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”.
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.
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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.
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”.
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.