Jacopo Tissi was born in 1995, in Northern Italy, in a town called Landriano, Pavia, 20 kms south of Milan.
At the age of ten he entered the Scala Theatre Academy where he was taught by Maurizio Vanadia and Leonid Nikonov.
After graduating with honours in 2014, he joined the Vienna State Opera Ballet under the direction of Manuel Legris.
In the 2015/16 season, he joined the Corps de Ballet at La Scala Opera Theatre directed by Makhar Vaziev, and a few months later made his debut performing the role of Prince Desiré in the world première of Sleeping Beauty (the choreographic version staged by Alexey Ratmansky) partnered by Svetlana Zakharova, étoile of La Scala and principal dancer with the Bolshoi.
He then performed in L’Histoire de Manon (choreography by K. MacMillan) in the principal role of the nobleman Des Grieux, and in Cinderella (choreographed by M. Bigonzetti) in the role of the prince. During this season he was awarded the Danza&Danza prize for best new talent and the Prix Ballet 2000.
In 2017 Jacopo Tissi joined the Bolshoi Ballet directed by Makhar Vaziev since 2016, under the guidance of highly acclaimed Russian artist Alexander Vetrov: he was the first Italian dancer to become part of the Russian theatre company.
During his first season there he was promoted to the rank of first solo dancer and performed over ten main roles in the following ballets: Études (choreographed by H. Lander); Jewels (choreographed by G. Balanchine) which he also performed, that same year, at New York’s Lincoln Center; Swan Lake (the choreographic version staged by Y. Grigorovich) in the role of Siegfried; The Nutcracker (the version by Y. Grigorovich);