Arts Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (pending) - NSCD
Professional diploma – Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy (Authentic Movement, BMC®, Somatic psychology – Linda Hartley)
Postgraduate Professional Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Certificate – Trinity Laban
First-class BA Honours Drama and Theatre Studies, RHUL
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy professional training - Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust
Body and Earth training graduate (Andrea Olsen, Caryn McHose)
Designated Safeguarding officer (level 3)
First aid and mental health first aid – refreshed every 2 years
Processwork UK - The Body, Psychotherapy and the World - Research Society for Process Oriented Psychology
Prevent - online training course
Equality and diversity online course
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Barefoot Body Trainings.
Sivananda and Amma Yoga Teacher Training
Role and responsibilities:
As Lecturer in Performance and Bodywork Supervisor since 2015, Fabiano bridges academic faculty and student support at NSCD:
I am a first-generation British-Italian. I understand the nuance of being a minority in the UK and negotiating cultural differences. As a member of the LGBTQAI* community and a child of the 80s, I celebrate how human rights have improved, but I also continue to speak up and drive towards more inclusive equality. I believe change is possible, and that this needs resources and disruption in equal measure. I understand that the human experience is fluid and plural, so I use he/they pronouns to make this evident. I live in Leeds with my husband and our cat, Kira. I love to be outside walking, moving and swimming. My favourite place to visit is the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I also enjoy quiet time reading in front of the fire.
Fabiano was inspired to work in contemporary dance by the evolution of somatic research and experimental, interdisciplinary ways of making and showing performance work, as well as the community interactions made possible in this art form.
Since 2003, Fabiano has been teaching and reflectively researching in Higher Education. In that time, Fabiano has specialised in teaching somatic movement and somatic psychology practice and theory in conservatoire training, as well as holding the therapeutic context for student injury support. He has previously held faculty positions at GSA Conservatoire, Trinity Laban, E15 Acting School, and the Institute for Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy. This has been alongside work in the professional performance industry as a performer and movement facilitator/director.
Throughout, Fabiano has also had a parallel career path as a somatic movement therapist (Dip.IBMT, RSMT, Body&Earth, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy) registered with ISMETA, accompanying many people in need of physical, emotional and psychological support.
Fabiano has engaged in teaching, research and dissemination of knowledge in performance work and therapeutic inquiry, nationally and internationally (Europe, Russia, USA, Iceland).
Fabiano has been working with Displace Yourself Theatre as a movement practitioner in professional performance settings. They explore the relationship between expressive moving arts, therapeutic processes and performance. He also contributes to a wide range of other performance companies who include somatic practice in their work.
Additionally, Fabiano works in a private clinical practice (based in Leeds), community settings and as a trainer. He receives ongoing professional supervision for my therapeutic work. At present, he teaches trainee yoga teachers at Yoga Kula and Yoga Campus.
Performance related professional development:
Freelance Professional teaching experience includes:
Somatic Movement Therapy professional activity and development:
Fabiano’s current research dissemination offers a mode of performance training and practice that he has developed in collaboration with research participants entitled ‘Orientation Score’ – an improvisational process challenging the notion of neutrality. Looking for opportunities to share this in both performance and non-performance contexts.
As an artist, Fabiano looks to facilitate and make work within projects that engage the community and respect therapeutic consciousness as part of their methodology. He focuses on the relationship between somatic practices and art-making, particularly in developing ethically-aware artists, resourcing the performer’s well-being, and developing emotional resilience. With an interest in training adaptability within the complexity of how a performer stays connected (grounded, present, aware) to themselves in relation to others and their environment, developing a sustainable performative presence.