Paola Napolitano is an Italian-Swiss dance artist and holistic therapist, based in London.
She has been raised within a highly multicultural environment which has led her to pursue ‘foreign language studies’ and obtain a BA in Translation and Interpreting. As a student she would travel abroad a lot to enhance her language skills and take part to local open dance company classes.
These were her early days when she understood the importance of using cross-disciplines approaches to reach out to communities and be able to build bridges between different cultures and professional sectors.
Her firm intention to develop an eclectic personality has taken her to resiliently work in several fields such as performing arts, public services and events organization.
Prompted by her interest in delving into the nature of Human Body and Movement, in 2018 she became a Certified Movement Analyst and ITEC Level 3 Massage Therapist.
As a dance artist, she has performed within a large variety of settings, including theatre, museums and operas. In UK she danced at Resolution 2014 with LCP Dance Company, Rich Mix in 2013 and Leicester Festival with EIC Dance Theatre, at the Bernie Grand Arts Centre in the show “Rights ?” choreographed by Mimmo Miccolis (BBC prize winner 2012) and at The Lost Theatre, as well as been part of an immersive theatre performance for Bitter Suite at Future Fest, amongst others. Internationally she was part of The Huddle, choreographed by Simone Forti at Le Mouvement Performing the City (CH) in 2014, Augustinian Melody, an Immersive Voice & sound performance directed by C. Guidi & S. Gibbons at MAGA museum in Italy and Finchè l’uomo si scopre lupo, directed by A. Butera, with Fragile Poesia Dance Company, at Open Box Exhibition. She has also worked in operas like La Bohème, Il Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor for As.Li.Co in some major Italian opera houses.
She has taught dance and facilitated movement workshops in schools, musems and communities, as well as extensively worked for Jeuness et Sports, a national Swiss Sports Organization.
She currently works as a corporate movement coach and a masseuse in different clinics throughout London.