Cast

Aleksandar Antonijevic - Principal Dancer, "Romeo"

A native of Yugoslavia, Aleksandar Antonijevic studied at the National Ballet School in Novi Sad and joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1991. He has been a Principal Dancer since 1995.

Antonijevic has danced in most of the major works in the company's repertoire including principal roles in Giselle, Onegin, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide, Manon, The Seagull and numerous George Balanchine ballets, including Apollo, Diamonds and Rubies from Jewels, Theme and Variations and Stravinsky Violin Concerto. He has danced lead roles in Opus 19/The Dreamer, the second detail, Forgotten Land, Etudes, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Russian Seasons and Chroma. He has created several seminal roles in works by James Kudelka, including Prince Ivan in The Firebird and Siegfried in Swan Lake.

An accomplished international guest artist, Antonijevic has performed with English National Ballet, Inoue Ballet Japan, Ballet Santiago of Chile and PACT Ballet South Africa and has partnered many of the world's finest prima ballerinas, including Susan Jaffe, Vivana Durante, Lucia LaCarra and Evelyn Hart.

Antonijevic is also a photographer. His work has been featured at CONTACT, Toronto's annual international photography festival. He has had two exhibitions of his work and photographed the Principal Dancers for the 2011/12 Souvenir Book.