Jacopo Godani

Italian-born, dancer-choreographer Jacopo Godani began studying classical ballet and modern dance techniques in 1984 at the Centro Studi Danza of La Spezia under the direction of Loredana Rovagna. He also pursued studies in the visual arts at the Fine Arts High School of Carrara. In 1986, Godani was accepted to further his studies at Maurice Bejart’s international dance centre, Mudra, in Bruxelles, Belgium.

Godani made his professional debut in 1988 performing with several Paris-based contemporary dance companies. As a dancer, he has worked with a range of international choreographers. In 1990, Godani formed his own Bruxelles-based company and began his choreographic career. His work in Bruxelles was produced by the theatre Atelier Saint’Anne and was supported by the arts festival Bruxelles Centra(a)l and the Plateau theatre.

From 1991 to 2000, Godani was a leading soloist with William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt and has collaborated with Forsythe on the choreographic creation of many of Ballett Frankfurt’s most representative pieces. Godani developed his career as a choreographer creating original works for a vast range of international companies.