Francesca Caroti is Italian and she started to study ballet in Florence at the “Centro Studi Danza”, under the direction of Cristina Bozzolini e Lilia Bertelli. She was working in Reggio Emilia with the “Aterballetto” for a few years, after that she
moved to Belgium to work with “Troubleyn” the company of Jan Fabre.
In 1994, she was working with Willam Forsythe, first with the “Ballet Frankfurt” and after she join the “The Forsythe Company”, until the end of her dance carrier in 2009.
Since then she is working as freelance teacher in different companies and schools (P.A.R.T.S., Pallucha Schule, Architanz Tokyo, Arts Umbrella Vancouve
r, Scuola del Balletto di Toscana, Hassische ballet Wiesbaden, Dresden Frankfurt dance Company, Ballet Dortmund, Regensburg Ballet, Gautier Dance Company, Ballet National de Marseille, Ballet du Capitol Toulouse, Royal Ballet Van Flanders, Göteborg Opera House, etc.)
She is also setting up works of Willam Forsythe and Jacopo Godani.
Since 2019 she became rehearsal director on NDT2.
I try to make dancers understand the three-dimensionality of their body, what William Forsythe was teaching me for 16 years.
I try to make them understand the importance of using their arms in the class and also be aware of the music.
But the most important element in my classes is try to have fun with this strict, but beautiful discipline.