LAVINIA VAGO (director, performer) is a dance artist from Italy, based in Seattle, working between NYC, Montréal, Berlin and Vienna. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts. She has created, performed and toured internationally with Sidra Bell Dance New York, Vim Vigor Dance Theater, Loni Landon Projects, Saint Genet, Tom Weinberger and more extensively with Rubberbandance Group. She has been co-directing, creating, and performing with Kate Wallich + The YC since 2010 and has been a rehearsal director for YC2 since its founding in 2017. She also works as a choreographic assistant and rehearsals director for Loni Landon, Kate Wallich and Victor Quijada, recently assisting him in a new creation at Staatstheater Mainz, Germany.
As an educator she has taught at Strictly Seattle, Velocity Dance Center, Marymount College, Purchase College, The Juilliard School, The Ailey School, Domaine Forget, Springboard Danse Montréal, L’école de danse contemporaine de Montréal, L’école supérieure de ballet du Québec. She teaches her own contemporary improvisational class as well as Dance Church™ and the RUBBERBAND Method. She was recently trained to teach Dance for Parkinson’s disease and will soon begin teaching classes in Seattle.
Over the past year, she has been developing, evolving, investigating her solo practice collaborating with Berlin based sound artist Harald Stojan. Studies of the work have been showcased at SAM REMIX and 12 min max at Base Arts + Experimental Space.