Roberto Bolle was born in Casale Monferrato in Italy and entered the Ballet School at Teatro alla Scala in Milan at a very young age. The first person to notice his talent was Rudolf Nureyev, who had chosen him to perform the role of Tadzio in the opera Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten.
In 1990 he won both the 'Danza & Danza' Prize as well as the 'Positano' Prize due to the fact that he was a young artist, full of promise in the world of Italian dance.
In 1996, just two years after his entrance into the Ballet School at La Scala, at the end of a performance of Romeo and Juliet, he was nominated Lead Dancer of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
Since then he has performed in classic and contemporary ballets like Sleeping beauty, Cinderella and Don Quichotte, Swan lake, The Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Giselle, Notre-Dame de Paris, The Merry widow, In the middle, somewhat elevated (Forsythe), Roméo et Juliette.
He has become well known also for his performances in Agon, Tchaikovsky pas de deux and, above all, Apollon musagète which resulted in him being nominated for the prestigious 'Benois de la Danse' Prize.
Since 1996 he has been intensifying his international career. He has danced with the Royal Ballet, the Canadian National Ballet, the Stuttgart Ballet, the Finnish National Ballet, the Staatsoper in Berlin, The Staatsoper in Vienna, the Staatsoper in Dresden, the Tokyo Ballet, the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples as well as many others.
Derek Deane, Director of the English National Ballet, created two productions for him: Swan lake and Romeo et Juliette, both performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
For the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Cairo Opera, he participated in a spectacular Aida at the Giza pyramids and consequently at the Arena di Verona for the new version of the same opera which was broadcast all over the world.
Among his numerous partners were: Carla Fracci, Alessandra Ferri, Darcey Bussell, Viviana Durante, Susan Jaffe, Elena Pankova, Isabel Guerin, Greta Hodgkinson, Lisa Pavane, Lucia Lacarra.
In 1999 he was awarded the 'Premio Gino Tani' for having contributed with his activity to diffuse the values of dance and movement through the language of the body. The following year he was awarded the 'Galileo 2000' Prize. He also received the 'Danza e Danza 2001' prize, the 'Barocco 2001' Prize and the 'Positano 2001' Prize for his international activity over the previous 5 years.
In October 2000 he inaugurated the season in Covent Garden with Swan lake in the version of Anthony Dowell and in November of the same year he was invited to the Bolshoi Theatre to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Maya Plitseskaya in the presence of President Putin.
In June 2002 he danced at Buckingham Palace which was recorded by the BBC and last October, at the Bolshoi Theatre, he was the protagonist with Alessandra Ferri in Roméo et Juliette by Kenneth MacMillan in a Ballet tour with the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Last March he performed alongside Darcey Bussell in Sleeping beauty by Natalia Makarova for the Royal Ballet, while in July he danced in Swan lake once again with the Royal Ballet at the Teatro Mariinsky.
In December of the same year he performed at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona in Gala d'autunno dedicated to Evgenij Poliakov, and at the Arena di Verona for the summer festival where he performed in Aida for two years in a row.
In the 2003/2004 season he was awarded the title of étoile at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.