Nicoletta Cappello is an actress, theatre maker and pedagogue graduated in Physical Theatre at Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Madrid (2016) and studied as exchange student in the Physical Theatre department of Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen (2016), obtaining a Master Degree in Performing Arts at Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2018. She is interested in processual forms as well as in studying the common ground between Acting-Theatre, Contemporary Creation and Pedagogy.
In 2016-2017 she won a funded traineeship to work as director assistant of director Emma Dante and as creative assistant of Chiara Guidi at Societas. She published the paper "nSicilia", devising and employing an original methodology for critical and creative embodied analysis of performance.
With AmediasTeatro, she devised the choreography Paliques Femeninos researching body language clichés connected to gender, winner of the Prize Galerías (2015) of La Cárcel de Segovia and selected for the Festival Russafa Escénica Valencia (2015). In 2016 se created a solo movement composition Cricket Sound, about the body’s role in thinking process, presented at Folkwang Short Cut Festival in Maschinenhaus Essen and in Feldstärke Pact Zollverein.
From 2017 to 2020 she co-founded and co-directed theatre education company Moveosofia. Their first piece, Dramasofía, is a performance for a school classroom, designed to learn philosophical theories through theatrical games and body movement. Dramasofía awarded the contemporary creation prize Premi Born of Menorca (2019), the Citofonare PimOFF residency prize for contemporary performance and dance of PimOFF Milan (2018), the residency award of FabraiCoats Barcelona (2018), and it was selected at Festival of Contemporary Theatre Presente Futuro of Teatro Libero Palermo (2019).
In 2019 she facilitated the devising process of Playlist a theatre piece created during a professional acting course with actors with disability.
In 2020 she founded a pedagogical project Let’s get physical, a physical theatre training opened to everybody, both virtual and local.
She collaborates as theatre pedagogue with Institute of Learning Innovation of Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (2020), Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi in Milan(2020); Complutense University of Madrid (2019), Department of Transversal Studies in Theatre and Interdisciplinarity of Bolonia University (2018), and in Casa delle Maschere Ragusa, Ass. Periagogé (2018-2020).
Her performance Stato Vegetale, in which the audience is transformed into a plant, won an Award Carlota Soldevila for creation at the distance of Teatre Lliure (2020) Barcelona. It premiered at Teatro de La Abadía (2021) in Madrid, and it will be published as a pedagogical resource for the classroom in the serie "Didactic for new forms of living" of Planea network of Art and School.