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Principals

Angelo Greco

Angelo Greco

Biography

  • Born

    Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy

  • Training

    Il Balletto, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
    La Scala Ballet Academy

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined the Company as a soloist in 2016
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2017

  • Other Companies

    La Scala Ballet

Tomasson

Don Quixote (Basilio and Act III pas de deux)

The Fifth Season

Haffner Symphony

Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince, Chinese, and Grand Pas de Deux)

On a Theme of Paganini

Romeo & Juliet (Romeo)

The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desiré)

Soirées Musicales

Swan Lake (Act I pas de trois)

Trio

 

Balanchine

Prodigal Son (Son)

Divertimento No. 15 (Lead Man and Theme)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Divertissement principal)

 

Lander

Etudes (excerpt) (Principal Man)

 

after Petipa

Le Corsaire (Pas de deux)

 

Pita

Salome (Hostages)

 

Possokhov

Optimistic Tragedy (originated Two Sailors role)

 

Ratmansky

Seven Sonatas 

Piano Concerto #1 in Shostakovich Trilogy

 

Rhoden

LET’S BEGIN AT THE END (originated)

 

Robbins

Opus 19/The Dreamer

Other Dances

 

Scarlett

Frankenstein (Henry Clerval)

Hummingbird

 

Thatcher

Foragers

 

Vainonen

Flames of Paris (Pas de deux)

 

Welch

Bespoke (originated)

 

Wheeldon

Bound To (originated)

Cinderella (Prince Guillaume, Benjamin, and Spirit of Autumn/Mystery)

Balanchine

Coppélia

 

Béjart

Gaîté Parisienne (Bim)

 

Duato

Nutcracker

 

MacMillan

Romeo and Juliet (Romeo)

 

Nureyev

Don Quixote (Basilio) 

 

Petipa

Le Corsaire

 

Petipa/Ivanov

The Nutcracker (Cavalier)

 

Ratmansky

The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desiré and Bluebird)

 

Tomasson

Soirées Musicales

 

Dance Films

ICARUS (dir. Pietro Pinto, 2020)

  • Won the award for best male dancer at The International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize, Toronto, Canada, in November 2016.
  • Received the Dance Europe Outstanding Artistry Award, 2011 and 2012. 
  • Performed an excerpt from Petipa’s Le Corsaire at Sarasota Ballet’s Annual Gala, January 2020.
  • Danced the role of Sugar Plum’s Cavalier in Santa Barbara Festival Ballet’s production of Petipa/Ivanov’s The Nutcracker, December 2019.
  • Performed an excerpt from Petipa’s Le Corsaire at the Monterrey International Ballet Gala, September 2019.
  • Performed Tomasson’s Soirées Musicales and excerpts from Balanchine’s Coppélia with the Roberto Bolle and Friends tour in Italy, July 2019.
  • Danced Don Quixote with Yuan Yuan and Friends, Shanghai, 2018.
  • Danced Nutcracker at Santa Barbara Festival Ballet, Santa Barbara, California, 2018.
  • Danced Le Corsaire trio and Flames of Paris pas de deux with Roberto Bolle and Friends at the On Dance Gala, Milan, Italy, 2018.
  • Danced Le Corsaire at New Year’s Ballet Gala, Baden-Baden, Germany, 2017.
  • Danced Basilio in Don Quixote with Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Rome, 2017.

Q&A

What’s your favorite costume and why?

The Don Quixote costume from the third act. I like how old-fashioned it looks.

What’s your perfect day?

When I feel free.

When I’m not working I enjoy…

Playing the piano. I’ve never taken lessons so I’m self-taught.