The Dancers

Laurynas Vėjalis

RNZB-1807 For the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Photo credit: Stephen A'Court. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen A'Court

Laurynas Vėjalis made his New Zealand debut in Val Caniparoli’s The Nutcracker in 2018, performing a range of solo roles including the Nutcracker and Chinese Tea.

Laurynas moved to New Zealand after three years with the National Ballet of Canada, which he joined 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.

Laurynas 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 The Royal Ballet School in London.

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Dancer Credits

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Chinese Tea

The Nutcracker

Russian Caviar

Black Swan, White Swan


Hansel & Gretel


Hansel & Gretel

King of the Dew Fairies