Who I am

Francesca Mattavelli was born in 1980 in Milan, Italy.

After graduating from the ‘Teatro alla Scala’ she went to work at the English National Ballet in London, at Maggio Musicale in Florence and Balletto di Torino.

From 2005 to 2011 she danced for the Lyon Opera Ballet in France, where she performed repertory from William Forsythe, Jiri Klian, Mats Ek, Maguy Marin, Odile Duboc, Trisha Brown, Jerome Bel,Ohad Naharin, Catherine Diverrès, among others.

She also created work with Ralph Lemon, Odile Duboc, Otto Ramstad and Olive Bieringa.

Since 2011 she is working as independent/free lancer.

She participated in ‘Les Bien Aimés’, a film from Christophe Honoré as a dancer and choreographic assistant.

While dancing she attended the Bicocca University in Milan from which she holds a degree in Educational Sciences.

She also teaches dance at the CND in Lyon and she does workshops in Lycée Récamier.

She did workshops in the school Providenes des Trinitaires in Lyon and in the Hospital Tonkin.

Diplôme de l’Ecole de Danse du Teatro alla Scala – Ballet and contemporary dance

Baccalaureate of languages

University of Educational Sciences – Bicocca University of Milan.

Teacher Diploma (DE) Danse classique , 2010.

ECDL European Computer Driving Licence.

DALF of french language

THEATER COURSE at dramatic art school– Myriade Lyon.



Fashion/dance events in Milan. Dance evening for Versace.

Models for the stylist Sophie Guyot, photos by Hugo Juillard; exposition in Paris in november 2008.

Participation in the movie of  Christophe Honoré “Les Biens Aimés” as a dancer and choregraphic assistant.