Teachers

Anna Kolesarova

Born in Slovakia in 1984, she lives in Lecco. Her passion for dance was initially born as a game and she became a subject of study at the National Conservatory of Dance of the Slovak Republic.

He graduated from the Teatro alla Scala in Milan (institutional organization for modern-contemporary address, ay 2003 / dir. Anna Maria Prina), where he began his career, thus arriving at other theaters such as the Fenice in Venice, the Franco Parenti in Milan and the Coccia di Novara, where she danced for more than three years collaborating, among others, with internationally renowned dancers such as Raffaele Paganini and Luciana Savignano.

Parallel to his career in the theater he had the opportunity to enter the world of television dancing in the fiction Non stop dreaming and in television broadcasts such as Crozza in Wonderland (La7), Gran Concerto for Rai (Rai) and Zelig (Canale5). 

In 2013 she founded SeFem dance company performing in theaters such as Out Off, Teatro Martinitt and participating in contemporary dance festivals (Festival of the Urban Theater of Abbiategrasso and Argojazz Festival).

In addition to having been the protagonist in various TV commercials (Breil, Clementoni, Ma-Fra, Gehry, etc) in recent years she has combined dance with numerous experiences as a choreographer of video clips and commercials (L’anima volo di Elisa, Alfa Romeo Giulietta) , events for international brands (BMW, Levis, GetFit, Manor, Celebrity Fight Night).
She is currently the main connoisseur of the interaction between laser programming and dance. (Ferrari, Talz, Patek Philippe, Bartorelli)

In 2005 she began her experience as a contemporary dance teacher at Arte Danza Lecco, then in 2013 she joined the DanceSuisse association, where for three consecutive years she held professional courses in classical and modern dance. Since 2018 she has collaborated as a modern dance teacher at the Artistic Residences of the MAB Prize and participates as a choreographer in the Re-Star 2020 project. Since 2019 she has been teaching classical technique, pointe and repertoire at Studio Danza Arabesque. Her didactic and pedagogical experience also involves her in the role of the jury at the Pollino Danza Festival, Festival Ballet, Festival Show.

Specifically, as a teacher, thanks to the multifaceted experience, for Italian and foreign dance training centers, he is also involved in the consolidation of the academic bases useful for the improvement of the curricular path and the development of the kit useful for the best expression of the artistic personality of the students, whatever the stylistic context of reference.

In recent years she has deepened her studies of holistic subjects of well-being such as Yoga, Reiki (second level) and “Transformational Breath” breathing technique, of which she will soon become certified facilitator, making a further positive, empathic and supportive contribution to both the structure and to the students.

Camillo Di Pompo

Soloist of the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, Camillo Di Pompo, attends the dance school of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, and of the Teatro alla Scala. He graduated in 1981 and immediately became part of the theater’s corps de ballet.

In the same year he made his debut as principal dancer Il Buffone in the “Swan Lake” by Beriozoff, alongside Paolo Bortoluzzi, Luciana Savignano, Anna Razzi, Peter Schaufuss, Marco Pierin, Shan Ghiserix, Fernando Buones.

Since then he has taken part in all the most important productions interpreting solo and main roles including:

The Jester “Lieb und Leid Laid” by Joseph Russillo; The Sons “Eagle’s Nest” by Louis Falco With Louis Falco and Luciana Savignano; Il Gallo “Renard” by Vittorio Biagi; Alen “La Fille mal Gardée” by Heinz Spoerli, with Carla Fracci and Gheorghe Iancu; The Servants of the Son “The Prodigal Son” by George Balanchine with Patrik Dupond, Jean Charles Gil and Luciana Savignano, Wayne Eagling’s I Punk “Frankestein”; Frizz – Spanish dance – The three Chinese and finally the Grandfather and Arabian Dance “Nutcracker” by Rudolf Nureyev, with Rudolf Nureyev; Roland Petit’s Satie “Tout Satie”; M.Fokine’s “Petrushka” coachmen; George Ballanchine’s “La Sonnambula” Exotic Dance; Sancho Panza – “Don Quixote” by Rudolf Nureyev; Step to Three “Imperial Ballet” by George Balanchine; Friends of Franz “Coppelia” by Enrique Martinez; George Wilson “The Great Gatsby” by Andre Prokovsky; I Cats and Carabos “Sleeping Beauty” by Rudolf Nureyev; Soloists “La Fanciulla e la Morte” by Robert North, Il Re “The Witches of Venice” by Mauro Bigonzetti; Solo “Treze Gestos” by O.Roriz; Njegus “The Merry Widow” by Roland Hynd; Robert North’s Troy Game; Puck’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Robert de Woren; Magdaveya “Bayadere” by Natalia Makarova; The Military + Acrobats “La Strada” by Mario Pistoni; Clowns “La Strada” by Mario Pistoni with Alessandra Ferri; Botton “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by George Ballachine with Roberto Bolle, Massimo Murru and Alessandra Ferri.

In 1986 he was admitted to the Varna Competition in the Senior category, forced to give it up due to work commitments;

He dances as a guest in numerous television broadcasts: Domenica In with Pippo Baudo; Evening of honor Montecatini Terme, Chianciano etc.

He creates the Deha Ballet line for the Meeting Group Spa covering the role of Creative Director from 2007 to 2020;

Camillo Di Pompo is currently engaged as a teacher in various schools and professional training courses.

Artistic Director of the DEHA BALLET COMPETITION;

Artistic Director DMP Dance Meeting Project;

He continues his activity in internships, workshops and juries in numerous competitions and reviews.

Cristina Sarasso

He trained at the “Città di Vercelli” Dance Academy in classical and Spanish dance with teachers Pilar Sampietro and Ludmill Ciakalli.

