Melissa Ugolini

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Melissa Ugolini

Born in Italy, Melissa Ugolini is currently based in Berlin and works as a performer, dance educator and creative internationally. Current collaborations include Anouk Van Dijk and Falk Richter (Münchner Kammerspiele), Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon (Cie7273) and Peter Svenzon (Art of Spectra). After graduating in 2011 from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (UK) winning an award for Outstanding Achievement, Melissa started off her career with the Akram Khan Company (2012), then joined the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet (2013 - 2017). In 2016, she started a long-term artistic collaboration with the Aakash Odedra Company as performer, rehearsal director and associate artist whilst engaging with several other multi-disciplinary creative partnerships including choreographer Rosana Ribeiro (Selva) among others. Melissa shares her movement research and practice through workshops directed both to dance professionals and non-professionals, with a strong focus on the research for authenticity, moving away from unhealthy dynamics deriving from product and goal-oriented approaches. 

As of: March 2024

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