Year 1981, Mauro de Candia began dancing really young. After two brief pauses at Milan’s Scuola di Ballo della Scala and Rudra of Béjart in Lausanne, in 1998 he completed his professional training at the Académie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace de Monaco receiving the John Gilpin Scholarship by Princess Antoinette of Monaco.
Following his professional training, in August 2001 he then departed from Monte-Carlo for Hannover to join the Ballet of the Opera House under Stephan Thoss leadership. During his career Mauro de Candia has danced leading roles in works from Béjart, Kylian, Mats Ek, Forsythe, Naharin or Marco Goecke. Naturally Stephan Thoss will mark his artistic development creating specially for him new works and modern adaptations of classical ballets.
Attracted very soon by choreography, Mauro de Candia will receive invitation to create for Introdans, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Milwaukee Ballet, Augsburg Ballet, Florence’s Maggio Danza, Staatsballett Berlin among others.
Various as well the commission and invitation by festivals like Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Venice’s Biennale Danza, Le Temps d’Aimer in Biarritz, Bolzano Danza or the International Festival of Maracaibo, so like several prizes and honors for his artistic work-done such as Premio Positano per la Danza, Melvin Jones Fellowship, Premio Giuliana Penzi per la Danza.
In June 2009 Mauro de Candia was awarded with a Silver Medal by President of Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano for his merits.
In 1997, in his hometown Barletta, he founds Arte&BallettO, today one of the most estimated No-Profit Organizations in terms of education, promotion and distribution of Italian dance panorama. Mauro de Candia is the director of FormAzione Tersicore, ApuliArteFestival as well International Prize ApuliArte.
Since august 2012 he's Artistic Director of the Dance Company Theater Osnabrück in Germany.