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Pino Alosa

CND Co-artistic Director. Pino Alosa

Pino Alosa began his studies in Rome, Italy. He continued his training with Victor Litvinoff, Margarita Trayanova, Tuccio Rigano (Rome Opera Ballet), Robert Strajner, Walter Venditti (La Scala of Milan), Ricardo Nunez (San Carlo of Naples) as well as at Rossella Hightower’s center in Cannes and with David Howard and Stanley Williams in New York.

As a dancer, Pino Alosa’s he has performed various techniques: modern, contemporary, and especially classical ballet. He has performed as a soloist and principal with Italian and international dance companies such as: Louis Falco Dance Company, Grand Theatre de Geneve, Teatro La Fenice of Venice, Teatro Verdi of Trieste, Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari, Aterballetto of Reggio Emilia, Compagnia Italiana del Balletto Classico, Compagnia Artedanza and Compagnia Italiana di Danza Contemporanea of Rome.

In addition to classical Petipa's ballet repertory and several Balanchine's program, he performed works by choreographers Louis Falco, Glenn Tetley, Jiri Kilyan, David Parson, Oscar Araiz, Daniel Ezralow, Jeffrey Cauley, Ronald Van Tigelen, Joseph Russillo, Hans Gruning, Amedeo Amodio, Vittorio Biagi, Tuccio Rigano, Bruno Telloli and Renato Greco.

In December 1990 Pino Alosa receives the award “Fermo Immagine” for his long and versatile career dance.

Pino Alosa choreographs for classical and modern dance companies: his neoclassical works distinguish themselves for an unusual brilliant technique. His solo Rain Man won the Vignale Danza International Competition in 1992.

From 1993 he started to teach professional classes in the main dance studios in Rome and Milan, soon to be considered one of Italy’s most prominent teachers. The technical training and the pointe work in his classes has been quickly demanded by many international ballet companies.

In February 1995 on occasion of the first national dance parade “Pesaro International Dance Day” he was been awarded the best young teacher of the year.

In June 1995 he is invited for the first time by the Etoile of the Paris Opera, Charles Jude, to give class in Bordeaux.

For six years (1996-2001) he has been guest ballet master at the Bordeaux Opera Ballet, participating in the productions of Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, Les Sylphides, Le Spectre de la Rose, Swan Lake, Petrouchka, L’Apres midi d’un faune, Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire (pas de deux), Don Quixote, Napoli (pas de six) and Raymonda (pas de dix).

He has taught for numerous other international ballet companies such as: Bayerisches Staatsballet, Rome Opera House Ballet, The Arena of Verona, Aterballetto, Teatro Verdi of Trieste, Balletto del Teatro di Torino, San Carlo Theatre of Naples, Balletto de Sicilia, Real Conservatorio Mariemma de Madrid, Asociación Cultural por la Danza de Madrid, Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Espinillo de Madrid, Compañía Nacional de Danza under the direction of Nacho Duato, Houston Ballet, París Ópera Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, Basel Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and Theatro Municipal de Rio de Janeiro.

In the season 2002-03 he was principal ballet master and assistant to the artistic director Florence Clerc at Teatro Comunale of Florence coaching the soloist roles for productions like Carmen, Coppelia, Bayadere and Shéhérazade.

In 2003-04 invited by Gradimir Pankov, Pino Alosa was ballet master for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens of Montreal, where he trained dancers for The Balanchine program, Romeo and Juliet (J.C. Maillot) and Nutcraker. Also, in the next seasons, for the Kylián and Mats Ek programs.

After that he was assistant to Jean Yves Lormeau in Rome Opera House for the restaging of his version of Nutcraker for Carla Fracci.

In January 2007 invited by Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, Pino Alosa joined the Boston Ballet artistic staff.. His duties include teaching company class, pointe class and male class; staging works, assisting guests with the staging of new or existing choreographies, coaching principal and soloist dancers and rehearsing sections of ballets.In the last four seasons he has been responsible and the assistant for ballets of choreographers such as Petipa, Fokine, Nijinski, Bournonville, Balanchine, Cranko, Kylian, Twila Tharp, J.Kudelka, Val Caniparoli, Helen Pickett. In 2010, Mr.Alosa helped Florence Clerc as assistant choreographer and was the principal ballet master-supervisor for a new full length La Bayadere. Recently for the Boston Ballet he has choreographed and staged the new Company Defilè in 2007 and 2009, the Gala Waltz Memoires Viennoises, and his version of Paquita.

Pino Alosa is frequently a jury member for company auditions, dance competitions and dance school Exams. At the same time continues to be invited to impart master classes or as guest teacher by several international companies.

From September 2011, invited by the new Artistic Director José Carlos Martínez, Pino Alosa will take a permanent charge as Co-Artistic Director of Compañía Nacional de Danza de España in Madrid.