BIOGRAPHY

I AM A PASSENGER

I worked as an officer for the national police force for 17 years. Despite this work offered me some security and a sense of stability, I was not happy. I felt I needed to find something that would give a deeper meaning to my life.

At the same time, I began to study a special program of "History and Critique of Theatre and Entertainment" at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, (University of Rome "La Sapienza").

I worked as an officer for the national police force for 17 years. Despite this work offered me some security and a sense of stability, I was not happy. I felt I needed to find something that would give a deeper meaning to my life.

At the same time, I began to study a special program of "History and Critique of Theatre and Entertainment" at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, (University of Rome "La Sapienza").

 

In 1995 I enrolled at the "La Scaletta", a three-year - Theatre school (University of Rome), earning my Diploma in 1998.

 

I dived into the art world of Theatre and Cinema, discovering that the stage was the habitat that attracted me the most, and the Clown Art was all I was looking for.

 

To realize the dream of being a Clown, I left the police and all the security that I had and I started travelling looking for my red nose. Today I am satisfied and happy!


Determined to realize my dream, I focused on the art of Clown, participating at and completing several master class programs, training – among the others - with Jango Edwards, Laura Herts, Leo Bassi, Virginia Imaz, Carlo Colombaioni and many others.

I moved to Barcelona to study Corporeal mime at “Escuela de mimo Moveo”. In this city, where I lived from 2008 to 2016, I found an open and pleasant environment.

 

In 2009, in Barcelona, I founded the female clown company Las Enclownadas with Daniela Conte e Palma Morena Greco, creating two shows of social satire “Las Noches de los Pezones Locos” and Las Aventuras de Las Supersisters. In 2010, in Rome, I founded the clown ensemble “Clowntime”, where artists can experiment and try out new ideas

I will touch the ground

only for the time necessary

to restore myself.

Then I will start to sail again to unknown lands.

Over the past 8 years I have created, produced and toured 3 solo shows: Zero Zero Clown – (“Zerozero Clown¨); “The Adventure of Yaya Clown”, a street show; L’alloggio Segreto (“The Secret Annexe”), a clown show based on Anna Frank story; and “Yaya sulla Luna” (“Yaya in the Moon”).

In 2014 the director Tommaso Magnano, impressed by my history (from the police officer to the clown) made the documentary, under the title
“Fool of Life” about the art of the Clown, where my story is the guiding principle to tell the universe of the clownerie through the direct testimonies of the greatest clowns of the clown world.


I worked as a theatre coach-trainer and director for the theatre at Rebibbia jail in Rome and I have been collaborating, as assistant director at Nouveau Clown Institute (N.C.I. Barcelona) during the past 8 years. In addition, I am a permanent member of the N.C.I. faculty where I present many classes such as "Clown Chi", "White Nose" and "Buffoons-Sacred & Profane".

I incorporate the meditations of Osho and use Reiki together with Art Therapy to reveal the “Clown Soul."

 

I currently teach my own clown workshop using Art Therapy as a means of access to the universe of Clown, and for the creation of sketches. This is what makes my workshop particular, especially in the creation process.


I deeply love the Clown because, in my opinion, it is possible to find the whole beauty and the essence of the human being in him.