Francesco Ricci


Francesco Pio Ricci, born in Italy, trained at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

After his graduation in 2007, he joined the Teatro alla Scala as company member where he performed solo roles in works from Maurice Bejart, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Roland Petit and John Neumeier.

He joined the Dresden Semperoper Ballett in 2011 and in 2018 was promoted First Soloist. There he performs a various and extensive repertoire including works from Semperoper ballett director Aaron Watkin, George Balanchine, Kenneth Macmillan, Stijn Celis, Johan Inger, Ohad Naharin and he danced in world premiere works by Alexei Ratmansky, David Dawson, Pontus Lidberg, Alexander Ekman, Hofesh Shechter and Joseph Hernandez. He was chosen for the role of “Orest” for the Pina Bausch “Iphigenie auf Tauris” premiered in December 2019 in Semperoper, Dresden.

Since 2018 he works as choreographic assistant for Joseph Hernandez.


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