La Teatro alla Scala Ballet

Dolce & Gabbana and South Coast Plaza celebrate Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company



No matter that ballerina Misty Copeland has a busy schedule. The American Ballet Theatre principal said that when the opportunity arose to dance the title role opposite Roberto Bolle at the July 28 opening night performance of “Giselle” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, her reaction had been, “How could I not?”

Ticking off the reasons, she continued, “It’s Roberto Bolle. It’s La Scala. It’s a dream come true for any ballet dancer.”

At the advance cocktail party, where Copeland and Bolle met arts center donors and other VIPs, Bolle, too, expressed admiration for his partner. “She’s so natural, so genuine,” he said. “She brings real emotion to her roles.”

Click here to read my entire story in the Los Angeles Times and scroll down the page for pictures of the party and the ballet dancers.


Top photo: From left, ballet stars Roberto Bolle and Misty Copeland join Judy Morr, center, executive VP, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, at Dolce & Gabbana in South Coast Plaza to celebrate Teatro alla Scala Ballet’s production of “Giselle” (Photo by Ryan Miller/ Capture Imaging)

Second photo: Misty Copeland dances the role of “Giselle.” (Photo by Gene Schiavone, courtesy of the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts)

Third photo: Roberto Bolle dances the role of the prince Albrecht in “Giselle” (Photo courtesy of the Segerstrom Center for the Performings Arts)



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Teatro Alla Scalla Ballet
Published Aug. 5, 2017 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA