Born in Brindisi (Italy), I started to dance at the Centro Danza Tersicore. In 1987, I entered the Princess Grace of Monaco Dance Academy. In 1989 I won the Aterballetto Improvement Course Award and was engaged by the company to perform the « little soldier » in Casse-Noisette of Amadeo Amodio. Between 1992 and 1994 I worked successively for the Euroballetto, Venezia Ballet, Madrid Ballet, Atterballetto and San-Carlo theater of Napoli. In 1994 I was engaged as soloist at the Ballet National de Marseille, where I danced in choreographies of Roland Petit, Marie Claude Pietragalla, Claude Brumachon, Richard Wherlock, Rudy Van Dantzig, George Balanchine, Jacques Garner, Rui Horta, Auguste Bournonville, Tero Saarinen, William Forsythe and Frederic Flamand.