Roberto Bolle

(b. 1975)

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(b Casale Monferrato, 26 Mar. 1975.)

Italian dancer. He trained locally and at La Scala Ballet School, dancing the role of Tadzio in Nureyev's Death in Venice while still a student. In 1994 he graduated into La Scala Ballet where he became principal in 1996, resident guest artist in 1998, and étoile in 2003. A dancer of exceptionally elegant proportions and technical fluency, Bolle has danced in both classical and contemporary ballets with La Scala and has also worked extensively abroad, guesting with the Royal Ballet, Paris Opera, Mariinsky Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Stuttgart Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, and Staatsoper Berlin, among others. With English National Ballet he created roles in Derek Deane's stagings of Swan Lake (1997) and Romeo and Juliet (1998).

In 2006 he danced at the opening ceremony of the Turin Winter Olympics in a solo created for him by Enzo Cosimi.

Subjects: Dance.

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