Ballet Mistress, Hamburg Ballet
Contemporary coach, Prix de Lausanne 2008, 2009 and 2017
Laura Cazzaniga was born in Cassado d’Adda/Italy and received her first dance lessons in Bergamo before studying at the Academie de Danse Princesse Grace in Monte-Carlo from 1978 until 1987. Laura the joined the School of the Hamburg Ballet before she was offered a contract in The Hamburg Ballet in 1988. She was promoted to soloist in 1993 and to principal dancer in 1998. She dances a soloist part in the film of John Neumeier’s “Illusions – like SwanLake”, in “St. Matthew Passion” and Aschenbach’s assistant, mother and Tadzio’s mother in the film of “Death in Venice”. Laura danced as a guest in Moscow, Munich and in Italy.
She is a ballett mistress since 2008. She staged Ballets from John Neumeier at the Paris Opera, at the Norvegian National Ballet, at the Pittsburgh Ballet, at the Het National Ballet and at The National Ballet of Canada. She gave master classes at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts and at the Academy for the Arts in Chicago. Laura worked as a coach at the Prix de Lausanne in 2008, 2009 and 2017.