Artistic Director at NOD and and Artistic coordinator of ICD International Contemporary Dance Program & MEP Mentoring Exchange Program
Solo dancer, assistant choreographer, choreographer and modern dance teacher.
In 1973 she began studying ballet at the School of Loredana Furno and at the age of twelve she entered the training school of the Teatro Nuovo Company of Turin.
Her spirit for research and passion for study pushed her to go abroad: to New York in the United States, where she earned a scholarship for life, also to France and Austria.
She studied American ballet with Deborah Weaver, ( American Ballet Theater dancer), Burman (ABT), Vernon, modern and contemporary jazz, jazz with the best teachers and at the best schools in the United States.
In 1985 she moved to Milan where she began her career in television RAI and Mediaset, as a soloist with André Del la Roche, Steve La Chance, Iaia De Capitani, Gianin Loringett, Gino Landi, Franco Miseria, and with directors such as Dario Fo, Giorgio Albertazzi, Giancarlo Nicotra, Michele Guardi and Enzo Trapani.
In the cinema and in the theater, she began as a solo dancer and then as an assistant choreographer on TV sets and stages, alongside Franco MISERIA and Gino LANDI, and then as a choreographer alongside director, Renzo MARTINELLI, on advertising sets.
While working as a dancer, she gave professional classes at: SPID, MAS, Teatro Carcano, Dimensione Danza, California in Milano.
She taught history of movement in Giorgio Albertazzi and Elisabetta Gardini's school.
She was subsequently assistant to Max Stone, contemporary dance professor, during his workshop on tour in Italy and assistant choreographer for the Italian Director Franco Miseria.
She was regularly teaching in Turin at NOD and she periodically collaborated with the dance center "Area Dance" in Milan as a modern dance teacher.
Since 2012 she has been involved full time in the organization of the ICD Program.
Current roles at NOD:
Dancer, teacher, manager and artistic coordinator of ICD Group sharing
Dancer and choreographer, born in Turin, she began to approach the dance world from childhood, from classical to contemporary. She continued part of his studies at the Company and Company Academy in Barcelona (Spain). In 2014, she returned to Turin (Italy) - her hometown - where she ended the year of the ICD - NOD program (with scholarship) at Nuova Officina della Danza (NOD) with internationally renowned artists and subsequently she began a partnership with NOD, whose collaboration is still ongoing. In May 2017, she worked with the Australian choreographer Tobiah
Booth-Remmers, with whom she won the artistic residency at the Derida Dance Company in Sofia for the creation of the interactive solo "La Loba", performed between Bulgaria and Greece at the My dance festival, in Thessaloniki.
In September 2018 Lucia collaborated as an international artist for the first production of 'SindhuPo' with the Italian Consulate of Karachi and the Arts Council of Pakistan as a dancer and choreographer with the Pakistani performer Suhaee Abro. With Suhaee Abro she created the performative collective L.B.W.L. -Look, but with love-, a meeting between different cultures and art forms between the two artists. In addition to their first production of SindhuPo in Karachi (Pakistan) L.B.W.L. collective performed in Europe Germany SoloDuo Festival, Derry (Northern Ireland) and Italy. She took part as an actress and performer at ‘Experimental Film Virginia in the films “Wanting” by Robin Gee,
“Dwell” by Kim Brooks Mata and “Flying” by Alex Forge. In 2019, together with the visual artist Camilla Munno and the dancer Rossella Amadori, she founded the artistic collective Genere Meticcio, which the first work consist in a realization of Btw [separation], where she plays the role of choreographic and artistic direction.
Currently in Turin, she is working at NOD as artistic coordinator and continues her choreographic research.
Current roles at NOD:
Dancer, teacher, ICD scholarship manager and coordinator
Born and raised in a small town in Sardinia, she approached the movement at the age of 6, dancing in the folk group “Aldia di San Teodoro” deepening the music, rhythms and culture of her country.
At the age of 12 she approached the study of ballet and modern dance.
After completing her studies at the age of 18 she moved to Milan to attend the academy. Dancehaus Susanna Beltrami where she deepens the study of the movement through different techniques such as Cunningham, ballet, floorwork, music and dance theater.
In 2017, she participated in performances such as "Influence of technology" by Sergio Recanati "Awakening The Sleeping Beauty"; in collaboration with "IED" (Institute of design) and Dancehaus, Susanna Beltrami.
In March 2018 she collaborates with Alessia Smorta and together they create the performance "Walk in Walk Out" performed at Monza.
In 2018, she moved to Turin to follow the new Icdprogram NOD program, dance workshop where she has the opportunity to study with different artists of the contemporary scene and to interact with dancers from all over the world.
Thanks to the permanence at NOD different artistic ties are born that give life to different projects such as "The Essence Project" by Chiara Cenciarini, and the project Btw [separation], choreographic creation by Lucia Moretti, dancer and choreographer from Turin, currently underway and curated by the collective “Genere Meticcio”
In 2019, she participated in the performance “What’s up” by Ella Rothschild presented at the Vignale Festival Monferrato in Turin.
In December, she was selected for the choreographic residence of Bruno Guillore as part of the trampoline residences promoted by Lavanderia a Vapore where after two weeks "Notturna" is brought on stage.
For three years she has been living in Turin where she continues her career as a dancer.
Current roles at NOD:
Teacher, manager and artistic coordinator of MEP Mentoring Exchange Program
A citizen of the world, having lived in many different places such as Africa, Canada, USA, England, Switzerland and now making her home in Italy…Cristina’s passion for the performing arts and the stage started at a very young age in the United States when she started studying classical ballet, character and musical theatre in Bartlesville Oklahoma, USA with Russian ballet trained Elvira Frank who also had been part of Marcel Marceau’s company.
While still in Oklahoma she went on to study Classical Ballet in Tulsa Oklahoma, at the well known ,Tulsa School of Ballet with Mosalyn Larkin
As a young dancer, she was accepted with scholarship and then graduated from Louisiana’s Arts Conservatory in New Orleans known as N.O.C.C.A, (New Orleans Centre for the Creative Arts) in Dance where she studied Classical Ballet, Modern and Contemporary, Jazz as well as Theatre and musical Theatre.
She then went on with a scholarship to N.C.S.A (North Carolina School of the Arts) in Winston Salem, North Carolina and eventually went on to dance with Delta Festival Ballet, in New Orleans.
Her dance path eventually took her to acting in Theatre, Film, TV, Commercials and voiceover work which she still enjoys doing on occasion.
She rediscovered her love for Contemporary dance later in life and is now a part of the staff at NOD where she is today helping the next generation of dancers.