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Italian Ballet Dancers - Diaspora

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#1 miliosr


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:44 PM

Interesting article about Italian ballet dancers leaving Italy for greener pastures.  Some news in the article:




Italy appears to have the same problem that Spain has.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:06 PM

The National Ballet of Canada has three Italians, all in the corps for now: Giorgio Galli, Francesco Gabriele Frola, and Shaila d'Onofrio. What's it like at your home companies?

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 12:45 PM

No one from Italy at Pacific Northwest Ballet right now -- I'm not sure I remember anyone from Italy in the company.  At the moment, there are five dancers (out of 40+) who were born and trained outside the US (Bold, Bouchard, Cruz, Korbes, and J Tisserand).  Of those, Bouchard and Cruz were professionals before they came to the US -- the rest finished their training in the US and went on to join companies.  


I checked a couple other west coast companies' websites.  Oregon Ballet Theater has 21 dancers listed (plus 6 apprentices) and seven come from companies outside the US, mostly from Japan and China.  Ballet BC has 14 in their current roster (plus 4 apprentices) with four coming from outside Canada (three from the US and one from Japan) 

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 01:37 PM

Domenico Luciano, born and trained in Naples, joined the Colorado Ballet last year as a soloist and was just promoted to principal. He has been in this country for the past decade: http://www.coloradob...emenico-luciano

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:13 PM

Federico Bonelli didn't even bother staying in Italy.  He went from Italy to the Zurich Ballet to the Dutch National Ballet to the Royal Ballet (where he's been a principal since 2003.)

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