Name: Michela

Surname: Pesce

Artist name: Samaki 

WORK EXPERIENCE

1992                      Ensemble - “Siamo arrivati in America” by  Compagnia I Paroikus.

1995 – 2000           Ensemble, Chorus (mezzosoprano) & Choreographer - “Verso la resurrezione e la vita” by Compagnia I Paroikus. Rome, Bozen, Foggia, Genova,                                 Latina.

1998 – 2000           Ensemble, Chorus (mezzosoprano) & Choreographer - “Joseph, The Dreamer” by Compagnia I Paroikus . Rome, Bozen.

2000 – 2003           Ensemble, Chorus (mezzosoprano) & Choreographer - “The Prodigal Son” by Compagnia I Paroikus.

2003                      Lead Actress - “My Fair Lady” by Compagnia I Paroikus.

2004                      Dancer - TV Show Rai 1, choreographed by P.L. Grisòn & K. Apolito.

2004 – 2007           Lead Actress & Choreographer - “Puss in boots” by Compagnia I Paroikus.

2006                      Choreographer - “Vivi la vita, vivila” directed by Laura Ferrarese, Bozen.

2006 – 2007           Ensemble, Chorus (mezzosoprano) & Choreographer - “Joseph, The Dreamer” - Remake by Compagnia I Paroikus.

2007                      Performer & Promoter – in collaboration with Rita Cerri and Amalia D’Asaro authors  of the book “Ma Raffaello dov’è?”.

2008                      Lead Actress - “L’ultima spiaggia” short film directed by Pierpaolo Rella.

                             Choreographer - “Chiedo scusa se parlo di Gaber” directed by Gisella Anselmi. Teatro Verde of Rome, Teatro comunale of Terni, Veroli, Amone                                   and San Vito Romano.

2009                      Actress, Dancer, Chorus (mezzosoprano) & Choreographer - “Robin Hood & Co” by Compagnia I Paroikus.

2010                      Actress & Ensemble - “Il caso Majorana” directed by Gigi Proietti. Teatro Vittoria, Roma.

                             Actress & Choreographer - “Il fantasma del castello di Mackerony” by Compagnia I Paroikus.

                             Tap Dancer & Chorus (alto) - “Tip Tap Show" directed and choreographed by Cesare Vangeli, music by Maestro Emiliano Begni. Teatro Sistina,                                   Rome.

                             Ensemble - "Crooner” directed by Manolo Cristian and choreographed by Cesare Vangeli.

2011                      Company member - “Jugglers Without Borders” – International street performance troupe, Tanzania, Africa.

                             Tap Dancer & Chorus (alto) - “Tip Tap Show" directed and choreographed by Cesare Vangeli, music by Maestro Emiliano Begni. Teatro comunale,                               Lanciano.

2012                      Actress & Choreographer - “Il ritorno di Ulisse” by Compagnia I Paroikus.

2013                      Assistant Director - “Cuore Matto” Circus show directed by Andrea Farnetani.

                             Assistant Director - “SHH” Circus show directed by Massimo Albano.

                             Choreographer – “Dance of the Hours” Juggling performance by Shay Wapniaz.

2014 to date         Creative Director & Performer – “Samaki”, a series of original solo stand alone performances & shows.

2014                      Director - “Ni avec tois, ni sains tois” – Circus show by Compagnia Circo Bipolar.

                             Show Extract from “Dance the Shoes” – “Sashaman and Friends – V edition” – Teatro Cassia, Roma.

2015                      Dancer, Actress & Chorus (alto) - “I Love Cole” – directed by Cesare Vangeli, music by Maestro Marco Bosco. Huittinen, West Finland College.

                             Actress, Choreographer & Artistic Director - “Il Fantasma del Castello di Mackerony” – remake by Compagnia “Fenici e contenti”.

                             Lead Actress - “Il giorno della Tartaruga” directed by Cesare Vangeli, music by Maestro Emiliano Begni. Teatro dei Documenti, Rome.

                             "Tap&Rope" and "Tap Dancing in the rain" - "Immacolato Varietà", Variety Show, Viagrande (CT, Italy)  

2016                      Actress, Ensemble & Choreography Assistant - "Rudy, the Italian Myth” directed by Cesare Vangeli, music by Maestro Marco Bosco. Sylvaan                                       Koulun Auditorium, Sastamala (Finandia).

                             Actress, Choreographer & Artistic Director - “Il Fantasma del Castello di Mackerony” – remake by Compagnia “Fenici e contenti”.

​                             Tap dancer - “Tip Tap Show" directed by Cesare Vangeli, music by Maestro Carlo Capobianchi. Teatro Carcano, Milano.

                             "Tap&Rope" and Hats Act – “Petit Cabaret 1924” – Chapiteau de Cirque.

                             "Tap&Rope" and "Tap Dancing in the rain" - Gran Gala, Malo Juggling Festival, Malo (VI, Italy).

                             "SaMike" - Hat Juggling Duo with Mike Rollins, Gran Gala, Malo Juggling Festival, Malo (VI, Italy).

                             MC - "Cabariot" - Variety Show, La Torre, Rome (Italy).   

                             "Confused Girl" - Teatro La Vittoria, Ostra (AN, Italy).

2017                      "Tap&Rope" -  “Wunder Show​ - XV edition”, Vittoria (RG, Italy).

