He is very sensitive, cautious, and shy about showing others his feelings.
Though he may love and care for someone a great deal, Roberto Bolle rarely expresses his feelings openly and freely.
Both are tall, dark and handsome, and both are first-class classical dancers from La Scala Ballet, Milan. Bolle is a young Pierce Brosnan to look at, 6ft-odd, black hair, blue eyes, the manners of a gentleman, and broad, graceful dancing, but lacking vibrancy.
His partnership with Bussell is of classical perfection, two sumptuous, large-scale dancers of matched proportions, with an easy majesty to their movement together that induces utmost calm in the watcher.
I also love Julie Kent - we're working on Frederick Ashton's at ABT - a debut for us - working in a piece like that is very interpretive and emotional.
Julie's a great artist and I like to share the stage with her.
How does Roberto Bolle, Italian ballet superstar and one of Italy's most beloved artists, find a moment to sit down and chat?
As principal dancer for both American Ballet Theatre and Milan's La Scala Ballet, Bolle splits his time between the two companies, regularly darting between New York and Milan.
I like the choreography and like working with Alexi - I think he's one of the best choreographers now and one of the best in the world.
It has now been replaced by a version produced by Natalia Makarova, and designed by the Italian Luisa Spinatelli at a cost of some £700,000.
Huge hopes, therefore, were riding on Saturday's opening, which was dogged by the kind of ill-fortune that often attends such high-profile events.
Roberto Bolle needs to learn to be gentler and less of a perfectionist with others and with himself.
He is likely to be a great collector of things - a real pack rat in fact - for his belongings give Roberto Bolle a sense of security and continuity with the past, which is important to him.