The honour of being the first Albanian participant in the competition has been given to Klaudio Begaj, after national broadcaster RTSH submitted two possible candidates to take part in the competition. Head Choreographer Cameron McMillan chose Klaudio, who will dance 'Scream of life' in the New Theatre, a contemporary folk piece.
17-year old Klaudio started dancing at a very early age, just seven years old. Ballet and dancing have been a dream come true for Klaudio, taking modern ballet courses with Mr. Erald Zela and contemporary ballet classes with Mrs. Isida Mollaymeri. Over the past ten years he has taken many different ballet courses and those in group dance, such as classic ballet, folk dances, ballroom dancing.
In the past few years Klaudio has focussed more on show and contemporary dancing. He has taken part as a dancer in various concerts and festivals in Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Turkey, Italy, and Montenegro to name but a few. Klaudio is also a member of the Albanian Red Cross. Together with his group they put on shows and participate in all charity events and activities organised by the Red Cross Albania.