Classical dance teacher
Serena Chiaretti was born in Rome, where she trained and graduated from the School of Balletto di Roma managed by Franca Bartolomei and Walter Zappolini. At the young age of 17 she became a part of the Balletto di Roma dance company, where she had the chance to work with a number of different and successful choreographers. In 1991 she became a part of the corps de ballet of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, under the artistic supervision of Elisabetta Terabust, with whom she performed for three years. In 1995 she began working with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and in 1996 won the stability contest at Maggio Danza, directed by Evgeny Poliakov. She performed as a soloist in all the major classical repertoire productions. In 1997 she was chosen by Karole Armitage to perform as prima ballerina in her “Apollo and Daphne”, which was also performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. She also performed in ballet operas by W. Forsythe, G. Balanchine, M. Cunningham, N. Duato under the supervision of E. Terabust, F. Olivieri, G. Mancini e V. Derevianko. She also took part in all the productions by the most important Italian choreographers, such as F. Monteverde, L. Cannito, S. Petronio, V. Sieni, M. Morricone. Since September 2004 she has been working as a classical dance teacher at the School of Balletto di Roma managed by Paola Jorio.