Raffaella Galdi CV

Curriculum Vitae Raffaella Galdi

I am Italian, (Genoa, 1973), based in Berlin. I am a teacher, previously a choreographer and dancer. I regularly teach at the DANCEWORKS berlin school, responsible for the education in contemporary dance, improvisation, dance composition and repertoire.

Teaching (from 2009 on going)

Always true to an ongoing process of maturation, my dance pedagogic approach finds its base in three principles: the body-mind connection, the use of the bone structure and its alignment, the relationship of the body to gravity. It encourages to discover the body as an instrument and to deflect from habitual movement pathways. My role as an educator is to coach, guide, assist via suggestions, assignments, exercises and to share and pass on my knowledge.

Dance Intensive Program

Tanzfabrik Berlin

November 2023

From 2016 til 2023

at the DANCEWORKS berlin school 

BA - 3 years professional dance education and TAB - pre professional education

Contemporary dance 


Dance composition 



Open classes in Berlin


LaborGras Studio


Dock 11


Kunstquartier Bethanien

Phynixtanzt Studio

Companies - Theatres

Anna Huber Company - Bern

Cie. Unit Control - Luxembourg

Theatre Heilbronn

Leipziger TanzTheater

Theater Vorpommern

3CL - Luxembourg

Choreographic Futures - Dance Base Limited Scotland - Berlin

Choreographing and Research Projects 

Dance functions as a base and bridges to sound, words, plastic-visual art, employing an inter-disciplinary approach. Research projects are characterised by periods of exploration in which I research thoroughly on a choreographic idea for weeks, months or years. Some research periods give shape to several productions, others just stay a research phase in itself. I have been based as “choreographer in residency” in artblau Tanzwerkstatt Braunschweig from 2006 till 2013.


Bodies bodies Words  Objects (2013 - 2017)

Dance Sound Space Poetry (2011 - 2012)

Ali (2008 - 2010)

Mode (2007 -2009)

Site-specific  Performances

Impro n. 7 - Eating or not eating

16th June 2018 - Lotringair Festival, Aachen


Impro n. 6 - The garden 

8th and 9th September 2017  - Festival Kilowattt Summer - Giardini Margherita - Bologna Italy

Impro n. 4 - Eating or not eating

12th July 2017 - Commissioned by Entretempo Kitchen Gallery 

Berlin Food Art Week Festival 2017 - Urban Spree – Berlino

Impro n. 3 - The travelling I am 

2nd July 2017  - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U) - Gütermarkt - Berlin 

Impro n. 1 - The vegetable stories 

11th October 2015 - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U) - Gütermarkt - Berlin


Turtle (2017)

Premier: 21st October 2017

ada Studio Berlin

Paula (2013) - dance performance with an installation touch, the space poetry

Premiere: 26th April 2013, Kunstmühle Braunschweig

Relations (2010)

Commissioned by Theater Vorpommern within Tanzzeit 2010

Premiere: 20th May 2010 / Theater Vorpommern, Greifswald

MODES of locomotion (2007-2009)

Premiere Solo I: 10th November 2007 / TANZherbst Festival, Sächsischen Staatsoper, Dresden     Premiere all piece: 21st November 2009,  Fürth Kulturforum, Fürth


UGO (2007) - Dance Performance Installation

Premiere: 12th January 2007, Sophiensaele Berlin - Tanztage Festival


LEGNA (2006)

Premiere: 9th January 2006, Sophiensaele Berlin - Tanztage Festival 



I was a member of the Belgian Companie Thor (1997-1999), the Dutch Het Spui Theater company (2000), the Berlin-based company Cie. Toula Limnaios (2002-2003), the Luxembourg company Cie. Unit Control (2003-2005). As a free lancer I was performing and participating in new creations with numerous choreographers touring throughout Europe and Africa.


Dance Poetry - Wuppertal, Heidelberg, Berlin / Canan Erek

Der Körper ist ein Seismograph - Festival Month of performance art Berlin 

Tranz-/-Flexion - DIN A 13 Tanzcompany Berlin and Cologne / Gerda König

Stabat Mater - Theater Thikwa Berlin / Alessio Trevisani


The village - Tanznacht 2010 - Berlin 

Vexations - fabrik Potsdam / Amos Hetz

Tanz-Musik Miniaturen - Vielstimmigkeit Music Festival, Hannover 

Sender Weimar - Kunst Festival Weimar / Ingo Reulecke, Lukas Matthaei

Die TanzMedienAkademie 2008 - Kunst Festival Weimar / Ingo Reulecke

Collective Improvisation - Kaay Fecc Festival Dakar, Senegal and Florence, Italy / Giorgio Rossi

El Burro - Ni Vu Ni Connu Festival Luxembourg / Nicholas Elliott, Emre Sevindik

Le bruit du silence - Kulturfabrik Luxembourg / Nicholas Elliott, Emre Sevindik


Eclectica Mudar - Brussels - Belgium / Andy Deneys 

Triple Bill - Sophiensaele Berlin / Christoph Winkler

Love - Dock11 Berlin / Hans Werner Klohe

3 Pieces in April - Studio LaborGras Berlin / LaborGras  

Member of Cie. Unit Control Luxembourg / Bernard Baumgarten 

Engel _Engele - Studio LaborGras Berlin / Karin Wickenhäuser

Member of Cie. Toula Limnaios Berlin / Toula Limnaios 

Biographyca - Tanzfabrik Berlin /Helge Müsial

By Pass - Choreografische Werkstatt - Rui Horta / Berlin and Lisbon


Para-noid - Sophiensaele Berlin / Tomi Paasonen

Lui & Lei - Dansatelier Rotterdam - Holland / Sabine Linz          

Dangerous Mode of Transportation - Hamburg / Trinidad Martinez

Member of Het Spui Theater Company Den Haag Holland / Sanne van der Put and Tom Stuart


Member of Compagnie Thor Brussels - Belgium / Thierry Smits 


2006  Legna - Solo / Public Prize / Tanzherbst Festival, Dresden - Germany

2003  Solo / 3rd Prize “Das Beste Tanz Solo” - Schauspielhaus, Leipzig - Germany

1997  Elle s´appelle Rebecca / Best dancer / I.T.S Festiva, Amsterdam - Holland

Personal education

I learned a diversity of styles from classical ballet to modern, specialising myself in contemporary dance and improvisation. My early studies in architecture, drawing and plastic art influenced my approach on movement and performing art.

1995-97  Rotterdamse Dansacademie Holland (Diploma, 1999)

1994-95  Ecole de danse Rosella Hightower France

1992-94  Associazione Alicia Vronska (Maria Luisa Capiferri) Italy

1987-91 Fine Art high school Genoa - Italy (Diploma)

Languages: Italian (mother language), English, German, French