" What one wishes is it to be touched by truth and to be able to interpret that truth so that one may use what one is feeling and experiencing, be it despair or joy, in a way that will add meaning to one's life and will hopefully touch others as well. This is art in its highest form. Those moment of enlightenment are what I continue to live for."

Michael Jackson

Biography | Roberto Baiocchi
Dancer, Choreographer, Author.

Renowned artist and personality of dance and ballet Roberto Baiocchi has practiced as Dancer, Soloist, Principal, interpreting the great masterpieces of classical ballet: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, he also danced: Romeo and Juliet, Don Quichotte, Paquita, Arlésienne, Le Spectre de la Rose, Après-midi d'un faune, La Sylphide, 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 opera: Il Paese del Sorriso, La Belle de Cadix, Élisir d'Amore, Bohème.

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 ballet master in the prestigious École Supérieure de danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, at in the State Institutes for the activities of the Italian Ministry of Education, ballet master and choreographer in many private schools, he also contributed to some training projects from the European Community.

Numerous are the students who trained with him for whom he revisited the choreography of some of the most famous films and musical comedies: Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Hair, Fame, Cats, A Chorus Line, Flash Dance, West Side Story, Chicago, Moulin Rouge, On Broadway

Several his participations in television programs in France, Luxembourg, Italy: TF1, France 2,Tele Luxembourg, Rai Italian Radio Television, RTI - Mediaset, Sky, Odeon tv, Sardegna1.

During his artistic career which follows the path of a life dedicated at the vocation to the art of ballet and dance, Roberto Baiocchi's artistic versatility, it was also appreciated in France the famous choreographer Michael Douglas Peters, particularly known for having created the choreographies Thriller and Beat It  for the pop star Michael Jackson whom Roberto Baiocchi had the honor to meet again in 1997 in Cannes during the 50th edition of the Festival International du Film.

Since 2017 due to the traumatic injuries and fractures suffered in an accident which seriously compromised the psychophysical condition and the consequent complete rupture of the Achilles tendon and the capsulo-ligament  structures, despite all the surgical, therapeutic, rehabilitative and conservative attempts made Roberto Baiocchi subjected himself to the impossibility of continuing to practice professionally, so he had to interrupt his professional artistic activity.

History  |  Training  |   Professional artistic career

1964 | 1969 Sardinia

1970 | 1975 République du Zaïre

Roberto Baiocchi was born in Sardinia, in Bonorva, in the province of Sassari, on June 27, 1964, 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 airplanes 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.

1980 | Florence - Antonietta Daviso di Charvensod

Since the 80s Roberto Baiocchi has been attending the Daria Collin dance school in Florence directed by Antonietta Daviso di Charvensod, prima ballerina and 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 Charvensod, moved to France and receives a scholarship from Madame 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 Charvensod, 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 Charvensod.

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 operas 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 

In 1987 Roberto Baiocchi dances at the Pasquini Castle in Castiglioncello (LI) the ballet Don Quixote  paired with Valerie Muriglio dancer at the Nationaltheater in Mannheim, Deutschland, choreography by Mikhail Baryshnikov created for the American Ballet Theatre. 

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.

1989 | "Evening Shadow" Award   
In 1989 Roberto Baiocchi received the Ombra della Sera Award from the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Volterra in the Province of Pisa, at the Centro Danza Classica Città di Volterra, artistic direction by Federica Olmi.

