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Simonetta Alessandri

Improvisation and Contact Improvisation


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Dance
Laban Building

Tel: +44 (0)20 8691 8600


Area of Work

Improvisation and Contact Improvisation, Experiential Anatomy


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 London Contemporary Dance School, Moving East, Independent Dance, Goldsmiths and Trinity Laban.

Qualifications and Educational Background

Simonetta Alessandri studied Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and Jazz dance in Turin (Bella Hutter school and Teatro Nuovo school) in Rome (Mimma Testa school) and she obtained the TC at the Royal Academy of Dance. 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 programme to become a qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method. She is currently working on an MA in Choreography at London Contemporary Dance School.