After studying both traditional ballet and contemporary dance, Leda Lojodice has been on stage in the greatest opera houses in Italy and abroad, and has been the étoile in several performances of the classic repertoire.
She has danced in many opera ballets, such as Verdi, Bizet, Gounod, Rossini, Massenet, Ponchielli, and has created the choreographies and the movements for the operas, working in various theatres: The Rossini Festival in Pesaro, the Teatro La Scala in Milan, the Opera in Rome, the Covent Garden in London, the New National Theatre in Tokyo, the Teatro Real in Madrid, and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, among the others. In Washington she has created the choreography for Cid by Massenet, performed by Placido Domingo.
She has collaborated with many directors: she has been the great performer of the “Mechanical Doll” in Fellini's film Il Casanova, she had made the choreography of the engagement party in Benigni's film La Vita è Bella, she has played the original role of the “Femme Fatale”, under the direction of the famous film-maker René Clair and the choreographer Aurel Milloss.
Throughout her career she has been awarded with the most important prizes. She has had special master-classes for the education of actors, mimes and singers at the Istituto del Dramma Antico in Syracuse, at the Rome Cinema Institute and the Laboratorio Gigi Proietti.
At the Arena di Verona she has been the étoile in Carmen by Bizet in 1970 and in Sansone e Dalila by Saint-Saëns in 1974; she has made her debut as a choreographer in 2007, with Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini.
In the occasion of the 2011 Opera Festival, she has created the choreography of La Traviata and the revival of Il Barbiere di Siviglia.