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Nicolò Abbattista

Nicolò began his dance studied in his hometown, Molfetta, attending ballet, modern and contemporary classes. After his classical education, he moved to Milano where he graduated, three years later, at M.A.S. Music Arts and Show Academy.
In 2012 he graduated in Communication and Psychology at Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca.

Thereafter he deepened the study of contemporary repertoire with the artists: Mats Ek, Alvin Alley, W. Mc Gregor, Trisha Brown, Akram Khan, ICK, Ultima Vez, MK, Nederlands Dance Theatre, Vertigo Dance Company.
In 2011 Nicolò founded the contemporary dance company Lost Movement.

Nicolò received different national and international award for his company work, such as: Concorso Coreografico Danz’è 2015 (Festival Oriente Occidente), Premio Prospettiva Danza Teatro 2017, IDACO (New York), Gdansk Festival Tanca (Polonia), Abelianodanza Contest 2018.

During the years he has dedicated himself to teaching contemporary technique and Dance History in both private and public Schools in Lombardia, Piemonte, Liguria, Puglia, Abruzzo, Toscana. He collaborated with Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera for site-specific performances and performative meetings.

In 2014/2015 he attended the Master I level in Spettacolo, Impresa e Società at Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca.

In 2015 Nicolò founded, together with Christian Consalvo, “ArteMente”- Professional Dance Training Center in Milan, where he is Co-Artistic Director and Teacher of contemporary technique and Dance History.
In 2017 he attended the Choreographic Dance Master organised by Aterballetto.

During these years he continues to study and research inside contemporary languages and participated (between 2017 and 2018), in different Gaga Intensive Courses studying Gaga/dancers, Batsheva Repertoire and Methodics with: Ohad Naharin, Matan David, Michal Sayfan, Yaara Moses e Doron Raz.

In July 2018 he collaborated with Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo holding a conference about Hofesh Shechter and his work “SHOW”, inside Vignale Danza Festival.

His choreographic activity is supported by: Festival Oriente Occidente, CID – Centro Internazionale della Danza di Rovereto, OPLAS – Centro Regionale Danza Umbria, Fattoria Vittadini, Teatrino dei Fondi, Consorzio Coreografi Danza d’Autore Con.Cor.D.A, Residenze Artistiche Toscane and Fondazione Milano.

In 2019 he participated as juror in the selection process of “theWorkRoom” artistic recidency project, by Fattoria Vittadini.

In 2019 he has been Project Manager and co- founder of “Milano Dancing City”, a project to bring ordinary people closer to dance and theatre.

In 2021 he was selected for the Choreographic Master “Next Generation Choreographer” promoted by Fondazione Nazionale della Danza Aterballetto and in the same year he founded, together with other 6 professionals of dance, Arcartis – Association for Social Promotion.