(b Taranto, 8 Jan. 1914; d Capranica, 14 Sept. 1980)
Italian dancer and teacher. She studied at the La Scala Ballet School with A. Gini and Cecchetti and made her debut in the company in 1932 in Massine's Belkis. An elegant yet intensely expressive dancer, she was rapidly promoted to prima ballerina and in 1935 joined Rome Opera Ballet as prima ballerina assoluta. She danced there until 1957, creating roles in many works by Milloss, including Bolero and The Miraculous Mandarin, then became director of ROB's school, passing on her close knowledge of Cecchetti's method.