Heather Parisi & Giuliano Peparini in a choreography by Franco Miseria "La Carmen" vip noche medley 1992.

Giuliano Peparini was born in Rome in 1973. He began his artistic and professional career at the age of 15 as a dancer on Italian state television’s main entertainment programmes.

Proving himself to be talented and hard-working, in 1990, at the age of 17, he landed the role of Marc in Italy’s first production of the musical, A Chorus Line.

After receiving a scholarship, he relocated to study at the School of American Ballet, the official school connected to the New York City Ballet and considered the most famous ballet academy in the United States. Since then, his international career has taken him around the world performing the greatest roles in classical and contemporary repertoire. At the age of 24, he became a principal dancer (Etoile) at the National Ballet of Marseille, then assistant and ballet master for Monsieur Roland Petit. Encouraged by the latter to experiment with his own creations, he began choreographing ballets for various dance companies in France, Russia, Japan and Italy.

Cultivating a passion for theatre and the visual arts, he decided to move to Paris, where he continued his theatre training, taking lessons from great French actors and teachers, including Claude Mathieu, Jacques Lecoq and Michel Galabru. He also attended film classes at La Femis.

In 2001, he created “Lulu, le reve d’une antistar” for the Kirov Mariinsky in St. Petersburg, which remains in the company’s repertoire.

From his collaboration with Franco Dragone, Dragone (Cirque du Soleil), there came a series of large-scale permanent aquatic shows, such as Le Rêve (2005-2022) in Las Vegas and The House of Dancing Water (2009-2022) in Macau.

In France, he is best known for creating the musical ‘Les Amants de la Bastille‘ (2012), the ‘Légende du Roi Arthur’ (2015) and two shows for Catherine Lara: Au-delà des murs (2009) and ‘Bô‘ (2018), a poetic show , combining elements of dance, circus arts and music, which won best musical performance for that year.

He was part of the jury for the French TV programme ‘France’s got talent‘ (2014)

In Italy, he is popular with the general public for his creation of the musical Romeo & Juliet – Ama e Cambia il mondo (2013) and for his role as Artistic Director over seven years of the TV programme ‘Amici di Maria De Filippi’ on Canale 5.

In 2016, he wrote and staged the programme ‘House Party,’ with guests such as Laura Pausini, Maria De Filippi, Il Volo etc. Other programmes followed one after the other, including ‘Amici Celebrities’ (2019),‘ (2021) and ‘Il Festival di Sanremo‘ (2019).
Other artists and institutions have entrusted him with the reins of their projects, in particular the singer, Claudio Baglioni, with whom he staged and choreographed four shows between 2018 and 2022. Including:

  • Al Centro Tour (2018-19), whose first performance began at the Arena di Verona and was broadcast on RAI 1;
  • In Questa Storia che è la Mia (In This Story that is Mine)’ at the Opera House in Rome (2021);
  • , Canale 5 (2021);
  • 12 note a Caracalla (12 notes in Caracalla) (2022).

For the Opera di Roma in 2015, he choreographed and staged the Nutcracker (which achieved the highest box-office record in the history of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma), Romeo and Juliet (2018) and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (2020-2023).

In July 2021, Dolce & Gabbana turned to Giuliano to take charge of all the pre-shows for their Haute Couture fashion shows in Venice. The following year, in July 2022, this adventure in the world of fashion continued in Syracuse, staging all the artistic events around their week of Haute Couture fashion shows , in front of an audience of Stars from all over the world. Thereafter, Mr Dolce asked him to direct Kourtney Kardashian’s wedding in Portofino in May 2022.

In October 2022, accompanied by 60 Italian and French artists and performers, he flew to Doha, Qatar, to the island of Qetaifan, where he created a show at the request of the royal family, entitled “The Fisherman’s Dream “. Giuliano depicted the delicate exploration of Qatari pearl seekers. The central theme of this project was universality.

From 13 to 15 January 2023, Giuliano’s production of Vivaldi’s four Seasons was scheduled at the Palais des Congres in Paris. All four performances sold out. The success of the show was striking. For the Opera di Roma company, with Eleonora Abbagnato, Etoile at the Paris Opera and Ballet Director of the Opera di Roma, it was a huge thrill to be applauded by more than 12,000 spectators after more than eight years away from the Paris stage.

Among many other future projects, in July 2023, as part of the prestigious classical performances of the Ancient Greek Theatre of Syracuse INDA, Giuliano Peparini will stage a new show inspired by the myth of Ulysses, “L’ultima Odissea (The Last Odyssey)”. This original creation will then go on tour in the Italian theatres and then in Europe…