Vito Mazzeo


The Italian dancer Vito Mazzeo has been associated with Het Nationale Ballet since 2013. He studied dance at the ballet school of La Scala in Milan. He danced successively with The Royal Ballet, the Teatro dell' Opera di Roma and the San Francisco Ballet. In 2010 he joined the latter company as a second soloist; six months later he was promoted to first soloist. In San Francisco, he was the regular star partner of former Dutch National Ballet principal Sofiane Sylve.

Vito's transition to the National Ballet is inspired by an admiration for the group's varied repertoire and, in particular, by a fascination with the work of Hans van Manen. Vito is winner of the Premio Postiano Léonide Massine 2010 for 'best Italian dancer' and of the 2009 Danza&Danza award for 'best dancer of the year'. September 2016 he received the Capri Award for his role in Sasha Waltz' Roméo et Juliette.


  • With the Dutch National Ballet since:  2013
  • Place of birth:  Vibo Valentia (Italy)
  • Career with Dutch National Ballet:  Principal (2013)
  • Previously danced with:  San Francisco Ballet (San Francisco, United States), Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (Rome, Italy), The Royal Ballet (London, United Kingdom)
  • Training:  La Scala Theatre Ballet School (Milano, Italy)
  • Awards:  2010, Leonide Massine Award (Rome, Italy), Best Italian Dancer 2009-2010, Danza&Danza Award (Palermo, Italy), Best Dancer of the year 2016 Premio Valore, Capri award for an exceptional dance achievement: Le Père Laurence in Roméo et Juliette