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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 Eauropean practitioners. She has been working as a performance maker and theatre practitioner for over ten years. She is co-artistic director with Thomas Eccleshare of the award-winning contemporary theatre company Dancing Brick, a resident Ensemble Company at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton and associate artist at Farnham Maltings; and 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. As an actor she has worked with New International Encounter, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Sheffield Theatres, Talawa, Paines Plough and the Unicorn. She works as a director, movement director and dramaturg with many theatre artists, opera companies and musical comedy and cabaret performers and is associate lecturer at the University of the Arts London. Valentina’s most recent production of Il Viaggio a Reims by Goachino Rossini, which she directed for English Touring Opera, toured the UK in 2023 and her production of The Great Stink, a new opera for young audiences by Omar Shahryar and Hannah Khalil is currently on tour, Spring 2024. 

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