Giuseppe Spota

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Born in Bari on 09-07-1983, he began his dance studies in his hometown and then completed his professional training at the “Scuola del Balletto di Toscana” directed by Cristina Bozzolini.

Since 2002, he started his professional career and become a part of the “Balletto di Roma” under the artistic direction of Franca Bartolomei, Walter Zappolini and Cristina Bozzolini, performing in “Romeo and Juliet” from Fabrizio Monteverde.

Later he worked for “Gruppo Nuova Danza Treviso”, Notre Dame de Paris (Choreography Martino Müller) and in August 2004 he joins “Compagnia Aterballetto” under the artistic direction of Mauro Bigonzetti. During the next 4 years with Aterballetto, Giuseppe has the opportunity to perform choreographies from Jirí Kylián, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, the same Mauro Bigonzetti and participate to numerous national and international festivals. In 2009 he decides to expand his professional experience abroad, becoming part of the Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart under the artistic direction of Eric Gauthier, working with choreographers such as Christian Spuck, Paul Lightfoot/Sol Leon, Hans van Manen, Itzik Galili, Francesco Nappa and Eric Gauthier.

After this first experience abroad, from 2010/11, Spota becomes part of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden under the artistic direction of Stephan Thoss. Four years of an extensive exchange with Thoss will begin a deep interest in choreography, debuting 2 great works at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden and receiving commissions that will become part of the repertoire of the company.

In addition to cultivating this passion for choreography, Spota continues to work as a dancer with choreographers as Jirí Kylián, Johan Inger, Medhi Walerski and Stephan Thoss.

In 2011, Spota receives “THE FAUST”, the German Theater Prize for best dancer of the year for his performance in “Blaubart” from Stephan Thoss.

That same year he ranks 2nd place at the Hanover International Choreographic Competition, with his first choreography „UN / ATTAINABLE“.

In 2012, he was awarded as “Emerging Italian Talent abroad”, by a jury composed by reviewers of Dance Magazines like Dance for you (Germany), Dance Europe (England) and Danza&Danza (Italy).

From 2013/14 to date, Giuseppe decides to devote himself fully to choreography by starting his collaborations with Aterballetto, Staatstheater Mainz, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Gauthier Dance Theater, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Theater Regensburg, Theater Ulm, Croatian National Theatre Ivana pl. Zajca and others. In the summer of 2015 he is given the opportunity to participate in the Beijing International Ballet Gala featuring excerpts of his creations. After continuing the collaboration with Stephan Thoss at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, as his choreographic assistant, Spota has moved on to become the artistic director of the dance company MIR Gelsenkirchen in Germany in 2019.