Faculty Profile Claudia Cavalli & Vito Cassano

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     Claudia Cavalli & Vito Cassano

    Claudia Cavalli & Vito Cassano



    Eleina D Dance Company (Aerial - Contemporary Dance) was founded in 2011 to combine the spectacle of aerial dance with the sensitivity of the gesture of contemporary dance. Artistic Directors, Vito Casino and Claudia Cavalli, met at the Mvula Sungani Company in Rome, Italy. During the production of Sete, Eleina D. was awarded the audience award "Ex Aequo" at the "G'D'A" competition. In 2013, they began collaborating with KATAKLÒ as dancers, choreographers, and teachers. The Extract Pelle (collaboration with Zamaga) is performed in Italy, the Netherlands, Brazil, and Turkey. After the victory in the National Competition Extreme Dance Championship, Claudia Cavalli won all the awards (Best Costume, Best Showgirl, Professional Silks Champion, Ultimate Champion) in Hong Kong (PPS Aerial Tournament Performance) choreographed by Vito Casino. Since 2014 they have been choreographing for Hell in the Cave - an underground aerial sho. It was selected for St. Nicola Celebration Events with Il Yolo, aerial performances selected by Sergio Rubini (2015) and Il Culto, performance for the project Il Mondo di San Nicole of the Margherita Theatre in Bari, Nicolaos Foundation and Association Cinethic (206. The Eleina D and Association Cinethic (2016. The Elein D. members were on faculty at Move It (London 2015 and 2018). In this second edition they also performed. They are on faculty at "World Dance Movement" (2016). In October 2017 they were judges and guests in Danza is Competition, with the Artistic Director Monica Ratti. Current Repertory includes the productions of Frammenti, 750 Volte Dante, I'm So Confused, and Co- Esistenza.