Paola Balbi

A trained Shakespearean actress and storyteller, Paola delivers her stories both in Italian and English in a unique passionate style, based on skilled use of voice and body language. She is a Professor of Storytelling at Link Academy University in Rome and has also collaborated with Oslo University College. An experienced sailor, Paola loves to tell stories about the sea, sailors and pirate women as well as old stories from her ancient aristocratic Italian family, and mythic stories featuring strong women from all cultures. In the past two years Paola has worked with the Welsh storyteller Michael Harvey  preparing what she considers to be one of the masterpieces of her career,  Angerona: The Secret Name of Rome . This performance represents for her the ultimate artistic experiment trying to link her two greatest passions, storytelling and Shakespearean theatre, with a message she really cares for,  justice and rights for women all over the world.

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