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 the 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 2012 Dimitri danced
the lead couple in Larry Keigwin's Final Dress and the
role of Hilarion in Giselle; he also choreographed the
piece 4+1 for Leaps & Sounds. He has recently
been coached by and thanks Irina Brecher Hamilton and the team at
Soul Motion in Los Angeles.
Dimitri's favourite production is Graeme Murphy's 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.