Barbara Cocconi is graduated in Piano, Music Education, Vocal Chamber Music, at the ‘A.Boito’ Conservatory of Parma. She has worked as a pianist for classical dance since 2000, (Ballet School Academy of the Teatro alla Scala from 2004 to 2009; she has collaborated with various dance schools, including ‘Professione Danza Parma’, since 2000; she has participated in numerous stages and workshop. She deals with musical training for student dancers, giving great importance to the use of the voice and of the body-percussion, a specialty that requires constant deepening through training and updating courses (Paduano, Baroni, Consorte, Caneva, Mongelli, Magnoni, Pozzo, Plentz). She collaborated with the choreographer Francesco Ventriglia (2005/2010), as a musical assistant, dance accompanist, lights/sound/stage technician, participating in important festivals (including AddaDanza and the Venice Biennale). From 2004 to 2018 she was a teacher of ‘Music and Choir’ at the Professional Training Course for Musical Artists ‘Professione Musical’ in Parma, and she has worked as a choir coach in various stages of Musical Theater. From 2012 she is accompanist pianist and lecturer in ‘Theory and musical practice for dance’ at the Liceo Coreutico ‘Matilde di Canossa’ in Reggio Emilia. In 2018 she held a masterclass at the ‘G.Tartini’ Conservatory of Trieste about ‘The pianist accompanying the dance’. For the 2018/2019 season she collaborated with the company ‘Abbati – InScena’ for the preparation of the musical ‘Kiss me, Kate’ as musical director. From October 2018 she collaborates with the National Dance Foundation as accompanist teacher for the technical-practical lessons of the Aterballetto company. For the autumn of 2019, the release of her ‘Piano Dance’ notebook is scheduled (notes, materials and ideas for a methodology of piano accompaniment to dance, Dantone Edizioni and Musica).