Sofiane Sylve and Carlo di Lanno (San Francisco Ballet) in the duet from Swan Lake, music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by David Dawson. Benois de la Danse 2018, shot on 6.6.2018 in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
Sofiane Sylve is currently a Principal with San Francisco Ballet. She was born in Nice, France. She trained at Académie de Danse, Nice, France. She danced with Germany’s Stadttheater, Dutch National Ballet, NYC Ballet. Joined SF Ballet as a principal dancer in 2008.
Carlo di Lanno is currently a Principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet. Carlo was born in Naples, Italy. Trained at La Scala Ballet School. Danced with Teatro di San Carlo, Teatro alla Scala and Staatsballett Berlin. He made his debut at the age of 20 in the role of Siegfried in Swan Lake in Nureyev, then dancing Ratmansky’s DSCH Concerto with Svetlana Zakharova. Joined the Company as a soloist in 2014 and promoted to principal dancer in 2016.
David Dawson, (born 1972) is a British choreographer. Born in London, David Dawson began to dance at the age of 7 and received his early training at Rona Hart School of Dance and the Arts Educational School. He graduated from the Royal Ballet School, where he was trained in dance and choreography. In 1991 he received the Alicia Markova Award, won the Prix de Lausanne and was offered a contract by the Birmingham Royal Ballet. In 1994, he joined the English National Ballet as a soloist. A year later moved to Amsterdam to perform in Dutch National Ballet. Subsequently, he joined Ballett Frankfurt. Dawson ended his dance career in 2002.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Benois de la Danse and Bolshoi Theatre, special thanks to Nina Kudriavtseva-Loory.