Adriana Pegorer is an independent dance artist interested in the interweaving of forms.

Born in Italy, where she competed as an athlete (800 mt & volleyball), she moved permanently to the UK in 1995, gained an Access to Performing Arts diploma in 1997 and graduated in Dance & Related Arts at Chichester University in 2001.

Mainly trained with Thomas Kampe (contact improvisation), Masaki Iwana (Japanese butoh), Carlos Gavito (tango argentino) she also took various intensive workshops with Rick Nodine, K.J. Holmes, Deborah Hay, Pablo Veron and Katsura Kan amongst others.

Winner of the Lea Anderson Choreographic Award for her dancefilm 'Double One' (tango & Jungian symbolism) she was also the recipient of ACE awards and presented several experimental works mixing choreography with improvisation, video and installation. Collaborations include Simon Hyde, Ricardo Badaracco, Leonardo Suarez Paz, Bijiana Lipic, Rebecca Skelton, Denis Buckley, Zephir in Zanussi, Genine Edwards, Jeramy Zimmerman.

She performed in Marta E. Savigliano's 'Wallflowers and Femme Fatales' at Harvard University (Boston, USA) and presented her own research at ‘Body, Movement and Dance in Global Perspective’ (Hong Kong, China), 'Moving boundaries' (Oxford, UK), 'Touching and to be touched - Kinesthesia and empathy in dancing' International Conference (Berlin, Germany), 'Tango: Creation, Identification, Circulation' (Paris, France).

Adriana presented a fusion of Tango and Contact in London to a group of predominantly tango teachers and dancers in 1999. She proposed some demonstration dancing in 2003 (Dome, Creative Swing, Welsh Centre) with Robert Anderson and in 2005 in New York with Edwin Adkins. Two shows followed in Resolution! with Dylan Elmore and Winifred Burnet Smith (2006-2008) and the formation of TangoRelease in 2009:

Adriana is the Founder, Director and project manager of CHIAROSCURO, a community organization formed in 2010 . Chiaroscuro provides inclusive educational movement and dance sessions to the community. For more information on recent projects please go to: