Federica Porello trained at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels (2002-2006). During her studies, she collaborated with the saxophonist Ilan Manouach developing a duo of dance and music improvisation, Statues. After graduating she worked with a.o. the choreographer Marlene Monteiro Freitas (Larvar, 2006), Ariadna Estalella (Condició per a (x) cosos, 2011), the visual artist Anne Kathrine Dolven (Ahead, 2007; Vertical on my own, 2011), the theater company Tg Stan (The Tangible, 2010), the puppetry company AdonK! (Commune Présence, 2012), the dance company ACME/Albert Quesada as interpreter (Solos Bach & Gould, 2010; Slow Sports, 2012; Wagner & Ligeti, 2014; Slow Sports Kids, 2015) and co-creator (It’s time, 2017), and the shadow theater company Le Théâtre de Nuit (Le Cantique des oiseaux, 2015).
In 2012 she starts collaborating with Xavi Moreno and Marine Broise, assisted by Olivier Broise-Troude, forming the group Les Chasseurs Cueilleurs. Together they develop a practice that bridges dance and objects manipulation, Objects Dance, and they create of the perfomance WeWood (2018). Her interest towards the development of a voucabulary that joins dance and objects manipulation keep being the principal motor for the creation of the solo NOWHEN (2022), in collaboration with Xavi Moreno, Fanny Thollot and Pep Aymerich.
In 2013 she joins the Catalan company Mal Pelo (La esperanza de vida de una liebre, 2013; Istanbul, 2016; Bach, 2016; On Goldberg Variations/Variations, 2019; Inventions, 2020; Highlands, 2021).
Since 2015 she’s part of the collective Group LaBolsa, a group of independent artists with shared interests in relation to scores-based movement investigation. Group LaBolsa collaborates with the choreographer Thomas Hauert for the creation of The Measure of Disorder (2015), and continues to focus on the development of tools for improvisation and real-time composition. In 2021 they premiere RETRATS ERRANTS | Barcelona, the first chapter within a cycle of new “Express-Creations”.
In 2016 she joins the company ZOO/ Thomas Hauert dancing in different pieces (La Valse, Mono Duos, Inaudible, How to proceed), and participating in the creation of If Only (2020), and EFEU (2022).
Parallely to her dedication as creator and interpreter, Federica shares her experiences and tools for improvisation collected in the practices Object Dance and the Musicality of Gestures, teaching in different dance schools and festivals. She is as well assisting the creation of artists such as Emma Villavecchia and the students of La Manufacture in Lausanne.
In 2017 she receives the Prize “Ciutat de Barcelona” and the “Premio de la Critica de Barcelona” for her interpretation of Bach, a solo performance by Maria Muñoz/Mal Pelo, created in 2004 and trasmitted to her in 2016. In 2019 and 2021 she’s nominated for the Premio Butaca of Barcelona as best female interpreter, respectively for her performance in On Goldberg Variations/ Variations and Highlands, two creations of the company Mal Pelo.
In 2021 she began studying Craniosacral Biodynamics, with Carme Renalies, assisted by Marta Serrahima and Jose Aragües.