The Heroine’s Journey of Nunzia Picciallo

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

As dancer and painter, I love having the freedom to bring my feelings and myself into what I do. Also, sharing emotions with people when I perform is very important to me.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

I always thought that becoming a great and admired dancer would make me the happiest, but recently I discovered that nothing is more important than true love and having a person to share with joyful moments.

The balance of the two would be perfect.

What is my greatest fear?

Losing the person I love the most for reasons I can’t control.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I thought a lot about this question, but couldn’t find a specific thing.

I am working and trying to love myself since years.

(not saying I am perfect though 😀 )

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?

Well, I would say Ohad Naharin.

I have been taking many gaga classes with him since I live in Tel Aviv. I think he is a very humble human, and I am very grateful for what he assembled. It is a great gift for dancers and people in general.

What is my greatest extravagance?

I like to change look quite often. I usually do it coloring or cutting my hair.

It’s important for me to see myself differently from time to time.

I like when I see something new in the mirror, and almost not recognize the previous me”.

On what occasion would I lie?

Maybe I would lie if truth would be too painful.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

I dont like having to be judged all the time.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

Few moths ago, I performed a solo creation in Tel Aviv, and it made me very happy to see that people were touched by it.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

Sometime I wish I was less polite and more pushy.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

I think the best achievement is taking the decision and have the strength to not give up on my everyday life and passion.

Where would I most like to live?

I don’t know yet which would be the best place for me, but I don’t like super big cities. I like being able to move around with bike.

I am also not a fan of cold and rain, unless I can stay home all day.

What is my most treasured possession?

Having free time for the people and things I love the most.

What is my most marked characteristic?

Mmm… being honest and passionate.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

I was born in a town in the south of Italy called Gravina in Puglia. There, bridge looks over a creek. It’s a very special place to me. I like going there and clear my thoughts.

Now that I live in Tel Aviv, I would say looking at the sea or being in the little room in my apartment where I paint.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

I like going out to eat vegan sushi in Tel Aviv or going to Abu Adam and eat hummus.

What books influenced my life and how? Who are my favorite writers?

I have a little problem. Most of the time, I don’t remember what I read or watch. My memory tends to remember just things that gave me strong emotions, which are usually related to people and real moments.

But I am a big fan of the book “The little prince”.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Probably someone I love, playing piano for me.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My mom. She is the strongest person I know. She is such a great example, She thought me with her behavior to never give up in life, and to always be kind.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

I don’t think I’ve seen a movie that meant so much to me.

I can’t think of any movie in particular that could be life changing, but it’s important to watch documentaries like “planet heart” that reminds us to be aware that our decisions matter and influence the world we live in.

What role plays art in my life and work?

A huge one. “My ambition” is to look at my life as piece of art, and never feel the difference between art, life and work.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My partner. He is always supporting every artistic decision I make. Talking to him helps me to see things clearly.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019?

Lately, I am also interested in artists that create works for museum.

I am very fascinated by Yoann Bourgeois’ works. It may be great working with him and his “moving sculptures.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?

In general, I like meeting creative and artistic minds, so I wish to myself to meet interesting humans and artists along the way.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on?

I am not looking forward for anything specifically, but I hope to work on interesting projects and have great collaborations.

Where can you see me or my work?

You can see glimpse of my work on Instagram:

and on my YouTube channel:

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

A real passion is always there, it is part of who you are. I can’t imagine to live without passions. I would be completely sad and grey.

What helps me to keep fire flame high is surrounding myself by humans that are passionate in some way.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Lilach Pnine Livne.

How can you contact me?

You are always welcome to send me a private message on facebook or Instagram.

If you prefere, my email is

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