Victor was born in Barcelona, Spain. He trained at the Institut del Teatre, the John Cranko School, and graduated from the Royal Ballet Upper School in July 2008.
Victor has danced in La Bayadère and Romeo and Juliet with the Royal Ballet and Christopher Ray’s Poems with the Royal Ballet School. In 2008, he also danced in Natalie Wier’s The Unwritten (solo boy) and Le Corsaire, as well as the Bluebird pas de duex from Coda. Victor also performed his own choreography Nunca digas at The Royal Ballet School’s solo evening in 2007.
Victor was a finalist in the competition Ribroja Valencia and had the chance to work for one month with the national ballet of Cuba.
Victor joined Scottish Ballet in autumn 2008, and has danced in Page's Pennies From Heaven, The Nutcracker (Grandfather), Fearful Symmetries, The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird, Romanian Prince, Elfin Prince), Cheating, Lying, Stealing and Alice (March Hare), Balanchine's Rubies, Pastor's In Light and Shadow, Forsyth's Workwithinwork, Spink's Petrushka, Ashton's Scènes de Ballet, Alston's Carmen, Liburd's From Where, Loosmore's Chasing Ghosts, Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth (Messenger of Death), Jorma Elo's Kings 2 Ends and Meckler/Lopez Ochoa's A Streetcar Named Desire (Alan), Martin Lawrance’s Run For It, Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling, Helen Pickett’s The Room, Martin Lawrance’s Dark Full Ride, Ji?í Kylián’s 14’20”, Glen Tetley’s Pierrot Lunaire, James Cousins’ Jealousy, Christopher Hampson’s The Rite of Spring, Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations and Christopher Hampson’s Hansel & Gretel.
Why did you become a dancer?
I used to do ballroom dancing when I was younger. When when I was 16 I went to the World Championships and I saw all of the Russian couples – they were different to us. They told me that all high level ballroom dancers take classical ballet classes, so at 16 I went to my first ballet class. Although it was quite difficult for me as I didn’t want to do classical dancing, my teachers told me that I had good qualities to be a classical ballet dancer but it would be very difficult as I was starting so late at 16. So it was a challenge, it required a lot of extra work, but I went for the adventure and it worked out pretty well!
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Watch Victor in rehearsals for Romeo & Juliet as part of our rehearsal film series.
Pennies from Heaven rehearsal broadcast featuring Victor.
Alice backstage broadcast featuring Victor talking about his March Hare costume.
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE TOUR 2012
.Independent, 17 April 2012 - Victor Zarallo and Luke Ahmet, as Blanche's young husband Alan and his lover, play out their poignant mini love story in an erotically charged pas de deux.
.STV.tv, 12 April 2012 - Victor Zarallo, as Blanche's husband, shone when portraying the character's struggle with his sexuality, torn between the devotion to his wife and his love for another man.
.Daily Express, 13 April 2012 - a pas de trois between Blanche (Eve Mutso), Alan (Victor Zarallo) and his lover is wrenching.
.Londondance.com, 27 April 2012 - Victor Zarallo as Alan, and Tama Barry as Stanley, Blanche’s sister’s violent husband, provide an excellent supporting cast.
.Bachtrack.com, 26 April 2012 - Victor Zarallo as Alan, Blanche’s brief husband, danced with a soft exacting manner, which showed his troubled mind. Though killed off early in the ballet, he returns regularly in his blooded shirt, like Banquo’s ghost, in Blanche’s hallucinations, watching her wrongdoings and setting her nerves alight.
.The Journal, 20 May 2012 - The duet between Alan (Victor Zarallo) and his lover (Luke Ahmet) was graceful yet powerful and passionately convincing. This was made all the more affecting when compared to the tough, guarded persona of Stanley (Tama Barry) in later scenes, where a bloodstained Alan haunts his ex-wife.
DOUBLE BILL AT SADLER’S WELLS
MacMillan’s Song of the Earth
.Hampstead and Highgate Express, 10 November 2011 – The young dancers of the company performed each exiguous section with great commitment and intensity, Victor Zarallo most notable as the Messenger of Death, together with soloists Christopher Harrison, Tomomi Sato, Eva Lombardo, Luciana Ravizzi and Daniel Davidson.
.Londondance.com, 10 November 2011 - As respectively the man and the Messenger of Death, Christopher Harrison and Victor Zarallo gave solid and effective support to Sato.
.danceportalen, November 2011 - Victor Zarallo was a powerful Messenger of Death
US TOUR 2011
MacMillan’s Song of the Earth
.seenandheardinternational.com, 7 November 2011 - Tomomi Sato was well matched by Victor Zarallo’s lithe Messenger of Death.
.Theatreinwales, 05 May 2011 – …the March Hare and the Dormouse, more characterful and lively performances from Victor Zarallo and Amy Hadley.
.Across The Arts, 24 April 2011 - The March Hare, Victor Zarallo, was a welcome breath of fresh air, bringing dynamic and life to his movement...