Our Team

Angelo Ruggieri

Principal / Artist Director

Angelo Ruggieri

Angelo’s brilliant career started when he graduated from the renowned dance academy Accademia Napoletana di Danza Lyceum of Mara Fusco and from the Teatro Massimo Dance School in Palermo, where he excelled in Ballet, Lyrical Jazz, Contemporary Dance, Pas de Deux and Repertory.

Angelo danced in Italy and abroad as a principal and soloist in a variety of productions, and with recognised companies and industry professionals such as the European Ballet (‘Coppelia’), Password Company (‘Sea Inside’, ‘Michelangelo’), I due Golfi Ballet (‘Cats’, ‘Chicago’, ‘Moulin Rouge’), Balletto di Napoli (‘America’), Teatro Massimo in Palermo (‘The seven deadly sins’ with Ute Lemper, choreography by Micha Van Hoecke, also in ‘Les Contes d’Hoffman’ by Jérôme Savary -Director of Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique- and with Opera singer Vincenzo La Scola, then in ‘Shalom’ with Amii Stewart), and Hamburg Ballet (‘The Lady of the Camellias’),TATE Britain (Festival 2010).

He took part in many TV productions for RAI,  SKY, BBC.

He was a choreographer, teacher and the principal for Teatro Bellini in Naples (‘Chicago’, ‘Moulin Rouge’) Teatro Diana in Naples (‘High School Musical’ in 2005), Teatro Delle Palme.

He acted as a judge for IDTA Award Ballet Dance Festival in 2014 and 2015 (IDTA South East Theatre area in Addlestone).

Angelo is an active member and an IDTA (International Dance Teacher Association) Fellow qualified teacher, CID Unesco member (International Dance Council), NDTA (National Dance Teacher Association), ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance) and currently studying to upgrade his teaching skills at The Royal Ballet School.

Jingxue Li 

Jingxue was born in China. He started to dance at Liaoning ballet school were specialist in Ballet and Traditional Chinese Dance. In China, the performance in a variety of dance shows in the university’s art festival as a principle. In London, Jing still dancing in several RDA's productions.

He graduated from De Montfort University with First Class degree BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance in 2013 and today he is a Managing and Marketing Director of the Academy both in London and China.

Jing collaborates with Angelo in show productions and being part of the judging panel of IDTA Award Ballet Dance Festival 2014/15 (London).

 

 

Jingxue Li

Principal / Managing Director

Sandra Corsini

Sandra Soeiro Corsini started her studies in São Paulo with Halina Biernacka, her formation was completed in Rio de Janeiro with Evgenia Fedorova, a Russian teacher who contributed to finding the 1st School to represent the Bolshoi Ballet in Brazil. her career, she danced as a guest ballerina in a number of festivals e dance receiving multiple awards. She was also a soloist of the following companies: Halina Bernarcka Cia. Jovem, Cia. Ismael Guizer, Grupo Troika of the Russian Community in Brazil ( with Coppelia, La Bayedère, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, The Carnival of Venice, White Swan). Sandra holds a Medical Sciences degree in Physiotherapy with a specialization on Posturology, working with the prevention of injuries in Ballet dancers.

Sandra Corsini

Alice Lunedei

Alice was born in Italy she started her ballet studies in Florence at the Accademia Internazionale Coreuta , where she graduated. She went to the New Zeland Ballet School, Royal Ballet of Flanders and Koblenz ballet company . She danced also in St Petersburg for the VKBC international ballet competition where she won the second price in classical ballet and contemporary ballet. Last year she danced in New York for the VKBC where she won the best interpretation of the classical and contemporary compulsory solo. She worked with the following choreographers: Craing Davidson , Adam Rutherford , Angelo Egarese . Now she is working RDA ballet academy and she will attend courses to become a Gyrotonic master trainer.

Alice Lunedei

Valeria Famularo

Valeria Famularo

Valeria started her dance training in Napoli, where she studied ballet, contemporary and modern techniques at the academy ‘Lyceum’ directed by Mara Fusco.

In 2008, Valeria decided to deepen her contemporary dance training by joining ‘Modem Studio Atelier’, a professional training directed by Roberto Zappalà. Here she studied and performed in works by Loris Petrillo, Roberto Zappalà, Giannalberto de Filippis & Michal Mualem, and Matteo Moles.

From 2009 to 2011, she worked for the dance theatre company ‘Borderline Danza’, directed by Claudio Malangone, touring the productions ‘Legami’, ‘Variazioni Barocche’, ‘Rach-Party’ and ‘Brainstorming’.

In 2014, Valeria achieved a First Class Honours degree in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. During her years at Laban, she performed at the Brighton Festival in the installation ‘On Balance’ with the choreographies of Charles Linehan, and at the Deal Festival in ‘Morriña’ by Tony Tathcher.

