Bianca Sapetto-Finck

Hackfort

Los Angeles, CA

Bianca Sapetto-Finck, choreographer, director, teacher, aerialist, and dancer began her career as a rhythmic gymnast, claiming five gold medal U.S. National Championships titles and an alternate position on the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team. Bianca studied comparative religion at Amherst College before “running away” to join the circus. She launched her professional career when she was recruited as a performer and choreographer on tour in Cirque du Soleil’s production of “Quidam” where she performed 1001 shows. Shortly thereafter, Emmy Award winning choreographer Debra Brown, cast her in her experimental dance company, “Apogee”, where she collaborated on the merging of theatrical circus and extreme modern dance. Bianca became a lead performer, choreographer and associate director at Teatro Zinzanni, an interdisciplinary and immersive theater company that specializes in dismantling the fourth wall. Ms Sapetto’s physical acting expertise was engaged to push the boundaries of motion capture animation in her role as the AI robot AIMEE in the film, “The Red Planet” as well as development for “Matrix Reloaded”. She is a regular guest artist for Joan Sheckle’s filmmaking labs. Other film credits include “Water for Elephants”, Disney’s “Gepetto”, and “Rush Hour 2” where she became a member of Jackie Chan’s official stunt team. Other notable productions choreographed by Bianca are “Carmina Burana” for the Michigan Opera, the Grammy Awards, Burning Man in collaboration with Larry Harvey and Melissa Baron, Camerata Tango (endorsed by the Astor Piazzolla Foundation), the Tonight Show, Good Morning America, TJ Maxx National Arena Tour of the Olympic Gymnastic teams, and “The Mortal Thoughts of Lady MacBeth” directed by Yuval Sharon. She also performed at the Summit of the Americas for all of the presidents and prime ministers of North and South America, Formula One, the American Music Awards, Teen’s Choice Awards, Sebastian World Tour, and the SAG Stunt Awards. Bianca co-heads the creative collective Sprung Theater (formerly We Few Productions) with Daniel Passer and Veronika Krausas. Their work together spans almost 20 years and numerous productions and workshops including, “The Courtyard”, “Birthday Party”, and “Noir Project”. She began teaching aerial acrobatics and dance in 2000. In 2009, she earned her yoga teacher’s training certificate from Yogaworks, led by her mentor, the esteemed Annie Carpenter. In 2010, she received her Anusara prenatal certification with Sue Elkind. She has continued her yoga studies through extension courses including Loyola Marymount University with classes led by Srivatsa Ramaswami as well as the study of the Upanishades. For more than a decade she has taught her original classes, “The Physical Creative”, which examine how the physical body and our communal and personal stories inspire innovation and creativity in the arts, the workplace, and everyday life. She has lead classes and workshops at USC Thornton School of Music, USC Gloria Kaufman School of Dance, USC Iovine and Young Academy, UCLA Royce Hall and the Department of Psychology, Esalen Institute , National Young Arts Foundation, Joffrey Ballet, PEN USA, Henkel Corporation, and yoga, acting, dance, and circus schools across the country. In 2020, she began her “Lunar Yoga” class series which ties together the moon cycles, mythology, astrology, archetype, art, and magical traditions with yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama, and meditation practices. Her classes are held every New and Full Moon and attended virtually by people from all over the world. In 2021, Lunar Yoga was hosted by and taught at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2021, she was awarded as an honoree for her contributions in choreography, dance , and the aerial arts by Luminario Ballet alongside Ranae Williams Niles and Jamal Story. Bianca lives in Los Angeles.
Bianca Sapetto-Finck