Luca Afflitto (he/him) is originally from Genova, Italy where he started dancing at the age of 11. In 2014, he was admitted at the Academie de Danse Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo under the direction of Luca Masala where he graduated three years later. While staying at the academy, he had the opportunity to study with internationally renowned teachers and to dance works by Jiri Kylian, Marco Goecke and Mats Ek among others. In 2017, he joined Ballett Zurich under the direction of Christian Spuck and after two seasons in the Junior Ballet, in 2019 he joined as part of the main company. While in Zurich he had the opportunity to dance works of the same director and choreographers such as Crystal Pite, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Marco Goecke, Goyo Montero, Edward Clug, Johan Inger and Cayetano Soto. In 2019 he was awarded the “Dance Prize of the Friends of Ballett Zurich.” Luca is excited to be joining Ballet BC for the 2022/23 season.