Roberto Bolle, born March 26, 1975, in Casale Monferrato, is an Italian ballet dancer.
When Bolle was extremely young he entered the Theatre La Scala ballet school. Rudolf Nureyev was the first to notice his talent and he chose Roberto to interpret Tadzio in the ballet Death in Venice.
In 1996, just 2 years after he joined the Theatre Company, at the end of a Romeo and Juliet performance, Bolle was promoted to Principal by Elisabetta Terabust who was at that time the Director of the Corp de Ballet. Since then, Bolle has starred in many contemporary and classical ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Spectre de la rose, and Romeo and Juliet, among others.
Since 1996 his international career has increased. He has danced with the Royal ballet, the National Canadian Ballet, the Stuttgart Ballet, the Finnish National Ballet, the Staatsoper in Berlin, the Opera House in Vienna, the Staatsoper in Dresden, the Opera House in Munich, the Wiesbaden festival, 8th and 9th International ballet festival in Tokyo, the Tokyo Ballet, the Opera Theatre in Rome, the San Carlo Theatre in Naples and the City Theatre in Florence.
In October 2000, Bolle opened the season at Covent Garden Opera House in London performing Swan Lake, Anthony Dowell’s choreography, and in November he was invited to Bolshoi to celebrate Majja Plisetskaja's 75th anniversary in the presence of President Putin.
In June 2002, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee, Bolle danced at Buckingham Palace in the presence of the Queen. The event was broadcast live by BBC and transmitted to all the Commonwealth countries.
In 2003, to celebrate St Petersbourg’s 300 year anniversary, Roberto danced Swan Lake with Royal Ballet at Mariinskij Theatre. Immediately afterwards, he performed Amedeo Amodio’s L’après–midi d’un faune to celebrate the return of the Dancing Faune to Mazara del Vallo.
During the season 2003/2004 he was promoted to Etoile at La Scala Theatre. In February 2004 he performed L'histoire de Manon for the first time with Alessandra Ferri at Arcimboldi Theatre in Milan It was a huge success. In March he danced The Fire Bird a solo made specifically for him by Renato Zanella at the prestigious Italian San Remo Festival broadcast worldwide. Afterwards he was invited by Mariinskij Theatre to dance for the third International Ballet Festival where he performed De Grieux in L’histoire de Manon and for the closing Gala he danced the pas de deux from Excelsior and J Kudelka’s Summer. On 1st April 2004 he danced in front of the Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square to celebrate young people's day.
In February 2006 he danced at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Turin where he performed a solo created for him by Enzo Cosimi. The ceremony was broadcast worldwide.
Bolle has received many prizes throughout his career: “ Danza e Danza” and the prize “ Positano” as a young promising dancer of Italian Classical Ballet; “Gino Tani” for his contribution to the development of body language and soul which represent the true values of dance and movement; “Galileo 2000” and “Pentagramma d’oro” in Piazza della Signoria in Florence. He also received the following prizes: “Danza e Danza”, “Barocco 2001” and “Positano 2001” for his international activity in the latest years.
Official Site: www.robertobolle.com
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