Paolo Mangiola is a choreographer, dance educator and performer working within ballet and contemporary dance practices. Operating through the interstice of codified dance and ordinary movement, he’s interested in exploring its relationship to the transformation of society in the context of globalisation, drawing inspiration from various artistic sources such as visual art, the web and emerging movements.
He created work for the Royal Ballet, Aterballetto and Balletto di Roma and his choreographies have been performed in theatres as well as in contemporary art galleries and urban spaces in the UK, US, Norway, Germany, Italy, Serbia and have been broadcasted worldwide from the cultural platform Nowness.
As a performer Paolo danced for companies such as Aterballetto, Tanztheatre Nurnberg, WM|RD and Cullberg Ballet. He collaborated with artists and choreographer such as Mauro Bigonzetti, Wayne McGregor, Martin Creed, Rui Horta, Stejn Cellis, Jacopo Godani and Deborah Hay.