Altin J. Naska
Choreographer / Dancer / Ballet Master
Mr. Naska was formerly soloist with Istanbul State Opera and Ballet and Istanbul City Theater in Turkey, also; soloist with Tirana State Opera and Ballet in his native Albania where he graduated from the Albanian Academy of Ballet and studied choreography at the Tirana Institute of Arts. In Chicago, Mr. Naska has performed and toured nationally and internationally with Thodos Dance Chicago, Mordine & Company to name a few, and has guest in several suburban productions of “Nutcracker” and “Cinderella”. He has choreographed for the Dutch National Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet dancers, Thodos Dance Chicago, and The Stars of Dance Chicago Touring Group where he serves as the Artistic and Touring Director. In 2003, Mr. Naska was honored with Albania's highest artistic achievement award for his choreography and outstanding professional career overseas. Currently, besides a very busy schedule as a dance master and choreographer, teaching master classes and workshops across the country and internationally, Mr. Naska is the Artistic Director of “Suite 132” Dance Company in Naperville, Director of Foreign Exchange for Dance Chicago, Director of Dance Chicago New Talent Workshop, and Founder/Director of S.P.A.C.E. (Southport Performing Arts Conservatory & Entertainment) in Chicago.