Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer
Livia Massarelli (1991) is a freelance dancer, teacher, choreographer and artistic coach.
Livia has performed with Dora Frankel, Edge Company, BarberDance, SkogDans and she was part of "The Grain" project with Avant Garde Dance Company. She has performed in Italy, Uk, Scotland, Austria and Portugal in choreographies by Shobana Jeyasingh, Tony Adigun, Patricia Okenwa, Allen and Karen Kaeja, Emanuel Gat, Claudia Castellucci, Malou Airaudo, Rodolfo Leoni, Sara Lourenco, Andrea Palombi, Francesca Lombardo, Ricky Bonavita, Giovanna Velardi.
In 2017 Livia performed with the international touring dance company EDGE17 based at The Place (London), and she graduated as a PostGraduate student at London Contemporary Dance School.
In 2013 She graduated with honours from Accademia Nazionale di Danza of Rome, and she completed the course International Dance Program directed by Sara Lourenco and Andrea Palombi. She has studied and worked with world-renown artists participating in workshops and festivals such as Impulztanz, Biennale Danza, Festival Dei Due Mondi, Dance Umbrella.
Livia is also interested in the choreographic research.
From 2011 she is investigating her own voice in the choreographic world. Her solo "Lichtspiel Dance" has been selected in the festival "Nutrimenti 2011" and her own choreographies have been presented at festivals as "Terni Festival 2018" (Italy) "Resolution Festival 2018-2019" (United Kingdom), "Prospettiva Nevskij 2018" (Italy) "Terni Festival 2015" (Italy), "Festival Arte E Scienza 2014" (Italy) "The Play Space 2017" (UK) and in venues as Casa Das Artes (Portugal), Caos Centro Arti Opificio Siri (Italy), Tripspace (UK) and the Italian Parliament (Italy).
As a teacher Livia has taught workshops and professional classes at Dance City (New Castle), Centre for Advanced Training at The Place, The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, the Andover College and at the workshop "Crescer alèm da danca" in Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal.
From 2018 Livia is a dance teacher fo Avant Garde Dance Company and Shobana Jeyasigh Dance Company. From 2019 Livia is collaborating with The Creative Learning Department of The Place Theatre.
From 2018 Livia has been teaching Ballet and Contemporary Dance at Rise Studios School in London.
In August 2019 Livia got the qualification "CACHE Level 2 certificate in understanding children and young people mental health".
Moreover, she has taught Ballet, and Contemporary Dance at the dance school E1 in Terni (Italy) and she is assistant of the teacher and choreographer Jessica Iwanson during her audition and workshops in Italy.
Livia is particularly interested in the dancers wellbeing and she is currently research on meditation as a tool to support freelance dancers in navigating their career and improve their performance.
She is currently leading meditation workshop for dancers.
Moreover, she is working as artistic coach and mentor.
photo by James Beresford