he joined Cedan (Cia Estável de Dança) in Piracicaba and Edap (Espaço das Dancas e artes Paulista), both under the direction of Camilla Pupa. He danced as a guest and competed at the XX Seminário de Dança de Brasília where he was awarded a bronze medal and scholarships for the Goh Ballet in Vancouver, Canada, and Ballett Konservatorium in St Pölten, Austria.

In Canada he danced in the Salute to Vienna with the Strauss Symphony of Canada and in Moscow the Austrian Ballet Gala. He has been a guest at festivals such as SINDDANCA Gala do Dia do Professional da Dança in 2012 and in 2014 danced at the Congresso Internacional de Dança the Don Quixote Pas de Deux. In 2012 and 2013 he was a member of the Corpo de Baile do Teatro Trianon in Rio de Janeiro. In 2015, he danced as a guest in Don Quixote (Circuito de Danças Classicas) and at the opening of the XXV Seminário De Dança De Brasília the Diana and Actaeon Pas de Deux. Choreographers he has worked with include Daniela Severian, Tindaro Silvano, Ingo Meichsner, Jolles Salles, Eduardo Bonnis, Vakil Usmanov, Redha, Veronica Paeper and Iain MacDonald.

In 2016 he joined Joburg Ballet as Soloist. His repertoire with the company includes leading and soloist roles in Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, La Traviata, Snow White, Carmen and The Sleeping Beauty.

Mario Gaglione

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Mario Gaglione

Mario Galglione was born in Italy and studied at the ballet school of Teatro San Carlo, Naples, continuing his training at the English National Ballet School in the UK under Alen Bottaini and Sarah McIlroy. He attended international masterclasses in Prague with Daria Klimentova, Vadim Muntagirov, Alicia Amatriain, Angel Corella, Yoel Carreno, Nadia Saidakova, Tamas Solymosi, Natasa Navotna, Vaclav Kunes, Vaclav Janacek and Jiri Horak, and took part in Aspire, a Mentoring Scheme run by CDET where he was mentored by Royal Ballet soloist Valentino Zucchetti. As a student he took part in school and company performances of Teatro San Carlo, Naples, and the English National Ballet.

In 2015 he joined the Tulsa Ballet, USA, where he danced works by Marcello Angelini, John Cranko, Edwaard Liang, Derek Deane and Ben Stevenson among other choreographers. In 2018 he joined Ballet Ireland, dancing the role of Albrecht in Giselle at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Prince in The Nutcracker on Ballet Ireland’s National Tour. Also in 2018 he danced at the Biennale di Venezia, Italy.

He joined Joburg Ballet as a Soloist in 2020 and made his debut with the company as Basilio in Don Quixote in March 2020.

Thabang Mabaso

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Thabang Mabaso

Thabang Mabaso was born in Orange Farm, SA. He attended the National School of the Arts, Johannesburg, where he studied Drama and Dance. In 2012 he joined Joburg Ballet as an aspirant dancer and in 2014 was promoted to the corps de ballet. He now holds the rank of Soloist.

He has danced roles in The Nutcracker Re-Imagined, La Bayadère, Swan Lake, Paquita, Flower Festival at Genzano, Giselle, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty as well as in several shorter ballets.

He has studied the Cuban ballet teaching methodology and the Cecchetti Method and teaches ballet for Joburg Ballet and Joburg Ballet School. In 2014 he participated in the South African International Ballet Competition, reaching the semi-finals. He has toured with Joburg Ballet to Oman and China and has been awarded the Marigold Hutton Award for services to Joburg Ballet.

Craig Pedro

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Craig Pedro

Craig Pedro was born in South Africa. He joined Joburg Ballet (then The South African Ballet Theatre) as an aspirant dancer in 2009 and the following year joined Cape Town City Ballet where he was promoted to Soloist in 2015.

With Cape Town City Ballet he danced the Jester in Swan Lake (production by Atillio Labis), Robert in Raymonda (production by Norman Furber), Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Peter Pan (production by Robin van Wyk), Frans in Coppélia (production by David Poole), Bluebird and Pas de Trois in The Sleeping Beauty, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (production by Robin van Wyk) and the leading male role in choreographer Ashley Killar’s Sarabande.

In 2017 he danced as a guest artist in Joburg Ballet’s production of La Traviata. In 2020 he joined Joburg Ballet, initially as an ad hoc artist, and has now holds the rank of Soloist.

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