Cecilia Fontanesi, PhD

Title: Aerial Dancer
Company: Fly by Night Dance Theater
Location: New York, New York, United States

Cecilia Fontanesi, PhD, Aerial Dancer at the Fly by Night Dance Theater, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements and leadership in dancing.

With 10 years of professional experience, Dr. Fontanesi has been an aerial dancer with the Fly by Night Dance Theater since 2018, also serving as a dance consultant and performer with Jody Oberfeld Projects since 2016 and a dancer, choreographer and dance educator with Parcon since 2015. In addition to her primary roles, she was a teaching assistant and adjunct faculty at the City College of New York in 2017, a dance and movement therapist at the Stein Senior Center in 2017, and a dance and movement therapy intern with the Wartburg Adult Care Community from 2016 to 2017.

From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Fontanesi was a teaching assistant with Sarah Lawrence College and, in 2013, she was a research assistant with the City University of New York, having been a graduate assistant since 2012. She previously served as a movement analyst and educator with Brooklyn Strength from 2011 to 2012, simultaneously serving as a substitute preschool teacher with Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Preschool and a movement teacher with La Scuola D’Italia Guglielmo Marconi. Earlier in her career, Dr. Fontanesi was a biology and chemistry teacher with Liceo Scientifico Tecnologico E. Fermi from 2010 to 2011.

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