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Alessandra Celentano’s illustrious career in dance, her contributions as a teacher and mentor, and her collaborations with renowned artists have cemented her place in the world of ballet.
Her legacy continues to inspire aspiring dancers and her accomplishments have earned her numerous accolades, including the upcoming Art in Dance Award in 2023.
Who Is Alessandra Celentano?
Alessandra Celentano, born on November 17, 1966, in Milan, is an Italian choreographer and former dancer.
Her father was Alessandro Celentano, the brother of famous singer-songwriter Adriano Celentano, making him her uncle. Gino Santercole, a singer-songwriter, is also her cousin.
Alessandra developed a love of dancing at a young age and began learning with internationally famous teachers. Her perseverance and brilliance prompted her to hone her abilities at the Budapest State Opera.
She was able to attend a professional dance course in Reggio Emilia thanks to a scholarship opportunity, and she eventually returned as a teacher.
Alessandra joined Amedeo Amodio’s Aterballetto firm in the mid-1980s. She immediately gained popularity as a prima ballerina, appearing in legendary choreographies by Alvin Ailey, William Forsythe, George Balanchine, and Glen Tetley.
She had the honour of performing alongside renowned performers like as Elisabetta Terabust, Alessandra Ferri, Monique Loudières, and Julio Bocca.
Alessandra performed extensively in Europe, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Algeria, Tunisia, and Venezuela, demonstrating her exceptional talent and adaptability.
Alessandra also worked as a dancer and choreography assistant with Gheorghe Iancu at Aterballetto, broadening her versatility. In the years that followed, she worked as Maître de ballet in prominent Italian theatres.
In the 1996-1997 season, she played this part at Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala, directed by Elisabetta Terabust. She continued her experience as Maître de ballet at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome from 1997 to 2000, working closely with Amedeo Amodio.
During this time, Alessandra also performed her own choreography in works such as “Invenzioni,” in which she collaborated with Alessandro Molin, Cristina Amodio, and Patrick King.
From 2000 to 2002, she worked as Maître de ballet with Maggio Danza at the Teatro Comunale in Florence, where she collaborated with renowned choreographer Roland Petit.
She then worked as Maître de ballet at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples under the supervision of Elisabetta Terabust from 2002 to 2003.
Alessandra Celentano has had the honour of working with some of the most important people in the world of dance during her career.
She has collaborated with Carla Fracci, Roberto Bolle, Massimo Murru, and many other artists. Her skills and expertise have garnered her industry respect and affection.
Alessandra has dabbled with television in addition to her career in the theatre. She has been a classical dance teacher and choreographer on the popular Italian show Amici di Maria De Filippi since 2003.
Her teaching ability and love of dance have made her a beloved instructor to aspiring dancers.
Between 2007 and 2012, Alessandra Celentano was married to Angelo Trementozzi, an accountant and university lecturer.
In her personal life, she has struggled with hallux rigidus syndrome, which has necessitated operations and has ultimately prohibited her from dancing.
Who Are Alessandra Celentano’s Parents?
Alessandra Celentano’s parent is Alessandro Celentano. Alessandro Celetano is the brother of Gino Santercole, a singer-songwriter.