|Emanuela Ballio was born in Milan (Italy) in1968. She started studying the piano at a very early age and classical dance at the “La Scala” theatre in Milan. At the age of 22 she graduated in composition with top marks from “G.Verdi” Conservatory in Milan under the guidance of U.Rotondi. She studied electronic music with A.Vidolin and film music with E.Morricone and was awarded an advanced diploma in composition with F.Donatoni at the “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” in Rome, after which she soon became a teacher of Composition. She is currently on the teaching staff at the Conservatory “Luca Marenzio” of Brescia.