Jacopo Tissi new Principal dancer of the Dutch National Ballet23/08/2023
Today is the first day at work for the dancers of Dutch National Ballet. They include the globally acclaimed dancer Jacopo Tissi. He left the Bolshoi Ballet at the start of 2022 to briefly return to Teatro alla Scala as a guest performer. However, as of this season he has chosen to continue his career at DNB in Amsterdam. Tissi will be making his debut on 12 October as Albrecht in Giselle. His fellow dancers in this ballet include his former Bolshoi colleague Olga Smirnova.
Ted Brandsen: “Jacopo Tissi is a fantastic dancer with impressive physicality, very strong technique, a profound musical understanding and a natural stage presence. There are good reasons why he is seen as one of the most promising classical ballet dancers around. I’ve known Jacopo for some years and I’m delighted he has chosen to make Amsterdam his new home after leaving the Bolshoi Ballet. I’m looking forward to working with him.”
Jacopo Tissi: “I’ve always followed Dutch National Ballet with great interest. The company is internationally renowned and presents a repertoire with a wide variety, including classical ballets as well as modern choreographies. I find it important to mention the presence of the resident choreographer Hans Van Manen and the legacy of his ballets, which I greatly admire. I’ve had the chance to see the efficient facilities and the organisation of the company; the work environment is something that is very important to a dancer. After my important experience at the Bolshoi and a very productive time last year, I wanted to join Dutch National Ballet to pursue my artistic path, in the belief that it can be the place for me to continue growing as an artist and as a person.”
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