secretly i’ve always dreamed about being a dancer and if i’m dreaming why not be ballet dancer roberto bolle– oh to dream!
when ballerina alessandra ferri decided it was time to retire in 2007 at the age of 44 from the american ballet theatre she introduced a gift to america. the star of milan’s la scala theatre ballet roberto bolle was the gift, handpicked by alessandra to play romeo and be her partner in her farewell performance at the metropolitan opera house. later he went on to perform as a principal dancer with the abt, the first italian male ever to do so!
discovered by rudolf nureyev, the six foot three dancer has also been the focus of the photography book roberto bolle- an athlete in tights by one of my favorite photographers bruce weber. bruce has photographed many athletes, many good looking athletes, over the years. the theme, not unlike dancing, is always focused on youth, fun, beauty, new beginnings and most importantly- dreaming!
oh roberto- a favorite! a beautiful dancing dream!
all photographs by bruce weber.