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Danilo Lo Monaco

Danilo Lo Monaco

Demisoloist of The Czech National Ballet

Biography

Born in Palermo, Danilo lo Monaco studied at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan, where after graduating he was briefly engaged. Since 2016, he has been a member of the Czech National Ballet, where in April 2021 he was named a demi-soloist. A talented, elegant artist, he is one of the company’s finest young danseurs, also splendidly performing in duets with more seasoned ballerinas.

The most significant part he has been assigned to date is the title role in John Cranko’s Onegin. The Prague audiences have seen him as the Prince and Rothbart in Swan Lake (John Cranko), the Oriental Dancer in The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol (Youri Vámos) and the Wolf in The Snow Queen (Michael Corder). Danilo’s repertoire also includes modern and neoclassical works, such as Bella Figura and Petite Mort (Jiří Kylián), Leonce & Lena (Christian Spuck), Rain (Radu Poliktaru) and Puppet (Douglas Lee). Alongside Nikola Márová, he danced in Mask Duet (Douglas Lee) within the Velvet Ballet Gala in November 2019 in Prague.