In Italiano


She teaches us to free the body from structures, surrender to the perception of it, and experience new sensations and emotions with Freedom Dance. Former ballerina graduated from the Munich Ballet Academy. Graduated in physiotherapy and collaborator of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala. She lives in Milan where she opened her own physiotherapy studio and also works as a producer.

What do you have for breakfast in the morning?

My favourite time of the day is breakfast. I always try to organise myself so that I can have a good half-hour to devote to it. I drink a cappuccino, which is essential for me, and I eat bread and jam or bread and Nutella. I could have healthier habits but breakfast for me is free!

What is the first thing you do every morning to start your day the best way?

Having a good breakfast and taking the time to read something interesting, looking on Pinterest for inspiration for the day, and listening to music. These are all daily gestures that I need to start the day off right.

What would you write on a billboard in the centre of your city?

At this moment in my life I would write - Believe in your dreams - I need to have faith in my desires and my abilities so I need inspiration to accompany me to believe, really believe.

Do you have rituals that help you feel more confident with yourself?

Tarot cards, stones, amulets, candles, magical objects that I trust and draw energy from. I like to perform small magic rituals in moments of tiredness, difficulty and confusion, when I feel the need to find the right intention.

What comes to your mind when you think of the word ‘success’?

Contentment with oneself, recognition of one's worth and abilities.

If you were invited to speak at a conference and you didn't have to talk about your work, what would you talk about?

I would talk about my family, which is so unique. I am the second of five children, each with a particular path. From my family I learnt unity, emotional connection, but also independence and individuality. It's like having lived in a small society of my own and I think it's a background that has influenced my life a lot.

Is there anything you believe in that other people find crazy?

Magic, I believe in magical powers, mythological beings, gods and energies that coexist and influence our existence. I am often mocked by friends and acquaintances but I believe in it, always have.

What human characteristic most appeals to you?

Sensitivity. On the bodily side I see it in the quality and perception of movement, and on the emotional side I recognise it in empathy.

Three people you would invite for dinner if you had the chance and why.

Joseph Pilates, because in addition to his discipline, I am very fascinated by his path and intuition. Vivian Maier, 20th century photographer, to discover the feeling of "art for art's sake", and I would invite Sylvie Guillem, one of the greatest dancers in history, revolutionising the aesthetics and perception of the dancer.

Do you tend to choose courage or comfort?

I have always chosen and will always choose courage.

Describe your practice in three words.

Fluidity, awareness, intensity.


Your everyday uniform: Licia Florio suit, ALWAYS!
Favourite flowers: Peony and tulip
Your comfort food: Chips, I'm crazy about them.
Your favourite magazine: Maybe a bit corny, but Vogue.
The book of your heart: Fanfan by Alexandre Jardin.
Your favourite artist: Frida Kahlo, not so much for her artistic production, which I appreciate, but for her character, pain, strength, sensuality, love and trust.
Your favourite city: Milan, I was born and grew up there and, despite possible criticism, there is nowhere I feel as at home as when I am in Milan.