Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Vito Mazzeo Dances to "La Forza del Destino" Overture

Watch Vito Mazzeo dance Choix choreographed by Emanuela Tagliavia set to the music of Giuseppe Verdi's La Forza del Destino overture. Fellow dancers include Gabriele Corrado and Elena Marzano. Click here to launch the media.

"Born in Vibo Valentia, Italy, Vito Mazzeo trained at La Scala Ballet School in Milan. In 2005, he joined the Royal Ballet where he danced for several years, prior to joining Rome Opera Ballet in 2008. Mazzeo has performed lead roles in variety of works, including Prince Desiré in The Sleeping Beauty, Albrecht and Hilarion in Giselle, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Basilio in Don Quixote, Birbanto in Le Corsaire, the Golden Slave in Sheherazade, and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. His repertory also includes principal roles in Balanchine’s La Chatte and Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Chalmer's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Fokine’s Les Sylphides, and Nijinska’s Les Biches. In 2010, Mazzeo received the Premio Positano Leonide Massine Award for Best Italian Dancer as well as the Danza & Danza Award for Best Dancer of the Year." [Source]

More photos after the jump.

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