Lorenzo Mattia Pontiggia
1st Year with Orlando Ballet II
Lorenzo Mattia Pontiggia is from Milan, Italy. He was born with the passion for ballet. He started dancing at the age of 6 in Milan at “L’omino danzante”. When he was 10, he moved to Aosta, a small town in the Alps, where he continued his training at “Institut de danse du Val d’Aoste” and “4 dance institute”.
At the age of 13, he passed the audition to get into “La Scala Ballet School” of Milan and “ESDC Rosella Hightower” of Cannes, France. The year after, he went back to Milan to study at “La Scala Ballet School”. During that year, he had the opportunity to dance twice on the stage of La Scala and meet his idol Roberto Bolle. The following year he moved to Parma, a beautiful town in the middle of Italy, to study at “Professione Danza Parma”. He competed at YAGP’s semifinal in Mexico, where he received the scholarships to train at Orlando Ballet and Washington Ballet’s Summer Intensives. He made to the finals in New York as well.
In 2016, Lorenzo went to the summer intensive in Orlando. Last season he joined Orlando Ballet as a Trainee. He participated in YAGP and ADC, in which he placed fourth and received scholarships from Houston Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet and Boys Ballet Summer Intensive.
He has been recently promoted to Second Company and he is very excited to dance with the company for the 2017-2018 season.