Dario Elia – teacher Dutch National Ballet Academy
The Italian ballet teacher Dario Elia has followed the ballet training of Teatro alla Scala in Milan (Italy) and trained at the Royal Ballet School in London.
After his training he danced with the Balletto del Teatro alla Scala (Milan) and with the Zurich Ballet in Switzerland. Dario joined the Dutch National Ballet in 2012, where he got promoted to coryphée in 2018.
He danced a big part of the classical repertoire and has been dancing around the world as part of the Dutch National Ballet, performing works of the greatest choreographers of our time. Besides his passion for dancing Dario also loves teaching and has developed his teacher training over the years practicing and visiting many different schools.
Amongst others, Dario has taught ballet, repertoire and pas de deux at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and he also taught at many private ballet schools. He worked as repetitor for the Junior Company of the Dutch National Ballet and since January 2020, Dario started to combine his work as a dancer for the Dutch National Ballet with teaching classical ballet at the Dutch National Ballet Academy. He has taught at many different schools in Europe and Elia is currently fulltime teacher at the Dutch National Ballet Academy where he teaches classical ballet, repertoire and male technique. Dario has also been a judge in many ballet competitions as a representative member of the Dutch National Ballet Academy.