Fabio co-directs the Essevesse Dance Company. It also covers the role of choreographer, dancer-performer, dance teacher (ballet, contemporary, and improvisation), art-therapist and dance-therapist, facilitator in dance workshops for the Artistic & Cultural Education, coordinator of European key action 2 projects, researcher in the development of non-formal education with dance and other art forms.
Fabio trained at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the National Dance Academy in Rome and the National Dance Academy of Rosella Hightower in Cannes. He continued his international career dancing for companies in Italy, France and England, such as the corps de ballet of Teatro Massimo and Teatro Politeama, Astra Roma Ballet, Cannes Jeune Ballet, CCN Ballet de Lorraine, De Nada Dance Theatre, Jeyasingh Dance Company, Edifice Dance Theatre and CHATHA. He has had the privilege of dancing pieces by choreographers such as Rudolf Nureev, William Forsythe, Merce Cunningham, Twyla Tharp, Emanuel Gat, Jean Christophe Maillot, Carolin Carlson, Andonis Foniadakis, Matilde Monnier, La Ribot, Joëlle Bouvier, Alban Richard, .. He has danced on stages like: the Teatro Sistina in Rome; the Théâtre de la Ville, Chaillot, the Châtelet in Paris; the Sadler’s Wells in London; the NCPA Opera House in Beijing; the KVS in Brussels and many others.
Interested in the pedagogy of dance and its use in the therapeutic field, he trained to enhance both fields by obtaining his degree (DE) in Ballet and Contemporary Dance teacher and his certification in Contemporary Art-Therapy and Dance-Therapy by PROFAC, in France. He was in charge of the socio-cultural action of the CCN Ballet de Lorraine for 6 years as well as teaching dance for young actors at the Salle Blanche in Paris for 2 years. Fabio has provided training with companies such as the Ballet Boyz, Jeyasingh Dance Company, Edifice Dance Théâtre in London, the CCN Ballet de Lorraine in Nancy, the CND in Paris, the Conservatoire Régionale du Grand Nancy, etc. It has simultaneously met groups of young people and adults from disadvantaged situations, with learning difficulties or in minority, such as the transgender, non-binary and homosexual community. He also works with hospitals and clinics with people presenting pathologies such as anorexia, bulimia, deafness, Alzheimer’s, addiction…
Antonino now co-directs the Essevesse Dance Company. It also covers the role of choreographer, dancer-performer, dance teacher (ballet, contemporary, and improvisation), art-therapist and dance-therapist, facilitator in dance workshops for the Artistic & Cultural Education, coordinator of European key action 2 projects, researcher in the development of non-formal education with dance and other art forms.
Antonino received his training as a dancer at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and at the Rosella Hightower School of Dance in Cannes. He joined the corps de ballet of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Aterballetto in Reggio Emilia and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence. He continued his career in France at the Cannes Jeune Ballet, the Bordeaux Opera House, the Nice Opera House and the Ballet d’Europe. He danced, in particular, with Eleonora Abbagnato, Oksana Kucheruk, Alessandro Riga, Monique Loudieres, and he interpreted creations by choreographers such as Roland Petit, Carolyn Carlson, Marc Ribaud, Mauro Bigonzetti, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Kelemenis, Giorgio Mancini… Very young, he experiments choreographic works. His creations have participated in several international competitions: Premio Equilibrio-Rome programmed by Sidi Larbi Sherkaoui, the Synodales in Sens, the Hanover competition, No-Ballet, T.OFF. At the same time, he developed his skills in pedagogy by obtaining the DE (State Diploma) and in the therapeutic field by obtaining the certification of contemporary art-therapist and dance-therapist by PROFAC. His interventions with the Marseille Opera House and the National Education, as well as in structures such as the Fondation d’Auteuil or for the Demos Project, express the artist’s desire to use dance as social means. Making this art of movement accessible by also meeting minorities (young people in difficulty, people with disabilities, marginalized people, etc.), Antonino defends and develops projects in strategic partnership with multiple organisations within Europe.