Ivana Lo Piccolo
Dancer / choreographer / faculty
A native from New York from Italian parents, grew up in Carini, Sicily. She has been following her passion for the arts and classical ballet and contemporary dance since she was a little girl, starting with maestra Ignazia Galante in Sicily.
After Ivana received her certifications as a dancer and aerobics instructor in Palermo, Sicily, she started working at Artifex School of Dance. Her passion for dance guided her to receive an offer to work for the national TV channel as ballerina for the Italian version of “Ok il presso e giusto”. Is then when Ivana started her big roll as a choreographer and dancer with the national TV channel Italia 1, Canales, Rai2.
For her last fifteen years of her career, she had the honor of working with Daniel Ezralow, Nikos Lagousakos, Brian Bollard, Garrison Rochelle, Mia Molinari, Annarita Larghi, Adele Merati, Marco Garofalo, Fabbrizio Mainini and Kledy Kadiu.
Ivana has worked in Sicily, Rome and Milan at numerous television programs. Additionally, Ivana has been teaching contemporary dance and ballet at the Spazio Danza School of Dance in North Italy. Ivana has 15 years of experience on performing and choreographing for large scope events. She has also a large experience of working in dance as therapy for children with disabilities and attention deficit disorders. She is currently living in Richmond, Virginia and started dancing professionally with the Latin Ballet of Virginia for the 2016 season. She is a faculty member and choreographer for the Junior Company student dancers of the Latin Ballet.