Improvisation and Contact Improvisation
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Dance
Tel: +44 (0)20 8691 8600
Area of WorkImprovisation and Contact Improvisation
Simonetta has collaborated as a dancer and choreographer in many Companies in Italy: Jazz Ballet, Encanto, Pudore ben in Vista, Dark Camera, La Fabbrica dell'Attore, MDA. Her choreography has been shown in Italy, UK, Turkey, Japan, and Colombia. Since 1999 MDA Produzioni Danza has produced her choreographies in Italy. Simonetta has been teaching for more than 20 years in Italy (Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, Improvisation, and Feldenkrais) and she has also taught in France, Germany, Colombia, Norway, and Israel. She recently moved to London and has taught at LCDS, Moving East, Independent Dance, Goldsmith College, and Laban Center.
Qualifications and Educational Background
Simonetta Alessandri studied Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and Jazz dance in Torino (Bella Hutter school and Teatro Nuovo school) in Roma (Mimma Testa school) and she obtaining the T.C. at the Royal Academy of Dancing ®. In the early 90s, she started to study Contact Improvisation and Improvisation with the foremost teachers: S.Paxton, N.Stark Smith, A.Harwood, J.Hamilton, J.Skinner, D.Heitkamp, and R.Saporah. In 2002 she completed a 4-year education to become a qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method. She is currently working on an MA in Choreography at LCDS.