Aurora Benelli Gyrotonic® Firenze Silvia Frosali
After her Classical Ballet studies, first with Brenda Hamlyn in Florence, and later at the Royal Ballet School in London, Aurora Benelli began working in the most important Italian theaters at a very early age, and very quickly was dancing soloist rôles. She soon joined the Compagnia Italiana di Balletto, directed by Carla Fracci and Beppe Menegatti, where she had the opportunity of performing a large part of the classical ballet repertoire with internationally acclaimed artists, such as Gheorghe Iancu, Alessandro Molin, Paul Chalmer, to name but a few. She would also frequently dance alongside Carla Fracci, fulfilling important first soloist rôles.
She later expanded into performing in neoclassical and contemporary productions, where she interpreted soloist rôles created for her by choreographers such as Antonella Agati, Millicent Hodson, Kenneth Archer and Wayne McGregor, in whose company, Wayne McGregor Random Dance (now Studio Wayne McGregor), she was often a guest.
Always very involved in the Art of Teaching, Aurora Benelli has been visiting Maître de Ballet at Carla Fracci’s Compagnia Italiana di Balletto, Wayne McGregor Random Dance (now Studio Wayne McGregor) in London, the Mimesis project (professional training project for dancers), directed by Elisabetta Terabust at the Teatro Comunale in Florence, and at the Laban Centre in London. During this time she was also Assistant Choreographer to Paul Chalmer, Director of the Leipzig Ballet at Oper Leipzig. Furthermore, she has now achieved the highest ABT® National Training Curriculum qualification and is now an ABT® National Training Curriculum Certified Teacher from Pre-Primary to Level 7.
Since the introduction of the Gyrokinesis® and Gyrotonic® Methods into Italy, she has systematically incorporated them into her daily training where she truly appreciates the beneficial support they have brought her during her long artistic career and beyond. In 2011, under the guidance of Silvia Frosali, Specialized Gyrokinesis® and Gyrotonic® Master Trainer, she obtained the Gyrokinesis® Level 1 Teacher Certification