Laurynas Vėjalis was born in Lithuania and moved to Japan when he was six. He studied ballet at the Austrian Ballet School in Tokyo and then finished his studies at London’s Royal Ballet School. He joined the National Ballet of Canada as a member of the corps de ballet in 2015. Highlights at the National Ballet of Canada include the peasant pas de deux in Act I of Giselle and solo roles in Balanchine’s Rubies and Genus by Wayne McGregor, as well as productions including Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Onegin, The Winter’s Tale, La Sylphide, Cinderella, Nijinsky, The Concert and A Streetcar Named Desire. He joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet in September 2018.