Gianna Valenti is an artist and author working with pedagogy, choreography, theatre, writing/drawing and video. After embodying different modern and contemporary dance techniques, she completed an M.A. at University of California Riverside, where she graduated with Susan Leigh Foster and Heidi Gilpin and where Foster tutored her in the Theory and Analysis of Choreographic Processes and Improvisation. She worked in Lithuania as a choreographer and pedagogue for dancers and actors, teaching dance and choreography and was selected as a EC young artist to study in Amsterdam with Marianne Van Kerkhoven and Hans-Thies Lehmann. She then took up acting and started teaching and researching the principles of performance practice. She’s currently working on a project on choreographic codes from the XXth century as softwares in support of dancers’ creative awareness. Since the first lockdown, she’s has been studying and researching the invisible body, energetic architecture and the frequencies of the light body.