Nicoletta Bonanni | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Nicoletta Bonanni


2016 - 2018 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama , MA in Movement: Directing and Teaching
2015 - 2015 Teatro Nacional de Havana , Certificate in Modern Cuban and Methodology
2013 - 2014 Kingston University , BA (Hons) in Dance
2011 - 2013 IRIE! dance theatre, City and Islington College, London Metropolitan University , Foundation Degree in Dance


2017 Assistant Movement Director of Dracula by Bram Stoker, adapted by Bryony Lavery, Directed by Robert Shaw Cameron. Performed by third year Central BA (Hons) Acting (Musical Theatre) Students. I have supported the Movement Director Ingrid MacKinnon by running warm ups based on stamina, strength and musicality. I have also facilitated the play’s movement vocabulary, by focusing on push and pull, flow and body isolation. I have supported individual actors in the creation of movement material based on their characters’ traits and scene’s requirements and includes a sexual assault scene, a schizophrenic character and a drug addicted character.

2017 Movement facilitator of Site Specific The Midas Touch performed by first year Central BA (Hons) Drama, Applied Theatre and Education Students. Mentored by Ayse Tashkiran. I ran regular limbers of half an hour three times per week working on stamina, flow, rhythm and body isolations. I have facilitated the play’s movement vocabulary, focus-ing on the exploration of fluid gold and its solidification in movement. I have used scale, breath, time and choreographic material to facilitate movement exploration.

2017 Stamina Class with first year Central BA (Hons) Acting Students. Mentored by Vanessa Ewan. I assisted Vanessa Ewan in class through support of the actors during the their circuit based training. My role was making sure that safety requirements were in place; I was looking at alignment, muscles engagement and effective breathing. I have also taught the actors three choreographed sequences of distinctive dance styles.


2017-2019 Resident Artist at IRIE! dance theatre

2017-present Choreographer, Movement and Artist Director of MOVEMENT DECO’

2017-present Workshop leader of Education Programme run by IRIE! dance theatre

2017-present Contemporary dance teacher and choreographer for Second year Founda-tion Degree students at IRIE! dance theatre in partnership with City and Islington College and London Metropolitan University

2016-present Freelance Contemporary and Afro/Caribbean dance teacher and choreogra-pher for STEP INTO DANCE run by Royal Academy of Dance

2015-present Freelance Dance Artist for East London Dance


2017 Dancer/Performer at IRIE! dance theatre. Production Stay Afloat, Choreographers Beverley Glean, Rosie Lehean, Denzil Beezmore

2017 Dancer for BoyBlueEnt. Choreographer Kenrick Sandy

2016 Dancer/Performer at Folk dance remixed. Production Step Hop House, Choreographers Kerry Fletcher and Natasha Khamjani


I am a dance artist, teacher, choreographer and movement director trained in traditional African dances mainly from South and West Africa and folk Caribbean dances mainly from Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba. I am also a practitioner of contemporary dance forms with an emphasis on floor work, Cuban-contemporary, Acogny Technique and Gaga movement language. I am also the Artistic Director of Movement Deco’ dance theatre company. While at Central, I was able to reconnect to my movement background as well as learning movement systems useful for the actor's training. Throughout this process, I have become a more rounded and attentive practitioner, able to look at my practice in more depth. The practice that I have been developing utilises the movement principles behind all these forms as useful tools for actors, dancers and performers. With an emphasis on creating an organic approach to movement for actors, I am interested in using those forms to generate a tangible impact on the actors' physical awarness as well as contribuiting to the overarching movement of the play.


Trained in Ballet, Contemporary, African traditional dances (mainly South African and West African), Caribbean folklore (mainly Haitian, Jamaican and Afro Cuban), Cuban con-temporary, Afro Contemporary, Floor work, Hip Hop, House, Dancehall, Afrobeat. Choreographing, Movement directing, Teaching Horse riding Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English (advanced), Spanish (colloquial)