Principal Dancer of Teatro alla Scala
Dance Open: 2019
She started studying dance at the age of 8 in Collegio arte e Danza in her hometown Milan, and three years later she have been admitted at La Scala Theatre’s Academy Ballet School. All her life turned to be connected with this legendary theater: in 2012 she joined the ballet company, after two years she became a soloist and in 2018 was promoted to principal dancer.
Young and charming Virna Toppi performs brilliantly in ballets of all world repertoires: passionate Kitri, tender Odette and fatal Odile, sophisticated Raymonda, easterly exquisite Scheherazade, careless Manon, mysterious Titania… However, her repertoire is not limited with classical ballet: she successfully performs in Maurice Béjart’s Bolero, George Balanchine's Jewels, Roland Petit’s The Young Man and Death and many others.
Virna is a winner of the International Dance Award Leonide Massine 2017, Oscar della Danza 2017 (Dancer of the Year), Premio Danza&Danza 2018 and many others that confirms unanimous view of critics and audience: Virna Toppi is one of the most promising young ballet dancers in Italy.