Mariella Castelli
Mariella Castelli


Mariella Castelli

Dance education

I studied classical ballet , jazz and modern dance ( Graham, Limon ), as well as character and tap-dance and mime at the academy of dance � Ecole superieur de danse de Rosella Hightower� at Cannes / France. (Graduation and Stage- examen in 1975 )
Training with the following teachers Jose Ferrant, Rosella Hightower, Claudie Winzer, Arlette Castagnette and others.

During my career I further improved my technique in ballet and modern dance at Paris with J.P. Franchetti, J.Meyer, Casati, a.o. ;

At New York with Robert Denver, Maggie Black, David Howard, Madame Darwash , at Alvin Ailey School and joining training-class of the Limon-Company

In Italy with E. Polyakov, R.Nunez, G.Popescu and many others.

As a professional dancer I used to work with the most famous choreographers and dancers of my artistic era. Such as: M.Bejart, R.Nurejev, Amedeo Amodio, M.van Hoeck, M.Pistoni, V.Biagi, Jeoffrey Cauley, C.Fracci, Lorka Massine, L. Gay, a.o. with tour in Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Brazil.

I danced as a prima ballerina and solist in almost the whole classical repertory in important theatres and opera-houses ( Scala of Milan, Fenice of Venice, Arena di Verona, a.o.)

From 1990 I decided to work as a performer in several Musical-productions.
  • A Chorus Line ( 1990/91, 1991/92, 1997/98) �Compagnia della Rancia�
  • T.Jean e I suoi fratelli ( 1993/94) �Compagnia Silvano Bussotti�
  • Fregoli (1994/95, 1995/96) with Arturo Brachetti �Compagnia della Rancia�
  • Singing in the rain (1996/97) with R.Paganini �Compagnia della Rancia�

Since 2001 I am teaching ballet at the Institute of dance �IALS� ( Institute of performing arts) in Rome/Italy.
I am holding daily classes in ballet ( point-technique, repertory, variations, boys-technique and pas de deux) and floor-bare.
As well I am giving private- lessons and individual training as professional education and for professional dancers.
Furthermoren I am free-lance and guest-trainer in Paris, Milan, Berlin.

Italian, French, English

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