Italy – CSC
Lara Crippa, born in Padua, spent her early years travelling and dancing. She studied ballet at the Academy Comini following methods Vaganova and Cecchetti, completing her repertoire studies with Elisabetta Terabust and ballet masters Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens. She also studied Graham technique with Susan Sentler, and went to Vienna to deepen her studies in modern/contemporary technique (Limon, Cunningham, Horton, Flying). At 20 she won a fellowship for the first Professional Dancers Course held in Rovigo and Ferrara, where she studied the Italian contemporary repertoire (M. Bigonzetti, F. Monteverde, V. Sieni). She danced for Dimensione Balletto, Fabula Saltica, Il Posto and Tango Maudit. She started then to teach Ballet, with a Diploma in barre technique at the Academy Teatro alla Scala. At the same time she completed her classical studies and graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice (2000), followed by a Master degree in Technical Translation after which she worked for four years as Foreign Marketing responsible. Thereafter she had a seven years full-time teaching experience at secondary school, and kept working as technical English translator and interpreter. In Venice she also obtained a diploma in Managing and Promoting Cultural Events, after which she collaborated for two years with the Biennale of Venice, following the promotion of the Dance Academy – directed by Carolyn Carlson – and the UNESCO projects related to Dance/Music/Theatre. Moreover she was responsible for the President’s guests during Biennale Cinema. Since 2010 she has been specializing in Social Media Marketing, teaching web strategies and content creation. She collaborates as dance consultant for different e-zines, besides the creation of the Dance Blog Parole di Danza. She writes for Corriere della Sera | Corriere del Veneto – Sguardi di Danza, ABCDance Blog, and the specialized web magazine Dance&Culture. Among other collaborations: panel in dance competition, further training courses, and critical dance presentations. In November 2016 Micha van Hoecke put on stage her interview: Pensieri dell’Anima (OFFBEAT.lab project).