Cristiano was born in Adelaide and began ballet at the age of ten, after copying his sister until his mother took him along to dance classes as well. He trained at the Barbara Jayne Dance Centre in Adelaide until 2009, when he moved to Melbourne to join The Australian Ballet School. He toured in Don Quixote with The Dancers Company in 2011 and danced in the Overture of The Australian Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Gala in 2012. He joined The Australian Ballet in 2013.
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Cristiano loves tossing the Frisbee around with friends. Growing up, he wanted to be a marine biologist.
Photography James Braund