In Milan she specializes in classical and modern dance with teachers Wiebe Moeys, Prisca Picano, Marisa Caprara and Rosita Mariani and follows a specialization course at the Teatro Alla Scala; in London she deepens the different techniques, studying with Raymond Chai, Renato Paroni, and contemporary at “The Place” and at the “Laban Center”.

At a young age she participated in numerous festivals and reviews, which led her to travel a lot, in Italy and abroad, thus increasing the technical knowledge of dance.

In 1998 she was a finalist in the VIII International Dance Competition “City of Rieti”.

In 2000 she was in Bordeaux at the “Institute Supérieur d’ Art “directed by Monica Panader.

In 2001 he danced in Madrid for “Santamaria Compañia de danza” under the artistic direction of Juan Carlos Santamaria, also playing a main role in the show “El amor brujo”, toured in Cyprus for the “European Limassol” International Festival and at the 17th international festival “Madrid en dance” at the Albeniz Theater alongside Lienz Chang and Merche Esmeralda.

In 2004 she works for the Roman theater company “La Chapliniana” directed by Antonio Orfanò.

In 2005 she knows the particular style of Alessandra Costa and dances for her in some shows: “Three rooms”, “But how many stories”, “Perforbar”; she also began to collaborate with the Celtic musical group “Alice Castle”, as a choreographer and interpreter of numerous shows.

Since 2006 she has been part of the Compagnia Arcadia in Milan, staging educational shows.

In 2013 she obtained the certification for teaching Power Pilates.

Parallel to his artistic career he has carried out teaching activities aimed at both children and adults in Madrid, in Vercelli at the Academy of Dance, in Pavia at “Idea Danza”, in Novara at “Centro Danza Buscaglia”, in Arluno at « D di Danza »and« AccaDemia di Danza », as assistant of the teacher Sabrina Bosco, in Milan at« Dance Point »,« Arcobalenodanza »and« Studio G ».

She worked as a choreographer for various projects, such as “Crescendo in musica” for the LaVerdi Foundation, “Children Ballet in Theater”, as a teacher for the study of the classical repertoire for students of the schools of Piedmont and Lombardy, and in Moscow in December 2017 .

In St. Petersburg in 2019 she is a teacher in the international Dance Advance internship.

She has been teaching for the nursery class of the MAB Prize artistic residences since 2019.

Last refresher course for teachers carried out in 2016 with the teacher Anna Maria Prina.

She currently dances for the Arcadia Productions Company on tour throughout Italy, she works as a teacher of ballet, floor barre and pointe technique.

Daniela Casagrande

Trained in classical technique and subsequently in contemporary technique, between Paris, Barcelona and Milan she perfected herself in the context of the MAB refresher programs and obtained a professional diploma in Performing Arts at the University of Oulu (Finland).

She is a dancer in Italy; San Galgano in Danza Festival – choreographer by M.Bittante, Theater / action festival InCostruzione “IL MURO, choreographer by F. Monteverde,” Il Collegio “- choreographer M. Bittante – Dancehaus (Milan),” Viva la Vita Gala by Phoo – Palagreberg – Bergamo, Yourdance Festival, “Nero”, “Rosso”, “Oro” productions conceived by Gisella Zilembo_EventiDanza for La Muratella Events, MonteBianco Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. City Theater of Huittinen in “Vibrations”, Tampere Taalo (Finland); “Vitamore” at the National Theater of Bucharest (Romania) for the closing of the semester of the European Presidency of Italy 2015.

From 2012 to 2016 she was a guest teacher of contemporary technique and laboratory at West Finland College, Huittinen, Finland, for intensive international dance training projects, receiving relative professional certification. Through the GisellaZilembo_EventiDanza circuit, she is a professor of contemporary technique at the MAB Aristic Residences from 2011 to 2015, at UNIMEIER (Integrated Medicine and Research University of Milan) in the program “Coreutical techniques applied to anthropological and relational analysis”. You collaborate with Daniel Ezralow Edu Project 2013 and Parsons Intensive Italy, at Teatro degli Arcimboldi in 2014 and Antico Borgo la Muratella in 2015, as an external teacher. In 2014 she is an accredited professor at the University of Oulu, Finland, for the teaching of contemporary technique and composition of the IPADD “International Performing and Dance Diploma”. In 2017 he teaches contemporary technique at the Principessa Dancing School, Milan, under the artistic direction of Maestro Roberto Fascilla. for the Laboratory project. Technique teacher and contemporary choreographer, 2018-19 in the sharing resources on performing arts project with the METTA Marie Eugenie Theater of the Assumption College in Manila, Philippines, directed by Ana Valdes Lim.

Since 2006 she has been collaborating, as a choreographer and stage manager in major fashion events with important international brands (for Wella, in the various COMOPROF editions, at On Hair theater and the Palacongressi theater – Bologna, for Class TREND PREVIEWS – Florence, Alternative Show – Royal Albert Hall – London, Colorcontouring Wella – Unipol Arena – Turin, Wella Studio – Milan, T&G Collection Presentation, TREND VISION AWARD Wella, GUESS Europe Line Meeting, ColorConturing Wella, Wella Masters – Rome, L’oreal Masters – Milan, Think Color Think Wella Tour 2018, Huawei, as head of the choreographer and assistant director.

You collaborate on scientific research projects in France and Italy relating to Neuropsyology and Music, movement capture, embodied movement.

Gaia Landoni

Formation:

  • Pregnancy Diploma for the teaching of Classical Dance (I ° and II ° level)
  • Attendance Certificate Modern Dance Academy (basic/medium e high level)
  • Attendance Certificate Cruisin ‘Hip Hop School (I ° / II ° / III ° level)
  • Wheelchair Dance Freestyle Technique Seminar (ins. Marilena Goria)
  • Seminar of Theatrical Lighting Technology applied to Show Live, teacher Salvatore Manganaro (Art Dir. Aldo Masella)
    He combines a dance training with that of stage management under the Artistic Direction of Maestro Roberto Fascilla, former Director of some of the most prestigious theaters, such as the San Carlo Theater in Naples and the Arena in Verona.

