|Born||1973 (age 46–47)|
|Former groups||The Royal Ballet|
In 1992, at age 18, Galeazzi joined The Royal Ballet as an Artist. At the time, she didn't speak any English or know anyone in the company. The following year, while the company was on tour, she replaced an injured dancer as Mary Vetsera in Mayerling, with the approval of choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. She was promoted to First Artist in 1995, Soloist in 1998 and Principal in 2003. Her most notable roles in the company include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, the title role in Anastasia, Tatiana in Onegin, the title role in The Firebird and the title role in Giselle. She has worked with choreographer such as Cathy Marston, Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor, Mats Ek, Jiri Kylian and William Forsythe, though she had never originated roles in MacMillan's works. Some of her performances were broadcast by the BBC.
On Galeazzi's performance in Onegin, The Guardian noted her dancing "truly register the churning of the lovers' guts and the scorched sensitivity of their nerve endings." The Guardian also noted Galeazzi's portrayal of Mary Vetsera in Mayerling "is a terrifying blend of the naive and depraved"
In 2013, Galeazzi left the Royal Ballet, in order to move to Oman to be with her husband, focus on new projects, teaching and charity works. She performed her final performance at the Royal Opera House in 13 June, dancing Mary Vetsera in Mayerling, with Edward Watson as her Rudolf. However, her final performance with the company is Manon in Monaco.
In 2014, Galeazzi returned to the Royal Ballet to dance the role of the mother in Ludovic Ondiviela's Cassandra at the Linbury Studio Theatre. Later, Galeazzi was asked by Wayne McGregor to cover for the leading role in Woolf Works, which was created on Alessandra Ferri. Though the work premiered in 2015, Galeazzi did not perform it until 2017. She also founded dance company M&T in Motion with Australian choreographer Tim Podesta. In 2016 she made her choreograph debut, which is a piece called Remembrance.
- Lise in La fille mal gardée
- The Thaïs pas de deux
- Voices of Spring
- Diana in Sylvia
- Fairy Autumn in Cinderella
- Moth in The Dream
- Scènes de Ballet
- Juliet in Romeo and Juliet
- Manon and Lescaut's mistress in Manon
- Mary Vetsera and Countess Marie Larisch in Mayerling
- The title role and Mathilde Kschessinska in Anastasia
- Winter Dreams’ Farewell pas de deux
- The Chosen one in Rite of the Spring
- The Second Movement of Concerto
- Principal White Girl in Song of the Earth
- The Woman in The Judas Tree
- Tatiana in Onegin
- Symphony in C
- Calliope in Apollo
- "Emeralds" in Jewels
- Aurora in Coppélia
- The Dryad Queen in Don Quixote
- Le Spectre de la rose
- Woolf Works
- Mr Worldly Wise
- Two Part Invention
- When We Stop Talking
- Cheating, Lying, Stealing
- This House Will Burn
- La Grêle in Les Saisons
- On Public Display
- The Mother in Cassandra
In 2005, Galeazzi organised a fundraising gala in Brescia for the research into child leukaemia. In 2007, she founded Dancing for the Children, to help children with HIV in Africa. She had since organise other galas in Africa, London and Italy, for causes including Syrian refugees.
Galeazzi is married and has a daughter. Her husband is the Head of Operations of Royal Opera House Muscat. They live in Muscat, Oman. She had suffered from a form of kidney disease while she was dancing.
- Honorary member of Soroptimist International, 2005
- Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, 2009
- "Mara Galeazzi". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
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- "Interview – Mara Galeazzi on Woolf Works, her wider career and dancing on…". DanceTaps. 12 February 2017.
- "Onegin". The Guardian. 17 July 2002.
- "Royal Ballet: Mayerling". The Guardian. 11 April 2007.
- "Reviving Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling: a Royal Ballet milestone". Royal Opera House. 12 May 2017. Archived from the original on 11 November 2017.
- "Mara Galeazzi and Jonathan Watkins to leave The Royal Ballet". Royal Opera House. 6 February 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.