Antonella Albano was born in Bari in 1982.
She graduated from the Princess Grace Dance Academy in Montecarlo and in 2000 she joined the corps de ballet of Teatro alla Scala in Milan, where in 2009 she was nominated soloist and in 2010 Prima Ballerina.
Since 2000 she has held many leading roles, among others:
Prima Ballerina in “Who Cares” choreography by George Balanchine, she performed together with the Etoile Maximiliano Guerra in “Serata Balanchine” at the Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine; she interpreted Olga in “Onegin” choreography by John Cranko and Effy in “La Silphide” choreographed by Pierre Lacotte.
In April 2008 she made her debut with the roles of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, choreographed by Vladimir Bourmeister, and Nikya in “Bayadere” choreographed by Natalia Makarova. In March 2009, Derek Deane chose her as Swanilda for his “Coppelia” and later played “Giselle” choreographed by Yvette Chauvirè, Kitry in “Don Quixotte ” choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev, Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet” choreographed by Kennet MacMillan, La Civiltà in “Excelsior” choreographed by Ugo Dall’Ara.
Antonella also interpreted the roles of Ippolita and Ermia in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, the main role in “Balletto Imperiale”, the main duo in “Jewels” and in “Symphony in C” choreographed by George Balanchine, the Lover in “L’histoire de Manon” choreographed by K. MacMillan, Prudence in “Lady of the Camellias” choreographed by John Neumeier.
During her career at Teatro alla Scala, she was also appointed important roles in modern and contemporary creations such as “Contropotere” choreographed by Jacopo Godani, the “Passo a due Errante” in “Mediterranea”, her half-sister in “Cenerentole” and a “Passo a due” in “Progetto Handel” choreographed by Mauro Bigonzetti, the Bandita in “Carmen” and Hey You’s two-step in “Pink Floyd Ballet” choreographed by Roland Petit.,the First duo in “Voluntaries” choreographed by Glen Tetley, A. Marcello in “Bella Figura” and lV duo in “Petite Mort” choreographed by Jiri Kylian.
<< Working on the Human Signs project was a special experience for me.
I let myself be carried away in improvisation by what my soul dictated to me. It was a journey of self-discovery of my moods. Of emotions that I have experienced in the past and of those that I am experiencing. An externalization of introversion.>>