G i s e l l e
Under the Stars
Live with the Dream Orchestra
Join us for a limited engagement of Giselle Under the Stars. Two romantic evening performances featuring international guest artists and Pasadena Civic Ballet Company dancers performing live in an intimate outdoor salon setting.
Starring Petra Conti & Eris Nezha
Former Principal Dancers, La Scala & Boston Ballet
Maestro Daniel Suk
Artistic Director & Conductor, Dream Orchestra Los Angeles
June 12th and 13th at 8pm
Meet our guest artists
Internationally renowned artist Petra Conti has performed as a Principal Dancer with La Scala Ballet in Milan, Boston Ballet and Los Angeles Ballet. At the age of 17 she was invited to perform with the Arena di Verona Ballet as a guest artist in her first full-length production, Cinderella. She has performed with global artists such Roberto Bolle and Ivan Vassiliev and as a guest artist with Arena di Verona Ballet, Great Russian Ballet, and National Opera of Ukraine. Her expansive repertoire includes classics such as Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Romeo & Juliet, Onegin, Etudes and Jewels to more contemporary works by choreographers like William Forsythe, Jiri Kylián, Alejandro Cerrudo, Sasha Waltz, and Aszure Barton. She has served as faculty for Los Angeles Ballet School and Pasadena Civic Ballet and enjoys coaching young aspiring dancers in their pursuit of becoming the next generation of classical artists.
Eris Nezha is an international Principal Dancer. Born in Albania, he moved to Italy at 15 to pursue his ballet dreams. Nezha graduated from Teatro alla Scala Ballet School in Milan and then immediately joined La Scala Ballet Company, where he later was promoted to Principal. At La Scala, Nezha interpreted leading roles in many Company productions and performed with renowned artists including Svetlana Zakharova, Natalia Osipova and Polina Semionova. He toured with La Scala across Europe and Asia. In 2011, Nezha was awarded the Premio Danza & Danza (Performer of the Year). In 2013 he joined Boston Ballet as Principal by invitation of Mikko Nissinen. In 2018 Nezha moved to Southern California joining Los Angeles Ballet as a Principal. He choreographed and produced the 2019 Petra Conti Show and will produce the next edition post Covid. His latest choreography TIME received high praise at the 2019 All Stars Ballet Gala in Ukraine. Husband of Prima Ballerina Petra Conti, together they make one of the most acclaimed ballet couples of this era.
Maestro Daniel Suk
Daniel Suk has enjoyed an international career as an operatic tenor and as a conductor worldwide for over 25 years. In 1990, Daniel was accepted to Lucio Campiani, National Music Conservatory of Mantova, Italy. From 1996 to 1999, Daniel served as conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of Mantova, Italy and from 1998 to 2000, he served as Artistic Director and Conductor for L’Opera Laboratory of Verona, Italy where he produced and conducted more than 40 concerts and ten operas. From 2008 to 2011 he served as a guest conductor and assistant conductor for UCLA Symphony and UCLA Chorale. Daniel has conducted at every major concert venue in Southern California and has performed at more than 100 concert venues throughout the U.S. Since 2011, he has been serving as an artistic director and conductor for the all-professional Dream Orchestra, which he led to become a premier performing art organization in Southern California in a short eight years. As an artistic director, Daniel has given creative and versatile classical music productions/performances throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.