I am a professional dancer and choreographer based in Berlin and Bucharest. In my works I cross over performing genres integrating multiple folk styles, techniques and philosophy into contemporary dance narrative

  • 16 years of contemporary dance performances & productions
  • 11 staged choreographies (for theatre and site specific. length 15-60 min)
  • 2.000+ performances (as a company member and independent artist)
  • 6 years of workshops teaching (for professional and amateur dancers)
  • 7 dance films
  • Over 2.000.000 people in the audience

SOME OF THE MILESTONES

I am a classically trained dancer, I hold degrees from from John Cranko Dance Academy in Stuttgart, Germany, “Floria Capsali” School of Choreography and“Dimitrie Cuclin” School of Arts in Romania. However whilst studying ballet I discovered and fell in love with contemporary dance and for the past 16 years it has been a never ending professional journey of determination, learning joy.

I started my professional career dancing in the worldwide acclaimed Tony Awarded Musical Disney’s The Lion King in Hamburg, Germany and in Scheveningen, Netherlands. Later I joined Garth Fagan Dance Company in the United States and also worked with Miami Contemporary Dance Company and Future Pointe Dance Company

Whilst in the USA I desired to enrich and sharpen my own style of movement by exploring and researching different approaches to dance. This road led me to multiple collaborations with contemporary dance companies and independent artists in the USA, Brazil, Jamaica, Haiti and Europe.

In 2008 I transformed my experience with the world in my first choreography called “Travelling Body” and then another one “…Minutes, Seconds” in 2010 for National Dance Theatre Company Jamaica.

In 2012 I returned to Europe with intention to bring the world-best contemporary dance experience to Romanian stages and develop “hunger” for quality art. During this time I have created number of choreographies, including TWO.ONE.1Forgotten Rhythms, Momo&Eva, Elements etc.; worked as a movement director, was featured in multiple dance videos and stage productions; participated in festivals, galas and shows; developed series of workshops and worked with young dancers.

In 2016 I rediscovered art vibrancy of Berlin and found a new home and creative arena here; and currently I am based in both Germany and Romania.

I keep pushing myself, my choreography, my travels and my dance in four main directions:


Stage Choreographies (choreographer):

Dance productions & shows (dancer):

Festivals:

  • Musikfestspiel Potsdam Sanssouci
  • Dance in the city
  • Perugia Jazz Festival
  • Avignon Festival
  • Babel Theater Festival
  • Love is in the ART
  • Festivalillo
  • 7 Festival de Cine Corto de Popayán
  • ...

Dance films (dancer & choreographer):

Dance companies (dancer):

  • Garth Fagan Dance, USA
  • Stage Entertainment, Germany
  • Giovani Luquini Dance Group, Brazil
  • Miami Contemporany Dance Company, USA
  • FuturPointe Dance Company,  USA
  • DeKiss Moves Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Ayikodans, Haiti
  • ...

Education:

  • John Cranko Dance Academy - Germany
  • Floria Capsali College of Dance -  Romania
  • Dimitrie Cuclin Art School Galați - Romania

IN MEDIA

Fields Magazine: Momo Sanno - dazzling the world one dance at a time - link, pdf

Observer TV: Momo Sanno, viaţa în mişcări de dans - link

RBB 24 TV: Musikfestspiele Sanssouci Potsdam. - link 

CNDB.ro: Momo Sanno created a contemporary dance with students in buzau - link, pdf

Je ne peux pas vivre sans musique: Il danse sur les 4 éléments ! Et c'est juste magnifique. - linkpdf

LaRevista: Momo Sanno: „Poti sa spui un milion de povesti prin dans” - linkpdf

Los Angeles TImes: Fagan unit shows off all the right moves - link, pdf

Pride News: Jamaica’s National Dancers Deliver A Stunning Performance - link, pdf

Rochester City Newspaper: Dance a new dance - link, pdf

Viata-Libera: Interviu cu Momo Peter Sanno: „Pe scenă dai absolut totul” - linkpdf

National: Balerinul Momo de la “Romanii au talent” e un negru din Galati! - link, pdf

Cancan.ro: Cea mai frumoasa poveste de dragoste de la Romanii au talent! Cu ea s-a sarutat un concurent in fata tuturor - link, pdf

Cultartes Magazine“To perform doesn't mean to execute" - interview with Momo Sanno - linkpdf

CBN4News TV: Focus in 10+ Momo Sanno - link

Der Tagesspiegel: Klang der Elemente: Alte Musik, Tänzer und Blasmusiker eröffnen die Musik‐ festspiele Potsdam Sanssouci - linkpdf

Adevarul.ro: CRONICĂ Gala balerinilor de la Liceul de Coregrafie „Floria Capsali - linkpdf

New York TImes: How Garth Fagan Keeps His Dancers Aloft - linkpdf

Los Angeles Downtown News: The 'Lion' Sleeps, Its King Keeps Choreographing - link, pdf

Rochester City Newspaper: Gathering and pasting a collage of dance- linkpdf

Jamaica Observer: NDTC in good hands - link, pdf

Official Media: Momo Sanno și dans contemporan la Târgoviște - linkpdf   

Viata-Libera: A uimit România cu talentul său: Balerinul Momo este gălăţean! - linkpdf

Viata-Libera: Spectacol la superlativ! Gălățeanul Momo, la un pas de finala „Românii au talent” - link, pdf

Widemagazine.ro: Classic Meets Contemporary Readuce Emoţia în prim-plan - link

Urban.ro: Classic meets Contemporary: cum s-au modernizat dansul, muzica si teatrul (foto) - linkpdf