Balletto di Milano

Balletto di Milano is one of the most compelling Italian cultural phenomena of the highest artistic level, presenting Italian dance with its extraordinary shows all around the world. Directed by Carlo Pesta and over the years of its history, the Company has worked with famed dancers and world-known choreographers.

It was the first Italian Dance Company performing on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (1999). Moreover, the Company harvested success performing in England, Ireland, Switzerland, Spain and Germany and it is one of the most popular Italian companies abroad. Between 2015 and 2017, in addition to the intense activity in the major Italian theaters, the Company has collaborated in prestigious international events including Saaremaa Opera Festival in Estonia (2015) and received ambitious prizes and awards.

In 2017 the Balletto di Milano represented Italy at the Special Inauguration Gala of the FITUC Festival in Casablanca, where Italy was the guest of honor of the year. In October 2017, the Company received the “Box Office Excellence Award”, Oscar della Danza.

Giulia Simontacchi is a graduate of the DAMS / University of Padua. During the studies, she was also improving herself in various internships with internationally renowned teachers, she has been part of the contemporary dance company „The Simple Company” and she has collaborated as a dancer in the film Iago di Volfango de Biasi (2008). Since 2013 she has been part of the Balletto di Milano where she holds important roles in shows such as including Anna Karenina,Traviata or Romeo and Juliet.

Federico Mella joined the Balletto di Milano as early as a 17-years-old apprentice. Since 2012 he is part of the Company where, after having held important solo roles, in 2013 he was chosen to make his debut as a principal dancer in Romeo and Juliet by Giorgio Madia. He is currently one of Company’s principal dancers and dances first roles in all productions such as Nutcracker, Carmen, Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella. In 2014, he represented the Company at the Grand Gala of the Imperial Ballet, the Great Water Show in Monteverdeor the Batumi International Gala in Georgia. In 2017 he co-created the choreography of the new ballet production Shéhérazade, for the prestigious „FITUC” International Festival of Casablanca (Morocco). In the 2017/18 season he was chosen for the role of Siegfried in the new Swan Lake signed by the Estonian choreographer Teet Kask.