The Italian newlyweds Walter Angelini and Ines Albertini are living a fairytale on stage for Dance Alive National Ballet—and in real life. They will perform together this weekend in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Walter Angelini and Ines Albertini perform “Romeo and Juliet” in 2013 during a gala put on by singer Andrea Bocelli.
They are from Italy. They have dashing good looks. They fell madly in love as teenagers. They cannot live without each other. They even finish each other’s sentences. …
Ines and Walter on their wedding day in December.
Walter Angelini and Ines Albertini (now, that’s Italian!) are quintessential lovebirds. Their similarities to a certain Shakespearean couple are downright eerie.
“In Italy, people on the street used to stop us and say, ‘You look like Romeo and Juliet!’”
Angelini giggled when he shared that story. Sitting across the table from him, Ines burst into laughter.
“It’s true!” she smiled. “We love each other sooo much! He’s my best friend.”
Angelini, 24, and Albertini, 25, could easily be mistaken for youthful-looking students in this college town. They dress casually. They hang out at Starbucks. Their smartphones are always within reach.
However, about the only thing they study in Gainesville is their dance moves. Angelini and Albertini are principal dancers for Dance Alive National Ballet.
On Saturday, the couple will be onstage at UF’s Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Dance Alive’s dazzling production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The curtains rise at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.