Francavilla Fontana (Br)
Samanta Demontis was born in Francavilla Fontana, in the province of Brindisi, on 23 March 1980. She attended ballet lessons from childhood and joined the corps de ballet of La Scala Theatre in Milan. Her career as a dancer was interrupted at 19 when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. With her talent and love for the sport, Samanta opened her own dance school, where she still teaches today.
With the constant support of her husband, Samanta found in teaching a new passion, thanks to which she never lost touch with the world of sport. In 2018, she met Alex Zanardi at a sports event and accepted his invitation to join Obiettivo3. Samanta immediately turned to cycling, rediscovering in her first rides the long-lost pleasure of training and hard work.