Claudia Celi specialized in Early Dance with Barbara Sparti, Francine Lancelot, Shirley Wynne, Angene Feves, Cecilia Grácio Moura. She teaches Dance History and Historical Dances at Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND); she also teaches at Università di Roma "La Sapienza". Formerly a member of Barbara Sparti’s Gruppo di Danza Rinascimentale di Roma and dance partner of Andrea Francalanci, she danced and choreographed for early dance companies in theatre, TV and movie productions. She co-directs the Associazione Il Teatro della Memoria. Editor for Chorégraphie and Cairon, she published research essays, in particular on Italian Ottocento ballet, and contributed entries to International Encyclopedia of Dance and Dictionnaire Larousse de la Danse. Formerly Deputy Director of AND and member of the Working Group of the Ministry for Education, University and Research for the drafting of new didactic charters of Higher Artistic Education Institutions, presently she is Coordinator of Dance History teachers in Choreutic High Schools.