La Scala Ballet

The Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company’s illustrious past goes back to the centuries prior to the inauguration, in 1778, of the world’s most celebrated opera house, where it still has its premises today. Its history is interwoven with the birth of ballet itself. Ballet was in fact promoted in the Renaissance courts of Italy, notably in the Sforza family’s splendid palace in Milan. It was to that city, between 1779 and 1789, that Gasparo Angiolini, the choreographer of Gluckian reform in serious opera, brought a company of more than fifty dancers. Milan was also where Salvatore Viganò, “that supreme choreographer, idolized by Stendhal”, experimented, in such works as Il Noce di benevento (1812), Prometeo (1813), Mirra (1817), Dedalo (1817), Otello (1818), La Vestale (1818) and I titani (1819), his personal interpretation of ballet d’action, which he called “choreodrama”. This had an enormous influence on the creators of dance at the time, such as Gaetano Gioja, and on such favourite star dancers as the danseur noble Carlo Blasis, whose name is forever linked to the glories of the Scala school founded in 1813.

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  • Agnolotti, Lara
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Agostino, Marco
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Albano, Antonella
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Ballone, Stefania
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Bandiera, Alessia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Benaglia, Raffaella
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Benedini, Stefano
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Beresford, Catherine
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Boi, Andrea
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Bolle, Roberto
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Borgia, Chiara
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Bossoni, Brigida
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Brazzo, Sabrina
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Buongiorno, Matteo
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Carbone, Beatrice
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Cavalleri, Daniela
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Cennerelli, Christelle
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Chapkina, Antonina
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Cillis, Sonia De
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Colombi, Serena
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Conte, Giuseppe
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Conti, Petra
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Corrado, Gabriele
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Coviello, Claudio
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Elia, Dario
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Endicott, Matthew
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Esposito, Azzurra
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Fagetti, Christian
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Ferraro, Lorella
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Ferrigato, Licia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Fiandra, Chiara
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Fresi, Federico
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Galasso, Sabina
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Garon, Massimo
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Garritano, Mariafrancesca
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Gavazzi, Matteo
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Gelati, Gilda
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Gismondi, Deborah
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Grillo, Alessandro
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Licitra, Maurizio
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Lochmann, Andreas
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Lodi, Denny
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Lucchetti, Daniele
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Lunadei, Valerio
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Luongo, Antonella
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Massimi, Riccardo
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Messina, Marco
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Milani, Patrizia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Montanari, Emanuela
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Montanaro, Lara
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Mora, Massimo Dalla
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Murru, Massimo
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Nezha, Eris
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Novikova, Olesia
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Osipova, Natalia
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Passaro, Alessia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Perdichizzi, Salvatore
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Pianucci, Katia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Piermattei, Andrea
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Podini, Francesca
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Pujatti, Andrea
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Renaux, Jennifer
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Romagna, Marta
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Rosa, Antonio De
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Rosolini, Sofia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Ruggiero, Antonio
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Saglibene, Fabio
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Sarafanov, Leonid
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Sarnataro, Serena
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Sarrote, Sophie
    Classical Ballet / Soloist
  • Saruggia, Luigi
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Saullo, Luana
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Schembri, Giulia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Schiavoni, Gianluca
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Semionova, Polina
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Siegrist, Daniela
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Soares, Thiago
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Somova, Alina
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Souletie, Adeline
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Sutera, Antonino
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Tapiletti, Danilo
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Vaglietti, Monica
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Vasiliev, Ivan
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Vassallo, Alessandra
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Vaziev, Makhar
    Classical Ballet / Artistic Director
  • Vitelli, Mattia
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Volpini, Massimiliano
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Volpintesta, Andrea
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Westcombe, Caroline
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Zakharova, Svetlana
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Zambon, Corinna
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Zeni, Mick
    Classical Ballet / Principal
  • Zeverino, Giuseppina
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet