Francesco Pio de Benedictis

In this season

Francesco begun his classical and modern dance studies at the “Balletto di Verona”, Italy under Eriberto Verardi and Anna Guetsman. In 2014, following his graduation, Francesco started working at the “Balletto Del Sud” in Lecce, under directorship of Freddy Franzutti. In the same year he commenced a three years long collaboration with the romanian Oleg Danovski National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

In 2018 Francesco joined the Croatian National Theatre in Split where he danced in pieces by choreographers such as Douglas Lee, Maša Kolar, Kristian Lever and Igor Kirov, including leading roles such as Nutcracker in Waczlaw Orlykowski’s „Nutcracker” and the Flower Boy in “Le Corsaire” by Aivars Leimanis. In 2020. Francesco joined Ballet of the Croatian National Theatre Ivana pl. Zajc where he so far participated in „Nutcracker“ by Mauro de Candia and „Odyssey“ by Walter Mattein, with soon to premiere „Pathetique“ by Douglas Lee and „Le Sacre du Printemps“ by Maša Kolar.