Dario Tortorelli about his Ballet class: “As in my work and in life, I seek harmony between the physical and the intangible. Through the basic structure of a ballet class, spatial awareness, and musicality, I invite dancers to be in harmony with their bodies in motion.”
Dario Tortorelli had toured and worked internationally as a dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher and he is currently based in The Netherlands where he founded his company DIVEinD – visual poetry of performing bodies (Rotterdam).
Born in Italy (1977) Dario trained as a classical and contemporary dancer. From 1996 to 2001 he lived in France where he started his career with the Jeune Ballet de Cannes to then join the Ballet de Nice.
In August 2001 he moved to the Netherlands. He then worked as a performer, among others, for Introdans (Arnhem), Conny Janssen Danst (Rotterdam), and WArd/waRD – Ann Van den Broek (Antwerp-Rotterdam).
Since 2012 Dario has dedicated himself to his choreographic research. In 2013 he wins the Solo Dance Contest in Gdansk (Poland) and creates After Nearly Land(e)scaping for Conny Janssen Danst – (DANSLOKAAL 1 (2013)), followed by D NO BODY Installed (DANSLOKAAL 3 (2015)).
In 2018 he is nominated for the Dutch Dance Festival Prize and the German magazine TANZ places him on a list of the 41 most promising artists in Europe. The same year his performance D NO BODY 5 #transcending is nominated in the yearbook of the theatrekrant.nl, as the best new performance of the 2017-2018 theatre season in The Netherlands.
Ever since Dario continues his artistic path through the experimentation and collaboration of dance with other disciplines. Most recently he creates TRANSMOTION, a sensory performance in which the audience is immersed in a total experience with dance, spatial design, live sound, and installation.
Next to his own creation Dario teaches, coaches, and creates for various dance academies in the Netherlands (Codarts, Artez, Ahk, Fontys) and is a guest teacher, among others, at Conny Janssen Danst (Rotterdam), Scapino Ballet (Rotterdam), Introdans (Arnhem), Skånes Danstheater (Malmo), and Sally Dansgezelschap (Maastricht).