Mario Piazza was born in Montreal (Canada). Since his first steps in choreography in 1987, he received several acknoledgments such as the Prix Volinine in Paris, Premio Gino Tani, Singolari di danza in Rome, and was Italian Representative to the "Prix Volinine" in Paris in 1996. He has been invited to UNESCO (Paris) as rapporteur on the theme: "choreographer: right to existence, the right to the difference".
Artistic Director from 1993 to 2000 of his own company, subsidized by the Ministry for the cultural activities, he was from 2000 to 2002 Deputy Director of the dance to the Teatro Massimo of Palermo. He has set for domestic and foreign international institutions and lyric foundations such as MaggioDanza Teatro Comunale of Florence, Warsaw Opera House, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Regio of Parma, Teatro Regio in Turin, Sferisterio of Macerata, Carignano Theatre of Turin, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Opera House in Rome. "Festival De La Havana (Cuba), creates "Kurt Weill" danced by Carla Fracci and Mario Marozzi, Etoile of the Rome Opera House.
At the Mittelfest 2003 inspired by "I Trionfi" of Francesco Petrarca with the music of Luciano Berio.
"The Seven Ages of Man" on music by Giampaolo Chiti, a choreographic project for the National Academy of Dance of Rome.
Wiener Mozart Jahr 2006 (A) choreography for "Ulysses in Campania" of M. T. A. Pinottini.
In the cinema and the prose he cooperated with prestigious artists of national and international importance.
His ballet "Ghetto", created with Klezmer music and pieces from Goran Bregovic, for the Sofia Opera Ballet is still in the Repertoire of the company and is worldwidely touring. It has been awarded by the European Association for Jewish Culture in London.
Also intrigued by the ballet repertoire, Mario Piazza invented and staged his own version of "The Nutcracker", still in the Balletto di Roma repertoire and he thought up a new "Coppélia" for the Teatro Marrucino in Chieti.
Mario Piazza will be guest choreographer at the Rome Opera House for the season 2010, with a new creation "The Bad Boys of Piano" with music of Francesco Casavola.