Vito Bernasconi —

Vito Bernasconi
Demi-Soloist

Birthplace

Coogee, Sydney

Age Started Dancing

Five

Training

Academy Ballet and The Australian Ballet School 

Queensland Ballet

Joined 2013, Promoted to Demi-Soloist in 2015 

Favourite Roles

Tybalt in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet and Summertime in Derek Deane’s Strictly Gershwin

Repertoire Includes

  • Tybalt and Mercutio in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet
  • Tico Tico in Paul Taylor’s Company B
  • American Boy, The Man I Love, Summertime in Derek Deane’s Strictly Gershwin
  • Captain Hook in Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan
  • Prince, Gopak, Arabian and Drosselmeyer in Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker
  • Gurn in Peter Schaufuss' La Sylphide
  • Demetrius and Bottom in Liam Scarlett's A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Henry and Dr. Coppelius in Greg Horsman's Coppelia
  • Ben Stevenson’s Romance
  • Dante in Tim Podesta's The Divine Comedy
  • Jack Lister's Fonder Heart

Roles Would Love To Dance

Romeo in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet, Oberon in Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Other Information

  • Male Winner of the National Science Week ‘Queen Street Mall Fitness Challenge’ competing against Brisbane Broncos, Brisbane Heat, Brisbane Roar and named Fittest Male in Brisbane
  • Choreography: La Mente - 2015
  • Australian Dance Awards 2015 - Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer (Nominee), Tybalt in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet
  • Travel Scholarship to USA/Canada - 2014, The Australian Ballet School School Captain - 2012
  • Speaks Italian, Can play Percussion/Drums and Piano, Loves to Travel and wants to perform on as many International Stages as possible, Loves Health and Well-Being and works with his partner, who is a Health Coach, to find the best way to fuel his body every day, Loves Swimming, Pilates and has just recently started Yoga. Passionate about Mentoring and passing on knowledge to the next generation of dancers.

Galleries and Videos

Gallery

Blog

Reflections

It is the dancer’s job to bring the characters to life.

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Stepping out of your comfort zone

When I was young dancer, before I had even considered pursuing ballet as a profession, it wasn’t the only style of dancing that I did after school and on weekends. 

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Step up

As a full-time professional ballet dancer, a typical day will feature Company Class and production rehearsals. I will ‘walk’ around 10,000 steps and expend around 3000 calories.

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Warm Up and Cool Downs

Warm Up and Cool Downs are essential for dancers. It’s no different for a weekly class attendee or a full-time professional, we all need to prepare our bodies and minds, and set ourselves up for recovery.

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Vito Smoothie Recipe

Find out Vito's favourite smoothie recipe.

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Total Recall Remembering Choreography

One of the most incredible skills a dancer can have is remembering choreography.

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Cultivate that Cross-Training

Cross-training has been vital to my career as a ballet dancer. 

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Five Fast Tips

Vito offers five quick tips to help you get the most from your dance class!

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Maintaining Motivation

To make it to a professional level as a dancer, it takes dedication and discipline, as well as many years of training, to reach the top.

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Lessons Learned

I believe everyone has something to offer and you can gain valuable advice from all sorts of people, no matter how they are placed. 

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Looking Back, Stepping Forward

The year still isn’t done, but at the end of the year, looking at what you’ve experienced can be a great way to see how far you’ve come and also, where the possibilities lie in the future.

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