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Pompea joined the Cullberg Ballet at age 16. She danced many leading roles in Birgit Cullberg's choreographies, even next to Rodolf Nureyev, and performed in all of Mats Ek's ballets created from 1978 to 1998. Among the most notable leading roles are: Giselle, Carmen and Aurora. She has danced in the most important theaters of the world. Mats Ek created the role of M… for her in Carmen, of which the television version won the prestigious “Emmy Awords”.In 1993 she received the "Karina Ari" (Sweden) award as best dancer of the year, following a show dedicated to Jiri Kylian, with whom she often worked. She has also worked with Nacho Duato, Ohad Naharin, Billy Forsythe and Carolyn Carlssson. In 2000 her image represents the Cullberg Ballet on a postage stamp. From 1996 she began to teach the ballets of Mats Ek at theaters such as the Munich Opera, Gothemburg Opera, Milan Scala, Paris Opera, Prague Opera, Lyon Opera and Royal Opera House, where she had the opportunity to teach "Carmen" to Sylvie Guillem and Tamara Rojo. In 2002 she left Sweden and the Cullberg ballet and returned to Turin, Italy. Today, she continues to teach Mats Ek's ballets in the largest European theaters and holds master-classes in Italy and in Europe. In October 2012 she created the EkoDanceProject to help young dancers to embark on a path of artistic growth through the study of classical ballet and Mats Ek's works.
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