Maurizio Tamellini started his academic
studies in 1974 in Verona (the city where he was born) and
was taught by Loredana Venchi.
In the following years (1975/1976) he obtained a scholarship
to study in the prestigious “Accademia Nazionale di
Danza” of Rome,
directed by Giuliana Penzi.
In 1977 he moved to Paris and joined the “Ballet Classique
de Paris” company.
He participated in numerous summer tours with the “Arena
di Verona” and then with the “Teatro Comunale”
of Florence, directed by Euvgenij Polyakov, (1979-1980).
In 1980 he joined the corps de ballet of the “Teatro
alla Scala” in Milan and from then onwards he took
part in all of the most important productions playing numerous
soloist roles, including:
Tybalt in “Romeo and Juliet” by J. Cranko; Boabdil
in “Cristoforo Colombo” by A. Mendez; Lorenzo
in "Don Quixote", Chinese in "The Nutcracker",
one of the 4 Princes in "Sleeping Beauty" both
by R. Nureyev; Victor in “Yerma”by D.R Soffer;
Rothbart in "Swan Lake" by V. Bourmeister; Zampanò
and the 4 soldiers in "La strada" and one of the
3 thugs in the "Miraculous Mandarin" both by M.
Pistoni, “Treze-Gestos” by O. Roriz, The father
in the "Prodigal son" and the 3rd theme from "The
four temperaments" by G. Balanchine, Paride in "A.
Lecouvrèur", The lead coachman in "Petrushka"
by M. Fokine, "Moses and the Pharaon" cor. Micha
van Hoecke, the first couple in "Jungle" by A.
De Groat, "Streams" and "Memoria" by
A. Ailey, "Indoors" by E. Monte, and "Nursery
Songs" by Andrè Prokowsky, Pas de quatre in
"Etudès" by H. Lander, "The eagle's
nest" by Louis Falco, the role of a Partisan in "The
Firebird", "Bolero" both by M. Béjart,
the poet in "The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore"
In 1984 he participated in the Giffon Film Festival with
the dancer Pina Testa.
In 1985 Ronald Petit invited him be a solist in his “Ballet
National de Marseille” where he danced l’Ogre
in “Chat Botté”, “Symphonie fantastique”,
“L’Ariesienne”, “Design for four”
and in numerous other productions from the repertoire of
the Marseille dance company.
Maurizio Tamellini he choreographed "L'Histoire du
soldat” music by I. Strawinskij for “Musicanovecento”.
He danced in a number of different television programs aired
on the Italian national channels: “Aboccaperta”,
“Il cappello sulle ventirè” and “Mademoiselle
With the "Complesso del Balletto Ambrosiano" (Milano),
directed by W. Venditti, Maurizio danced in "Moro",
"Petrouchka" and in "I Commedianti".
He founded, together with other dancers, the company “77
He signed the costumes for “Workshop ‘89”
for the dance company of the "Teatro alla Scala"
at for the "Teatro di Porta Romana" in Milan and,
in the same year, he partecipated in the Festival of Todi
with the" Balletto di Varese".
He is married with Katya Pianucci, a colleague from the
corps de ballet of the Teatro alla Scala and his daughter
Susanna attends the dance school of the Teatro alla Scala.
In the course of his carrier he has been invited to give
repertoire and ballet classes in many prestigious academies
and dance schools both in Italy and abroad.
In addition, in January 2009, he collaborated with some
of the italian middle school institutes (scuole medie) in
Milan. He taught History of Dance to the final year students
through the project “Orientamento” (“Istitututo
Sperimentale Rinascita A.Livi - Milano). In May 2014 he
met the pupils of the middle school “Verdi”
of Corisico (MI).
In 2007 he designed a line of T-shirts working as co-producer
with “Porselli” for their prestigious dance
Lately, he dedicated himself assiduously to teaching classical
ballet, promoting stages and preparing pupils for auditions
and competitions in various Italian and foreign theatres.
In 2010 he was nominated Artistic Director of the Dance
Department in the Theatre V. Alfieri di Castelnuovo di Gafagnana
In 2010 and 2012 he took part as a ballet teacher in the
second and forth edition of the “Milano Danza EXPO.”
In the same year he started collaborating with “Firenze&Danza”
as a juror and as a teacher in their summer workshop 2012/2013,
and he also taught at "Mad4Dance" in Palermo in
2013 and 2014, and in 2017 in Rome. He was the President
of prestigious juries in many famous dance competitions
and an examiner in various Academies and Federations.