1990 | Federico Fellini - Nino Rota
In 1990 Roberto Baiocchi danced at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste in the show 8½ and Canzone, Fantasia per Fellini - Rota, a theatrical production in homage to the famous director Federico Fellini and the illustrious composer Nino Rota, choreographed and directed by Gino Landi.
1993 | Naples - Regional Dance Center Lyceum Mara Fusco
In 1993 Roberto Baiocchi worked professionally at the Lyceum Mara Fusco Regional Dance Center, a department of the Naples Ballet Foundation, during which he composed various choreographies for students following artistic training courses, subsequently creating a pedagogical version of the Night Creature choreography. by the famous Texan choreographer Alvin Ailey, with music specially composed by Duke Ellington, and brings the show Homage to Alvin Ailey to the stage.
1994 | Tribute to Totò
In 1994 the work of Roberto Baiocchi's genius, inspired by the musical remix Totò Rap by Piero Montanari, made him the author of an original choreographic creation specially composed in homage to the famous Neapolitan actor Antonio De Curtis, aka Totò, legend of cinema and of Italian comedy. The choreography was performed at the Royal Palace and on the stage of various theaters in the city of Naples, at the Certosa San Giacomo in Capri and Sorrento.
1996 | Jesus Christ Superstar
In 1996 Roberto Baiocchi danced in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, playing the role of Herod with Grazia Galante (Maurice Béjart's favorite dancer) and Andre De La Roche (multifaceted artist from the school of Bob Fosse, the renowned choreographer who influenced him through his style modern-jazz the musical and modern dance since the 60s signing sensational masterpieces: Cabaret (1972) with Liza Minnelli, Chicago (1975), Lenny (1974) with Dustin Hoffman, All That Jazz (1979) with Roy Scheider).
1996 | National Competition "An Italian for Miss World"
In 1996 Roberto Baiocchi was hired by Pierluigi Ferrari's New Model 2000 as choreographer and director to coordinate the national competition Un Italiana for Miss World, the final evening filmed and broadcast on Odeon TV took place on 21 September 1996 in Rimini at the historic disco L'Altro Mondo Studios hosted by Sebastiano Somma (actor), assisted by a jury chaired by journalist Sandro Paternostro and with the supervision of Gianna Tani casting director of Italian TV.
2002 | Bari - Teatro Comunale Niccolò Piccinni  
In the spring of 2002 Roberto Baiocchi was hired at the Teatro Comunale - Fondazione Niccolò Piccinni in Bari, as a teacher and choreographer to instruct the students enrolled in the training course for dancers and professionals.
2002 | Italian Television Networks - R.T.I. Mediaset Group
In 2002 Roberto Baiocchi carried out professional activity as a dancer in the television program You've Got Mail (C'è Posta per Te), hosted by Maria De Filippi, broadcast in prime time on Canale 5, R.T.I. production. Mediaset Group and Fascino P.G.T. by Maurizio Costanzo.
2005 | The Great Book of Dance
In 2005 Roberto Baiocchi began writing his first editorial work The Great Book of Dance (Il Grande Libro Della Danza), the first edition was published in September 2006 by the renowned Giunti Publishing House of Florence, in a short time the book became a Best Seller and subsequently the work was translated and published in several languages and new editions.
2006 | I am a Special Dancer
In September 2006, Roberto Baiocchi published I am a Special Dancer (Io Ballerina Speciale) a sparkling diary that is a bit of a carnet and a bit of a secret diary, essential for every dancer. Publisher: GIUNTI Junior.
In 2006, the editorial work WIELKA KSIEGA BALETU (The Great Book of Dance) by Roberto Baiocchi was translated into Polish by Magdalena Galiczek-Krempa, the first edition was published in October - Publisher: Olesiejuk - Polska.
2007 | Rai Radio Italian Television
In 2007 Roberto Baiocchi was the author and choreographer of the column In tiptoe  broadcast in the television program One Summer Morning (Mattina Estate), on the Raiuno - Radiotelevisione Italiana channel, in some episodes he danced and collaborated with the production by hosting numerous artists and illustrious ballet personalities.
2007 | Miss Universe Italy
In 2007 Roberto Baiocchi was the choreographer for the national final Miss Universo Italy, the most prestigious and famous beauty contest in the world, Miss Universe is open to the most beautiful girls elected in the various nations participating, the spearhead of a small number of international competitions . The Italian national final hosted on April 21, 2007 in the Giuseppe Giocosa civic theater was an extraordinary event for the city of Ivrea, girls from all the regions of Italy met to live an unforgettable experience, the jury was chaired by illustrious personalities: Vittorio Sgarbi, (art critic) and Katia Ricciarelli, (soprano singer) and made up of critics, journalists, entertainment artists and fashion stylists. Production Tradeco International, artistic direction Agenzia Promoter by Salvo Nugnes.
2007 | A.E.D. - European Dance Association Livorno 
In 2007 Roberto Baiocchi was hired as a teacher at the A.E.D. European Dance Association of Livorno, Higher Education Institution accredited by the Tuscany Region, to instruct students during the professional training course scheduled for the issue of the professional qualification certificate for dance teaching.

