Dancer, choreographer, ballet teacher, Susanna Egri is one of the most striking personalities of Italian Ballet.
Prima ballerina and choreographer in the most prestigious festivals and theatres (Fenice of Venice, Opera of Florence, Roma Opera, Turin Opera, Spoleto, Nervi, Verona etc.) The name of Miss Egri is particularly tied to the beginning of Italian TV, for which she made the first television choreographies in the Fifties. One of these, “Cavalleria Rustucana” inspired by Giovanni Verga’s novel (with original music by Migliardi) won the “Premio Italia TV”.
Many of Miss Egri’s choreographies entered the repertoire of foreign ballet companies in Holland, France, Portugal, Sweden, Germany, where she also toured with her Company. In 1984 Miss Egri was the first Italien choreographer invited to China, to create a ballet for the Chinese Ballet Company and to give master-classes to the same.
Also for the Opera field Miss Egri created choreographies for the most outstanding productions such as Arena di Verona (her choreography for “Aida” went on for sixteen years and is still going on) and was also presented in Vienna (1987), Tokyo (1989), Cesarea (1993) and Dortmund (1997).
In 1996 for her artistical “Gold Anniversary” the Region of Piemont presented her with the book: “Susanna Egri – Half Century of Dance”, whose revenues helped in funding a proiect to support young choreographer at the beginning of their career.
Recently she took part in the TV serial “Il Grande Torino” performing the role of “ballet master” of the young Susanna (i.e. herself), leading character of the fiction.
The University of Turin is the organizer of an International Meeting celebrating her unremitting activity, April 2009.