Paolo Mangiola is a choreographer, dance educator and performer working within ballet and contemporary dance practices.
Operating through the interstice of codified dance and ordinary movement, he's interested in exploring its relationship in the context of our interconnected society, drawing inspiration from various artistic sources, the web and emerging movements.
As a performer Paolo collaborated and danced for artists and choreographer such as Wayne McGregor, Deborah Hay, Martin Creed, Mauro Bigonzetti and Jacopo Godani.
Alongside his work as a dancer he decided at a young age to devote himself to the exploration of his artistic practice, refining his studies at The Place, London, achieving in 2015 a Master in Choreography.
He created works for the Royal Ballet, Tanztheater Nürnberg, Aterballetto and Balletto di Roma and his choreographies have been performed in theatres as well as in contemporary art galleries and urban spaces in the UK, US, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, Serbia and have been broadcasted worldwide from the cultural platform Nowness.
Currently, he is curating the contemporary dance department at the Scuola del Balletto di Roma. He is a guest teacher of choreography and dance history at the University of Malta and a full time teacher of composition at the English National Ballet School, London.
Paolo was appointed resident choreographer at Balletto di Roma in 2015.
In 2017, Paolo was appointed artistic director of the ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble.
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