I began classical dance at the age of 5 with Maria Patti. At 14, I joined the Milan Scala school of dance where I obtained the final degree. The same year, I’ve been engaged at the Ballet National de Marseille Roland Petit. I took part to many ballets of the repertoire such as Carmen, Coppelia, Casse-Noisette, Pink-Floyd Ballet, Chéri and Le Lac des Cygnes et ses maléfices.

Latter I danced plays of Maryse Delente, Richard Wherlock, Marius Petipa, George Balanchine and took part to the creations of Claude Brumachon, Carolyn Carlson, Tero Saarinen. In 2003, I performed Ni Dieu Ni Maître at the Olympia Theater alongside Marie-Claude Pietragalla before to substitute her at the Toursky Theater. In 2004 at the Marseille’s Opera, I interpreted the character of Myrtha in Giselle and performed Mercedes in Don Quichote. In 2006, under the direction of Frederic Flamand, I am appointed soloist. Then, I took part to many plays of the repertoire created by guest choreographers such as Olivier Dubois, Richard Siegel, Lucinda Childs, Emanuel Gat and Frédéric Flamand, Emio Greco I Pieter C. Scholten’s creations.

Valentina PACE