An Australian of Greek and Maltese heritage, Dimitri Kleioris
took his first dance lessons in jazz and tap at the age of six,
later taking up classical ballet at the McDonald College under the
direction of Nigel Burley. He graduated from The Australian Ballet
School in 2009 and joined RNZB the following year.
'A piece that requires from its dancers soul and raw physicality as
well as technique, and for an embodiment of this...one can't go
past Dimitri Kleioris.' - Australian Stage. In 2011, Dimitri danced
the role of the Arabian Prince in The Meridian Season of The
Sleeping Beauty. 'On the Brink, a lyrical trio with the
addition of Dimitri Kleioris' understated power.' NZ Herald
Dimitri's favourite production is Graeme Murphy's acclaimed
Swan Lake. He has played the role of a sailor in Murphy's
The Nutcracker and Jaschiu in Opera Australia's production
of Death in Venice choreographed by Meryl Tankard. He has
a passion for good food and coffee.