Born in Udine, Silvia Giordano is an international choreographer, cultural manager, author and curator. She trained as a dancer at Accademia Internazionale Coreutica in and Balletto di Toscana in Florence. She continued her studies in London (The Place) and in Paris (CND and Menagérie de Verre) and she graduated in Choreography at CODARTS University of the Arts and Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in The Netherlands.
In 2015 she is admitted to Venice Biennale College under the direction of Virgilio Sieni and she broadens her background by participating to programs on Forsythe Creation Techniques, Gaga technique, Somatic practices and Countertechnique. Interpreter of works signed by internationally renowned artists, she early focused on her creation path; in 2014 she is among the winners of the contest for urban dance performances promoted by the AED with her own choreography “Solo for a window shop” and she is selected among the finals of Short Time platform for choreographers promoted by Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
Alongside the dance field, she collaborated also within the opera sector: as assistant director she has been working at Opéra of Tours, at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, at Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Goldoni di Livorno, Teatro Coccia di Novara and Teatro del Giglio in Lucca.
In 2018 she choreographies La Dafne for Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in 2019 A Masked ball at Guangzhou Opera House in China, and Pinocchio at Teatro La Fenice of Venice. In September 2020 she choreographies A Masked ball for the opening season of Teatro Real in Madrid, a production that was revived at Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville in February 2021.
In 2020 she won the international call for young choreographers at the Venice Biennale (Italy) under the direction of Marie Chouinard, and she is among the 4 finalist of the competition Opera 4.0 at the Macerata Opera Festival with “My name is Tosca and they pushed me”. In 2021 she created “Fresh Oranges into the ocean” which premiered at Comma Festival in Tilburg and she has been selected for the choreographic platform of the Florence Dance Festival 2021 with her work “A noisy self”. In 2021 she has been invited to present her research “The emerging sense: practicing intuition in the choreographic practice” at the Codarts Research Festival in Rotterdam and she held professional workshops as guest teaching choreographer in Italy and Europe while she continues presenting her works to various Festivals internationally.
Alongside her artistic career she has been active in the field of cultural management, policy and communication. She holds a Phd in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage from IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca with a research on Internationalization practice in opera houses in Italy and China, she has been visiting fellow at Paris Sorbonne and at NCPA in Beijing and her research have been published in the Journal of Cultural policy and Management. From 2016 to 2017 she collaborated with the dance direction at Festival Fabbrica Europa for Contemporary Arts in Florence and she is a registered contributor journalist specialized in in feature and cultural economics domain. She has been invited as speaker at the Opera Europa Annual Conference in Paris, at Paris Sorbonne, at Aimac and Euram General Conferences and at the Association of Cultural Management in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She has been chief for economic development and tourism at the Municipality of Florence. She is a guest lecturer at the Master in Performing Arts Organization at Palazzo Spinelli in Florence.