BIOGRAPHY

Tony Naumovski Rotino was born in Sydney, Australia. He is a Macedonian-Australian-American New York based actor. He started acting at the age of 16 when he joined TALIJA, a local amateur theater group in Macedonia. His first professional appearance was in 1996 in Romeo and Juliet, a production of the Macedonian National Theater of Bitola.

In 1996 after a careful consideration to choose his destiny between drama and music, especially coming from a strong musical family background, he decided to follow the path of his grandfather Vangel and pursue the ‘Dream of Passion’.

The same year he was accepted to one of the most prestigious schools of acting in Europe, the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2000 in the class of the legendary trio of Professors Stefan Danailov, Ilia Dobrev and Ivaylo Hristov.

In 2003 Tony graduated from the Masters program in Theater Studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

In 2005 he was granted a full year scholarship through NYU by Ms. Anna Strasberg, the late widow of Lee Strasberg, to specialize in the Strasberg method of acting.

Tony is fluent in Macedonian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and semi-proficient in Russian. His nick name Rotino allegedly derives from the ancestors on his father’s side, who are from the spectacular village of Rotino, located in the chest of the southern mountains of Macedonia.

Tony is a company member of Gia Forakis & Company, Artistic Associate of Poiesis Theatre Project and a part of the creative team of Visigoth Pictures.

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