By Sherif Awad
Italian-born Choreographer/Movement Director/Actress Paola Lizza has been living and working in Lindon for ten years. Yet her twenty years-experience is quite wide varying between dance and choreography. Paola has worked in short and long films, TV commercials, Music Videos, Corporate Events, TV shows, Live Concerts. Her strength is her versatility. Areas of expertise include: Jazz, Lyrical Jazz, House, Street dance, Jive and Swing, Tap and Latin dance. As an Actress has featured on Short & Feature films, Corporate shooting and Music Videos.
“My mother guided to learn boogie dancing and by the age of seven, I won my first competition”, remembered Paola who, by her twenties, dancing became part of her life. “My first performance was in a production of A Chorus Line in Rome where I moved, leaving Bologna, in order to study as professional performer”. However, Paola was faced by the situation of the Italian art industry that relies on connection and friendship “The television and cinema community is some kind of a close circuit controlled by big people. And so, accidentally when I flew to London one day to join a casting, I was supposed to stay just for 10 days. Then my return ticket got canceled, so I took out a sign of destiny and decided to stay”, revealed Paola who went to create tens of choreography for music shows, live performances, films and music videos for leading singers like Gabrielle, Kayne West, Ashley Wallen and Hege Okstad. This is in addition to her acting and dancing roles.