Massimo Gerardi

... began his dance education in Udine before receiving a scholarship that took him to ATERballetto, where he studied with Olga Evreinoff, Mari Kajiwara, Bronwen Curry, Ronald Brown and Floris Alexander. He began his professional dance career in 1986 at the Teatro Comunale di Firenze and has since been engaged by the Stadttheater Augsburg, ATERballetto, Balletto di Venezia, Teatro la Fenice-Venezia, Nürnberg Ballett/Tanzwerk Nürnberg, Ballett Dortmund, Ballett Linz and Staatstheater Oldenburg. He has worked with choreographers including Amedeo Amodio, Giuseppe Carbone, Birgit Cullberg, Geffrey Cauley, David Sutherland, Jean Renshaw, Jenny Coogan, Rick Kam, Amanda Miller, Rui Horta, Gregor Zöllig, Jacopo Godani, Antonio Gomes, Diane Elshout, Frank Händeler, William Forsythe, Mark Dendy, Robert Poole and Martin Stiefermann. During his afore mentioned engagements as a dancer he also choreographed many pieces for his fellow company members. With two such works he won prizes at the Florence Choreographic Competition in 1998 and at the Hanover Choreographic Competition in 1999. In 1999 he worked as a choreographic assistant on the opera "Carmen" at the Theatre Dortmund where he also assisted Jean Renshaw with her work "Short Ride". In 2001 he was awarded a scholarship from the Stiftung Kunst und Kultur des Landes NRW enabling him to study choreographic practices in progress at the Nederlands Dans Theater, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Icelandic Ballet in Reykjavik and the Göteborg Ballett. To date he has choreographed for the State Conservatory Of Dance in Prag, the Staatstheater Oldenburg, Theatre de Saint Quentin en Yvelines in Paris, Theater Stralsund/Greifswald and the Festival Di Danza in Udine. In 2003 he is making a new work for Ballett Kiel.