Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo – the multi-award winning all-male, comedy ballet company – is set to tour UK/Ireland from September to October.
Although a comic ballet company, the dancers are serious trained artists. In this podcast, Italian born ballet dancer Alberto Pretto gives us an insight into the life in this company that’s steeped in history and honoured with countless awards.
Alberto talks about his obsession with pointe shoes and learning to dance en pointe, and leaving a traditional dance company to join the all male company to dance the classical ballets in tutus and gorgeous costumes.
Listen to Alberto explain his hilarious stage names – Nina Immobilashvili & Stanislas Kokitch – his makeup routine, and life on the road with Les Trocks.
In his spare time (where does he find the time!), Alberto has launched his own dance wear range – Alby Pretty (check insta @albypretty). Alberto tells us about his love of dance and fashion and growing a business on the side of his dance career.
Book tickets for a show near you! The tour runs 8 weeks, over 12 venues beginning at The Peacock, London on 11 September and concluding at Grand Opera House, Belfast on 3 November.