Professional Class: Antonio Borriello
Antonio’s high-energy, technical class focuses on dynamics, alignment, anatomical and spatial awareness. Dancers will explore powerful movement sequences with economical use of muscle energy, training control and stability but also release and letting go.
The class aims to get the body and mind ready for rehearsal and performance, moving from fluid floor work to more technical standing work, encouraging the dancers to explore all spatial levels and train both technically and artistically.
Antonio was born in Italy where he started dancing at the age of 8. He then moved to The Netherlands to train at Codarts, Rotterdam Dance Academy, graduating with a Bachelor Honours Degree in Dance Performance.
Antonio has danced with Phoenix Dance Theatre (England), Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and Florence Dance Company (Italy). He has worked with internationally renowned choreographers such as Regina Van Berkel (former Forsythe Dancer), Sharon Watson, Richard Alston and danced repertoire by Jiri Kylian, Natcho Duato, Henri Oguike and many others.
In 2014 Antonio became a fully qualified CYQ Level 3 Personal Trainer, expanding his "body work" knowledge. He is currently based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, working as a freelance dance artist and instructor.