Tiziana Lauri

Miss Lauri as Medora in Le Corsaire pas de deux.

Tiziana Lauri (born 25 December 1959) is a retired Italian Ballerina.
Daughter of star dancers Guido Lauri and Anna Maria Paganini,[1][2] she followed in her parents’s footsteps[3] (although against their will) by training with Attilia Radice at the Rome Opera. She entered the school at age 13, without having taken any previous dance classes, and after just three years she joined the company becoming a Soloist at the age of 18 years.[4][5]
A very versatile, gifted and impetuously talented artist,[6][7][8][9] she danced a wide range of Ballerina roles[10][11][12][13][14] from Kitri in Don Quixote to Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux and at the Rome Opera Ballet (where she stayed all career, from 1978 until 2011,[15] while guesting elsewhere in Italy[16]) she worked with a variety of personalities[17][18] such as Rudolf Nureyev, André Prokovsky, Maya Plisetskaya, Ekaterina Maximova, Vladimir Vasiliev, Patrick Dupond and many others.
Gold medal at Carlo Blasis 1981 competition in Turin and a recipient of various prizes (Apollon Musagète 1986, Golden Perseus 1987, Michelangelo’s David 1988, Talenti dello Spettacolo Internazionale 1989, Berlin’s Golden Bear and Cup 1990) she appeared on Italian TV[19] as a performer but also as an anchorwoman.
In 1987 American review Dance Magazine wrote about her unusual kinship with cousins Raffaele, Alfonso, Augusto and Fabrizio Paganini – famed dancers too – and with two paternal aunts, a paternal uncle and a maternal aunt and uncle that were all Rome Opera Ballet dancers of the older generation. Her genealogical tree also includes grandfather Eliseo Paganini, a world-champion athlete, and very famous opera singer Giulio Neri, her uncle.
Since 2013 her off-stage partner is former ballet teacher Fabio Grossi.
Video recordings[edit]

Quell’antico amore, TV mini-series (1981)
Rideau Lake, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (1987)
La Voce Umana, pièce of dance and drama (2003)


^ A. Colotta, Tiziana Lauri, rivelazione d’una protagonista’ – L’AVVENIRE (January 7, 1987).
^ Guido Lauri: “La danza per me è una preghiera, una missione… dobbiamo essere sacerdoti di questa passione!”, V. Clemente’s interview IL GIORNALE DELLA DANZA (February 2, 2011).
^ H. Koegler & A. Testa, Dizionario Gremese della danza e del balletto 2011 ( ‘Lauri, Guido’ pag. 306 ).
^ V. Ottolenghi, Triste esame per dieci fatine con coroncina – PAESE SERA (July 31, 1977).
^ G. Tani, Il