Francesca Dario (Venice, Italy) received her formal training at the Scuola Di Danza Edda Marcialis in Venice, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and with the 4th Professional Specialization Dance Course in Rovigo, Italy. Her early professional career consisted of performances with Teatro Sociale di Rovigo and Compagnia Fabula Saltica, where she performed works by Fabrizio Monteverde and Claudio Ronda.
Ms. Dario has also performed in the musical opera La Divina Commedia, with choreography by Anna Cuocolo. She was a principal guest dancer in Carmen from Bizet, with choreography by Mario Piazza. In 2004, Ms. Dario joined Compagnia Pantarei (Artistic Director Michele Oliva), where she was a soloist and rehearsal director for Mr. Oliva’s work. In 2009 she was a soloist with Balletto 90. Ms. Dario has danced for Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York City from 2010 to 2012.
As a dance instructor, Ms. Dario has taught numerous workshops, including Mediterraneo Dance Festival in Italy from 2008-2009, Word Dance Movement in Italy from 2011-2012, and TBH in Prague from 2009-2011.
From 2012 Francesca is Co-Director of Oliva Contemporary Dance Project.