Professional experiences:
Professional dancer (dance in companies such as “FelixCompany” and “RareTracce”), she dedicates herself to teaching under the artistic direction of some of the most authoritative masters of dance, including Maestro Roberth North and Maestro Roberto Fascilla.

As a teacher and choreographer she collaborates with important institutions in the entertainment and television realities, such as the Austrian Milanese Society (Debutante Ball), La7 (“The Barbaric Invasions”), mediaset networks (La5, Canale 5 “Bella più di Prima” ), Teatro Manzoni (Manzoni Cultura review, interview with Carla Fracci), Rhinos Milano (choreography for the cheerleading team of the First Team).

She is a guest teacher in numerous dance schools throughout the country with which she collaborates continuously throughout the academic year.

You are present in numerous competitions as a sworn member and teacher.

  • From 2001 to today: teacher of ballet and modern dance at the Principessa dancing School in Milan (Dir. Art. M ° Roberto Fascilla).
  • 2006 to present: Teacher and Examiner in Modern Dance Academy teacher training courses.
  • From 2012 to today: Professor of Modern Dance for the MAB Artistic Residences – Maria Antonietta Berlusconi (Artistic Director M ° Roberto Fascilla / Org. Gisella Zilembo Dance Events).
  • July 2012: artistic director and teacher (preparatory and modern dance) of the “D’Anzikè” teacher training courses.
  • August 2012: guest teacher (modern – jazz) at “West Finland College For Performing Arts” (Huittinen, Finland).
  • Since 2000 he has been a teacher of modern dance in numerous events dedicated to dance, including: “VacanzaStudio MDA” (directed by art. K.Tromboni), “Danza in Calabria” (directed by art. A.Giovana), “MarcheDanza” (directed by art. R. North), Ezralow EduProject (org. Gisella Zilembo EventiDanza), “Your Dance Festival” (directed by art. R. Fascilla), “Academeeting” (directed by art. R. Fascilla), “OrmeAsegue and. Estiva “(art. Dir. S. Campo and A. Giovana),” OrmeAsegue ed. Invernale ”(art. Dir. S. Campo and A. Giovana).
    He works as part of the stage direction for prestigious realities, including:
  • “Premio MAB – Maria Antonietta Berlusconi International Classical Dance Award for Young People”, also with teaching interventions in the context of advanced training courses called “Artistic Residences”.
  • Gisella Zilembo EventiDanza, “Your Dance Festival”
  • “West Finland College for Performing Arts” – Huittinen
  • “DanzainFiera – Fiera Internazionale della Danza” – Fortezza da Basso – Firenze
  • D’Anzikè, “ConcorsoDanzainCalabria”, Calopezzati (CS)
  • “Cibus – Fiera Internazionale del Gusto” – Palacongressi di Parma – Brand “Pasta La Molisana”
  • “Discoradio Party”, General Warehouses of Milan
  • “Mediterranea” – Teatrului Naţional I.L. Caragiale, Bucarest – for the Italian Embassy in Bucharest – org. Gisella Zilembo EventiDanza
  • “TAR Transcendence” – Palazzo Serbelloni, Milan – book’s guest curator and lead artist David Linch.
  • “The Golden Leaf-Watersong Episode” – CPR/Center of Performing Research – New York.
  • “Que Sal Mah Event” – GlassHouse – artistic director Litan Dotal – New York.
  • “Tiempo de Tango” – Arcimboldi theater, Milan – artistic director Miguel Anguel Zotto.
  • “Room 7” – Elfo Puccini theater, Milan – artistic director Luca Lisci.
  • “Billy Elliot – Musical” stag. 2017– theater of Varese e Palazzetto dello Sport di Brescia.
In the role of Stage Manager he collaborates in some choreutic productions at the Manzoni Theater in Milan.
From 2016 to 2018 he was assistant to Maestro Roberto Fascilla, Principessa’s Artistic Director.
Jodi Goodman

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts. She began her ballet studies very young. She specializes in Tip Tap, Modern Jazz, Afro and Contemporary with internationally renowned teachers throughout the United States.

Her career began at the age of eleven.

During her career she has worked with great choreographers in various prestigious productions: TV, Concerts, Theater, Video and Commercials.

Such as: Michael Peters (Michael Jackson); Vince Patterson (Madonna); Tina Landon (Janet Jackson); Sean Cheeseman (SYTYCD); Marguerite Derricks (Superstars of Dance); Lavell Smith (Beyonce); Maurice Hines (Cotton Club); Paula Abdul; Travis Payne; Alex Magno; Jeff Andrews; Jerry Evans; Rennie Gold; Mic Thompson; Frank Hatchett; Lacy Phillips; Daniel Tinazzi; Luca Tommasssini.

Chosen by Franco Miseria, she arrives in Italy for the show “Fantastico 8” with Heather Parisi and Adriano Celentano. During her stay in Italy she is chosen for other productions: “Sorrosi e Canzoni” with Milli Carlucci Choreography by Steve La Chance; “Odiens” where she also covers the role of assistant, with Lorella Cuccarini choreography Michele Assaf; Film “Aprile” by Nanni Moretti Choreography Gino Landi; Video by Jovanotti (Escape with me, Here the party and With my bike) choreography Michele Assaf; “San Benedetto” advertising spot.

As an assistant choreographer you worked for the production of “Moulin Rouge” in Germany, for the concert of “Sylvie Varton” in France and for the “Oscars” in the United States.

You have taught for years in prestigious schools such as: Asociacion por la Danza, Spazio Danza, Madrid Dance Center (Madrid Spain); Broadway Dance Center (Tokyo, Japan); IALS, Maison de la Danse, Opificio in Movimento (Rome, Italy); and in numerous internships in Italy, Japan, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and the U.S.A.

She is highly respected as a judge and teacher and invited to many dance competitions in Europe, America and Canada. She coordinator of the Modern Jazz sector of the “Dance Meeting Project” and creative consultant “Deha Ballet”.

“M.A.S.” teacher Milan

She resides in Italy, and despite her commitments she continues to make known her teaching method.

Lara Bogni

Performer, Trainer and Contemporary Choreographer.
Her didactic preparation and her artistic technical experience make Lara a teacher of great quality able to bring out the maximum of the technical, choreographic and expressive potential of her students / dancers.
She graduated I.S.E.F at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan.
She teaches contemporary dance at the A.I.D.A dance academies in Milan and S.P.I.D dance Academy in Milan.
You regularly conduct workshops, trainings, choreographic projects and Master Classes of Contemporary Dance and Floorwork in Italy and abroad.
Master Class 2019/2020
Junior Ballet of Marisa Caprara
Mab
Maura Paparo Dance Center
Clf contemporary lab Pescara

Personal training:
After having had a training in Classical Dance in Italy with the Masters A. Fusco (Cecchetti Method) S.Ciampa (Vaganova Method) he specializes in Contemporary Dance in Paris with the Master C. Lanselle, he continued his research with the Masters Bea Buffin (Paris), D. Zambrano (Vienna), Kazumi Fuchigami (Paris), D. Ziglioli (Italy), G.Jauregui (Spain), S.Zannou (Berlin), Rasmus Olme (Vienna), Laura Aris Alvarez (Spain ).

Since 1995/2015 she has spread and promoted the culture of dance for the ITALIAN SPORTS Center of Varese.

She is the artistic director and head of the dance sector with the project Laboratorio Teatro Danza together with Germano Lanzoni to start an artistic partnership that is still in existence today.

She specializes in artistic and acrobatic gymnastics and studies martial arts.

You danced in the company Bokapa Ekopo of F. Ventiglia (Teatro alla Scala) and Island of E.Tagliavia (teacher of contemporary dance at La Scala)

That’s my job coreografia D.Ziglioli.
You worked as a performer with Mango and Pino Daniele and collaborated as choreographer and dancer from 2001/2004 with Rds.

Co founder of the “No Parking Company” project, Spazio Mil residence in Sesto San Giovanni with the show That’s my Job.

Founder of the Lara Bogni Company with the Copenhagen show at the Teatro dell Arte in the Milan Triennale.

She signs the choreographies:
“Wave” junior Ballet 2020
“Iperbole” only Valerio Testoni 2019
“Bridge” only Alice Franchini 2919
“Direction” junior Ballet 2019

“Oltre il tempo” long version 2018
“Twist of fate” Junior ballet of Marisa Caprara February 2017
Winner of the 2017 International TuttoDanza Choreographic Competition
“Passage” Junior ballet by Marisa Caprara June 2017
“Una donna” Junior ballet by Marisa Caprara June 2017
“Vetroresina” only Silvia Bonavigo
“He and I” solo Riccardo Ciarpella 20th Internationales Solo-Tanz Theater Festival Stuttgart March 2016
“Marie” at Balletto di Milano with the Junior Ballet company of Marisa Caprara January 2016.
“Non so scrivere lettere d’amore” XXIII Edition of the International Ballet Festival City of Rapallo 2016

”Uni.Verso” 2015
Frame ”WAITING FOR EXPO evening at Spazio Mil with Marisa Caprara’s junior Ballet company.

”Oltre il tempo” at the Martinitt Theater 2014
Musical Drama “The Resurrection by and directed by Luisa Oneto 2014
“Mantel” step by step with Selene Scarpolini 2014

Manuela Attardi

Of classical extraction, he perfected himself in modern and street techniques (he graduated from the MC Hip Hop SCHOOL directed by Marisa Boy and Omid Ighani). She graduated in 2020 from the Training Course at THEATER OF THE OPERA in Rome.

She is the artistic director and dance teacher of the Asd Lea Gym School.

She combines her dance training with theatrical training (she studies acting and diction with Eduardo Fiorito and Cristiano Vaccaro; singing and music theory with Gabriella Scalise).

She is an appreciated performer and creative in theatrical productions (THE ROOTS- Compagnia Uniti Indiversity; SURVIVING CARAVAGGIO- Comp. Il Sogno di Icaro; THERE IS NO TANGA THAT TENGA- Comp. Stars of the show; STARLIGHT by Gennaro Guadagnuolo; ANIMA) . BLACK-WHITE-RED – Gisella Zilembo Dance Events. DARK – ZELIG THEATER – 140 Author dance (Mirella Rosso). Televisive (IT IS NOT ITALIA1- FUSTI E FUSTACCI-GariTV; TRIBE AWARDS-MTV; EUROPALERMO-Rai 2; TOP OF THE POPS-Rai 2; SUNDAY IN-Rai 1; JOKE Teleroma56; LA SIGNORAINGIALLOROSSO- T9; FESTA ITALIANA-Rai1) . Cinematographic (leading actress in Luca Turco’s Nomad TV), musical (LA VASCA- Alex Britti for Manetti Bros; THE WORLD TURNS TO THE BACK, Roots in cement, CI VOLE CULO – David Colaiacomo for Manetti Bros), ADV (brand Cieloalto, ACI ). Fashion choreographer and dancer fashion show REAL ACADEMY OF FASHION OF FRANCO REALE (Altaroma) and MODA E SHOW).

She choreographer FLASH MOB for LYMPH FRIENDS.

From an educational point of view she is a partner of BAGS Entertainment and GisellaZilembo_EventiDanza (for the official educational events linked to the Italian tours of PARSONS DANCE and Compagnia di Danza of DANIEL EZRALOW.

He is a guest teacher at West Finland College and at Academeeting (Gisella Zilembo’s Dance Events).

She has been chosen as a guest teacher for PARSONS INTENSIVE Italy since 2015 (Taetro degli Arcimboldi – Milan).

He is in the teaching staff of the MAB Artistic Residences (Maria Antonietta Berlusconi International Classical Dance Award for Young People).

Modern Sector Examiner at MOMENTO DANZA dance school in Rome.

Jury and Teacher of the NOT ONLY DANCE Competition (Vincenzo Macario).

Technical jury for the PRODIGI television program.

Street fusion teacher at Festiva dei Due Mari Sestri Levante.

She combines a very solid technical base with flair and creativity in original performative solutions. The Street language is reworked in a fusion of great scenic impact, with particular artistic sensitivity.

Valeria Pala

Formation:

  • Teaching Diploma della Royal Academy of Dancing di Londra
  • Diploma as a dancer in Classical Ballet from the Royal Academy of Dancing in London, with achievement of the title of “Advanced 2”
  • Certificate in individual and group functional psychomotor skills
  • Seminar of Theatrical Lighting applied to the Show Live, teacher Salvatore Manganaro (Dir. Art. Aldo Masella) He deepens classical training according to the Vaganova method with internationally renowned teachers such as Maestro Gabriella Valenti and Maestro Walter Venditti. He participates in numerous internships in America, among others at “Peridance Capezio Center” and “Step on Broadway” in New York.

Professional experiences:

Professional dancer with both theatrical experiences (in companies such as “Fuori Scena”, “Felix Company”, “Teatro dell’Opera di Milano” and “Complesso del Balletto Ambrosiano” directed by Maestro Walter Venditti) and television (Canale 5 “, Antenna 3 “and” Rete A “), is dedicated to teaching under the artistic direction of some of the most authoritative masters of dance, including Maestro Roberto Fascilla and Maestro Ludmill Cakalli.
As a choreographer she collaborates with important institutions in the field of opera and operetta, choreographing among others: “La Traviata”, “Aida”, “Rigoletto”, “Carmen”, “Don Giovanni”, “La Vedova Allegra”, “Il Paese dei Campanelli” and “Cin-Ci-Là”, staged in some prestigious national theaters such as: “Teatro Nuovo”, “Teatro San Babila”, “Rocchetta del Castello Sforzesco”, “Teatro Smeraldo”, “Teatro Ciak “,” Teatro Delle Erbe in Milan “, and also” Giuditta Pasta “in Saronno,” Civic Theater “in La Spezia,” Teatro delle Celebrazioni “in Bologna,” Besostri Theater “in Mede,” Teatro della Concordia “in Venaria , “Teatro Nuovo” in Udine, “Teatro di Varese”, “Teatro Civico” in Vercelli, “Teatro Manzoni” in Monza.
He is a guest lecturer in numerous dance schools throughout the country with which he collaborates by holding ballet, character and barre classes on the ground.
Igal Perry – Founder and Artistic Director of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Peridance Capezio Center

Igal Perry, founder and artistic director of the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and the Peridance Capezio Center, is a world-renowned choreographer, dance teacher and dance teacher. Mr. Perry’s elegant choreography, often in collaboration with contemporary composers, has been described as “blessedly inventive” (Jennifer Dunning, NYTimes). Her works have been set in prestigious companies and performed in renowned festivals including Florence Dance Festival and Invito Alla Danza (Italy), Batsheva and Bat-Dor Dance Companies and the Karmiel Dance Festival (Israel), Ailey II and Complexions Contemporary Ballet ( NYC), Companhia de Danca de Lisboa (Portugal) and Alberta Ballet (Canada). This year, his new work Infinity will be set at the San Jose Ballet.

Born in Israel, Igal Perry began his dancing career with Karmon, a folk dance company. He later joined the Bat-Dor Dance Company, where he worked with leading teachers and choreographers including Alvin Ailey, Benjamin Harkarvy, John Butler, Rudi Van Dantzig, Inesse Alexandrov, Paul Sanasardo and Lar Lubovitch. Upon his arrival in the United States, Mr. Perry joined Dennis Wayne’s dancers as a dance teacher and choreographer. During that time, he staged John Butler’s work for the NYC Opera, the Munich Opera, the Caracas Ballet and the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, where he also conducted the world premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s opera Paradise Lost. . From 1981 to 1982, Mr. Perry headed the ballet department at Jacob’s Pillow. In 1983 he launched his own dance school, Peridance Capezio Center, now one of New York City’s leading dance institutions. A year later he founded the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, for which he has choreographed over 50 plays, with performances at the BAM, Joyce Theater and City Center.

In addition to his daily class at Peridance, Mr. Perry is a guest lecturer / choreographer at Jacob’s Pillow Festival, Ailey School and Marymount Manhattan College. Since 1995, Mr. Perry has been a guest teacher at Juilliard School, where he has performed his intimate voices and mourning song. His international teaching engagements include Scapino Ballet and Het National Ballet (Netherlands), Laterna Magica and the National Ballet (Prague), Architanz (Tokyo), The Royal Ballet of Sweden and Balettakademien (Sweden), National Ballet of China and Kwang – Ju City Ballet Company (Korea).

Lorella Formica
Born in Milan on 12/6/1961, she graduated from the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in 1980.
The professional philosophy
With regard to her role, she does not stand exclusively as a teacher who passes on the culture, tradition and technique of classical ballet, but also as an educator, with a holistic vision that considers each student in his totality and uniqueness, taking care to accompany him to the discovery and awareness of his potential and his talents, helping him with participation, understanding, determination, firmness, gentleness and love to his own realization in a circularity that sees its own realization in the realization of the other.
The training course contains in its completion a series of didactic-technical, cultural, pedagogical, educational, ethical-moral contents that make it a highly significant baggage both for the technical-artistic training and for the evolutionary path of each student. These are universal aspects that can be applied in every area and circumstance of life, including: discipline, self-discipline, respect for oneself and for others, taking responsibility and taking responsibility towards others, sharing, participation, tenacity, constancy, patience, determination, attention, listening, trust and self-esteem.
The professional path
From 1980 to 1989 he was part of the corps de ballet of the same Theater, also supporting solo roles.
In these years he participated in numerous international tours, dancing in the most prestigious theaters in the world and working with world-famous choreographers and dancers (Carla Fracci, Rudolf Nureyev, Paolo Bortotoluzzi, Luciana Savignano, Julio Bocca, Margot Fontaine etc.).
From 1990 to 1992 he danced as a soloist in David Sutherland’s company.
His teaching career began in 1981. He teaches in various and prestigious schools in Milan and the province; over the years he has gained a great deal of experience in teaching Classical Dance at all levels: amateur for children and adults, academics and professionals.
From 1998 to 2000 he taught at the S.P.I.D. (Scuola Professionale Italiana Danza), followed courses for children aged four to thirteen and private lessons.
From 2000 to 2003 he taught at the M.A.S. , where she attended courses for professionals and amateurs and classic at all levels. In addition, she held the role of teacher of the TV Show Academy.
Since 2004 she has been the Artistic Director of the Dance Academy of the Palestra Azzurra School. She is responsible for the whole academic and amateur classical sector.
Sensitive to the evolutionary and psychological aspect of the student and to acquire further tools to support and accompany the children in their didactic-educational path, since 2011 he has undertaken a training course as a consultant in Biotrancenergetics, which allows him to add depth to his teaching.
Since 2016 she has been the Artistic Director of the new ENTRY MAS project in the prestigious Milanese school MAS, a pre-academic path dedicated to children aged 9 to 13 with high educational and training depth.
As a further qualification of the already solid professional background based on a long teaching experience at all levels, in June 2009 he obtained a prestigious and exclusive Certificate of specialization and merit in teaching classical academic dance issued by the Academy of the La Scala Theater of Milan.
Title acquired in a two-year training course, with access, following a limited number of competitions, reserved exclusively for teachers who already have a qualified dance diploma.
Monica Cagnani

He began his training in 1975 at the Ballet School of the Teatro alla Scala and soon took part in the ballets that the theater set up. You study under the guidance of famous teachers (Ljuba Dobrievic, Isabella Glowaska, Annamaria Prina, Amelia Colombini, Ricardo Nunez, Rechard Lee,…).
From 1980 to 1985 she participated in the Nervi Festival under the direction of Mario Porcile. She continues her training with Jozo Borcic, principal dancer of the Zagreb Opera, joining her company as a prima ballerina and later as a teacher in her school. Concurrently with her profession as a dancer, she deepens studies in pedagogy and anatomy applied to dance, fundamental elements for embarking on the path of teacher.
From 1999 to 2003 she is the artistic coordinator of the groups participating in the Lombardia Danza event organized in collaboration with the Lombardy Region.
Since 1999 you have been the director of Teatro Oscar DanzaTeatro. A reality in Milan that offers training and production of dance and theater shows.
On 7 December 2009 you received from the mayor of Milan, Letizia Moratti, the certificate of civic merit “Ambrogino d ‘d’oro” attributed to the School of Dance of the Oscar Theater in Milan for the educational project that is the basis of the school combined with educational professionalism.
She has been a member of the UNESCO International Council of Dance since 2011.
In 2015 she obtained the ISO 9001: 2015 quality system certification and the accreditation to the professional training services of the Lombardy Region. She teaches academic technique in summer internships in various Italian regions.

Annamaria Grossi

Training:

  • Diploma from the La Scala Theatre Ballet School, Milan
  • Advanced training at the Teatro Bolshoi, Moscow
  • Prima Ballerina at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan
  • Winner of the Positano Dance Award

Professional Experience:
Prima Ballerina at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, during her career she has performed the principal roles in an international ballet repertoire that includes: “Romeo and Juliet”, “Coppelia”, “La Strada”, “La Fille Malgardèè”, “The Betrothed”, “Oneghin”, “Serenade”, “Chaykovsky pas de deux”, “Daphnis et Chloé”, “Don Quixote”, “Blue Bird”.

As a member of the Teatro alla Scala dance company she has danced alongside Carla Fracci in important productions including “Le Perì”, “Giselle”, and “Cinderella”.

During her career she has worked with some of the most prominent international choreographers, including: Nureyev, Bortoluzzi, Balanchine, Cranko, Amodio, Sperli, Fascilla, and Pistoni.

She is a guest teacher at numerous national dance schools and a juried member of important national and international competitions.

Among other things, she collaborates with the “Premio MAB – the Marie Antoinette Berlusconi International Classical Dance Award for young dancers” and is also a teacher of higher training courses called “artistic residencies” connected to the prestigious award.

She teaches classical dance and repertoire at Principessa.

