Born in 1977 as Compagnia di Balletto dei Teatri dell’Emilia – Romagna directed by Vittorio Biagi, since 1979 the company has been calling Aterballetto under the direction of Amedeo Amodio. Composed by soloist dancers capable of performing in every dance style, Aterballetto has gained wide recognition on Italy and the international scene, thanks to the high quality of the performers and the artistic directors: Amedeo Amodio (1979-1997), Mauro Bigonzetti (1997-2007, until 2012 principal choreographer) and Cristina Bozzolini (2008-2017).
Since 2017 Gigi Cristoforetti is the managing director assisted by the artistic coordinator Sveva Berti.
Throughout its recent history many Italian and international choreographers have collaborated with the company, such as Mauro Bigonzetti, Michele Di Stefano, Andonis Foniadakis, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Jiří Kylián, Cristiana Morganti, Jiří Pokorny, Cristina Rizzo, Hofesh Shechter and Giuseppe Spota.
Aterballetto, our leading dance company.
(…) brilliant dancers of Aterballetto, a company that nowadays is in a state of grace.
Sergio Trombetta, La Stampa, 10 July 2017