Marga Nativo’s professional and artistic itinerary is studded with successes and extraordinary experiences. Former Prima Ballerina Étoile of the Teatro Comunale of Florence, she has danced in the most important theaters under world famous choreographers. As artistic director of the Florence Dance Center and co-founder of the Florence Dance Festival, she continues in her untiring commitment to spread dancing in all its forms. CV:
She began studying dance in 1965, and completed her technical and artistic training with leading international teachers. She has won numerous prizes and has extensive experience on both a professional and teaching level in addition to carrying out an intensive activity as a choreographer. CV:
Born in Florence, she started dancing as a child and trained at the Florence Dance Center, where she studied classical ballet, contemporary dance and tip-tap. She has taken part in numerous performances put on by the Florence Dance Center and worked for the RAI (Italy’s national TV company), as well as dedicating much of her time to teaching. CV:
CLASSICAL BALLET - CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Focus on your potential and every day push yourself a little further than your limits. This is what student and teacher do together.
Gabriella can boast a solid background and extensive experience as a teacher, but through teaching she started off on her own research journey, focusing on physical energy, in which dance becomes a risk, instinct, speed and expressiveness. CV:
My work springs from an inner need that varies continuously and finds expression in movement and in the experimentation of the body’s possibilities... The ability to have a body that is powerful and explosive but also fragile and impulsive at the same time ...
Angelo began his career as a choreographer in 2011, and since then has created and danced in major performances all over Italy and Europe. Since 2012 he has been collaborating on a permanent level with Marga Nativo and Keith Ferrone. CV:
Imagining, then creating and being able to see on the stage exactly what you wanted to impart, in a movement that belongs to you. A privilege I never like to relinquish.
After watching a flamenco show, Carlo decided to start studying this spectacular dance. Ever since then he has studied under Italian and Spanish teachers, collaborating with the Fuente de Luz group and performing all over Italy. CV:
A smile is the most precious gesture for giving pleasure and being remembered!
Giorgio started practicing yoga after years of experience in the theater. He studied under famous international teachers and specialized in San Francisco (USA) in 2006. He teaches in numerous Florentine schools and is often invited as guest teacher at prestigious foreign institutes. CV:
Yoga is a complete science of life; it is the most ancient method of personal growth in the world and includes the body, mind and spirit.
He approached the world of dancing in 1994 and immediately discovered a passion for Hip Hop. Since then Gigi has never stopped studying, taking part in workshops and specialization courses with national and international hip-hop teachers. He has won numerous prizes and represents a focal point in Tuscany and Italy in this discipline. CV:
With a degree in classical literature, Silvia is a journalist and critic and works for specialized Italian and foreign magazines. She prepares essays and conferences on dance-theater for the main Italian festivals and theaters and is a history lecturer at the Urbino, Venice, Siena and Florence Universities. The author of monographs, she also collaborated in writing Storia della danza italiana- History of Italian Dance (2011). CV:
THE HISTORY OF THE DANCE
We are used to looking and not seeing. My job is to teach how to observe and cultivate a critical sense.
Mara began studying modern dance and soon realized that a single way of dancing and conceiving the body was not enough for her so she began to experiment with different styles, attending schools and workshops throughout Italy. She teaches modern dance, postural gymnastics, stretching, muscle strengthening and spontaneous dance classes. She also continues to pursue her career as a dancer with great success. CV: