I was born in Rome, Italy, in 1967.
After a bachelor in history of theater I started to research in the field of mime and dance performance.
Through the years I trained with mime /dancer Adam Darius, with mime/dancer Lindsay Kemp, with Marcel Marceau, with Japanese mime/actor Hal Yamanouchi.
I also practiced capoeira,yoga,qi qung, contemporary dance and improvisation.
At 25 I was working in street art festival in Italy and Europe-Certaldo – Avignon – Edinburg- Perigoux.
In 1994 I first saw a butoh dance performance by Masaki Iwana.
Since then I studied his method along 15 years, participating to his workshops in Italy and France.
I also followed the teaching of Yoko Murunoi, Ko Morobushi, Min Tanaka, Akira Kasai and Daisuke Yoshimoto in repeated stages and choreographed performances.
I danced in the Akira Kasai choreography “Eliogabalus”, in Min Tanaka piece “31 july”, in Masaki Iwana piece “flowers drunken by the smell of blood”.
Butoh dance offered me a vision of a different body, a different way to live the act of dancing and a breathless range of bodily and spiritual experiences.
Those experiences gathered in a intense performing activity with solo and group works presented in theaters, art galleries, urban interventions, clubbing and television, in Italy, Europe, U.S.A and Australia.
In 1995 I started teaching, progressively integrating and systematizing in my method the knowledge I was gathering trough studying and actively performing.
This body of work is what I presently teach under the name “The spiritual mechanism”, a set of exploratory tools meant to overcome the duality of body and spirit and produce a trans-formative presence that I believe is the core aspect of Butoh dance.
From 1998 to 2004 I joined Kitonb extreme theater company, as performer, creative consultant and physical-trainer.
In 2000 I co-founded the butoh dance collective Lios, organizing the international butoh festival “Trasform’azioni” from 2000 to 2013.
In 2003 I founded the company Zeitgeist, producing and choreographing solos and group works with guest artists.
In 2015 I moved to Berlin, where I’m now based, while continuing to teach and perform internationally.