Renowned artist and personality of dance and ballet Roberto Baiocchi has practiced as Principal Dancer and Soloist, interpreting the great masterpieces of classical ballet: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, he also danced: Romeo and Juliet, Don Quichotte, Paquita , L 'Arlésienne, Le Specter de la Rose, Après-midi d'un Faune, hired in ballet companies: Ballet de L'Opera de Nice, Ballet Classique de Paris, Jeune Ballet International de Cannes, Verdi Theater Foundation of Trieste, Ballet Foundation of Naples, Dance Factory, Ballet Royal. He was also choreographer for the operettas Il Paese del Sorriso, La Belle de Cadix, Élisir d'Amore, Bohème.
A well-known artist, he is also known for being the author
of numerous manuals, in particular the Best Seller "The Great Book of
Dance" and "Ballerina" with the preface signed by Carla Fracci,
editorial works published by the renowned Giunti di Florence, manuals for the
study and theoretical-practical learning of dance and ballet, in Greek, Polish,
Russian and further editions.
Roberto Baiocchi was Professeur de danse invité in the prestigious École Supérieure de danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, Professor at State Institutes for the activities of the Italian Ministry of Education, Dance Master and Choreographer in many private schools, he also contributed to some training projects from the European Community.
Numerous students who trained with him for whom he revisited the choreography of some of the most famous films and musical comedies: Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Hair, Fame, Cats, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Moulin Rouge , On Broadway;
Several his participations in television programs in France, Luxembourg, Italy: TF1, France 2,TeleLuxembourg, Rai Italian Radio Television, RTI - Mediaset, Sky, Odeon tv, Sardinia1.
In 2017 due to injuries sustained in an accident that severely compromised the psychophysical condition, and the consequent complete rupture of the Achilles tendon and ligament structures, Roberto Baiocchi interrupted his career as a dancer.
Despite all the conservative and surgical therapeutic attempts made, it was definitely impossible to resume the usual and regular professional activity as a performing artist.
History | Training | Professional artistic career
1964 | 1969 Sardinia
1970 | 1975 République du Zaïre
Roberto Baiocchi was born in Sardinia, has Tuscan, French and Spanish origins, he lived his childhood in Congo, a central African state previously called République du Zaïre, today République démocratique du Congo (DRC). It is in Congo that Roberto Baiocchi spends his youth, where he arrives with his family for professional commitments of his father Carlo, hired by Astaldi Estero S.p.A. for the construction of the Inga hydroelectric plant on the Zaïre river.
Roberto's baptism of the air, took place at the age of six, on the Rome - Kinshasa route aboard a Mc Donnell Douglas DC-8, a four-jet aircraft of the Air Congo company at the time, in Inga, 140 miles south-west of Kinshasa, Roberto Baiocchi attends the Franco-Italian elementary school, with his companions of multiple nationalities he learns the traditional folk dances that he performs during school plays. He spends his free time in the company of his inseparable little monkey, cycling along the most dirt roads. Passionate about flying, he often goes to the small airport of Inga where he dreams of becoming an airplane pilot, while already at an early age he manifests an inner transport for dance, a call he defined precisely as a vocation. After school in Congo, Roberto Baiocchi returns to Italy and goes to Switzerland and Germany.
1980 | Rudolf Nureyev
In 1980 Roberto Baiocchi met ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev, considered one of the greatest artists of all time, who was instrumental in his professional artistic training.
1981 | Livorno - Elisabeth Evans
In 1981 Roberto was welcomed by Elisabeth Evans and studied at the school founded in Livorno by Prof. Luciana Mariani, former dancer at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome.
1982 | Florence - Antonietta Daviso di Charvensood
1982 Roberto Baiocchi has been attending the Daria Collin dance school in Florence directed by Antonietta Daviso di Charvensood, prima ballerina and excellent pedagogue, with whom she studies ballet following the professional artistic training path. During the same period he studied with guest masters from the Royal Ballet School, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.
1983 | Pisa - Military Air Force
In 1983, while Roberto Baiocchi is waiting to be drafted for the compulsory military service, he receives the Unlimited Leave Sheet from the Military District of Pisa, and is therefore exempted pursuant to Article 100 of the D.P.R. February 14, 1964, n. 237. Exemption for those enrolled in particular positions: Citizen engaged, with particular merits, on a national or international level, in scientific, artistic, cultural careers.
