Silvia Confalonieri


Silvia Confalonieri was born in Milan/Italy and trained at the Ballet School of La Scala, Milan. After her graduation in 1989 she joined the School of American Ballet in New York for two months, then the aterballetto in Reggio Emilia. Since 1993 she has been a member of the Bavarian State Ballet, first in the corps de ballet and since 2000 as soloist.

She danced numerous solo parts especially of the modern repertory, e.g. William Forsythe’s the second detail, Artifact II and Limb’s Theorem, George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, Hans van Manen’s The Great Fugue and Concertante, as well as Mats Ek’s Apartment.

She also danced the Mother and the Arabian dance in John Neumeier’s version of The Nutcracker. Furthermore she took part in Saburo Teshigawara’s Sacre du Printemps, Patrick Teschner’s Quartet in G, Jean Grand-Maître’s Ecclesia and Emma B. as well as Jacopo Godani’s After Dark and Jirí Kylián’s Bella Figura, Svadebka and Six Dances. In 2004 she enlarged her modern repertoire with an important part in Forsythe's Limb's Theorem.

She is married with Patrick Teschner, former first soloist at the Bavarian State Ballet and now successful ballet master. After the birth of her daughter in 2005 Silvia Confalonieri gave a succesfull comeback with her debut as Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko) in 2006 at the guest performance in Venice. Also in this season she has her debut as Queen Luise in Swan Lake (R. Barra). In 2008 she created with Simone Sandroni a part in Cambio d'abito.