Choreographer and Live Action Director based in Berlin, Mattia Agatiello was born in the Republic of San Marino, and after moving to Milan, he graduated in Performing Arts at Fondazione Civica di Milano “Scuola Paolo Grassi” specializing in choreography. He has worked and danced with many choreographers such as Lucinda Childs, Antonio Carallo, matanicola and Maya Carroll, and presented his own works in many theatres and festivals.
In 2009, he co-founded and became President of the contemporary dance company Fattoria Vittadini that has been awarded in 2018 with the prize “Premio Hystrio / Corpo a Corpo”, and in 2019 with the prizes “Premio Incontro con la Danza” and “Premio Rete Critica”. From 2018 to 2020, the President of the Italian Republic awarded the "Medal Representative Award" to the project “Festival del Silenzio”.
In 2014 Mattia also began his career choreographing opera. For his choreographic work on La lotta di Ercole con Acheloo and Armida, he received the “Special Prize Franco Abbiati” with his colleagues that year.
Since 2015 Mattia has worked together with acclaimed Opera director Fabio Ceresa, curating the choreography and movements of dancers, singers and chorus in their many shows. They presented their projects in different renowned Opera Houses and Opera Festivals, like Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino in Florence, Hungarian State Opera in Budapest, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet in Vilnius, Korean National Opera in Seoul, Wexford Opera Festival in Wexford and Festival Della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca, among others.
Since 2021 he has been leading Masterclass in “technique of the body language in performing arts” to young opera singers, at Accademia del Maggio Fiorentino in Florence and at Bottega Donizetti in Bergamo.
XXXIV PREMIO DELLA CRITICA MUSICALE ”FRANCO ABBIATI”
2015 (XXXIV edizione) premio speciale alla Fattoria Vittadini – nata dalla Scuola intitolata a Paolo Grassi – che ha fornito originale e viva materia teatrale alle drammaturgia barocca di Armida di Traetta e La lotta d’Ercole con Acheloo di Steffani al Festival della Valle d’Itria.