About this Artist
Roberto Bolle trained at the ballet school of Teatro alla Scala in Milan, where he was promoted to étoile (star dancer) in 2004. He has regularly danced as a guest artist with the most prestigious companies worldwide. He was Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre in New York from 2009 to 2019.
His show Roberto Bolle and Friends has been seen at filled-to-capacity open-air venues in Milan, Naples, Venice, Rome, Sicily, and Verona—gathering tens of thousands of cheering spectators.
Roberto Bolle is an experimenter in and popularizer of the art of dance. He has taken part in film and television projects, often conceived by him, such as This night opened my eyes, created for Sky, and Danza con me. Broadcast on the main Italian network, RAI-1, from 2018 to 2020, the latter earned him incredible success with both audiences and critics.
Bolle has been awarded the highest honors, nationally and internationally. He is, among other things, UNICEF Ambassador and Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for his contributions to the country in the fields of culture and art. He has also received the UNESCO Medal.
He has collaborated with artists such as Robert Wilson, Peter Greenway, Anne Leibovitz, and Bruce Weber, whose book of photographs An Athlete in Tights is dedicated to Bolle. He is also the creator and artistic director of the dance festival OnDance, which is now in its fourth iteration in Milan.
Tiler Peck has been a Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet since 2009. She made her Broadway debut at age 11 as Gracie Shinn in The Music Man and was seen on Broadway as Ivy Smith in the Tony-nominated On the Town. She originated the title role in Susan Stroman’s newest musical Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center and is attached to star in the Broadway production. Tiler made her choreographic debut at the Vail Dance Festival in 2018 and has gone on to choreograph and appear in episodes of Tiny Pretty Things and Ray Donovan, and she recently choreographed the box office smash hit film John Wick 3. She has also appeared on Dancing with the Stars, the Kennedy Center Honors, and Live From Lincoln Center’s The Nutcracker and Carousel. As a guest star, she was the first ballerina ever to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In film, she has starred in Ballet Now—a Hulu documentary that followed her as she became the first woman to curate and star in The Music Center of Los Angeles County’s presentation of BalletNOW,—in Ballet 422, A Time for Dancing, and Donnie Darko. She is a recipient of the Princess Grace Statue Award and the Dance Magazine Award, and was named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30.
Peck most recently curated and directed the highly anticipated inaugural Artists at the Center for New York City Center. This program marked her NYC choreographic debut and also featured premieres from William Forsythe, Alonzo King, Jillian Meyers, and Michelle Dorrance.
To keep the dance world connected during the pandemic, Tiler developed the free ballet class #TurnItOutWithTiler, which airs on her Instagram account. She is the designer of Tiler Peck Designs for Body Wrappers, a studio-to-streetwear clothing line, and is also the designer of the capsule collection Tiler Peck X STATESIDE in collaboration with the popular Los Angeles-based clothing company. She has released two children’s books with Simon & Schuster: Katarina Ballerina and Katarina Ballerina & The Victory Dance. Learn more by following her at @tilerpeck or visit luna-ent.com.