Choreographer and stage director Gianni Santucci studied classical dance in Arezzo, Italy (with Giovanna Papi), in Rome (with Michelle Ellis and Hélene Diolot), and in New York (with David Howard and Lisa Danias). He studied modern dance styles both in New York (with Michael Owens, Michelle Assaf and Rick Atwell) and in Rome (with Silvie Moujolle), then continued his studies of contemporary dance in New York (with Alvin Nikolais and Roger Tolle), Rome (with Enrica Palmieri), and France (at the Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson, and at CCN Roubaix-Nord-Pas de Calais). As an artist of great versatility, he has been active at various stages of his career as a dancer (1984–1992) with various Italian companies in Rome, Naples, Taormina, Urbino and Trieste, and with several dance ensembles in New York. Later on he worked as professor of modern dance at the Centre Choréographique National de Roubaix-Nord-Pas de Calais; ballet master of the Bellini Theatre in Catania; teacher of classical and modern dance at a number of schools in Italy France and elsewhere; drama-school teacher; musical-school teacher; stage manager, chiefly of musical theatre productions in Rome and Trieste.
Following an early period as assistant director, he has evolved into a distinguished stage director, having to his credit an impressive list of productions and choreographies.
He teaches Master classes in Communication and Psychological typologies at Arezzo University; Masters in Stage Direction and Communication in Rome; In Bergen, Norway, create a Master in Communication and learning of Arts of the Show, named “Actors and Audience”; he give Masters at the TBM (Theatre Based Medicine) Life style and body education; he thought movement classes at the Actor school Ribalte, in Rome
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