Dario Dinuzzi


Dario is originally from Italy, a former dancer of Aterballetto (Italy), Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and Ballet BC (Canada), Tanz Luzern Theater (Switzerland). Before his career as a professional dancer, he was performing as a juggler and flame-spitter in southern Italy. Dario has had the opportunity to connect and interact with artists coming from diverse cultures. Each of them has left a strong mark in his dancing and understanding of movement. To name a few: Bryan Arias, Gioconda Barbuto, Serge Bennathan, Mauro Bigonzetti, Aszure Burton, Stijn Cellis, Jacopo Godani, Jiri Kylian, Johan Inger, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Walter Matteini, Fernando Melo, Emily Molnar, Kevin O’Day, Georg Reischl, Po-Cheng Tsai, Medhi Walerski, Wen Wei Wang… among others. In 2016 he is selected along with Sada Mamedova and Dor Mamalia to represent Tanz Luzerner Theatre in the Diana Vishneva Dance Festival “Context” in Moscow. In 2017 he collaborates with Barbara Hennig Marques to “A piece of clay”, a 20 minutes solo performance which has become an installation open to the public in the Südpol Center for Performing Arts in Luzern. While freelancing in Vancouver and further developing his training (Gaga, Hofesh Shechter, 605 Collective, James O’Hara, Johannes Wieland and Evangelous Poulinas, etc…), he had the fortune to collaborate as dancer, teacher and choreographer with Action at a Distance, Aeriosa, ArtsUmbrella, LamonDance, Mascall Dance, Modus Operandi, Plastic Orchid Factory, Small Stages, The Underground Circus and WenWei Dance. Furthermore he has been Artist in Residence with Ballet BC for two years and board member at Cada/West. Since 2007 he also continues to cultivate and develop his choreographic language. His short works have been presented in Canada, Italy, Switzerland and US. In 2010, while continuing dancing professionally, he starts to work as ballet teacher and coach. He has currently taught at national and international level including: ArtsUmbrella, Ballet BC, Harbour Dance, LamonDance, Modus Operandi, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC); Ballet Preljocaj, Opera National du Rihn (France); Ballet Basel, Tanz Luzern Theater (Switzerland); Ballet Mannheim (Germany); CODARTS (Netherlands); NOD (Turin, Italy); SUNY (Purchase, NY), B-Dance (Taiwan). In 2018 he starts teaching GYROTONIC in the Vancouver’s community.