Faculty Profile Daniela Rapisarda

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    Daniela Rapisarda

    Daniela Rapisarda



    Dancer, actress, singer, stage manager and international choreographer. After graduating in ballet at D.A.I. (Dance Art International), in London, she specialized in contemporary dance.

    She performed in some major Italian theaters in Rome, Milan, Florence, Verona, Siena, Bari, Naples, Sanremo, Turin, Genoa and Venice, and in some important international theaters in New York (Manhattan Center), Paris (Olympia), Montecarlo (Salle Garnier Opera), Foxwood (Fox Theater), Toronto (Rama Theater), Sanint Vincent (Billia) and a lot more.

    She worked as a dancer and choreographer with important artists such as Claudio Baglioni, Giancarlo Giannini and Massimo Ranieri among others. With Mr.Ranieri she worked from 2007 to 2012, taking part in the following shows:

    “Poveri ma Belli” 2008/2010 (singer, actress, dancer),

    “Sogno e son desto” 2010 (dancer)

    “Canto perché non so nuotare da 40 anni” 2009/2012 (dancer)

    “Napoli Milionaria” 2011 (actress, in the role of Margherita), part of “Le commedie di Eduardo De Filippo” 2011 progetto Rai (Radio Televisione Italiana)

    From 2012 to 2014 she worked as the Artistic Director of the dance section at “Teatro delle Celebrazioni” in Bologna (Italy) where she established:

    “Binario 234” 2012 international festival of contemporary dance

    “Celebrazioni in Danza” 2012/2013 international dance competition

    “Oniin Dance Company” 2012 contemporary dance company of which she is Artistic Director and choreographer.

    Her Company became for both national and international critics one of the most innovative European Contemporary realities. For Oniin Dance Company Daniela took care of the direction and the choreographies of different productions:

    “Corruption” (2012)

    “Omaggio a Morricone” (2012)

    “Oniriko” (2013)

    “Phonè W” (2014)

    “Phonè M” (2015)

    “Taijitu” (2016)

    “Bataclan/13” (2016) created for the Certificate Program of the Peridance Center, New York.

    Some of these pieces were born thanks to the collaboration with the choreographer Alessandro Vacca.

    The Company productions and workshops besides standing out in the European dance scene,have been performed in New York, Seoul, Busan, Miami, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Daniela is currently working at Peridance Capezio Center, New York.

    Check out the class schedule for Oniin Dance Company here.

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