Altin J. Naska

altin1Co-Founder / Director of Dance Department / Ballet-Pointe / Character / Modern
Mr. Altin Naska is an internationally known award winning choreographer, dancer, and master teacher, with over two decades of performing experience in Europe and the United States. He was a 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, Thodos Dance Chicago, NoMiLaMad Dance Inc. and The Stars of Dance Chicago Touring Group, where he serves as the Artistic and Touring Director.

Mr. Naska is recognized for his fusion of ballet and modern techniques and is embarking on numerous groundbreaking collaborations with local and international artists including, Dance Chicago 2006 The Dutch National Ballet Project, Dance Chicago 2005 and 2007 Istanbul Dance Theatre project, Dance Chicago 2004 and 2006 Tirana Show Dance Project, Moskow Ballet 2007 and 2008 The Great Russian Nutcraker and SPACE's International Exchange Program with South Korea's Chung-Ang University, Dance Department. He has taught master classes and workshops all over the world and U.S.

In 2003, Mr. Naska was honored with Albania's highest artistic achievement award for his choreography and outstanding professional career overseas. Mr. Naska is the Director of the Dance Chicago International Exchange program, Director of Dance Chicago New Talent Workshop and Performance Showcase, Artistic Director of Chicago Dance Theatre, and Co - Founder / Artistic Director of Southport Performing Arts Conservatory & Entertainment. (SPACE)