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M&T In Motion


M&T In Motion was founded by star dancer of London's, Royal Ballet, Mara Galeazzi and international choreographer and director Tim Podesta, two of the most innovative creative minds working in dance.

 

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M&T In Motion


M&T In Motion was founded by star dancer of London's, Royal Ballet, Mara Galeazzi and international choreographer and director Tim Podesta, two of the most innovative creative minds working in dance.

 

 
 

We met at the Royal Opera House working together on our first project the film ADOR...

and since then our philosophy has always been to promote the inherent beauty of dance by presenting performances that bring out our unique characteristics and qualities. Today’s sophisticated ballets represent a full life-story, from raw modern movements with multi media textured edge to luxurious ballets with soul.

 

 

 
 
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We share a natural affinity with expressive movement;  like all strong personalities we have strong ideas about how dance should progress. 

Our 'dream team' partnership has taken our collaborations from Australia to Africa, USA to Dubai and across Europe and the UK.

For us it is never just about putting on an entertaining performance, it's about how we can do what we do and make a positive impact in peoples lives. If that is through our involvement in charity performances, sharing our passion with student dancers or moving an audience member with our productions then we have accomplished our aim.

Different


We share a natural affinity with expressive movement;  like all strong personalities we have strong ideas about how dance should progress. 

Our 'dream team' partnership has taken our collaborations from Australia to Africa, USA to Dubai and across Europe and the UK.

For us it is never just about putting on an entertaining performance, it's about how we can do what we do and make a positive impact in peoples lives. If that is through our involvement in charity performances, sharing our passion with student dancers or moving an audience member with our productions then we have accomplished our aim.

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Mara Galeazzi


Italian dancer Mara Galeazzi is a former Principal of The Royal Ballet. She joined The Royal Ballet as an Artist in 1992 aged 18 and was promoted to First Artist in 1995, Soloist in 1998 and Principal in 2003, retiring at the end of the 2012/13 Season. She returned as a Guest Artist in the 2014/15 Season and returns in the 2016/17 Season to dance in Woolf Works.

Galeazzi was born in Brescia and from the age of ten trained at the school of La Scala, Milan. She was awarded a Cavaliere del Lavoro medal in 2009 and the Positano Prize in 2008. Signature roles with The Royal Ballet included Juliet, Anastasia, Tatiana (Onegin), the Firebird, Giselle and Mary Vetsera (Mayerling), the role in which she made her farewell appearance as a Principal. Since retiring she has returned to The Royal Ballet to create the role of Mother (Ludovic Ondiviela’s Cassandra) and to collaborate in Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works. Further dance work since leaving the Company includes founding the dance group M&T in Motion with Australian choreographer Tim Podesta. In 2016 she created her first piece of choreography, Remembrance, performed with Covent Garden Dance Company in Hatch House, Wiltshire.

Galeazzi is devoted to charitable work. In 2007 she founded Dancing for the Children, a charity that raises funds for charities in South Africa and Kenya that fight the spread of diseases such as AIDS and help under-privileged children explore the joys of dance.

Mara Galeazzi


Italian dancer Mara Galeazzi is a former Principal of The Royal Ballet. She joined The Royal Ballet as an Artist in 1992 aged 18 and was promoted to First Artist in 1995, Soloist in 1998 and Principal in 2003, retiring at the end of the 2012/13 Season. She returned as a Guest Artist in the 2014/15 Season and returns in the 2016/17 Season to dance in Woolf Works.

Galeazzi was born in Brescia and from the age of ten trained at the school of La Scala, Milan. She was awarded a Cavaliere del Lavoro medal in 2009 and the Positano Prize in 2008. Signature roles with The Royal Ballet included Juliet, Anastasia, Tatiana (Onegin), the Firebird, Giselle and Mary Vetsera (Mayerling), the role in which she made her farewell appearance as a Principal. Since retiring she has returned to The Royal Ballet to create the role of Mother (Ludovic Ondiviela’s Cassandra) and to collaborate in Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works. Further dance work since leaving the Company includes founding the dance group M&T in Motion with Australian choreographer Tim Podesta. In 2016 she created her first piece of choreography, Remembrance, performed with Covent Garden Dance Company in Hatch House, Wiltshire.

Galeazzi is devoted to charitable work. In 2007 she founded Dancing for the Children, a charity that raises funds for charities in South Africa and Kenya that fight the spread of diseases such as AIDS and help under-privileged children explore the joys of dance.

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Tim Podesta


 

After graduating from The Australian Ballet School, Tim danced internationally as a soloist in works by Ashton, Hynd, Balanchine, Bournonville, Cranko, Taylor, Weir along with many other choreographers and directors who inspired him to start creating his own work.

 

In 2006 he founded PROJECTion Dance. Tim wanted the company to have an outreach policy, which had a multi disciplinary outlook encompassing a developmental focus in dance across many borders, including dance science, dance education and inclusive dance practice.

 

Tim’s works have been performed across Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, South Africa and Asia for film, television and stage, including his production ADOR, featuring dancers from The Singapore Dance Theatre, Hong Kong Ballet, Australian Dance Theatre, Atlanta Ballet, The Queensland Ballet, The English National Ballet and The Royal Ballet.

 

In 2015 Tim had his first collaboration with Mara Galeazzi, their partnership has taken them to New York, Milan, Ethiopia, Melbourne and London and planted the seed for what would become known as M&T In Motion.

 

Tim holds an Adv. Dip Myotherapy, Adv. Dip Aust. Ballet School, is a recognised Master Trainer through Federation of International Sports, Aerobics and Fitness (FISAF), Accredited coach Athletics Australia and this year will receive a BA in Screen and Performing Arts through Auckland Unitec.

Tim Podesta


 

After graduating from The Australian Ballet School, Tim danced internationally as a soloist in works by Ashton, Hynd, Balanchine, Bournonville, Cranko, Taylor, Weir along with many other choreographers and directors who inspired him to start creating his own work.

 

In 2006 he founded PROJECTion Dance. Tim wanted the company to have an outreach policy, which had a multi disciplinary outlook encompassing a developmental focus in dance across many borders, including dance science, dance education and inclusive dance practice.

 

Tim’s works have been performed across Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, South Africa and Asia for film, television and stage, including his production ADOR, featuring dancers from The Singapore Dance Theatre, Hong Kong Ballet, Australian Dance Theatre, Atlanta Ballet, The Queensland Ballet, The English National Ballet and The Royal Ballet.

 

In 2015 Tim had his first collaboration with Mara Galeazzi, their partnership has taken them to New York, Milan, Ethiopia, Melbourne and London and planted the seed for what would become known as M&T In Motion.

 

Tim holds an Adv. Dip Myotherapy, Adv. Dip Aust. Ballet School, is a recognised Master Trainer through Federation of International Sports, Aerobics and Fitness (FISAF), Accredited coach Athletics Australia and this year will receive a BA in Screen and Performing Arts through Auckland Unitec.