Paolo Santilli graduated from Accademia Nazionale di Danza in 2001. During the same year, he became a part of the Balletto di Roma ensemble under the supervision of Cristina Bozzolini, where he remained until 2008 as a dancer and later returned as a guest performer until 2012. During this time he took part in the national and international tours of the company, thus performing in the best theatres in Italy and abroad and reaching the peak of his career as a professional dancer by performing in the prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. He later perfected his contemporary dance technique with the Spellbound Dance Company and worked with many choreographers, such as Emanuele Soavi. In 2009 he began his activity as a choreographer and it actually was Balletto di Roma who produced his first creations. He debuted with “Schubert”, a production from which “Death and the Maiden” would have spurred in 2010, a performance based on the lied of the same name by the Austrian composer with projections by Studio Vertov and in collaboration with FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra and Form Orchestra Filarmonica delle Marche. The show was performed at Mittelfest in Cividale del Friuli, in Civitanova Marche for Civitanovadanza and at Teatro Comunale Città di Vicenza. The following year he created for Balletto di Roma “Bye Bye Baby” and “Giovane Madre”, with both choreographies taking part in the summer and winter tours of the company. In 2012 he founded White Box Dance Project, a personal choreographic project whose productions are sponsored by the European Commission and Regione Lazio. Such activity was launched by “Pinocchio Rockabilly Adventure”, a show that was distributed by ATCL (Regione Lazio’s institute for the promotion of the performing arts) and performed in many theatres of the region. Paolo then created and produced “Cortometraggi Coreografici” and “Dorian Gray//Damned Dance”, both being still performed and currently part of White Box Dance Project’s repertoire.