- Naples, Italy
- La Scala Ballet School
- Company Membership
Joined the Company as a soloist in 2014
Promoted to principal dancer in 2016
Carlo Di Lanno has danced principal roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (King of the Snow and Grand Pas de Deux Prince), Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried), Haffner Symphony, Prism, Trio, and Valses Poeticos; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Espada); Balanchine’s Diamonds, The Four Temperaments (Phlegmatic), Serenade (Waltz), Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Aria II), and Theme and Variations; Cranko’s Onegin (Onegin); Forsythe’s in the middle, somewhat elevated (pas de deux) and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas, Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9), and Souvenir d’un lieu cher; Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering (Green); Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries; Thatcher’s Frayed; and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Prince Guillaume) and Within the Golden Hour. He created roles in Bubeníček’s Fragile Vessels, Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016, Millepied’s The Chairman Dances, and Thatcher’s Ghost in the Machine.
At age 20, Carlo debuted as Siegfried in Nureyev’s Swan Lake, partnering Polina Semionova; he danced Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH with Svetlana Zakharova, along with other principal or featured roles. As a guest artist, he danced Albrecht in Stiefel/Kobborg’s Giselle on tour in 2015 with Royal New Zealand Ballet. He has performed on tour in Belo Horizonte, Sao Paolo, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Hong Kong; Tokyo; Astana, Kazakhstan; Muscat, Oman; and Moscow.
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 Positano Premia la Danza Léonide Massine in Positano, Italy, in 2014.