Roberto Bagnoli is a master teacher of international folkdance with specializations in traditional and modern Israeli dance and in ethnic dances of the Balkans. He founded the association Folk Atelier Reggio Emilia (FARE), dedicated to preserving and promoting dance and other folk arts. The association is responsible for dance classes throughout Italy; Roberto himself teaches weekly classes in Bologna and neighboring cities in northern Italy and monthly classes in Rome and Milan. He is director of two highly successful camps in Italy each year: Balkanot, a winter camp focused on both Israeli and Balkan dance, and Camp Yofi, a summer camp presenting a broad spectrum of Israeli dance forms.Roberto conducts workshops and seminars throughout Europe, the Far East, and North America.
Roberto grew up in Rome, where he was first exposed to international dance in various forms, and subsequently studied various forms of folk dance in workshops in Europe, Israel, and North America. He completed the training program in Folk Dance Teaching led by Jan Knoppers from the National Dance Academy of Rotterdam, Netherlands. From 1995 to 2003, he performed as a dancer and choreographer with Terra di Danza. For this dance company, he was involved in producing multiple dance suites, including Raggi di luna Italiana and Capriccio Italiano (Italian), Giro Giro Mondo (multi-ethnic), Keltic Emotion(Celtic), Mazal Tov (Israeli), and Ethnos (international).
This August Camp he will be teaching a selection of international dances.