Bio

Born in Piacenza (IT) in 1987, his first encounter with dance was in Chòros, the hometown dance school and with New Dance Concept of Alex Atzewi. He studied full-time between Milan and in Hamlyn Ballet School in Florence, under the guidance of Bruce Michelson, Alessandra Alberti, Robert North, Cristina Rizzo, where he enhanced the ballet and contemporary repertoire. Between 2011 and 2013 he formed in Rome, Berlin, Bruxelles until he got in the Eko Dance project in Turin, with Pompea Santoro and Veli Peltokallio. In Turin he studied in the international training program of Nuova Officina della Danza, through which he trained Gaga and the most recent approaches to choreography, and he worked with Daniele Ninarello, Daniele Albanese, Antonella Bertoni and many others.

He danced in Lyric Dance Company, Nicoletta Cabassi/Lubber Das (The Method – Martin Romeo), Artemis Danza (Aida), Cie Willy Dorner, Hervè Chaussard, Teatro Regio of Turin, Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Teatro Regio of Parma e in the lyrical operas of Teatro La Scala - Milan.

From 2014 he began his own path as a choreographer, with the first duo Relation_Á bout de souffle with Riccardo Meroni for the Festival Coreografie Ad Arte - Spazio Tadini in Milan. The interest for creation and dramaturgy became more deep in 2016, with a first residence in Teatro Gioia of Piacenza for Nóstoi | View Room, with a première show at the Fonderie Limone Moncalieri in Turin. The show was also performed at the Live Art Festival in Rome, at the Pecci Contemporary Art Center in Prato, at the L’Altra Scena Festival in Piacenza and on site-specific at the Corpo a Corpo of PAV – Parco Arte Vivente in Turin.

In 2017 he creates the solo Grindr - Date with no-one, selected for the Miniatures Festival (Perugia) and for Principi Attivi Solo Contest - Milan, and the duet Unknown, performed in Bologna for Art On Spot, Corpo a Corpo Festival (Turin) and in Almadanza SOFABED program. In 2018 with his colleague Gennaro Maione, he created A U T O R I S I M I, with the collaboration of Artgarage - Choreographic center of contemporary arts (Pozzuoli - NA).

The new production, Pulse joins Permutazioni project, choreographic coworking promoted by Zerogrammi / Casa LUFT, Piemonte dal Vivo Foundation and is selected by Anghiari Dance Hub 2018. In 2019 he won a collaboration with P.A.R.T.S. of Brussels through a residence in the Summer Studios.

Alongside, he graduated in University of Milan in History of Fine Arts, with a thesis on Merce Cunningham and the relation with the visual arts, and then he obtained his Master at the University of Turin in Cinema and Performing Arts with an experimental research on the relationship between Neuroscience and the Dance dramaturgy. He is currently a PhD student in the field of Dance and Neuroesthetic Studies, under the guidance of Prof. Alessandro pontremoli and Edoardo Giovanni Carlotti. Previously he was also researcher for the PRIN project Per-Forming the Social. Education, Healthcare and Social Inclusion through Theatre with the Universities of Turin, Genoa, Pavia, Catholic University of Milan, La Sapienza of Rome. He worked in back office jobs in theatre: press office and events organization (NOD Nuova Officina della Danza, Ventana Group– Turin), internal planning of festivals (Orizzonti Festival di Chiusi 2015 and Festival Incanti in 2015, Torinodanza 2018). He currently collaborates as a critic in the editorial staff of Theatron2.0.