Cecilia Fontanesi is a dancer, movement analyst (CMA), dance/movement therapist (R-DMT), and neuroscientist. She graduated from the Laban / Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS, New York) where she currently teaches as Core Faculty. Cecilia is also currently teaching for the Dance Department of Marymount Manhattan College as Adjunct Faculty while completing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience on Dance for Parkinson's at the Graduate Center (CUNY, New York). In 2015, she co-founded the collective of dancers Parcon NYC, dedicated to exploring the relationship with the environment through movement and social reflection. Since 2016, she works as a dance/movement therapist with people with Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and other dementias. In 2017, she started serving as Artistic Director Associate for the IDACO (Italian DAnce COnnection) festival in NYC.