Italian-born Gaetano Vestris Terrana is a dance maker and movement educator, currently based in Berlin. He is part of the Feldenkrais Teacher Training in Brussels with educational director Alan Questel, and he has recently been accepted in the TPZ dance pedagogical certificate program of the DBfT Deutscher Berufsverband für Tanzpädagogik.
For more than a decade, he has danced as a soloist in various companies in Germany and Switzerland, working with choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Wayne McGregor, Alexander Ekman, Mauro Bigonzetti amongst others. He was trained in Basel in the Vaganova method by Rafael Avnikjian, until he met Mogens Boesen, Linda Hindberg, and Nikolaj Hübbe from the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen who taught him the Bournonville style and the Stanley Williams’ legacy. Later on in New York he became one of the proteges of Willy Burmann’s whose approach to ballet completely changed his way of dancing. From very early on in his dance career, he has shown his love for teaching and coaching other dancers. His aim has always been to provide the dancers with an enabling critical framework through which they could explore movement as a reflection of who they believe themselves to be, as people and artists, and practice new ways of approaching technique that could complement their inner image and their outer goals.