DANCER-PERFORMER, CHOREOGRAPHER, INTERNATIONAL DANCE DOCENT
Born in 1986 - Milan, and gaduated at ArtEZ Dance Conservatoire, Arnhem - The Netherlands: BDA, croho 34798.
Since before graduation, Luana has been dancing intensively with different companies and choreographers as Nord/West Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg (Tanz Mainz), Skånes Danstheater, Constanza Macras - Dorky Park, Oxymoron Dance, Troublayn-Jan Fabre, Operá de Ballet de Tunisi, Ballet van Leth Production, Heike Hennig & Co., Cia.Perversos Polimorfos, McDance Mayer - Chaffaud, Edd Wubbe/Scapino Rotterdam, Roberto Zappalà, Erik Kaiel, Amos Ben-Tal, Phylip Taylor, Anouk van Dijk, Alexander Nerlich - Hans Otto Theater, Anne Gieske, Dali Touiti, Dans Brigade Amsterdam - Sasker Polman, Dans Ateliér Rotterdam, Periferic Berlin - Bogotá among others.
With her first own creation (Berlin 2013) Luana receives the production support from Acker Stadt Palast Berlin, from where she receives invitations to participate at diverse Dance Festivals. The first reviews of her creations compare her alternative, activist and with social relevance work to the aesthetic of La la la Human Steps.
Since then, Luana has been called to create and collaborate with artists and choreographers coming from all over the world and to present her work in different venues and Festivals as HAU2 Berlin, 360° Waschhaus Potsdam, Venice Biennale of Architecture2018, Nao Performing Arts Fest - Milano, Stadt für Eine Nacht Potsdam, T-Werk Potsdam, Oxy & Co., International Tanzwoche Dresden, Tanztendenzen München, Initiative Neue Zirkus Festival, Torino Fringe Festival, Festival Sumar - Argentina, Dansen in ´t park-Gent, National Theater Belgrade-International Festival of Choreographic Miniatures, Second Hand - Movimento Danza-Napoli, InSincronia-Piacenza, BPform-Body Perform - Marti/Kodance Roma, 10 times 6 - Uferstudios Berlin, WeihnachtsFestivals, Lange Nacht der Dresdener Theater, among others.
In 2015 Luana receives her first Funding Support by the Cultural Ministry - Senate of Berlin, for her production "Minions Re-Version" with which she was nominated "One of the most Emerging Young Choreographers" on the Review by a member of the Jury of the Berlin Senate, and stated on the German Newspapers: "Tanz und Zeitgenössischer Tanz".
Luana kept creating and receiving Productions Support and Tour Sustainment by International institutions and Cultural Ministries as from MiBACT IT and Kulturkontakt Denmark.
Some of the Artworks of Luana are Sustained by the Artistic Director of Waschhaus Potsdam- Anja Kozik as an Associated Artist, moreover Luana has an ongoing collaboration with Anja since 2015 inside Oxymoron Dance Company.
Through her career as a Dancer, Luana has created her own unique class which combines diverse disciplines and contemporary dance techniques; known through Iinternational Dance Companies, Professional Academies, Universities, masterclasses and workshops, the class of Luana allows the dancers to amplify their knowledges in diverse fields.