2018 Nutcracker

Guest Artist- Klevis Tafaj

Mr. Tafaj graduated from the National Dance Academy, and joined the National Ballet Company of the Tirana Opera House in 2010. Promoted Soloist in 2013, Klevis partnered principal dancer Erisa Gina, toured Turkey, Greece and Montenegro and performed at the Praha International Festival and the Balkans Festival of Warsaw. Klevis participated in AjkunBT's Performing in New York in 2014 and, upon his return, performed as a Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Kosovo. Klevis toured with Ajkun Ballet Theatre to Italy in 2015, will dance the role of Don Jose in Chiara Ajkun's Carmen in Spring 2016 partnering principal dancer Brittany Larrimer, and has performed choreographies by world renowned choreographers Leonard Ajkun, Angelin Preljocaj, and Pëllumb Agalliu.  


Congratulations to Amber Walterscheid for being invited to the Ajkun Ballet Theatre dance in Italy Summer Festival. Amber was also accepted into Ballet West, Summer Intensive Program.

Cogratulations to Sophia Sing for being invited to Ajkun Ballet Theatre, performing in New York Summer Program. Only 20 students are chosen out of over 2000 candidates.