Dott.ssa Laura Sgaragli

Education:

She began attending Rome’s National Dance Academy-Institute of Higher Dance Training at the age of six, where she studied continuously for 14 years, at the same time attending courses in classical dance, the History of Dance and Costumes, Historic Dance Styles (in particular 18th and 19th century), History of Music, Solfège, Anatomy and Physiology of Movement, and Stage Space, and graduating from an Artistic Experimental Dance High School in 1981. She then remained at the Academy for subsequent courses in introductory dance training, and in 1984 earned the associated certificate and subsequent teaching qualification for dance and related theoretical subjects from the Ministry of Public Education. At the same time as she was taking courses in dance training, she enrolled in the Literature and Philosophy Department of Rome’s “Sapienza” University before then transferring to the University of Padua for professional reasons, where, during the 1994-95 academic year she earned her degree in Literature with a focus on the History of Music, with the thesis: “Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky’s Contribution to the Music of Classical Ballet”.

Professional Experience:

In 1984 she became the director of the “Egilda Cecchini” School of Dance with locations in Mestre and Padua.

In 1991 she inaugurated her own school of dance in Mestre, the “CENTRO ELABORAZIONE DANZA” with which she choreographed the following shows, all based on original subject matter: “La mia Ombra”, “Due Punte di Sospetto”, “Galassia 410: Tersicore”, “Una nuova rotta per Tersicore”, “La fontana di Shas-Tar”, “Gli stati dell’animo”, “L’eclissi del drago”, “Notturno nella Cattedrale”, “La Scogliera”, “Dieci anni dopo”, the musical “Omaggio a Henry & Blake”, “Il dodicesimo flauto”, ”Le note di cristallo”, “Volgendo lo sguardo al passato, … ricordo”, “Aurora e l’enigma Faliero”,and “Un’insolita Indagine”. The last three featured a new expressive technique that brought together dance, acting, and video, in collaboration with Dosaka Maike, a multimedia artist, and in which actors and dancers alternated on stage and in the videos that served as the set.

Television Appearances and Public Events:

In 1987 she began a collaboration with the Municipality of Venice’s Office of Tourism and Culture, for which she choreographed pieces on occasion of various editions of Venice’s Carnevale celebrations.

In February 1989 she participated as a dancer in the Carnevale episode of “Biberon” on RAIUNO.

In July 1990 she was called as “maitre de ballet” at the Hotel Cipriani alla Giudecca in Venice on occasion of a conference organised by the Bancari Francesi Association.

In 1995 she appeared as a guest with one of her choreographed pieces on the RAIUNO broadcast  “UtileFutile”. During that period she also began to collaborate with the organisers of the “Stefania Rotolo” Trophy and with its sponsor Lillo Busuito.

Also in 1995 she and her students participated in the three evenings of “Stelle sull’Acqua”, also on RAIUNO , presented by Carmen Russo and with choreography by Enzo Paolo Turchi.

In 1999 the Municipality of Venice called her to conduct courses in Dance and Body Expression at the “La Luna nel Pozzo” recreation centre in Venice, a job that was renewed the following year. Also in 1999, with the “La Corte delle Fate” Company, she staged the show “Il sogno del Marinaio” by Fernando Pessoa, directed by Ilinca Gheorghiu, and performed at the Santa Margherita Auditorium in Venezia and the Teatro Dei Rinnovati in Asolo (TV).

In 2001 she performed her own choreography in “Il Respiro del Mare”, a multimedia show presented in the Sala Volpi of Venice’s Palazzo del Cinema.

Among her various activities in 2002, in July she choreographed the pieces for the 3rd “Omaggio alla Musica nell’Intermezzo d’Estate” Concert, held by the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Chisinau (Republic of Moldava) and conducted by Roberto Salvalaio.

In February 2004 she collaborated as dancer and actress with the “Il filo della memoria” Association in the production of “Applause, applause: questa sì che è vita!” directed by Anna da Malta at the “Circolo Artistico di Venezia” in the Palazzo delle Prigioni. She repeated the performance in March of the following year, also at the Palazzo delle Prigioni.

Also in 2004 she choreographed and directed the corps de ballet for the “Per il loro sorriso” event held in Sibenik (Croatia) and presented by Kristha, while in November she participated as a dancer in the shooting of the film “Casanova”, produced by Touchstone Pictures and directed by Lasse Hallstrom, in the scene of the great ball at Palazzo ducale on occasion of Venice’s Carnevale celebrations.

In June 2008 she was invited by the Municipality of Venice to present the video of the show “Aurora e l’Enigma Faliero” at Venice’s Scuola dei Calegheri.

In March 2009, on occasion of the “Math and Culture” Conference at the S. Margherita Auditorium in Venice, she choreographed “Dianaballo”, a number opera for a string quartet, brass quartet, speaker, and six dancers. The show was performed again in September at Ancona’s University of Engineering for the opening ceremony of the new academic year.

Also in 2009 she was called to direct the choreography of the Finmeccanica Conference held in Tessar (VE) and presented by Jerry Scotti

In January 2010, once again with the “Palladium” Association, she choreographed the show “Il colore del suono improvviso” at the Cini Foundation on the Island of S. Giorgio in Venice, while on 25 August she participated as a dancer in the opera “La Traviata”, performed at the Teatro dei Rinnovati in Siena with the Chigiana Musical Academy and directed by Gianluigi Gelmetti with choreography by Alfonso Paganini.

In September 2011 she participated in the production of “Time Travel – Historia Magistra Vitae”, a costumed workshop curated by the Bridging Ages Association upon request of Venice’s Ca’ Foscari University.

In September 2012 she choreographed “Per Amore e per Arte” in the Ca’ Rezzonico’s ballroom in Venice, in collaboration with the Palladium Association and the string quartet of the Venice’s Conservatory of Music.

In June 2013, with the “Compagnia Instabile” directed by Fabrizio Murtas, she choreographed the musical comedy “La seconda volta” which was performed numerous times in various cities.

