birth place Vibo Valentia (Italy)
career with Dutch National Ballet principal (2013)
previously danced with
San Francisco Ballet
Rome Opera Ballet
The Royal Ballet
training La Scala Ballet School (Milan, Italy)
Leonide Massine Award (Best Italian Dancer) 2010
Danza&Danza Award (Best Dancer of the year) 2009-2010
The Italian dancer Vito Mazzeo is the latest addition to the principals of the Dutch National Ballet. Vito was born in Vibo Valentia, Calabria, and trained at the ballet school of La Scala, in Milan where he graduated with full marks in classical and contemporary, the only one in two hundreds years history of the School. He danced with The Royal Ballet, the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and San Francisco Ballet where he joined as a soloist and was promoted to principal within six months. In San Francisco, he was the regular star partner of former HNB principal Sofiane Sylve.
Vito’s transition to the Dutch National Ballet was prompted by his admiration for the company’s varied repertoire and particularly by his fascination for the work of Hans van Manen. Vito is the winner of the Premio Postiano Léonide Massine and the Danza&Danza award for ‘best dancer of the year’ and a guest artist with Rome Opera Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet and Arena of Verona.