|June 30, 1978|
|Place of Birth|
|Actress, model, dancer|
Eleonora Abbagnato (Italian pronunciation: ; 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).
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