1983 | Cannes - Rosella Hightower
In 1983 Roberto Baiocchi, supported by the precious advice received from Rudolf Nureyev who had identified his talent, in that period Directeur de la Danse at the Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris, also promoted by his mentor Antonietta Daviso of Charvensood, moved to France and receives a scholarship from Rosella Hightower to continue and perfect her artistic training at the prestigious multidisciplinary school Center de Danse International Rosella Hightower which she herself founded in Cannes in 1961, while in 1962 with Rudolf Nureyev, Erik Bruhn and Sonia Arova performed with the International Ballet of the Marquis de Cuevas company founded by the American entrepreneur and patron of Chilean origin George de Cuevas
1985 | Cannes - Palais Croisette
In 1985 Roberto Baiocchi danced in the historic Palais des Festivals in Cannes Swan Lake, one of the greatest masterpieces of classical ballet, a choreographic version by Rosella Hightower created for the Teatro alla Scala in Milan directed by the illustrious maestro Franco Zeffirelli. The show is repeated on tour in Menton, Toulon, Marseille.
1986 | Florence European Capital of Culture
In 1986 on the occasion of Florence European Capital of Culture, Roberto Baiocchi dances Night Club an original opera-show of a cultured contemporary genre born from the multifaceted Florentine composer and director Arrigo Benvenuti who defined it as a total musical theater - opera ajar, with choreographies by Antonietta Daviso di Charvensood, produced by G.A.M.O. Open Music Group Today one of the oldest and most illustrious Italian institutions dedicated to contemporary music. G.A.M.O. was founded in 1980, in Florence, by Giancarlo Cardini, Liliana Poli, Vincenzo Saldarelli, Albert Mayr and Massimo De Bernart.
1986 | Florence - Vittorio Gassman Theater Workshop
In 1986 Roberto Baiocchi attended the Bottega Teatrale acting school in Florence founded and directed in 1979 by the famous actor Vittorio Gassman, Vittorio Esposito, Alfonso Spadoni, thanks also to the contribution of the Municipality of Florence and the support of the Councilor for Culture Franco Camarlinghi and numerous personalities of theater, cinema, ballet such as: Eduardo de Filippo, Yves Lebreton, Giorgio Albertazzi, Roberto Benigni, Ettore Scola, Adolfo Celi, Alexandra Celi, Luciano Codignola, Beppe Menegatti, Alessandro Gassman, Paola Gassman, Dely De Majo, Orazio Costa Giovangigli, Sirio Ferrone, Carla Fracci, Antonietta Daviso di Charvensood.
1987 | Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse | Théâtre antique de Lyon | José Todaro
In 1987, Roberto Baiocchi worked in France with the Ballet Studio Daria, touring in the recitals of José Todaro, former tenor at the Théâtre de l'Opéra national de Paris, and dancing in the operetta La Belle de Cadix at the Théâtre antique de Lyon, Lugdunum, in close to the Fourvière hill, one of the main Roman monuments in Lyon, and at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, the choreographies are by Michelle Perret.
1987 Pasquini Castle | "Don Quixote Pas de Deux"
In 1987 Roberto Baiocchi dances at the Pasquini Castle in Castiglioncello (LI) Don Quixote Pas de Deux paired with Valerie Muriglio dancer at the Nationaltheater in Mannheim (DE) guest in the Arabesque ballet show, the artistic direction is by Nicoletta Papetti.
1988 | Monte-Carlo - Principality of Monaco
In 1988 Roberto Baiocchi was a guest in the Principality of Monaco in Monte-Carlo at the Académie Princesse Grace thanks to the generosity of the director Marika Besobrasova with whom he studied ballet.
1988 | Ballet Classique de Paris
In 1988 Roberto Baiocchi was hired by the Ballet Classique de Paris company. In 1988-89 he went on tour in Europe and performed in the Christmas ballet The Nutcracker with music by Pëtr Il'ič Čajkovskij and choreography by Marius Petipa and his successor Lev Ivanovič Ivanov, version taken by Jeannette Jacquet.