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Luca Braccia

Originally from Italy, Luca is a London-based dance artist and academic with over ten years of international experience in performance, education, and choreography. Since 2019, Luca has worked with Blanca Li, Amina Khayyam Dance Company, LîLa Dance, Fuora Dance Project, Akademi and Dora Frankel Ensemble as a performer and facilitator. Since 2015, he has directed BARBERDANCE / lucabraccia&Co, delivering learning and community engagement activities alongside performances in China, Italy, Portugal, and the UK. Moreover, Luca also works as a Contemporary Dance Technique Tutor at the English National Ballet School and Kings International Ballet Academy and as a Lecturer in Reflective Practice for the L6 Diploma in Dance Pedagogy at the ISTD. Since 2019, with Leila McMillan and Julia Testa, he has hosted and curated the first-ever Flying Low and Passing Through sessions in London at Studio Wayne McGregor.

As a dancer, Luca performed works by Jiri Kylian, Merce Cunningham, Shobana Jeyasingh, Gauri Sharma Tripathi, Patricia Okenwa, Tony Adigun, Mauro Bigonzetti, Adriana Borriello, Allen and Karen Kaeja and more. Luca’s teaching portfolio includes Trinity Laban, London Contemporary Dance School, National Dance Academy of Rome, DanceEast, DanceCity, DanceXchange, TripSpace, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Newcastle College, the Northumbria University, and the University of Arts London. Between 2019 and 2023, he was Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the first UK 2-year accelerated BA (Hons) in Dance at the University of Suffolk, delivered in partnership with DanceEast in Ipswich. As a rehearsal director, Luca assisted choreographers Hagit Yakira, Zoi Dimitriou, Tim Casson, Christopher Owen, Helen Baggett, and Alison Curtis-Jones.

Luca has won awards, including the Premio Claudio Abbado 2015 (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research) for choreography and Movin’Up 2016 (Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism). In 2023, he was appointed Artistic Director of The Remarkables Dance Company based at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury.