Rosa Manzi Reid

Rosa Manzi Reid

Movement Artist

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

Rosa is a Movement Artist based in London. From an early age, she had a strong interest in moving, performing and making. During her undergraduate degree in Dance & Culture at University of Surrey she continued to develop her making practice, building up a repertoire of improvised and choreographed live-performances. Her making practice is primarily collaborative; working with artists from different performance genres incorporating mediums such as projection, live music, and film. In 2015 her interest in narrative led her to choreography and movement direction for new writing projects in theatre, and eventually to co-devising her own work that attempts to cross the mediums of both dance and theatre. Rosa’s creative and teaching practices are driven by a desire to understand and explore human behavior, and the power of telling stories with the body. Her movement practice is influenced by Improvisation, Floor-work, and Somatic Practices.

Rosa is currently undertaken her MA in Movement: Directing and Teaching at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.


Work History

Co-Director - The Zoetrope Collective

Jun 2015 - Present

Director - Rian Dance

Dec 2014 - Present

Dancer - Femature Dance Company

May 2013 - Sep 2014

Co-Director - Actual Size Dance Company

Jun 2013 - Jul 2014


Movement: Directing and Teaching - MA - Central School of Speech and Drama

Oct 2016 - Present

Dance & Culture - BA Hons - University of Surrey

Oct 2011 - Jul 2014


  • Ballet
  • Choreography
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Movement
  • Movement Direction
  • Performing
  • Workshop Leader