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Principals

Carlo Di Lanno

Carlo Di Lanno

Biography

  • Born

    Naples, Italy

  • Training

    La Scala Ballet School

  • Company Membership

    Joined the Company as a soloist in 2014
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2016

Carlo Di Lanno created roles in Bubeníček’s Fragile Vessels, Dawson’s Anima Animus, Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016, Millepied’s The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two, Thatcher’s Ghost in the Machine, Welch’s Bespoke, and Wheeldon’s Bound To. He has danced principal roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (King of the Snow and Grand Pas de Deux Prince), Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desiré), Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried), Prism, and Trio; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Espada); Balanchine’s Agon (pas de deux), Diamonds, The Four Temperaments, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Theme and Variations; Cranko’s Onegin (Onegin); Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House; Forsythe’s in the middle, somewhat elevated and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Peck’s Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (principal couple); Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas, Shostakovich Trilogy and Souvenir d’un lieu cher; Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering and Opus 19/The Dreamer; Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries; Thatcher’s Frayed; and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Prince Guillaume) and Within the Golden Hour.

At age 20, Carlo debuted as Siegfried alongside Polina Semionova in Nureyev’s Swan Lake; among other roles, he danced Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH with Svetlana Zakharova. As a guest artist, he danced Albrecht in Stiefel/Kobborg’s Giselle with Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2015 and has performed in Brazil, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kazakhstan, Oman, and Russia.

In 2015 Carlo won The Eleventh International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize in Toronto, Canada, and was named Best Emerging Artist at the Premio Danza&Danza Gala in Brescia, Italy. He was named Italian Classical Dancer of the Year at Italy’s Positano Premia la Danza Léonide Massine in 2014.