SUMMER 2021 SEASON

Friday, July 23  |  6:30PM

Dance Gala: Roberto Bolle and Friends at Charles Krug

Doors open at 5:30 pm

Ballet superstar Roberto Bolle brings his celebrated production Roberto Bolle and Friends, to Napa for the annual Dance Gala, an event that invariably ranks among the year’s highlights. A principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre from 2009-2019, a principal dancer étoile at La Scala Theatre Ballet, and a guest artist with other top international companies, Bolle is one of Italy’s most beloved artists. Accompanied by a star-studded cast of dancers, he performs solos and ensemble numbers from both treasured classic and modern ballets.

 

Artists

Roberto Bolle
Roberto Bolle

Roberto Bolle trained at the ballet school of Teatro alla Scala, Milan, where he was promoted Étoile in 2004. He has regularly danced as a guest artist with the most prestigious companies worldwide and has received such honors as Unicef Ambassador and Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

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Skylar Brandt
Skylar Brandt

Skylar Brandt was born in Purchase, New York, and began her training at age six. In 2013 she won a Princess Grace Foundation-USA Dance Fellowship, and that same year was featured in the film Ballet’s Greatest Hits. In 2018, she was the recipient of an unprecedented Special Jury Award for her performances on the Russian television show Big Ballet.

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Osiel Gouneo
Osiel Gouneo

Cuban native Osiel Gouneo, although still quite young, is already a celebrity of the international dance scene and is renowned for his jumping power and outstanding technique.

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Angelo Greco
Angelo Greco

Angelo Greco has danced major roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (Grand Pas de Deux Prince) and the Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desiré), Scarlett’s Frankenstein (Henry Clerval), Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Benjamin), and Balanchine’s Prodigal Son (Son).

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Melissa Hamilton
Melissa Hamilton

Melissa Hamilton is a First Soloist of the Royal Ballet in London, England. She joined the company in 2007 as an Artist and was promoted to First Artist in 2009, Soloist in 2010, and First Soloist in 2013. She created a role in Wayne McGregor’s Infra in 2008 and has since created several roles for McGregor, including in YugenWoolf WorksLimenCarbon LifeHuman Seasons and Acis and Galatea. In the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, she took a leave of absence from the Royal Ballet to dance with Semperoper Ballett, Dresden as a principal, making role debuts as Nikiya, Princess Aurora, and Odette/Odile.

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Misa Kuranaga
Misa Kuranaga

One of the world’s foremost ballet artists, with an inspiring story of fearless strength and determination, irrefutable star Misa Kuranaga is much more than the Boston Ballet’s first-ever Principal Dancer from Asia. Beloved, dynamic, talented, and versatile, she inspires people all over the world with her indomitable spirit.

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Venue

Charles Krug

Napa Valley’s oldest winery, Charles Krug has been owned and operated by the Peter Mondavi, Sr. family for four generations.  The winery’s award winning newly restored Redwood Cellar Tasting Room and Hospitality Center is a warm, inviting space blending heritage with contemporary design. The National Historical Landmark, originally built in 1872, features reclaimed clear heart redwood from the family’s original wine tanks, stone and open beam construction, windows on the working Family Reserve cellar, and a large welcoming bar and lounge.
Charles Krug