Yael Shervashidze —

Yael Shervashidze
Young Artist

Yael grew up on his parent’s farm in central west NSW and began dancing at the age of five.

Under the guidance of Michelina and Dominica DiSalvatore he did RAD examinations and competed in numerous eisteddfods across NSW.

Yael attended an agricultural boarding school near Leeton, NSW before being accepted into The Australian Ballet School in 2010. During his time in the school Yael appeared in productions with The Australian Ballet including the world premiere of Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake.

Yael joined Queensland Ballet as a Jette Parker Young Artist in 2014.

Repertoire highlights

  • Petal Miller-Ashmole’s Snow Queen (The Australian Ballet School)

  • Simon Dow’s Rimbombo (The Australian Ballet’s The Dancers Company)

  • Anne Woolliam’s Swan Lake, Act III (The Australian Ballet’s The Dancers Company)

  • Natalie Weir’s Jabula (The Australian Ballet School)

  • The Little Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe in Leigh Rowles’ The Nutcracker: The Gift of a Dream (The Australian Ballet School)

  • Ai-Gul Gaisina’s (after Marius Petipa) Don Quixote (The Australian Ballet’s The Dancers Company)

Did you know?

  • Yael considers himself a part-time creative. Some of his creations include the head pieces in Simon Dow’s Ballet de Cristal performed by The Australian Ballet School.
  • Yael has a purple fighting fish named Fäbian.