The team is strongly supported by Paola Carnovale, the Executive Director. Paola has an extremely versatile professional experience and in the last past years has widely worked as producer and director.
Ena Naranjo, Ballet teacher, after travelling and performing around the world, decided finally to settle in Monferrato to teach and educate in the Balanchine style.
Elena Bucarelli is in charge of Communications, Teresa Tazzetti of PR and last but not least, Barbara Bellino who from the Administration offices supervises and preciously supports the whole.
Part of the rural buildings have gone through a total intervention and have been enlarged to house the state of the art studios, meant for the dance and the performing arts in general. The spaces have been designed to respect and convey the equilibrium for body, soul and spirit.
Housed at the first floor, the Ailey Studio is enlightened by the impressive windows that allow to dance in direct contact with the nature, the colours, the natural lights and all the suggestions that any hour or season can convey. The studio is 10 by 20 meters and can be divided in two spaces. A mirrored wall runs along the whole length and the studio is equipped with barres of three heights for students of all ages. A vertical piano is at disposal for the musical accompaniment of the classes.
The flooring and carpeting are by Harlequin, the excellence for the performing arts and the dancers' safety.
The Balanchine Studio lies at the ground floor, together with the locker rooms and restrooms. The studio is 9 by 11 meters and the barres are of three heights for students of all ages. A vertical piano is at disposal for the lessons’ accompaniment. The flooring and carpeting are by Harlequin, the worldwide renowned supplier of floors for dance.
Close to the school is located a physical training area, capsuled between the studios and the vegetable garden. Here again the contact with nature is guaranteed by the glass wall of the compact space, interely dedicated to GRAVITY® by means of four machines. The lessons can be in group or individual.
The knowledge at its bottom roots in the Roda brothers’ ancient handbook of horticolture: this vegetable garden is the result of the old farming skills mastered by means of the actual techniques. The cultivations, organized within eight terraces facing south, shifts on a four- year base, this aims to get a better structure for the terrain (of the vineyards). The 2500 square meters area produces edible flowers, small fruits and high quality bio vegetables. The shades, the even lines, the colours and the leaves’ textures make almost a garden out of this productive area.
Good and cool, because in the vegetable garden you can walk on a comfortable stone path and a layer of straw, against the superweeds, prevents your feet from the dirty soil. On each terrace’s edge the eye is caught by a border of either classic and unusual herbs, together with multicoloured edible flowers such as Indian Cress, Common Yarrow, Borage and Garden Balsam.