Alessia Della Casa
Photo Credit Santi Leveling
Originally from Switzerland, Alessia (Guest Collaborator & Teaching Artist) completed her ballet studies at the Academy of Riga (Latvia). She moved to New York, where she received a scholarship to complete a 2-year certificate in Cunningham technique. In 2016 she completed a Certificate for Advanced Studies in Performance at SUPSI Academy of Teatro Dimitri, in Switzerland.
In New York, Alessia danced for various artists such as Olsi Gjeci, Sally Bowden, Vanessa Tamburi, Anita Cheng. She started developing her choreographies and was selected to participate in the Choreographic Lab 2014 (Luzern, CH). She is the founder and coordinator of the festival Ticino in Danza and is a board member of IDACO NYC (Italian Dance Connection). In 2017, she was awarded a dance mediation grant by the Cantonal Department of Culture and Reso-Swiss Dance Network for the project Percorsodanza. Shortly after, she was selected for the young audience Lab residency to start developing her work Diventare Cappuccetto Rosso and chosen among the semi-finalists of PREMIO SCHWEIZ with the project DANSONOGRAPHY.
Alessia leads L’Associazione Veicolo Danza in Ticino, Switzerland where she resides since 2015. This organization promotes artistic productions and education opportunities concerning contemporary dance and movement.