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Principals

Angelo Greco

Angelo Greco

Biography

  • Born

    Nuoro, Italy

  • Training

    La Scala Ballet Academy

  • Company Membership

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

Angelo Greco has danced major roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (Grand Pas de Deux Prince) and The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desiré); Scarlett’s Frankenstein (Henry Clerval); Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Benjamin); and Balanchine’s Prodigal Son (Son). He created roles in Possokhov’s Optimistic Tragedy (Two Sailors), Rhoden’s LET’S BEGIN AT THE END (principal trio), Welch’s Bespoke, and Wheeldon’s Bound To (solo section and ensemble).

Greco danced principal roles in Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire (after Petipa); Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas; Robbins’ Opus 19/The Dreamer and Other Dances; Tomasson’s Haffner Symphony, On a Theme of Paganini, Swan Lake (Act 1 pas de trois), and Trio; Thatcher’s Foragers, and the pas de deux from Vainonen’s Flames of Paris. His repertory includes Pita’s Salome (Hostages) and the Act 3 pas de deux from Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote.

Elsewhere, his repertory included principal and featured roles in Béjart’s Gaîté Parisienne (Bim), Duato’s Nutcracker, MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Nureyev’s Don Quixote (Basilio), and Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desiré and Bluebird). Angelo performed with Roberto Bolle and Friends on tour and at the On Dance Gala in Milan, Italy, in June 2018, and at the New Year’s Ballet Gala in Baden-Baden, Germany, in December 2017. He danced Basilio in Don Quixote with Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in Rome, Italy, in November 2017.

Greco won the award for best male dancer at The International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize in Toronto, Canada, in November 2016. He received the Outstanding Artistry Award, presented by Dance Europe, in 2011 and 2012.

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.