Meet the Artist: Carlo di Lanno

Meet the Artist: Carlo di Lanno

Principal Dancer Carlo Di Lanno on The Sleeping Beauty
and Embodying a Character

Principal Dancer Carlo Di Lanno gives a description of the classical training that prepared him to dance Prince Desiré in The Sleeping Beauty, and offers a lively account of performing the 3rd Act variation for an early audition. He discusses his approach to taking on the character. He compares performing this most classical role to the neo-classical and contemporary works in which he appears throughout the season, looking forward especially to the Shostakovich Trilogy on Program 8.

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Header image: Sasha De Sola and Carlo Di Lanno in Tomasson’s The Sleeping Beauty // Photo © Erik Tomasson