Giovanni Lepri (1850-1860)

Giovanni Lepri (1850-1860); Italian dancer and teacher, he was a pupil of Blasis. He became a principal dancer at Milan's La Scala in 1857, but taught mostly in Florence where Cecchetti was among his pupils. He is a direct link between Blasis and Cecchetti to the teaching methods of classical ballet today.

(First published June 1992)

If you really want to learn anything you have to put yourself out, even do a little work on the side. Remember, when a class stops being challenging -- it is time to push ahead.