Silvia Azzoni

Silvia Azzoni

Leading soloist of the Hamburg Ballet
Country: Germany

Content:
  1. Biography of Silvia Azzoni
  2. Career with the Hamburg Ballet
  3. Guest Appearances and Awards

Biography of Silvia Azzoni

Silvia Azzoni, the leading soloist of the Hamburg Ballet, was born in Turin, Italy. She began her dance training at the ballet school in her hometown and continued her education at the Hamburg Ballet School. Her teachers included Dragica Zah, Marianne Cruze, Ilze Videman, and Kevin Haigen.

Silvia Azzoni

Career with the Hamburg Ballet

In 1993, Silvia was accepted into the Hamburg Ballet company, and in 1996, she became a soloist. In 2001, she was promoted to the rank of principal dancer. She performs the leading repertoire of the company, created by John Neumeier. Some of her notable roles include Chloe in "Daphnis and Chloe," Nausicaa in "Odyssey," the Ballerina in "Petrushka," Elena in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet," Marguerite in "The Lady of the Camellias," Aurora, Florine, and the Good Fairy in "The Sleeping Beauty," Marie in "The Nutcracker," Rosalind in "As You Like It," Ingrid, Anitra, and the Green Woman in "Peer Gynt," Giselle, Eliane in "The Saga of King Arthur," Romola in "Nijinsky," Nina Zarechnaya in "The Seagull," and Constanze Weber in "Window to Mozart." Azzoni was also the first performer of several of Neumeier's works, including "Prelude," "Death in Venice," "Messiah," "Nocturne" (from "Songs in the Night"), and "The Winter's Journey." She was nominated for the Benois de la Danse Prize for her role as the Little Mermaid in the ballet of the same name.

Silvia Azzoni

Guest Appearances and Awards

In addition to her work with the Hamburg Ballet, Silvia Azzoni has appeared as a guest dancer in Munich, Moscow, Milan, Tokyo, Warsaw, Vienna, Cremona, Verona, Taormina, Macerata, New York, and Australia. She has been recognized with several awards, including the Doctor Wilhelm Oberdorfer Prize, the Danza & Danza Prize as the best Italian dancer abroad (2004), and the Rolf Mares Prize for the Hamburg Theater in the category of "Best Production" in the 2006-2007 season for "The Little Mermaid."

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