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). Master Degree in Performing Arts at Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2018. She is interested in processual forms and working at the interface of different artistic disciplines as well as 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 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.
In 2018 she co-founded and co-directed the non-profit creative entrepreneurship Moveosofia. They collectively devised a participatory piece for a School Classroom Dramasofía. The piece researches on how to learn philosophical theories through theatrical games and movement. Dramasofía was awarded with "Citofonare PimOFF Award", by PimOFF Milano (2018/2019), the Residence Award of FabraiCoats- Fábrica de Creación Contemporánea Barcelona (2018), the Award to Contemporary Creation Premi Born Menorca (2019) and it was selected for Festival of Contemporary Theatre Presente Futuro of Teatro Libero Palermo in 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 of Milan (2020); Complutense University of Madrid (2019), Department of Transversal Studies in Theatre and Interdisciplinarity of Bolonia University (2018), and Casa delle Maschere Ragusa, Ass. Periagogé (2018-currently).
Her virtual participatory performance Stato Vegetale, in which the audience is transformed in a plant, won an Award Carlota Soldevila for creation at the distance of Teatre Lliure (2020) and is currently showed in the virtual platform of Teatro de La Abadía till February 2021.