                             Tap Dancer - "Fragments Reloaded" - directed and choreographed by Sharon Lavi. SAT Teatre, Barcelona (Spain).

                             Dancer - "Il Mio Funky" - Official videoclip of the new single of Tony Maiello.

                             MC - Gran Gala, Ursino Busker Festival, Variety Show, Catania (Italy).                             

                             Choreography Assistant - "Caboom" - Sebastian Weber Dance Company - directed by Sebastian Weber. Lofft Theater, Leipzig; Blue Tap, Berlin;                                  Ludwigs Theater, Aschaffenburg (Germany).

2018                      Hats Act - "Cabaret Circense", Variety Show, Sala del Carmine, Orvieto (TR, Italy).

                             "TapHats" e "Tap&Rope" - "Teverina Winter Circus", Variety Show, Celleno (VT, Italy).

                             Co-MC and "Tap&Rope" - "C.A.B.A.R.E'", Variety Show, Teatro Furio Camillo, Rome (Italy).

                             "Confused Girl" - JAPAN TOUR - Toyokan Theater in Tokyo, Yokohama, Okinawa (Japan). 

                             "SaMike" -  Hat Juggling Duo with Mike Rollins, Variety Show, Convention Brianzola, Imbersago (LC, Italy).                           

                             Choreography Assistant - "Cowboys" - Sebastian Weber Dance Company - directed by Sebastian Weber. Lofft Theater, Leipzig; Tanz-Tausch                                       Festival, Cologne (Germany).

                             "TapHats" - "C.A.B.A.R.E'", Variety Show, Teatro Furio Camillo, Rome (Italy).

                             "TapHats" and "Tap&Rope" - "Settesimo Cabaret", Teatro della Caduta (Torino, Italy). 
                             Choreography Assistant - "Caboom" - Sebastian Weber Dance Company - directed by Sebastian Weber. Tempel Theatre, Karlsruhe (Germany).

2019                      Tap Dancer - "Cowboys" - Short Film -  Sebastian Weber Dance Company - directed by Sebastian Weber. Leipzig (Germany).

                             "Confused Girl" - Chapiteau de Cirque - Circo Stella, Frosinone (Rome, Italy).

                             "Confused Girl" Chapiteau de Cirque - Circo Rosso, Rome (Italy).

                             Model for Anna Kemp®, indoor and outdoor photo shooting.

                             Choreography Assistant - "Touch" - Sebastian Weber Dance Company - directed by Sebastian Weber. Lofft Theater, Leipzig (Germany). 

                             Choreography Assistant - "Caboom" - Sebastian Weber Dance Company - Lima Zap Festival, Lima (Perù).

                             Choreography Assistant - "Folk Ficiton" - Sebastian Weber Dance Company - directed by Sebastian Weber. Koblenz (Germany).

                             "Tap&Rope" - TV Show - RAI 1 - Italian National Television - "I Soliti Ignoti, il ritorno".

                             "Confused Girl", "TapHats" and "Tap&Rope" on tour in Japan with Awaji Art Circus Festival - Traveling festival - Awaji Island, Sendai, Ichinosechi,                                 Marumorimachi (Japan).

 

 

DANCE EXPERIENCE

Rhythmic Gymnastics

1988 – 2005           Competed in multiple championships at regional, national and international level (CONI-FIG, Federclubs, MSP), covering all disciplines.

 

Contemporary dance

2003 – 2004           Studied under Richard Move, Bobo Pani, Chiara Ossicini and Francesco Scaletta.

2004                      Performed in “Danse au coeur”, the French festival of contemporary dance in Chartres.

2008 – 2012           Studied Limon Technique with Simona La Causa. In 2010 won the regional contest “Momenti  Magici” with the solo “Io”.

2014 – 2015           Studied Experimental Contemporary Improvisation technique with Davide Romeo.

Modern

2006 – 2008           Modern Fusion with Stefano Vagnoli and Roberta Gallo.

2008 – 2009           Jazz with Linda Dadd at Pineapple Studios, London.

2009 – 2010           Hip Hop with Giancarlo Solinas.

2009 – 2015           Theatre Dance with Cristina Pensiero.

 

Ballet

1990 – 2005           Ballet technique and fitness training as part of the rhythmic gymnastics programme.

2008 – 2009           Bolshoi Ballet, Russian Workout with Evgeny Goremykin at Manor Ballet School, London.

2012                      Studied with Boris Tonin Nickish.

 

Tap Dance

2008 – 2009           Derek Hartley, Pineapple Studios, London.

2010 – 2015           Cesare Vangeli, IALS, Rome.

                             Workshops with Elisangela Marsullo, Philou Nagau, Tom Fletcher & Franco Panizut.

2016 – 2017           Awarded a scholarship for the Professional Program for Tap Dancers at the Luthier School of Dance, Barcelona Directed by Guillem Alonso Alcalay.

 

 

EDUCATION 

2001        High School Certificate, Rome

2005        BSc Physical Education (cum laude) from IUSM, Rome

2007        MSc Sports Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation (110/110 cum laude) from IUSM, Rome

2014        Diploma in Musical Theatre from LIM, Rome – Directed by Cesare Vangeli

Since 2016, the show "Confused Girl" is been invited in many national and international festivals! 

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