I am an Italian actress and acting teacher now based in Brooklyn. I founded the award-winning Italian theater company, Teatro del Disìo, and the Montreal-based International School of Italian Theatre “Giovanni Grasso” which is ideally-suited for North American students of acting and lyrical singing (www.scuolagiovannigrasso.com).
I specialize in Commedia dell’Arte, all types of mask theatre, improvisation and European acting techniques (J. Lecoq, R. Laban, O. Costa, M.Chekhov).
I have been leading workshops for professional actors and teen/audult students for almost a decade, such as Truth in Motion Workshop or Mask Acting Workshop (https://youtu.be/Rq3uszPxFqw).
As an actress I have worked in Cinema, TV and theater. In 2005 I won the Award for Best Supporting Actress at the theater Palio of Chiavari, and in 2007 I performed in Alfred Jarry’s Ubu re (directed by L. Facchinelli), winner of the Premio internazionale F. Piccoli. In 2014 I starred in the female lead of the film Rimbalzello by N. Gharbi, winner of the Special Jury Prize at Maazzeni Film Festival in Sicily. In 2017 I won the “Plauto Theater Award” for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.