Nicoletta Manni

Born in 1991 near Lecce, at 13 she is admitted at the 4th course at the Ballet School of Teatro alla Scala Academy. In 2009, after being graduated, she joins Berlin Staatsballett where she stays for three seasons. During her studies at the Scala Ballet School she took part to different productions such as: Raymonda (Petipa), Symphony in D (Jiří Kylián), Ouverture (Frédéric Olivieri), Serenade (George Balanchine), Sleeping Beauty (Mats Ek), Bal des Cadets (David Lichine), Napoli (August Bournoville), Class Ballet (Mikhail Messerer), also joining some productions at Teatro alla Scala (Merry Widow, choreography by Gheorghe Iancu; Le nozze di Figaro, choreography by Anna Maria Prina and Rudolf Nureyev’s The Nutcracker).

With Berlin Staatsballett she takes part to Les Sylphides; Swan Lake and The Nutcracker (Patrice Bart); Tchaikovsky (Boris Eifman), La Esmeralda (Marius Petipa and Yuri Burlaka); Caravaggio (Mauro Bigonzetti), Peer Gynt (Heinz Spoerli); Onegin and Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko); and also La Peri, La Bayadère, Cenerentola, Spring. First Prize at the competition Città di Lecce, at Levante danza festival and Premio Mab 2012; in 2012 she gained the third position at the Premio Roma Danza.

In Spring 2013, she joins the Ballet Company of Teatro alla Scala and she takes for the first time the role of Myrtha in Giselle. In Rudolf Nureyev’s Swan Lake (July 2013) she dances four big swans and in October she makes her debut in the role of Odette/Odile. In “Serata Ratmansky” she is in Russian Seasons (couple in blue) and Concerto DSCH (main couple). During 2013-2014 season, for Jewels (George Balanchine) she takes the role in the Diamonds main couple and the soloist role in Rubies.

From April 2014 she is Principal dancer at Teatro alla Scala. In Serata Petit she is amongst the main performers of Pink Floyd Ballet and she makes her debut in the main role in Le Jeune homme et la Mort. During the tour in Kazakhstan with Nureyev’s Don Quixote she dances the role of Kitri, in the opening performance, and also the Queen of Dryades. In October 2014 she is Juliet in MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet. In Nacho Duato’s Nutcracker, opening title of the Ballet Season 2014-2015, she takes the role of Clara. She receives the Premio Danza&Danza as Best Performer of the 2014 Season and she is also nominated Dancer of the Year 2014 by the web magazine giornaledelladanza.com




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