Simona Chiesa

Simona Chiesa

Ho iniziato a frequentare le lezioni di danza dall’età di 4 anni prima a livello amatoriale e poi più seriamente entrando nella Scuola di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala per nove anni e poi ballando nel Corpo di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala fino a fine carriera.

As I grew up, my passion became modern and contemporary dance, but I am convinced that the study of classical dance, especially when approached at a young age, is fundamental for coordination and mastery of movement, for having a beautiful posture (which is unfortunately very rare in young people today), which goes beyond the discipline itself.

Rigorous form, meticulous attention to detail and a sense of aesthetics develop great awareness and self-discipline in the student, which is always useful, especially if approached with a smile.

Group work, performed as a chorus, helps them to stay together and compare themselves sportingly with their companions, while at the same time doing individual work, measuring themselves against their own difficulties.

COURSES Ballet 4th courseDanza classica  5° corsoStrengtheningcontemporary danceGyrokinesisStretching for musicians

Simona Chiesa graduated from the Scuola di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala. She won a scholarship for the 1st Master Course at Aterballetto in Reggio Emilia. In 1984 she joined the Corps de Ballet of the Teatro alla Scala. He obtained solo roles in both classical and modern choreographies with choreographers such as Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Glenn Tetley, Louis Falco, Robert North, Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Olga Roriz, Virgilio Sieni, Massimo Morricone, Enzo Cosimi, Iacopo Godani. At the same time she deepened her training in contemporary dance with Larrio Ekson, Jorma Uotinen, Mathilde Monnier, Suzanne Linke, Joseph Russillo, Elisabeth Corbett, Dieter Heikampf, Dominique Mercy, Steven Petronio, Susanna Beltrami, Luisa Casiraghi and participating in the creations of some of them. As part of the 1990 La Scala Workshop project, she created her first choreography and later for the Contemporary Italian Choreography evenings. In 1992 he specialised by attending the International Course for Professional Choreographers and Composers at Guilford University in London. Since 1994 she has collaborated with several opera directors such as Pier'Alli, Giorgio Ferrara, Marina Bianchi, and Joseph Rochlitz in the most important theatres (Teatro alla Scala, Opera di Roma, Carlo Felice di Genova, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Nuova Opera di Firenze, Teatro Real Madrid, Festival di Spoleto) for choreographies and stage movements for dancers, chorus and singers. In 2003 and 2005 she was personally invited by the international étoile Sylvie Guillem for her tour in Japan with the evening Trois Histoires d'Amours. In 2006 she participated with her own choreography in the international production Aida on Fire on a world tour. Since 2005 she has collaborated with Outfit Milano and various agencies for the creation of events and fashion shows (Patty Shelabarger, Framesi, Orologi Piguet, Canali, Bang & Olufsen, Brasile Oggi, Fila, Police, Benetton). She has been teaching classical and contemporary dance for many years: Centro Studi Danza (Mendrisio, dir. Halina Piekos), Istituto Coreutico (Bergamo, dir. Roberta Tosi), Civico Istituto Musicale Brera (Novara, dir. Deda Cristina Colonna), Scuola del Teatro Musicale (Novara, dir. Marco Iacomelli), MDM Academy (Milan, dir. Chiara Cattaneo), Cavallerispaziodanza (Milan, dir. Laura Cavalleri ), Ricordi Music School Milan, Mudra (Cesate, dir. Cinzia Brucoli). Since 2012 she has been a trainer of the Gyrokinesis® method.

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