Francesco Costanzo is a Danseur Étoile, Choreographer, international Maître de Ballet and creator of The Floor Barre, Sbarra a Terra Foundation and OperaNational & GayArtists


Francesco Costanzo is a Danseur Étoile, Choreographer, international master Maître de ballet and creator of The Floor Barre , Sbarra a Terra Foundation. While he is considered by many as one of the finest experts in modern and classical dance, theater and art in Europe.

He began his studies in classical dance with the Golaska Dance Theater Company, then led by Enzo Adorno and Barbara Golaska.
( she was a guest Maître de Ballet at Mudra Balett de XX° Siecle di Maurice Bejart )

He then traveled to Milan to further his exploration of dance at the Teatro all Scala, and has studied with for a period during directed by Bella Ratchinskaja before finally moving on to Paris, where he perfected his studies among some of the most well-recognized and sought-after masters in the world.

Francesco comes from an incredibly deep background in classical dance and has studied with some of the finest Maître de ballet of the art from around the world, completing coursework in Brussels, Milan and Paris. Some of his most notable instructors include: Paolo Bortoluzzi, David Suterland,Paolo Podini,Floris, and Daniel Frank.

And the styles that has studied both in classical and modern ballet as: Bournonville, Balanchine, Merce Cunningham, Limon, Martha Graham, and many more.

Today, Francesco is recognized as one of the most influential and significant choreographers and principal dancers of Contemporary ballet modern alive, and has built a reputation as one of the best interpreters of Vaslav Nijinsky to date. He has also created many additional works of art dedicated to Nijinsky, who Francesco considers to be one of his great role models. In addition to his masterful work as a performer, Francesco has also done professional work as a choreographer and lecturer for the Academic Dance Teachers Association in Italy, as well as other professional organizations around Europe.

Having been raised up by some of history’s greatest masters, Francesco in turn has mentored other up and coming performers eager to learn from him. He has taught numerous courses in dance and Sbarra a Terra – Floor Barre techniques, and was also the first to teach the Boris Kniaseff method in Milan, starting in 1987. Since introducing that method to the region, it has grown and developed into a very well-received methodology which has ushered in a large expansion of characterization and techniques.

In addition to extensive experience in education, Francesco has also served as an artistic director and artistic with Marco Borelli (his great personal friend) and his former manager Roberto Bolle, as well as many other Etoile throughout the world. He met artists, and princial dancer Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev and many others.

Arts & Entertainments Links: OperaNational OpéraNational Gay Artists★Culture Sbarra a Terra Francesco Costanzo Floor Barre Francesco Costanzo Opera Director Dancer Choreographer
La difusión del “Barre à terre”, método revolucionario Francesco Costanzo y Boris Kniaseff
Francesco Costanzo Is Considered The Roberto Bolle
TEATRO DANZA BALLETTO: Paolo Bortoluzzi e Francesco
Paolo Bortoluzzi Ballerino Danseur Étoile
Il Festival Clown D’Oro: presentato da Pippo Baudo
Kniaseff Floor Barre – Sbarra a terra: Metodo di Francesco
Pippo Baudo (Rai 1992) con il Coreografo del Festival Clown D’Oro Francesco Costanzo