Vittoria De Ferrari Sapetto
Born in Rio De Janeiro in 1979, Vittoria De Ferrari Sapetto started with classical ballet in Genoa, Italy at the age of six. Later on she studied traditional African dance and at the age of eighteen she continued into modern jazz and modern. In 1997 she started to dance and tour with the traditional African dance group Tam Tam Magique. From 2001 onwards she danced in a number of operas in Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa.
In 2002 De Ferrari Sapetto moved to Brussels to start working in the contemporary dance-field. Since then she danced in pieces by Jan Fabre (Prometheus - Landscape II), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Puz/zle), Damien Jalet (Les Médusés), Quan Bui Ngoc (Untold), Akram Khan (Abide With Me, Olympic Games Ceremony 2012), Romeo Castellucci (Uso Umano di Esseri Umani), Davis Freeman, Arco Renz, Andy Deneys, Koen De Preter, Frey Faust and Felix Ruckert.
Since 2013 she started her own projects and collaborations, that brought her to be a resident artist in Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, where she created the solo Reborn for the Little Victories gallery, and a dance video Closer that was projected in a loop in the Arsenal of the biennale of Venice 2015. In 2014 she created another solo: 088. One year later she joined dance company Virgilio Sieni and performed with them in Atlante del Gesto (Fondazione Prada, Milan), 1265 Divina Commedia (Palazzo Vecchio, Florence) and toured with Preludio, Le Sacre and La Mer. In April 2016 she was co-producer at company DEJADONNE for the new production In Pasto al Pubblico that premiered at the Festival Fabbrica Europa 2016 in Florence. She was assistant-choreographer for Babel 7.16 by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet for the Festival d’Avignon 2016. She also teaches classes and workshop around the world and is a regular teacher at the SEAD Academy in Salzburg.