| ballet dancer|
An Angel on her toes
| Ballet Dancer|
Il 7 e l'8
| 30 June 1978 (age 37) (1978-06-30) Palermo, Sicily|
Federico Balzaretti (m. 2011)
Julia Balzaretti, Gabriel Balzaretti
Federico Balzaretti, Roland Petit, Carla Fracci, Roberto Bolle, Nicolas Le Riche
Eleonora Abbagnato Wikipedia
Eleonora Abbagnato ([eleoˈnɔːra abbaɲˈɲaːto]; born 30 June 1978) is an Italian ballet dancer, model, and actress. She is currently an Étoile at the Paris Opera Ballet.
Born in Palermo, Abbagnato started dancing at 4 years old, and at 12 she moved to Monte Carlo to enroll in the dance school of Marika Bresobrasova. At 13, she toured Europe with Roland Petit's The Sleeping Beauty, in the role of Aurora as a child. She was then admitted, after a private audition, to the "Ecole de Danse" of the Paris Opera as a fellowship student.
In 1996, at the age of 18, Abbagnato graduated and joined the corps de ballet of the Opera, where she made a rapid ascent: Coryphée in 1999, Sujet in 2000, Premiere Danseuse in 2001 and Étoile in March 2013.
In 2007, Abbagnato debuted as an actress in the film Il 7 e l'8 with Ficarra e Picone. On 18 February 2009, she joined Paolo Bonolis in hosting the second night of the Sanremo Music Festival. The same year, she released her autobiography Un angelo sulle punte (An Angel on her toes).
In 2012, she was the subject of a photographic exhibition with pictures by Massimo Gatti that was held in Milan, Los Angeles, London and Miami.
In 2015, Abbagnato was appointed director of the corps de ballet of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.
Abbagnato married soccer player Federico Balzaretti on June 13, 2011.