Livio Salvi - 2010 Focus Workshop Tutor, Senior School Tutor, 2009 Summer School
Livio Salvi started dancing, singing and acting at a very young age in his hometown of Bergamo, Italy. After several years of ballet training he won his first National Competition as a professional dancer at the age of 15. He then moved to Milan to perfect his craft, where he was discovered by the American choreographers ‘Brian & Garrison’ who offered him his first professional job as a singer-dancer for several National TV programmes (RAI & Mediaset).
He then danced for the 1997 ‘Ricky Martin’ Italian Tour and for several major corporate events. Shortly after he worked with the ‘La Rancia’ Theatre Company in the role of ‘Baby John’ in the production of ‘Westside Story’ touring throughout Italy.
Livio was then plucked from an International audition circuit by the German theatre company ‘Stella’, offering him the role of ‘Mungojerry’ in the Hamburg production of ‘Cats’.
Whilst in Germany he started writing songs and co-created the band ‘A.T.C.’ with 3 friends & colleagues from ‘Cats, attaining a recording contract with recording label BMG Berlin.
International success arrived fast and the foursome performed and promoted their music around the world, winning several awards including Gold and Platinum records throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Asia & Australia and charting at number 1 for several weeks in Germany, Austria & Switzerland, breaking the record for the most played song on European radio. Livio also choreographed for most of the band's concerts.
In 2004 after several years of an intense recording career he decided to move back to Italy to study acting at the ‘Duse International Centre of Cinema & Theatre’ directed by Francesca De Sapio. He also studied under acclaimed actors such as Allan Miller, Ennio Coltorti and many others. He took part in the Theatre production ‘Masquerade’ directed by Francesca De Sapio and in the same year he sang at the National ‘Festival Dell’ Operetta’ in Trieste.
During that time he collaborated with many Italian DJs and sang with a blues band for several summer festivals throughout the country. In 2005 he was chosen for the part of ‘Rolf’ in the Italian production of ‘The Sound of Music’ and toured Italy for 2 years.
From there he turned to film, interpreting ‘Taddeo’ in the movie ‘The 400 in Florence’ about the life of the painter ‘Masaccio’.
In 2008 he then spent a few months in Australia and New Zealand where he held several Master Classes in dancing & acting and also sang at the ‘Travel & Photography’ awards evening in Auckland, New Zealand.
He then returned to Europe, where he taught at the ‘International Cologne Summer Dance Session’ in Germany.
Livio is currently teaching at the Academy ‘Arte Nel Cuore’ in Rome, a performing art school, integrating children with special needs into the performing arts.