In April 2016 she choreographed “Time Travel” in the Ca’ Zenobio’s Hall of Mirrors, as well as “Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda” staged at Venice’s “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory of Music, and repeated the following month on the Piano Nobile of the CA’ Mocenigo – Costume Museum in Venice. 

In May 2017, with the “Sul Filo della Memoria” Association, she participated in the comedy “Se avessi fatto Dexter” directed by Federico Corda, staged at the Teatro a l’Avogaria in Venice.

In February 2018, as part of Venice’s Carnevale celebrations she choreographed “La Casa delle Girandole” directed by Antonella Barina at the Ateneo Veneto with the participation of stage actress Maria Pia Colonnello.

Acknowledgements:

In 1988 she was a choreography finalist in the International “Beato Angelico” Competition at the Municipal Theatre of Rieti.

In August 2000 she choreographed “Cercami” for Giorgia Bogoni, with which the dancer won the “Stefania Rotolo” Trophy, at the “Teatro della Verdura” in Palermo, broadcast on RAIUNO and presented by Michele Cocuzza.

Between 2001 and 2003, she won various awards in the editions of the °Vetrina Coreografica Città di Olbia” held at the Municipal Theatre of Porto Rotondo, including those for “Best Musical-Style Choreography”  and “Best Musical-Style Choreography for a Soloist”.

Collaborations:

From 1986 to 1997 she collaborated with the “Franchetti” Classical High School in Mestre as choreographer in the staging of numerous classical shows at the “S. Maria delle Grazie” Cultural Institute, including: “Antigone”, “Iphigenia in Aulis”, “D’Annunzio 1904”, “The Daughter of Iorio”, “Oedipus Rex”,and “The Clouds” by Aristofane, directed by Roberto Milani.

From 2005 to 2010 she collaborated regularly as choreographer with “Musica in Maschera” at the Scuola Grande di S. Giovanni Evangelista in Venezia.

Since 2007 she has developed a series of multimedia lessons on twenty or so subjects related to the history of music applied to dance in various cities throughout Italy: Avigliana (TO), Sestriere (TO), Olbia (SS), Marina di Pietrasanta (LI), San Galgano (SI), Miramare di Rimini (RN), Dalmine (BG), Chianciano Terme (SI), Rimini, Spinetta Marengo (AL), Galliera Veneta (PD), and Cittadella (PD), first in collaboration with M.A.B. and subsequently also with AUSER a.p.s. and the Università Popolare dell’Alta Padovana.

Since 2010 she has been a member of the faculty of the M.A.B. “Modern Dance Training” Artistic Residency, in collaboration with Gisella Zilembo EventiDanza.

Danilo Spada

Education

  • Docteur de recherche en Psychologie – PhD (with distinction in scientific research), from the Human Sciences Faculty, Université de Nanterre – Paris X, France
  • D. in Psychobiology (magna cum laude), from the Medicine and Surgery Faculty of the University of Milan, Italy
  • Specialised degree in Philosophy with a focus on psychology (magna cum laude), from the University of Milan, Italy
  • Diploma in composition for Big Bands, from CDM (Centro Didattico Musicale), Milan, under Maestro Filippo Daccò
  • Middle School Diploma in saxophone, Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory, Milan

Professional Experience

  • Since 2015 he has been an adjunct professor of Psychology of Music, Psychology of Performance, Evolutionist Psychology, and Neuroscience of Music at the University of Pavia, Université de Montbéliard Franche-Comté, and Université de Dijon.
  • Since 2007 he has helped to research and develop projects for the physical rehabilitation of stroke patients, the cognitive-motor stimulation of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s, the early evaluation and discrimination of Alzheimer’s and fronto-temporal dementias, performance of music professionals, and special education for children with cochlear implants.
    He is currently a principal researcher for the University of Pavia and CRAMS in Lecco, is involved in Italy-Switzerland Interreg Projects (BrainArt and City4Care), and cooperates with the Centre mémoire CHUV Lausanne. He has collaborated with the Université de Bourgogne UFR Human Sciences Faculty; the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan; the Teatro alla Scala in Milan; the Biomedical Science and Technology Department and the Medicine and Surgery Faculty of the University of Milan; the Surgical Medicine and Neuroscience Department of the University of Siena; the Psychology Department of the Catholic University of Milan; the Psychology Department of the University of Milano-Bicocca, the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan; and Brain Tuning (www.braintuning.fi) funded by the European Commission’s NEST (New and Emerging Science and Technology) program.
  • Since 2006 he has taught academic seminars for university students, composers, music therapists, musicians, and dancers.
  • He is the author of numerous national and international scientific publications and has collaborated as an author on various editorial projects.
  • Since 2002 he has participated as a speaker at conferences and conventions: Forum Alzheimer (Lugano), Denkfest (Mannheim), NeuroTech Symphony Symposium (Lausanne), La Caravane de la mémoire (Stanford, Palo Alto – USA), BrainArt Conference (Lecco), Milano Music Week (Milan), Culture Week (Sacile), Alzheimer’s Symposium (Reims), DSA Music Conference (Pavia), Music-Therapy Conference (Turin), 30th Conference of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine SOFMER (Montpellier), 16th World Congress of Psychophysiology (Pisa), and the Science Festival (Genoa).
  • From 2004 to 2008 he was a research assistant at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Milan’s Medical Department, directed by Professor Marco Poli.
  • From 2005 to 2011 he drafted and printed scientific contributions for the Italian magazine Ricerche di Psicologia, Psychology Department, the Catholic University of Milan, Professor A. Antonietti.
  • From 1990 to 2004 he was a professor of music, jazz saxophone, ensemble music, and improvisation at various public and private institutions in northern Italy.
  • Since 1998 he has been a saxophonist in various jazz bands (duos, quartets, big bands) and blues and gospel groups. He is a session musician for various recording studios and television broadcasts.

         
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