COB OPUS BALLET COMPANY Artistic Direction Rosanna Brocanello

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Rosanna Brocanello

Rosanna Brocanello was born in Genoa, Italy. She trained at the dance school of Giannina Censi, a well-known futurist dancer, and later continued her studies with Rossella Hightower, M. Miskovitch and Victor Rona. She completed her ballet training with Riccardo Nunez. She learned the Graham technique with Elsa Piperno and Joseph Fontano. She made her debut at the International Festival of Nervi with the London Festival Ballet in The Nutcracker. She returned to
the International Festival of Nervi with the Off Jazz Dance Company, directed by Gianin Loringett and again with Louis Falco Dance Company of New York in a work produced by the International Festival of Nervi that then toured all over Europe. She worked with choreographers such as Matt Mattox, Peter Goss, and then in Paris with Kim Kam (Limon technique). She also collaborated on the choreography of the musical comedy “Musical” with the group of the Teatro Stabile in Genoa directed by Gian Maria Volonté.
In 1984 she moved to Florence where she founded and directed the Hot Jazz Dance company that later became Opus Ballet, developing a new choreographic language, which was the result of in- depth research in the field of modern and contemporary dance. She collaborated with Police drummer Stewart Copeland on the ballet “The Great Friend Meaulness”. In 1999 she founded the Opus Ballet Cultural Association and continues today as artistic director of the Opus Ballet Company. From 2000 to 2004 she co-directed the Tuscan Ballet School with Cristina Bozzolini.
Then from 2004, together with Daniel Tinazzi, she co-founded and co-directed the OPUS BALLET International Dance Center in Florence. She holds masterclasses and courses for dance teachers throughout Italy and abroad, and she is invited as a jury member to international choreographic competitions.