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Savina studied at the Academy of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in her native Italy, and at the Rosella Hightower school in Cannes (France) She danced as a professional with Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Regio in Turin, Ballet du Louvre in Paris, Scapino Ballet in Amsterdam, Bat Dor Dance Company in Tel-Aviv, and with the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam.

Savina danced as a soloist in both classical and neoclassical pieces, and in choreographies of Armando Navarro, Nils Christie, Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig and others.

She has been a jury member in several dance competitions in Italy, Israel, and Greece.

Savina has always been interested in dance education. While dancing she took part in several educational courses on technique and dynamics in classical ballet.

Since 2003 Savina has taught classical ballet at the NovaCollege Dance MBO in Haarlem. In Amsterdam, she has taught at NJMT, Dansgroep Amsterdam (Itzik Galili & Krisztina de Chatel), International Dance Theater (IDT), and the Henny Jurriëns Studio. At the moment she teaches at Balletschool Marieke van der Heijden, and at the Frank Sanders Akademie.

Her goal is to pass on to her students both a proper technique and a love for dance and teaching.

Savina  is co-founder and co-director  of the  AmsterDans International Competition

Dance career

Savina has started her dance education at the Theater la Scala in Milano Italy .

Professionally her career began at Teatro la Fenice in Venice,  with Director Eugenio Poliakov. She then danced in theater Regio in Torino. Moved in Amsterdam ( the Netherland)  she danced with Scapino Ballet for 5 years, then with the Ballet du Louvre in Paris and in the contemporary company Bat Dor in Tel Aviv, Israel.

After returning to The Netherlands, she joined the Dutch National Ballet.

Savina has danced many roles in the ballets of  known choreographers, including George Balanchine, Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig, Marius Petipa, Armando Navarro and others 


Savina was a faculty member of Novacollege MBO dance in Haarlem from 2003 - 2016 and presently teaches at Balletstudio Marieke van der Heijden, and the Frank Saunders Akademie. In the past she taught in many schools, studios, and companies including Dansgroep Amsterdam, International Danstheater, the Henny Jurriens Foundation, Chasse Dance Studios, and others. 

Her current open class is every Saturday from 11:00-12:30 in the Belcampo Loft in De Hallen- see the class schedule page.


Savina is co-founder and co-director of the AmsterDans International Competition. She has also been a jury member in many dance competitions in Italy: Caltanissetta, Corfu, Bari, Livorno in Danza, Assissi and in Veria in Greece. 

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