Shai Ottolenghi has been training professionally in the ballet school of Theatre Basel for the past two years. Throughout his last year of studies, Shai took part in several auditions for ballet companies held in Europe. At the end of a period full of travels and auditions, he signed a contract with the main company of Ballett Dortmund in Westphalia, Germany.
The company, artistically directed by Xin Peng Wang, is known for its versatile repertoire presented by Mr. Peng Wang himself and many well known guest choreographers. The main company has 20 dancers and the junior company has 12 dancers for the season of 2018/2019. Both the main and junior companies perform permanently at the opera house of Dortmund, as well as tour in Germany and Europe.
Watch Shai’s interview with AICF’s team on his audition day in 2016.