|Born||25 December 1959|
|Alma mater||Teatro dell'Opera di Roma|
|Occupation||Prima Ballerina on stage and screen|
Tiziana Lauri (born 25 December 1959) is a retired Italian ballet dancer.
Daughter of noted dancersGuido Lauri and Anna Maria Paganini, she followed in her parents's footsteps (although against their will) by training with Attilia Radice at the Rome Opera House. She entered the Rome Opera Ballet school at age 13, without having taken any previous dance classes.
After less than three years at the Rome Opera Ballet school she joined the Rome Opera Ballet company, becoming a soloist at the age of 18.
A very versatile, gifted and impetuously talented artist,she danced a wide range of Ballerina roles from Kitri in Don Quixote to Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.
She worked with a variety of personalitiessuch as Rudolf Nureyev, André Prokovsky, Maya Plisetskaya, Ekaterina Maximova, Vladimir Vasiliev, Patrick Dupond and many others.
Lauri often appeared on Italian televisionas a performer but also as a brilliant anchorwoman and interviewer.
Lauri was a recipient of the Gold medal at Carlo Blasis 1981 competition in Turin and of various prizes (Apollon Musagète 1986, Golden Perseus 1987, Michelangelo's David 1988, Talenti dello Spettacolo Internazionale 1989, and Berlin's Golden Bear and Cup 1990).
In 1987 American review Dance Magazine wrote about her unusual kinship with several artists: four cousins were her colleagues and two paternal aunts, a paternal uncle and a maternal aunt and uncle were all Rome Opera Ballet dancers of the older generation. Her genealogical tree also includes grandfather Eliseo Paganini, a world-champion athlete, and famed opera singer Giulio Neri, her uncle.
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