... was born in Italy. She trained at the Civica Scuola d'Arte Drammatica P. Grassi in Milan, and at the Folkwang Academy in Essen. She has danced with Teri Weikel, Joachim Schlömer's Kompanie des Deutschen Nationaltheaters Weimar and Rodolpho Leoni Dance. In 1999, she appeared at the Biennalle di Venezia directed by Carolyn Carlson. Cristiana Battistella also choreographs her own work.