Edoardo Savini

Portrait of Edoardo Savini

Edoardo was born in 2005 in Cesena, Italy. He started dancing at Laboratorio Dance and Teatro, a Professional School both for classical and xontemporary dance in 2013, and he is still a student at the school. He has also taken part in several Summer Schools in Italy from 2015 to 2018.

He participated in Youth America Grand Prix Paris 2016 semi final competition, where he was awarded a week at the Berlin State Ballet School. He also participated in Youth America Grand Prix New York 2016 finals.

In 2017 at the Youth America Grand Prix Paris he was placed within the top 9 and top 6 in Classical Dance category, in the junior age division, where he danced a variation from La Fille mal gardée, he won second place in Contemporary Dance category pas de deux. He was awarded a scholarship at the Zurich Dance Academy and invited to attend The Royal Ballet School Summer Intensive.

His most recent success was in Rieti in 2018 where he came first in two categories: Classical and Contemporary Dance. Whilst there, he also won a week scholarship at the Dutch National Ballet Academy of Amsterdam and he was invited to participate in the Korea International Ballet Competition.

Christopher Powney first saw Edoardo dance at the 2018 Royal Ballet School Summer Intensive.

On being named Royal Ballet School International Scholar, Edoardo said:

'The Royal Ballet School is one of the best institutes in the world. I felt deeply honoured to have participated in such a professional ballet training programme at the Summer Intensive. It was an amazing experience and a dream come true.'

Edoardo's teacher, Heidi Pasini, said:

'Edoardo is a very gifted student, has taken so well to dancing and works with consistence and commitment. The Royal Ballet School is among the best schools in the world and I am very happy and proud of the wonderful opportunity Edoardo has been given. It would be a dream for him to study at The Royal Ballet School.'

Edoardo started his training at The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge, in September 2019