Francesca is an Italian dance artist based in Leuven, Belgium.
She graduated from the BA Contemporary Dance at National Dance Academy of Rome before achieving the MA Choreography from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with a postgraduate bursary award.
Francesca has over ten years of experience in dance teaching at various age ranges and levels and she is specialized in floorwork and dynamic release. In 2016 she joined the Trinity Laban teaching team as a graduate intern for undergraduate and postgraduate technique classes. Among others, she taught for Trinity Laban Summer School, Vi.P. Danza in Rome, WISPER (Belgium), and the British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC) in London. In 2020 she joined the artistic organization WISPER (Belgium) as responsible for the dance department of Leuven. There she curates and offers various dance courses for adults both in Belgium and internationally.
Francesca’s scientific background is highly informative for her choreographic choices. Space design, time perception, sound and movement cohesion are all shared aspects of her practice. As a choreographer, Francesca has developed works based on the application of astrophysics principles and kinesthetic perception to the choreographic process.
Among others, Francesca performed for choreographers Giorgio Rossi, Walter Matteini, Enzo Cosimi and Roberta Romei and worked with choreographers Lizzi Kew Ross, Daisy Farris, Martin Nachbar and Jacqueline Bulnes (Martha Graham Dance Company) as rehearsal assistant/ director.
As part of her ongoing professional development, she regularly attends workshops in UK, Austria, Slovenia, Belgium and Italy.
Francesca is also a 200hrs Registered Yoga Teacher at Yoga Alliance on her pathway to the 500 hrs RYT qualification. For more details check her Yoga space.