After attending the Rotterdam Dance Academy, he immediately began working with several international choreographers, including Bruno Listopad, Felix Ruckert, Virgilio Sieni.
Since 2007, he has presented his creations in numerous national and international festivals.
Starting in 2010 his productions have been included in the network “Anticorpi XL” and supported bymany centers choreographic in Italy and abroad.He was a finalist in the Premio Equilibrio Roma (2011-2013). ROCK ROSE WOW (2013) is the first production of his own dance company, thanks to support from Movin‘Up and. He received the production prize ‘Teatri del Tempo Presente’. In 2014 with L.A.N.D. WHERE IS MY LOVE? he was awarded the production prize “COLLABORACTION” KUDOKU (2016) with the musician Dan Kinzelman, debuted at the International Contemporary Dance Festival of La Biennale di Venezia (I) in June 2016 and was selected by AEROWAVES TWENTY17.The new project,STILL, (premier 25.05.2017) received the Prospettiva Danza Prize (I) and supported by Compagnia di San Paolo “ORA! linguaggi contemporanei _ produzioni innovative”
DAN KINZELMAN was born and raised in the United States but has been living in Italy since 2005.
He quickly rose to prominence on the Italian scene, joining the band of Italian trumpet legend Enrico Rava where he worked as soloist, arranger and musical director, and collaborating with emerging talents of his own generation such as Giovanni Guidi, Simone Graziano and William Tatge.
His work is characterized by a strongly irreverent streak, mixing a profound knowledge of jazz history with a voracious appetite for risk and sonic exploration.
His bands have performed at many of the most important music festivals and clubs in Europe and the USA, including Umbria Jazz (Italy), Treibhaus (Austria), Ausland (DE), Novi Sad Jazz Festival (Serbia), Jazz in Bess (Switzerland), Skylark Chicago (USA), Juttutupa (Finland), to name but a few.