Tonino Scalia is a native speaker of French and Italian. He trained as an actor at the Civica Scuola d’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi di Milano, a well-known academy of dramatic arts. He has worked as a comedian, drama and language teacher since 2001. After teaching drama in French at the French institute in Rome and performing in various productions of Théâtre Français de Rome, he moved to the UK in 2008. Since then, Scalia taught French and Italian to adults while continuing with his career as a performer. In August 2016 he brought his multilingual show ‘Mr Colombet, the Sommelier of Poetry’ to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.