Massimo Solazzo started learning ballet at the age of 5 and been in the industry for nearly 30 years. He is a prominent dancer who passed all the exams from Primary to Advanced 2 at the Royal Academy of Dance Examinations.
In 1993 Massimo got three years full-course scholarship at the prestigious Bird College of Performing Arts in London. Over the years, he worked with famous teachers such as Frank Freeman, Lynn Wallis, Darren Parrish, Antony Croome, Susan Town, Dick O’Swamborn and few others. Beside ballet, he also ventured his studies in character, jazz, modern contemporary, tap, drama, singing, music theory, anatomy and choreography. He graduated in Ballet, Choreography and Musical Theatre in 1996 and became RAD registered teacher.
Massimo has performed numerous numbers of musicals and ballet performances with top notch production houses in the U.K. and Europe. He also has served for many important competitions and recitals as a guest dancer and choreographer.
In 2012 Massimo became RAD CBTS Tutor and Mentor (Teaching Certificate validated by Royal Academy of Dance, London) and since then he had done countless training workshops, intensive training courses and coaching in Italy, China and Switzerland.
In 2014 Massimo attended the Ailey School Certification for Horton Pedagogy and Contemporary Dance Teaching (New York, USA), working with the Ailey Teachers such as Tracy Innman, Bradley Shelver, and Elisabeth Roxas.
In 2014 Massimo became the Director of Education and Curriculum Designer of the Duncan Dance Academy New York – based in China. He trained many students and teachers in several RAD schools in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Malaysia.
In 2018 Massimo has been nominated Examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance which added another milestone on his career.
Being a highly passionate dancer and teacher, he always place utmost pleasure in his teachings and positively encourages students to express themselves, improving strong technical skills, self-understanding and personal manner. He believes dance is a beautiful way of communication to express oneself.