FRANCESCO VILLANO. He is an actor, performer and director. In 1990 he began his artistic career taking contemporary dance lessons with Italian choreographer Gloria Pomardi in Rome.
In 2000 he completed his acting training at the Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica "Silvio D' Amico" in Rome, where he studied with Marisa Fabbri and Lorenzo Salveti, and in 2002 he went on to specialise at the Ecoles des Maitres directed by Denis Marleau and Jan Fabre.
Since then, he has worked both as an actor and performer under the direction, among others, of Josè Sinisterra, Emma Dante, Davide Iodice, Claudio Autelli, Giancarlo Cobelli, Pierpaolo Sepe, Luciano Colavero, Alessandro Fabrizi and Massimo di Michele. In the dance field, he has worked with Caterina Inesi and Burghard Duhm.
As a performer he has also taken part in an interdisciplinary and multimedia project at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany.
In 2007, he won the Dante Cappelletti Award for the Theatre together with Michelangelo Dalisi.
In 2009 the production of Othello directed by Claudio Autelli, in which Francesco was playing the leading role, won the Nuove Creatività E.T.I. Award.
In January 2011 he founded InBalia Theatre Company together with actors Marco Cacciola and Michelangelo Dalisi.
Again in 2011 he makes his debut as a director with "Piccoli Pezzi Poco Complessi" written by Magdalena Barile, at the CRT Theatre in Milan, and in the same year he directs the production of "Sonata per Ragazza Sola", a monologue adapted from the work of French writer Irène Némirovsky, at the Teatro Litta in Milan.