2008 | Ecole supérieure de danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower
In 2008 Roberto Baiocchi was hired as a Professeur de Danse Invité in the prestigious Ecole supérieure de danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower  at that time directed by Monique Loudières, illustrious dancer étoile at the "Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris”.
2009 | Cannes Senior Dance School Rosella Hightower
In 2009 Roberto Baiocchi was reconfirmed as Professeur de Danse Invité in the prestigious Ecole supérieure de danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower.
2009 | ΧΟΡΟΣ
In 2009 the editorial work ΧΟΡΟΣ (The Great Book of Dance) by Roberto Baiocchi was translated into Greek by Eleni Touloupi, the first edition was published in October of the same year by Costas A. Giannikos for the publishing house Modern Times S.A - Athens - Greece .

In 2009, Roberto Baiocchi's Diario Agenda ΣTHN ΙΔΙA ΣEIPA - ΕΙΔΙΚΟΣ ΧΟΡΟΣ (I am a Special Dancer) was translated into Greek by Eleni Touloupi, the first edition was published in October of the same year by Costas A. Giannikos for the publishing house Modern Times S.A - Athens - Greece.

2011 | Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
In 2011 Roberto Baiocchi attended the Maggio Formazione in Florence, a department of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation and obtained the Certificate of Meritorious Production Theater Manager.

2011 | National Orchid of Gargano Award 
Roberto Baiocchi received the National Orchid of Gargano Award (Premio Nazionale Orchidea del Gargano) - Dance Section, organized in San Menaio, a hamlet of Vico del Gargano, municipality in the province of Foggia, artistic direction Rino de Martino, during the evening hosted by the journalist Attilio Romita and Samantha Mancini.

The award was presented by the writer and essayist Angela Rossini, with the following motivation:
For his virtuoso interpretation in the art of choreography, for his professional ability and eclecticism. He is the author of The Great Book of Dance, a literary success that has allowed a positive dissemination of the dance art, proposing an example in the genre for future generations.

2011 | Todi Arte Festival - La Nuit des Ètoiles
In 2011 Roberto Baiocchi was Artistic Supervisor of the XXVI Edition of the Todi Arte Festival for the extraordinary event he created and produced his Ballet Gala La Nuit des Ètoiles a show staged with excellent guest artists, the Young Russian Ballet company and the ballet stars Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova, former principal dancers of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

2012 | Bohème
In 2012 Roberto Baiocchi was the choreographer for the opera Bohème, produced by the Musical Association Enrico Caruso.

2015 | Балет - Большая книга
In 2015  The Great Book of Dance (Балет - Большая книга) by Roberto Baiocchi, arrives on the publishing market in Russia, translator: Oksana Mushtanova, Publisher: Fetisova M. - AST, Росси́я. An extraordinary success for a Best Seller work which is also published in Russian in addition to the original Italian one, already translated into Greek and Polish.

2015 | BALLERINA - Preface by Carla Fracci
In 2015 Roberto Baiocchi is the author of the editorial work BALLERINA (DANCER), a book to learn the essentials of dance and ballet, enriched by the preface written by Carla Fracci, an illustrious world star who has already become a legend. GIUNTI Publisher.

