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Valentina Ceschi

Valentina Ceschi studied at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq and at the L.E.M., in Paris between 2006 and 2008, training with the founding members of Complicité and other leading European practitioners. She is co-artistic director with Thomas Eccleshare of the award-winning theatre company Dancing Brick, as well as co-founder of experimental costume-led performance collective Ceschi + Lane. Her work has been showcased at Prague Quadrennial, Ravenna Festival and Napoli Teatro Festival as well as other national and international festivals. She works as a performer, director and movement specialist in theatre, opera and musical theatre and is associate lecturer at the University of the Arts London. Valentina will be directing English Touring Opera’s production of The Great Stink a new opera for children by Omar Shahryar and Hannah Khalil in Spring 2024.

Other credits include: Candy Gigi's Friday Night Sinner (Soho Theatre), Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims (ETO), Jacques Tati’s Playtime by Dancing Brick (Royal & Derngate), The Firebird by Noah Mosely (ETO), Everything is Absolutely Fine by House of Blakewell (Lowry, Manchester and UK Tour), Rapunzel (Cambridge Junction), Heather (The Bush Theatre), The Magic Flute (Soho Theatre), Jason and the Argonauts (The Unicorn), The Snow Child (The Unicorn & Sheffield Crucible), Bitches by Bola Agbaje (Finborough Theatre), Perle (Soho Theatre), Heartbeats & Algorithms (Soho Theatre), Ulla’s Odyssey (Kings Place), I’m Not Here Right Now (Roundabout Paines Plough), Dido and Aeneas (OperaUpClose), 6.0:How Heap and Pebble Took on the World and Won (BAC and National Tour), and 21:13 (Camden People’s Theatre International Tour).