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LUCA GIACCIO

Born in Naples in 1989, he was very young when he joined the Teatro San Carlo Ballet School in Naples and it has been the former dancer and now teacher Anna Razzi, the first who noticed his talent and potential as a classical dancer. Razzi selected him for his first main role as a student: the prince in “Snow White“.

In 2006 the critic and historian Alberto Testa suggested him as Revelation Dancer for the prestigious Positano award that he won by dancing the role of Prince Desirée, of the ballet “Sleeping Beauty“, in the complex and demanding choreography by Rudolf Nureyev. At this stage, he also danced the role of Oberon in “The Summer Night Dream“, at the Teatro San Carlo, being already recognized for the second time by critics as a promise and a revelation of the Italian male ballet of his generation.

Just graduated with honors in 2007, Carla Fracci invited him to join the Ballet of the Rome Opera who was then headed by the “grande dame” of Italian classical dance. There he danced all the major academic-classical ballet repertoire. At the same time, he started to be guest on numerous international dance galas and expanded his repertoire with two virtuoso pas de deux from George Balanchine: “Sylvia” and “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux“.

Immediately after that, he appeared alone on the cover of the magazine “Danse” Michael Odin director. Anna Razzi created for Luca “Il Guarracino” (in the tradition of the seventeenth – century Neapolitan tarantella) and expressly staged for him the ballet “Coppélia” on the traditional Russian-French-Italian choreography. In 2008 he was called by Angel Corella to join his ballet company in Castilla y Leon (Spain), where he enlarged his repertoire by soloist roles of contemporary Anglo-American choreographers as Stanton Welch, Clark Tippet, Twyla Tarp, Christopher Wheeldon , Jerome Robbins, while also dancing Corella’s own works.

In 2011, Luca Giaccio joined as principal dancer the Ballet of the Community of Madrid, directed by Victor Ullate. He was Franz in “Coppélia” choreographed by Eduardo Lao and he danced this role on tours throughout France, Italy and several Spanish theaters. He also participated in choreographies by Ullate who staged again for him “De Triana a Sevilla” which was initially created for Igor Yebra.

Luca Giaccio has been the first dancer in Spain to create a sacred classical dance at the Shrine of La Fuencisla (Segovia) under a solemn Marian feast, which was recorded to be released on DVD. In 2012 the Roman choreographer Gabriele Rossi created for him a solo from the funeral music of György Ligeti. And this same year, he travelled to two festivals: the International Ballet Festival of Miami and the one of la Havana. In the first he premiered “Bata“, choreographed by Aida Gomez on J. S. Bach’s Partita No. 2 for violin and the pas de deux from Act 2 of “Giselle” with the American dancer Monica Pelfrey.

In the Havana festival he danced “Sylvia pas de deux” (Balanchine) with the Cuban principal dancer Sadaise Arencibia. In the Havana Luca Giaccio was chosen to dance the re-staging of an Alicia Alonso’s ballet, “Death of Narcissus“, with music by Julian Orbón. Luca danced again this piece, which has also been released in a DVD, for the 200th Anniversary Gala of the School of the San Carlo Theatre of Naples in November 2012.

Earlier in the summer of 2012, Luca danced “The death of a Swan” by Michel Descombey (especially re-staged by the teacher and dancer Julio Arozarena, of the Bejart Ballet Lausanne) in Positano Awards gala as a tribute to his teacher Anna Razzi, whose ballet school of Teatro San Carlo received an award for teaching. In Miami he also danced this solo.

In the 2011-2012 season Giaccio he was selected by Mikhail Messerer (holder choreographer of the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg) to make his debut as the Torero “Espada” in his choreography of “Don Quixote” that was programmed in the Ballet of the Rome Opera.

Luca was invited at the “Ballet Nacional de Cuba” as a principal guest dancer from February 2013 till the end of October 2013. He danced the role of Albrecht in “Giselle” (chor. A.Alonso), Siegfried in “Swan Lake”(chor. A.Alonso), the Light in “Exelsior “(chor. U.Dell’Ara) and “Death of Narcissus” (chor. Alicia Alonso). He’s the first Italian dancer that has ever been invited to perform with this mythical Company.

In summer 2014 Luca Giaccio was a former ‘partenaire’ with the most important Italian star of ballet, Carla Fracci in Oria (Puglia) in the new creation: “Artemisia Gentileschi” (choreographer: Toni Candeloro).

From December 2013 Luca has been invited as a soloist to perform “The Nutcracker” from Renato Zanella for the Fondazione Arena di Verona. At the present time he is working in the Bayerisches Staatsballett (Munich).

At 15 th and 16 th of May, 2015 Luca has danced together with Myrna Kamara at the Gala des Etoiles Luxembourg (“Juwelen des Weltballetts” with Svetlana Zakharova): “Agon” (music by Igor Stravinsky) and “Who Cares?” (music by George Gershwin), Choreographie: George Balanchine, restaged by Nanette Glushak.

In July 2016 Luca takes over the choreographic direction of a show directed by the production house Endemol Shine, for UNICEF ( prodigi), in collaboration with one of the most prestigious Italian orchestral director Giuseppe Vessicchio.
This event will be transmitted next autumn on Rai 1.

At present time Luca is Freelance working like personal coach for international gymnastic atlete . Luca prepare choreography for Gymnastic floor routine Atleate and give ballet class . Currently  is working with Bayerisches Staatsballet in Munich , where he was hired in 2014 and is now dancing as a guest artist . This Summer Luca will dancing for the Summer Season at Arena di Verona 2018 Aida and Verdi Night and dancing for Myrna Kamara BalletXTreme in Zurich Switzerland.

Height: 182 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, German