Roberto Bolle

Roberto Bolle
  • Principal Dancer
    American Ballet Theatre

Roberto Bolle was born in Casale Monferrato, Italy. He trained at La Scala Ballet School in Milan, where he was promoted to Etoile in season 2003-2004. As a guest artist, he has appeared with the Paris Opéra Ballet, Kirov Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and other major ballet companies all over the world with such partners as Guillem, Asylmuratova, Ferri, Bussell, Lacarra, Letestu, Semionova, Illman and Zakharova. In 2002, he danced at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations and, in 2004, in St Peter's Square, Rome, for Pope John Paul II. In February 2006, he danced at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Turin. For the 2009 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, he performed as a Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre (the first time a male Italian dancer has joined the Company as a Principal). Since 1999, he has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and in 2006 visited Sudan on his first trip into the field. As of June 2007, he had raised over $655,000 for education and health projects in Sudan.