Igor Piovano was born in Italy.
He danced as a principal dancer for the companies: Teatro Nuovo Torino in 1990, Compagnia Italiana di Balletto Carla Fracci (dance partner with Fracci) in 1991, the Arena di Verona (won a gold medal at the Concours de Chiavari), Perti Virtaneen Dancers, Compagnia Veneta di Balletto, and in 1994 for the Béjart Ballet Lausanne where he performed principal roles for 12 years.
He was invited to teach for the Béjart Ballet Lausanne company and school, Terna Dance School (Italy), Dover Dance Academy (USA), Catskill Ballet Theatre (USA), Académie de Danse in Florence (Italy), Balletto di Parma (Italy), Ballet du Rhin (France), Arena 225 in Zurich, Vevey Youth Ballet, for the AFJD, and for the Prix de Lausanne(Switzerland).
In 2001, he danced and acted in the film «One Last Dance» with Patrick Swayze and in 2003 he collaborated with the Paris Opera for the ballet «Le Mandarin Merveilleux». From 2001 to 2005, he was a ballet master, teacher and principal dancer for Béjart Ballet Lausanne.
In 2004, he choreographed the performance for the overture of the International Harp Symposium, in 2005 the Musical Soirée, in 2006 Carte Blanche, the Misfortunes of Sophie and Soirée Investec.
Since January 2006, he was appointed as a principal video filmmaker for the Prix de Lausanne for his artistical vision of dance.
In 2007, he choreographed and danced, as a principal dancer, for the GRAAP evening event «Bal de l’Entraide». He choreographed the Swiss Romande Lottery’s 70th anniversary and the opening of the ‘Portail Peint’ at the Lausanne Cathedral.
In 2008, he choreographed and was a principal dancer in the Diams gala for the Panda Ball, Le Fantôme du Château and Dentro. He worked in collaboration with Kathryn Bradney in the Belle Hélène for the Opera of Lausanne. He also choreographed for the European Gymnastic Championships.
Invited to teach in 2009 at the Tanz Akademie Zürich.
In May 2009, he choreographed and danced as principal dancer in «Le 6ème Élément» at the Métropole Theatre in Lausanne, choreographed and directed a scene for the Saint-Prex Festival (Romeo and Juliet) as well as choreographed and danced as a principal dancer for the Gala «Grands Brûlés» at the Beaulieu Thetare.
In November 2009, he danced with the Company Igokat at the Teatro Nuovo of Turin for the second anniversary of the passing of Maurice Béjart, and was honourly invited for the Province of Cuneo’s 150th anniversary in Italy.
From 2006 to 2014, every year he has been a jury member of the pre-selections for the Prix de Lausanne.
He is a member and is registered as a professional dance teacher in Switzerland (Danse Suisse).
In March 2010, he danced for the the overture gala of the Lugano Festival.
In June 2010 and May 2011, he choreographed the ballet Sheherazade for the Igokat Dance Academy.
In 2010, he choreographed and danced as a principal in «Tais-toi et Danse» at the Métropole Theatre in Lausanne, as well as being invited to dance as a principal for the Cinevox Junior Company gala.
In May 2011, he choreographed and danced as a principal dancer in «BD – Ballet Dessiné» at the Octogone Theatre in Pully.
In October 2011, he was invited to dance as a principal dancer for the gala «30 ans de la Terna» in Italy.
In November and December 2011, he choreographed and danced as a principal in «BD – Ballet Dessiné» at the Vevey Theatre and the Octogone Theatre in Pully.
In March 2012 and 2013, he was a jury member for the ‘Sport-études’ audition in Délémont.
He is a member and is registerd in the professional Swiss Federation of Dance Schools (FSED).
In July 2012, he danced as a principal for the Company Igokat in the Gala opening of the festival ‘Vignale Danza’ in Italy.
In November and December 2012, he choreographed and danced as a principal with the Company Igokat in «Une Chance, un Sourire» at l’Espace Culturel des Terreaux in Lausanne and at the Marens Theatre in Nyon.
In October 2013, he choreographed and danced as a principal with the Company Igokat in «Give & Take» at l’Espace Culturel des Terreaux in Lausanne.
In Decembre 2013, he choreographed and danced as a principal with the Company Igokat in excerpts of «Give & Take» for the re-opening of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
He is an expert for the CFC in contemporary dance in Geneva.
In June 2014 and June 2015, he choreographed the ballet Alice in Wonderland in 2014 for the Igokat Academy of Dance.
In November 2014, he choreographed and danced as a principal with the Company Igokat in «Vouloir c’est Pouvoir» at l’Espace Culturel des Terreaux in Lausanne.
En octobre et novembre 2015, il est chorégraphe et premier danseur avec la Compagnie Igokat dans «dansebook» à l’Espace Culturel des Terreaux à Lausanne.
En décembre 2015 et janvier 2016, il est engagé comme chorégraphe pour l’Opéra de Lausanne dans «My fair Lady».
En janvier 2016, il est premier danseur avec la Compagnie Igokat dans «dansebook» au Théâtre de Colombier à Neuchâtel.
En juin 2016 et juin 2017, il chorégraphie pour l’Académie de danse Igokat le ballet «Cendrillon au Grand Bal d’Igokat».
En novembre 2016, il est chorégraphe pour la Compagnie Igokat dans «Roméo cherche Juliette» à l’Espace Culturel des Terreaux à Lausanne.
In December 2015, he is hired as the choreographer for the Lausanne Opera in «My Fair Lady».
In June 2016 and June 2017, he is the choreographer for the Igokat Academy of Dance in the ballet «Cinderella au Grand Bal d’Igokat».
In November 2016, he is the choreographer for the Company Igokat in «Roméo cherche Juliette» at the Espace Culturel des Terreaux in Lausanne.
In September 2017, he is awarded, with his wife femme Kathryn Bradney, the ‘Prix de l’Éveil’ from the Canton de Vaud, Switzerland.
In November 2017, he choreographs «Petrouchka le Clown» for the Company Igokat at the Espace Culturel des Terreaux in Lausanne.
He is currently director of the Igokat Center, vice-president of the ASCI, production manager for the international dance competition the ‘Prix de Lausanne’ as well as a free-lance teacher, dancer and choreographer.