Davide Oldano

Turin, Italy

Company Artist with the Joffrey since 2022; alum of the Joffrey Academy of Dance


Oldano is from Turin, Italy which is where he began dancing at the age of five. After moving to Nice, France, Davide performed in the ballet Coppelia choreographed by Eric Vu-An with Les Ballets Nice Méditerranée at the Opera de Nice Côte d’Azur. He then moved to London, England where he joined La Sylvaine School of Dance for two years. During this time he performed in the ballets Romeo and Juliet and Sleeping Beauty with the Royal Ballet Company as a Junior Associate with The Royal Ballet School. Following, Davide was accepted into The Royal Ballet School year round Program at White Lodge for five consecutive years. In May 2015 He worked and performed in the world premiere and following performances of Wayne McGregor’s ballet Woolf Works with the Royal Ballet company on the Royal Opera House main stage. Davide also performed in The Nutcracker by Sir Peter Wright with the Royal Ballet Company. As a student Davide worked and performed the works of choreographers such as Robert Binet, Petal Miller Ashmole and Didy Veldman with the school.

In 2019, Davide was accepted into the Joffrey Academy of Dance Chicago with full scholarship in the Conservatory program. A year later he got into their Trainee Program. In 2021, Davide joined their Studio Company. During his time in the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Davide performed with The Joffrey Ballet in their production of The Nutcracker by Christopher Wheeldon and Don Quixote by Yuri Possokhov. In the Academy Davide took part and performed in Winning Works for two years. He performed as the lead dancer in Viva Vivaldi, Raymonda and Sleeping Beauty Jewel Suite.

In 2021, Davide attended The Youth American Grand Prix semi finals in Chicago and received first place in the senior contemporary category and second place in the senior classical category as well as a place at the finals. The same year, Davide was invited to attend and perform in a Gala with the Youth American Grand Prix in Italy alongside Company artists from all around the world. Davide joined The Joffrey Ballet Company for the 2022-2023 Season