Dylan TedaldiFirst Soloist

Dylan Tedaldi, First SoloistBorn: Boston, Massachusetts
Trained: Boston Ballet School in Massachusetts and The School of The Hamburg Ballet in GermanyDylan Tedaldi, First SoloistCould you tell us 3 random things we don’t know about you?
I’ve broken both my middle fingers and my arm, I’m allergic to soy milk and I speak Spanish.

Which movie could you watch on repeat?
Kill Bill.

What would you have done as a career if ballet hadn’t come your way?
I’d love to be a photographer, a graphic designer or a video director.  Dylan Tedaldi, First SoloistHave you ever had an embarrassing moment performance-wise?

When you have a day off, what’s your favourite way to spend it?
I like to catch up on sleep, get a fancy coffee, go to the gym and grab a drink somewhere chill.

Where in the world would you like to see yourself living some day?
Amsterdam.Dylan Tedaldi, First Soloist
What is your philosophy towards your work?
I try not to forget that I’m an artist. Ballet requires a lot of technique and hard work but I always try to prioritize developing my artistry so that my movement still feels like it comes from me.Dylan Tedaldi, First SoloistMilk chocolate or dark?
Peanut butter.

What do you worry about?
Global warming.

What’s your guilty pleasure song that’ll make you rock out no matter where you are?
Lip Gloss by Lil Mama. Gotta love Lil Mama. Dylan Tedaldi, First Soloist

What cheers you up on an off day?
Coming home to my dog, Louis. He’s a little shrimp and he’s always happy to see me, regardless of what kind of mood I’m in. Dylan Tedaldi, First Soloist
What is your favorite memory of being onstage?
Performing The Second Detail on tour in Western Canada was really special for me. The cast felt like such a family and we had so much fun connecting with each other onstage. Before each show we would create a phrase that would define our collective mood for the show—phrases like “diva noodle” and “intergalactic zoo animal.” Those were some wild shows. IMG_8472Tell us about an awe-inspiring thing you’ve seen or experienced.
When I was younger, my family went to a bioluminescent lagoon in Puerto Rico. When we ran our hands through the water, little plankton start glowing. The sparkling water in the total darkness of the night was really magical.

Do you have any items you can’t live without when you travel?
I always travel with my notebook and some fancy pens for doodling purposes and my headphones!Dylan Tedaldi, First SoloistRead Dylan’s bio, https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/Dancers/1st-Soloists/Dylan-Tedaldi
See Dylan onstage with The National Ballet of Canada during the 2018/19 season, national.ballet.ca