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Ms Sara Accettura
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Ms Sara Accettura

Sara Accettura was born in Bari (Italy), where she trained in dance since the age of 5 and achieved a Diploma for a Proficiency Course for dance teachers at I.D.A. and a Master in choreography at European Dance Alliance. In 2004, she moved to London to train at the London Contemporary Dance School, where she graduated with a First Class Degree.

From 2007 she has danced for Diversions Dance Company of Wales, Cedar Dance Theatre, Diciembre Dance, Combination Dance, Leila Dance, Maddogs Dance Theatre, British Fashion Awards, Rich Fulcher, Secret Cinema of London, whilst teaching at The Place, Mortlake School of Dance and The Ballet School of Notting Hill. In 2009 Sara achieved a Master of Arts in Performance at the London Contemporary Dance School. In 2011 she founded Junior Dance Company Bari the first youth company in South of Italy. Meanwhile she has taught dance in Italy, whilst dancing for Lucia Piquero, Yoshua Cienfuegos, Dana Raz, Mavin Khoo. In 2013 Sara created Dance For All, an inclusive dance project, in collaboration with Dalla Luna.

Sara is now Assistant Lecturer for the School of Performing Arts Dance Studies Department at the University of Malta, co-director of Diciembre Dance, a faculty member of Dance Master Class, Artistic Director of Junior Dance Company in Bari and Malta.

Performance Projects


2008- 2016. Diciembre Dance in UK, Malta, Italy, Spain

August 2015. Estancias Coreograficas 2015, Oviedo (Spain), with choreographers Lucia Piquero, Yoshua Cienfuegos, Dana Raz. 

May 2014. Mavin Khoo Dance’s production Borderless Bla/Konfini

Sep 2008-May 2012. Cedar Dance Theatre (Wales), dancer and choreographer' s assistant

July 2011. MADDOGS Dance Theatre, Leeds (UK)

2008-2010. Combination Dance Company, London

June 2009. Leila McMillan Dance Company, London

Nov 2008. British Fashion Awards, London choreography by Marc Brew

2007 - 2008 Diversion Dance Company of Wales, performances in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Holland

July 2006. International Festival of Contemporary Dance in Athens, Greece, choreography by Stephanos Bizas

Jul 2003. Claudio Baglioni Music Concert, Bari (Italy)

2002 – 2003. Theatre company Scusate il ritardo Bari (Italy)


2016. Co-choreographer of No idea for Diciembre Dance, Malta

2011-2015. Choreographer for Junior Dance Company Bari: Fragments, Les Saisons de l’amour, Caminando Contigo, L’enfante de Bohème, Feel

Jan-March 2014 Choreographer for Carnevale di Putignano, Putignano (Ba)

Oct 2013. Choreographer for the Dance Department third year students, School of Peroforming Arts University of Malta: To the moon and back

June 2013. Choreographer for Solstizio d'estate in the Cathedral of Bari

2012-2013. Co-choreographer of Yerma for Diciembre Dance Group, London

June 2012. Choreographer for Solstizio d'estate in the Cathedral of Bari


Finalist of Martelive Danza (Italian dance competition) with JDC Bari, Rome, 2014

Winner of the World Dance Championship with the choreographies Fragments and the solo Caminando Contigo (Pula, Croatia), 2012 

Winner of ‘Miglior Pugliese nel Mondo’ at Premio Crea 2012 Bitonto (Bari), 2011

Winner of “Principi Attivi 2010” which gave her funding to create Junior Dance Company, 2010 

Finalist at ‘Concorso Internazionale Città di Rieti’ dance competition, 2002

Second place at ‘Danzasì’ international dance competition in Rome, 2001

Winner of the Choreography Prize at ‘Trofeo Stefania Rotolo’, 2001








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