Luca Giaccio

Corps de ballet

Luca Giaccio was born in Naples. In 1998 he began his training at the ballet school at the Teatro San Carlo under the direction of Anna Razzi. After successfully graduating, he danced in the ballet company at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma under the artistic direction of Carla Fracci and Beppe Menegatti. From 2008 to 2011 he danced in various companies such as the Angel Corella Ballet in Segovia, the Víctor Ullate Ballet in Madrid, the Compañía Ballet Carmen Roche in Spain, the National Ballet in Cuba (artistic direction: Alicia Alonso) and in the Ballet of the Arena di Verona (artistic direction: Renato Zanella). In 2006 he won first prize at the Positano Premia la Danza - Léonide Massine (director: Alberto Testa) with an excerpt from Rudolf Nureyev's Sleeping Beauty. In January 2014 Luca Giaccio joined the Bayerisches Staatsballett and was engaged here as a group dancer until the 2017-18 season. Afterwards, in addition to guest appearances in Munich, he performed in various theatre productions, including the musical Anastasia in Stuttgart and Scheveningen, Giselle at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Masquerade at the Frankfurt Opera and The Nutcracker at Bühne Baden near Vienna. Highlights of his career include productions such as Death of Narcissus (choreography: Alicia Alonso, Ballet Nacional de Cuba), DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse (choreography: Christopher Wheeldon, New York City Center), Birthday Offering (choreography: Frederick Ashton), Sleeping Beauty (choreography: Rudolf Nureyev) and the pas de deux from Agon and Who Cares? by George Balanchine.In the 2022/23 season he appeared in four productions at Munich's Gärtnerplatztheater: The Rake's Progress (director and choreographer: Adam Cooper), The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein (director: Josef E. Köpplinger, choreographer: Adam Cooper), Luisa Miller (director: Torsten Fischer), Figaro's Wedding (director: Josef E. Köpplinger). In the 2021-22 season Luca Giaccio was engaged by the Bayerisches Staatsballett as member of the corps de ballet. He returned to the company as a guest in the 2023-24 season.

Information as of 2023

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett
Schnauz, one of the craftsmen in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)