2016 | Ballet Royal
In 2016 Roberto Baiocchi is a guest dancer, ballet master and choreographer, for the Ballet Royal.

2017 | Naples Ballet Foundation
In 2017 Roberto Baiocchi is hired by the Naples Ballet Foundation (Fondazione Balletto di Napoli) as a guest dancer and choreographer.

Roberto Baiocchi danced on tour on the scenes of numerous European theaters until 2017.


Anvers: Koningin Elizabethzaal.  

Brügge: Stadsschouburg.

Bruxelles: Cirque Royal.


Aachen: Eurogress.

Augsburg: Kongresshalle.

Baden-Baden: Kurhaus.

Bayreuth: Stadthalle.

Berlin: Internationale Congress Centrum, ICC - Saal 1.

Böblingen: Kongresshalle.

Bonn: Beethovenhalle.
Bonn-Beuel: Brückenkopf-Forum Zentrum.

Bremen: Stadthalle 1.

Coburg: Kongresshaus.

Cuxhaven: Kugelbake-Halle.

Deggendorf: Stadthallen.

Duisburg: Mercatorhalle.

Düsseldorf: Tonhalle.

Erlangen:  Stadthalle.

Esslingen: Stadthalle.

Frankfurt: Festhalle.

Fellbach: Schwabenlandhalle.
Freiburg: Aula.

Giessen: Kongresshalle.

Grafing: Stadthalle.
Hagen: Stadthalle.

Hamburg: Congress Center Hamburg CCH.

Hameln: Rattenfängerhalle.

Hannover: Theater am Aegi.
Heidelberg: Stadthalle. 

Heilbronn: Harmonie.

Ibbenbüren: Bürgerhaus.

Karben: Bürgerzentrum.

Karlsruhe: Konzerthaus.

Kempten: Stadttheater.

Kiel: Schlob.
Koblenz: Rhein-Mosel-Halle.

Kulmbach: Stadthalle.

Lüneburg: Nordlandhalle.

Mannheim: Rosengarten Mozartsaal.

Marburg: Stadthalle.

München: Deutsches Museum.

Münster:   Messe und Congress Centrum, Halle Münsterland.

Neustadt: Saalbau.

Neu-Ulm: Edwin-Scharff-Haus

Nürnberg:  Meistersingerhalle.

Osnabrück: Stadthalle.

Paderborn: Paderhalle.

Regensburg: Audimax.

Reutlingen: Listhalle.

Rosenheim: Stadthalle.

Saarbrücken: Kongresshalle.  
Salzgitter: Schulaula Salzgitter Bad.

Schweinfurt: Stadthalle.

Wattenscheid: Stadthalle.

Wiesbaden: Kurhaus.

Wolfsburg:  Theater der Stadt.

Cannes: Palais des Festivals, Palais Croisette, Palm Beach.
Grasse: Théâtre de Grasse.

Lyon: Théâtre antique de Lugdunum - Fourvière.
Menton: Théâtre Francis-Palmero.
Nice: Théâtre Opéra de Nice.

Paris: Théâtre de l'Athénée Louis-Jouvet, Square de l'Opéra.

Strasbourg: Palais de Congres.

Toulouse:  Théâtre du Capitole.


Grassina: Casa del Popolo.
Catania: Teatro Bellini.
Castiglioncello: Castello Pasquini.
Cecina: Teatro Eduardo De Filippo.
Firenze: Teatro La Pergola.
Lecco: Teatro della Società.
Livorno: Teatro Goldoni.
Napoli: Teatro Politeama, Teatro Bellini, Teatro Mercadante, Teatro Diana, Teatro Cilea.

Piano di Sorrento: Teatro delle Rose.

Rossano: Teatro San Marco, Torre Sant'Angelo.

Sorrento: Teatro Armida, Teatro Tasso.

Trieste: Teatro Giuseppe Verdi.

Verona: Arena.


Esch Sur Alzette: Théâtre Municipal.


Zürich: Kongresshaus.