Leap to the very top

Marlon Dino becames principal dancer

Munich, February 2010Marlon Dino has mastered the leap into the top line of the Bavarian State Ballet. Ballet director Ivan Liška has promoted first soloist Marlon Dino to principal dancer as from February 2010. Marlon Dino has been particularly convincing in the classical repertoire by dramatically expressive portrayals of various roles: his Onegin, quite cool at first, then very passionate, together with his partner Lucia Lacarra, aroused enthusiastic applause from the Munich ballet audience. He also gave technically perfect interpretation, full of dramatic emotion, of Jeanne de Brienne in Raymonda (Marius Petipa/Ray Barra) and of Armand in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier). For the first time he created a leading role in a modern ballet in the recent premiere of Nacho Duato’s homage to Bach Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness.

Marlon Dino was born in Albania and started his studies in 1991 at the School of Choreography and Ballet in Tirana, Albania. In 1998 he went to Switzerland to continue his studies at the Geneva Dance Centre under the directions of David Allen. In January 2001 he was offered a contract with the Vienna State Opera. From 2002 he has been a member of the Bavarian State Ballet. Very soon he was entrusted with the solo parts so that in 2005 he was promoted to soloist, followed by the promotion to first soloist in the 2007/2008.

For further information please contact Monika Feldschow, press office of the Bavarian State Ballet, Phone: +89/2185-1719, Email: monika.feldschow@st-oper.bayern.de Press photos can be obtained directly through the website of the Bavarian State Ballet @ www.staatsballett.de, or ordered from the press office.