Lea Moro, born in Switzerland, works as a choreographer, curator, dramaturge and cultural manager in Zurich and Berlin. She studied at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri (BA Theatre), the LABAN Centre in London (Diploma in Dance Studies) and the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (BA Dance, Context, Choreography). In 2019/20, she completed the one-year university course 'Curating in the Scenic Arts' at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg and the LMU Munich. In addition to her diverse commitments in art and culture, she is interested in sustainable and systemic thinking and acting. In 2018/19, she underwent training in 'Systemic Organisational Consulting' at artop - Institute at the Humboldt University of Berlin and attended further training in strategic sustainability management at the Institute for Future Culture in Berlin in 2023. In 2024, Lea Moro will complete her Master's degree in Development and Cooperation/International Relations at the NADEL Institute at ETH Zurich.
Since 2013, Lea Moro has realised eleven choreographic works and founded the platform Work it Out (since 2021). Her artistic projects are aimed at and involve a young audience, amateurs and older people. The projects and performances take place both on the classical theatre stage and in site-specific spaces and interdisciplinary contexts. Lea Moro's artistic works tour internationally and were presented at renowned venues and festivals, such as HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Sophiensaele Berlin, the Tanz im August Berlin festival, the Moving in November Helsinki festival and the Colombo Dance Platform Sri Lanka. Some of her works have been invited to Tanzplattform Deutschland and the Swiss Dance Days.
In the 2015/16 season, Lea Moro was resident choreographer at K3 - Centre for Choreography/Tanzplan Hamburg. In 2017/18, she was selected as a Young Associated Artist at Tanzhaus Zürich in cooperation with Pro Helvetia and was honoured as a "Hoffnungsträgerin" in the 2015 edition of tanz magazine. Between 2015 and 2023, she received numerous other scholarships and awards, including the Elsa Neumann Scholarship from the State of Berlin, the DanceWEB Scholarship ImPulsTanz Vienna, a dance practice scholarship from the Berlin Senate Administration and a work scholarship from the City of Zurich Culture. She has also been awarded with the Canton of Zurich's sponsorship award, a work grant from the Canton of St.Gallen and a Freiraum grant from the Canton of Zurich.
Lea Moro has served on numerous juries and committees, including as a member of the Academic and Extended Academic Senate of the Berlin University of the Arts (2012-14) and on the jury of the Schloss Bröllin residency programme (2014-18), the Zürcher Theaterspektakel (2019), Atelier Mondial Basel - International Dance Residencies (since 2019) and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (2023). She is committed to both the Swiss and German art and culture scene and promotes international and intercultural exchange. Among other things, she co-founded the Acker'Festival at AckerStadtPalast Berlin (festival editions in 2013 and 2014), led the regulars' table (Stammtisch) for artists and production managers in cooperation with Tanzbüro Berlin from 2019 to 2021 and was a mentor in the PAP mentoring programme (Performing Arts Programme Berlin). Since 2023, she has been on the board of trustees of the Kulturstiftung Kanton Thurgau (CH) and deputy chairwoman of WAM – Women in Arts and Media e.V., a Germany-wide interdisciplinary, cross-industry and cross-sector network for gender equality in culture and media.
Among Lea Moro’s training and teaching experience is teaching dance and choreography in the BA and MA programmes at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki (FI), Stockholm University of the Arts (SE), the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (DE) and Manufacture Lausanne (CH).
She has worked as a dramaturge in the dramaturgy pool at Tanzhaus Zürich since 2019. In 2022-23 she worked as a programme dramaturge at the Kaserne Basel and was in 2023 additionally involved in the organisation reflector, supporting cultural institutions in the transformation process towards ecologically more sustainable working practices. In collaboration with Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil-Jona (CH), she founded and curated the dance festival Date to Dance (Festival editions 2022 and 2024).