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Alessandra Belloni (NYC/Italy)

I GIULLARI DI PIAZZA
Singer, Percussionist, Dancer, Actress
New York City, USA
Alessandra Belloni is the Artistic Director, Founder and Lead Performer of "I GIULLARI DI PIAZZA", an Italian Music, Theatre and Dance Ensemble who is Artists-in-Residence at the Cathedral of St.John the Divine in New York City. She is also the designer of a line of signature series Italian tambourines made by Remo. She is the only woman in the U.S. and in Italy who specializes in traditional Southern Italian folk dances and percussion combined with singing that she learned in Southern Italy.
An award-winning tambourine virtuoso, singer, dancer and actress, Ms.Belloni was born in Rome, Italy, and is committed to preserving the strong and rich traditions of her cultureAuthor of the book ‘HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA” published by Inner Traditions- Bear & Company. With a foreword by best selling author Matthew Fox.   
Recently knighted as Dame of Honor by the Orthodox Order of the Knights of St John.
Collaborated as a consultant on the Broadway show ‘THE ROSE TATTOO’ with award-winning actress Marisa Tomei in fall of 2019. 
For the last 19 years, she has been holding her special dance & drumming workshop in Tuscany RHYTHM IS THE CURE, with students that come from all over the world. Recipient of the Folk Arts Master Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts 2016 & 2018.
Her work as teacher and healer brought her to be featured on CUNY TV with her workshop RHYTHM IS THE CURE, and  main feature of the Russian TV Travel Channel The Dancing Planet,  a documentary film about her as artist and healer by Manex Ibar. her TV appearance include: ABC TV live in Chicago, National Geographic documentary SPIDER SEX  on the Tarantella, WORLD BEAT on CNN, , GLOBO BRAZILIAN TV,  RAI UNO MATTINA,
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