In July 2014 he was part of the jury for the program “Una
Stella sta nascendo” with Garrison Rochelle in Bronte
(CT). He organised various Open Classes with “Moma
Studio” in Milan and "Arbobaleno Danza."
He also collaborated with the Hamlyn school and the Opus
Ballet of Florence.
In May 2014 he was awarded a certificate of merit from the
Mayor of city of Caselnuovo di Garfagnana for his work as
Artistic Director of the Theatre V.Alfieri. In July the
new administration of the city reconfirmed his role as Director
of the Theatre.
He collaborated with "Principessa Dancing School"
of Milan, directed by M. R Fascilla, and in 2017 he took
part in the “Progetto Formazone Classica” as
In 2014 he taught classical ballet in the artistic residences
,Sestriere and Bergamo,of Premio M.A.B. of Milan, and in
2016 he gave lessons to professional dancers in M.A.S. of
He was awarded a certificate of merit by UNICEF in the 22ndedition
of “Vigevano Danza 2014”.
The 1st constituency of the city of Verona and the association
“SOLEDARTE” invited him to represent the ballet
world in the 13th, 14th and 15th edition “I colori
della Danza” at the Roman theatre of Verona and in
2016 he organized as a guest the 1st Galà di Danza.
In 2015 he took part in the manifestation in favour of UNICEF
in Vigevano and from 2014 to 2016 in the theatre of the
Casinò of Sanremo.
From November 2015 to June 2016 he was the first Classical
Dance Artistic Director “On Ballet” Performing
Arts Academy – MOVEON Milano.
In November 2016, together with numerous other prestigious
names of the Dance world in Italy, he appeared in the television
show STASERA CASA MIKA on RAI 2.
In June 2017 he attends the presentation
of the book “Stelle della danza sotto il cielo di
Nervi” at the Theater Carlo Felice in Genoa with other
distinguished professional ballet people and with the author
and journalist Francesca Camponero. He then collaborates
with the centre Studi Danza Mojud of Genoa teaching an advanced
ballet studies course to the students. He also teaches at
the prestigious Austrian Company Euroballet Sankt Polten.
On 25th November 2017 the ASI association awards him the
title of “Cavaliere dello Sport” with the patronage
of the Italian Ministry of the Interior.
In 2018 he participates in the television program on RAI
1 "Roberto Bolle – Danza con me” with some
colleagues from the Corps de Ballet of the Teatro alla Scala.
In march 2018 he has obtained the qualifying Ballet Master
Diploma from the F.I.D. Federazione Italiana Danza (Italian
In May 2018 he took a Masterclass and was invited as a Judge
to the Competition " Festival Internazionale di Danza" at
the Palace of Culture Dobrinin in Yaroslavl (Russia).
He was part of the examination board at the Residence M.A.B.
2018 (Bergamo,Italy) and he assisted the choreographer Luciano
Cannito in the rehearsal of his work " Exposition" performer
at the Gala of 3rd June 2018 at the Manzoni Theater of Milan.
During the month of July 2018 has collaborated as a Dance
critic with the online portal of the Journal " Dance & Culture"
and the following month he has given the Certificate of "
Guest Teacher " by the West Finland College ,Huittinen after
taking a week of Masterclass there.
On 10 December 2019 at the Auditorium of
the G. Verdi Civic Center of the municipality of Segrate
(MI), he presents his book "Nonsola(mente)danza"
in the presence of the Étoile Luciana Savignano
and in January 2020 represents it in the television program
"Sei a casa" of the television station Telearena.
In January 2020, in the show "Sei
a casa" for the Telearena television channel, presents
his book "Non sola (mente) danza", in the month
of July he was appointed Co / Artistic Director of the Dance
sector of the Arena Conchiglia Theater, of the former Convent
of the Annunziata in Sestri Levante (GE) and of the "Festival
dei 2 Mari".
Since January 2021 he has held a dance column in the monthly culture
and entertainment magazine "Riflettorisumagazine",
and takes part in the television program "Sei a Casa" on Telearena.
In September 2021 he was awarded the Co /
Artistic Direction for Dance for the 2021/2023 Season for
the Arena Conchiglia Theater and the former Convent of the
Annunziata and for the "Festival dei 2 mari" in Sestri
Levante (Ge), and in December 2021 it promotes a first
collaboration between Il Festival dei 2 Mari and San Marino
Dance Festival 2022.