Alessandro Schiattarella is a Neapolitan performer and choreographer who lives in Basel, Switzerland, and has not yet learned Swiss-German.
He uses male pronouns and identifies himself as disabled.
Before growing a beard, he worked as a solo dancer for several renowned companies such as Bejart Ballet Lausanne, Ballett Basel and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, among others. Since growing a beard, he has used choreography with interdisciplinary approaches to explore new artistic methods and languages, with the primary goal of understanding, exposing and dismantling ableism. So his works share the theme of "anti-ableism," each with a different approach, such as autobiographical, cultural, social, and/or political.

His creations, both for state theaters and site-specific contexts, have been presented at various international festivals and venues, including Aerowaves Twenty17, the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale, Tanzfestival Rhein-Mein, and Swiss Dance Days 2024 , among others.

He offers movement workshops, lectures, and hybrid formats on different topics regarding inclusion and disability.

Since 2024, Alessandro has been co-director and co-programmer of the IntegrART Festival in Zurich

more updates on Instagram @alessandroschiattarella

articles and interviews

7th November 2023 Interview TGR VENETO
11th May 2023 Article Performing Architecture, Goethe Institut
11th November 2022 Article TANZNETZ.DE - Sulle Sponde Del Lago
20th October 2022 Article BZ Basel - Sulle Sponde Del Lago
4th July 2019 Article La Liberté. CH - Rejected
12. November 2018 Article Indian Express - Altrove
30. July 2018 Audience Talk BRAVE Festival
08. February 2018 Article Campadidanza Magazine
18. August 2017 Inteview AEROWAVES Meet the Makers
15th March 2017 Article Oltner Tagblatt - Strano
08. March 2017 Article TAGES WOCHE
13. October 2016 Article VICE