I am a London-based dance artist and researcher interested in the relationships between dance, cognition and digital technologies and working both within more traditional performance contexts and video and interactive systems.
In 2015 I completed a MA in Dance Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where I was member of Transitions Dance Company 2015 and toured with works by Bawren Tavaziva, Zoi Dimitriou and Miguel Pereira. Drawing on sports psychology, dance consciousness studies and flow theory, my final project explored the cognitive dimension of optimal performance and proposed a way for the audience to enter a dancer's mind through a performative installation.
Previously I trained in ballet and contemporary dance in Italy, where I completed two professional courses at Teatro Nuovo Torino and a program in community dance (Co.Dance).
I have been working as a freelance dancer since 2008 and have taken part in interactive performances and projects with international artists (Raffaele Irace, Eddie Peake, Renata Sheppard, Ali Zaidi, DAP Lab, Darren Johnston) also developing my research into computer-assisted dance and dance for the camera.
Between 2006 and 2013 I also completed a BA (Hons) and MSc (Hons) in Media and Cinema Engineering and a PhD in Cultural Heritage (Sociology of Cultural and Communication Processes) at Polytechnic of Turin, exploring movement-based interfaces and performative approaches in exhibition design. I worked as a post doctoral researcher at University of Turin focusing on the documentation and dissemination of contemporary art museums' intangible assets through digital media and I was visiting researcher at Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance at Brunel University in London.