Resident Choreographer 2017 Massimo's Theatre Foundation,
Palermo (ITALY). www.teatromassimo.it
Guest Choreographer 2017 - Les Italiens de l'Opéra de Paris
work for Valentine Colasante - Alessio Carbone
Matteo Levaggi studied at the ballet school of Liliana Cosi in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and started working as a dancer with Balletto Teatro di Torino in 1993, where many guest choreographers created works for him, including Karole Armitage and Luca Veggetti. In 1997 he joined Aterballetto under the direction of Mauro Bigonzetti. From 2000 to 2013 he was resident choreographer and co-director of Balletto Teatro di Torino, one of the most important Italian dance companies, based in Turin, with a structure of 6-10 dancers, which received in 2008 the Prix Compagnie d'Auteur by Les Étoiles de Ballet2000, Palais des Festivals, Cannes..
His eclectic choices have included collaborations with great contemporary composers such as Giovanni Sollima, who created the music for his tribute ballet to the 17th century Italian painter Caravaggio in 2004, and music by Heiner Goebbels, Béla Bartók, Carlo Boccadoro, as well as electronic music composers such as Scanner, Autechre, Pan Sonic.
In 2014 the Italian film director Davide Ferrario made a film based on the Sexxx choreography by Levaggi and on Preludio per una Sinfonia in Nero (Prelude for a Symphony in Black) by Levaggi | Corpicrudi which premièred at 2014 MilanOltre festival.
Also, in 2014 he started his freelance career and was selected by New York Choreographic Institute, directed by Peter Martins, to present his Sensorium ballet (original music by Lamberto Curtoni), with dancers by New York City Ballet. His creation Preludio per una Sinfonia in Nero (Prelude for a Symphony in Black) had its Usa première at Ace Museum for 2014 Los Angeles Fashion Week in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Office, while his ballet Punto d'azione (Action Point), a tribute to the music of great Italian composer Ennio Morricone, premièred in November 2014 with Maggio Danza – Florence Opera House.
"He is definitely a very talented choreographer, and because of his very solid and lovely knowledge as a classical dancer, the movements he creates for the dancers are really interesting and beautiful to look at." Violette Verdy
“It is a rare choreographer who makes you feel you are not waiting for anything to happen, because it already is happening – every moment "a visible action of life", as Merce Cunningham once put it." Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times - NYC