Yuan Yuan Tan and Carlo Di Lanno (San Francisco Ballet) in Take a Deep Breath, music Keaton Henson, choreography Christopher Wheeldon. Benois de la Danse Gala, shot 21.5.2019, in The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
Yuan Yuan Tan is a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet. She was born in Shanghai, China. Trained at Shanghai Dancing School and John Cranko School. Joined San Francisco Ballet as a soloist in 1995, promoted to principal dancer in 1997, appointed Richard C. Barker Principal Dancer in 2012. Currently she is also a brand ambassador for Van Cleef & Arpels and Rolex.
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.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Benois de la Danse and Bolshoi Theatre, special thanks to Nina Kudriavtseva-Loory.