Elia is on a mission to prove that everyone can dance. Everyone deserves joy. And everyone can heal. He uses the power of dance to inspire, educate, and connect people – transforming movement into healing for people worldwide.
For the last 15 years, Elia has performed, taught, and researched movement throughout the world. His practice fuses Qigong, Dance and Somatic Practice. He has performed, taught, and directed throughout the last decade in Europe, Central/South America, and the United States.
He graduated from Pomona College in 2006 with a degree in Mathematical Economics and a Minor in Dance. And received the prestigious Watson Fellowship to research dance and movement around the world.
As part of his continuous desire to learn and grow his toolkit, he has completed Kathy Kain’s Touch Skills Training For Trauma Therapists (TST), and is currently getting an advanced degree in 5-element Qigong called Coremotion Certification.
Since 2013 he has been collaborating with Irene Lyon teaching their powerful ‘Up & Down’ movement workshops, and is a guest teacher and Team Lyon moderator for SmartBody SmartMind™.