Since then, her piece ‘Study of Hands #1’ has been performed at Echo Echo Festival (Derry), The Friday League (London) and Under 25 Festival/Teatro Studio Uno (Rome). Valeria joined LAM dance theatre for the R&D with the piece ‘Sick and Tired’ and she performed choreographies by Kristine Simmerlade; ‘The Infinite Bridge’ - a multi-disciplinary performance at the Royal College of Music.

Diletta Cianciotta

Her education started with the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) method, later she started the Vaganova method Domenico Iannone and Horton style in contemporary dance with Sabrina Speranza.

In 2012 she took part in competitions like “Competizione Vancliffen” and “Lecce Danza in Scena”, where she won a scholarship and a third place.  Later she studied at the Alvin Ailey School with teachers as Elizabeth Roxas, Ana Marie Forsythe, Hollie Wright, Eddie Stockton.

In 2014 she was accepted at the “Professional Division Summer Intensive Program” of the Alvin Ailey School. In 2015 and 2016 she performed as a swing in the show “Spring Awakening” in Milan. She also performed in the show “Midsummer Night Circus” at the “Teatro Nazionale”. She performed in the same show at the “Teatro Della Luna” and in “Expo Fiera” in Milan and she was the assistant of the choreographer Stefano Bontempi.

In 2016 she took a Diploma issued by “MTS - Musical the School” in Milan.

Diletta Cianciotta 

GUEST TEACHERS

Vira Kharchenko

Vira was born in Ukraine. She graduated from Ballet dancer and teacher of choreographic disciplines
Kiev Municipal Ukrainian Dance Academy named after Serge Lifar. Bachelor of Choreography, Choreography Teacher National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. 

Soloist dancer, principal soloist dancer for Astrakhan State Theatre of Opera and Ballet: Swan Lake - Odette and Odile, Giselle, TheNutcracker (Marie), SleepingBeauty, Romeo and Juliet, DonQuixote, EdithPiaf, La Bayadère, Le Corsaire, Flames of Paris.

 

Vira Kharchenko

Cindy Corinne Ciunfrini

Cindy was born in Italy to an English mother and Italian father. She studied dance in her mother’s ballet school in Italy until the age of 18 and then went to London to continue her studies at London Studio Centre, graduating in 2007. Cindy toured with Images of Dance in ‘Don Quixote’, Matthew Hart’s ‘The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’ and Matthew Bourne’s ‘Infernal Galop’.

After graduating, Cindy joined European Ballet, performing in ‘Coppelia’ in a UK tour. She also worked with London College of Fashion in Interface between the body, costume and performance for a Marie – Gabrielle production. Cindy went on to dance in Matthew Bourne’s ‘Edward Scissorhands’ at Sydney Opera House in May 2008 followed by the European tour. She took part in the movies ‘Street Dance’ and ‘Walking on Sunshine’ and also performed on the P&O ship ‘Oriana’ around Europe and the Caribbean. She later danced on Broadway and then in Europe with Matthew Bourne’s ‘Swan Lake’ and performed in the 3D film version of the work.

Cindy performed in the ‘Phantom of the Opera’ UK tour 2012/2013. Early last year Cindy just finished performing in the latest ‘Edward Scissorhands’ with Matthew Bourne 2014/2015.

Cindy loves teaching and passing her experiences on to all age groups.

Cindy Corinne Ciunfrini

Alex Forster 

Alex Forster

Alex Forster has worked closely with Andrew Lloyd Webber as a performer and dance captain in London's West End for over 15 years. Join us, and learn real Broadway audition pieces!

Alex was born and raised in London, England. His first job was at the age of 12 working with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber on a show called Young Apollo. He went on to train at the prestigious Arts Educational School in London where he was awarded the Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarship for Musical Theatre.

During his time at college, Alex performed at the Royal Variety Performance and the Brit Awards working for Arlene Phillips. After graduating, Alex went straight into work. His first job was Sir Andrew Lloyd Webbers 'Sunset Boulevard', working with Sir Trevor Nunn and the legendary Bob Avion. Alex was the youngest cast member in the history of the show.

His next show was 'Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,' teaming up with Andrew Lloyd Webber and again becoming the youngest person in the history of the show to play the title role of Joseph on stage.

Many shows followed including 'LES MISERABLES' 'RENT' and 'WE WILL ROCK YOU' which he made his home for 6 years. Alex performed and acted as Dance Captain, working alongside Ben Elton, the legendary Brian May, and again with Arlene Phillips.

Susanna Sastro

Soloist at Maurice Bejart Dance Company with " SACRE DU PRINTEMPS",

Gianni Versace designed her dance costume and Maurice Bejart created a special character for her ‘La Mort’. 

She works with Sylvie Guillem, Jorge Donn, Ute Lemper, Anne Chaplin, Peter Schaufuss, Michaël Denard, Opèra de Paris Garner.

Today Ms Sastro is a notorious and innovative choreographer who is invited internationally to train and choreograph professional dancers and dance companies.

Susanna Sastro 

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