Known for her kaleidoscopic faces expressions and her rhythmic body, Giselda is a dancer and choreographer mastered in Performing Arts and specialized in Dance at the DAMS in Bologna.

Her site-specific works in real time are hosted in places such as Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence), Triennale Bovisa Contemporary Art Museum (Milan), Pecci Museum (Prato). She is also an invited lecturer at the Brera Academy (Milan) for practice and theory of instant composition lessons.

She is an associated artist of ALDES/Roberto Castello.


Instant composition, poetry of gesture and expressive freedom are the pillars of Ranieri’s choreography. Since her early years her work is profoundly influenced by Katie Duck, Julyen Hamilton, Dominique Dupuy and Cosmin Manolescu.

Since 2010 she collaborates for three years on Manolesco’s E-MOTIONAL Rethinking Dance and performs for the European tour of Fragile.

In 2012 her solo i…i…io?! in collaboration with percussionist Elia Moretti is awarded for best direction at the ACT Festival (Bilbao) and becomes part of the international IYMA network.

The 2017 solo T.I.N.A. wins Supernova/19 (Pergine) and is selected for Vetrina Anticorpi/19.

The participatory project HO(ME), in collaboration with the Italian-Tunisian collective Corps Citoyen, is hosted in Valletta Capital of European Culture/18 and CROSS Festival/19.


2020 opens a period of choreographic exploration of digital formats.

The absurd and ironic approach that characterizes her analogue creations translates into the digital collaboration with Simone Pacini: IsaDora – The Tik Tok Dance Project, winner of Residenze Digitali/20. 

Thanks to Mosaico Danza grant Interplay StillDigital, in 2021 Ranieri creates RE_PLAY/Wireless Connection in collaboration with videomakers collective DIANE.

Researching into the ineffable intimacy between digital video and body brings Ranieri to her last stage production RE_PLAY that investigates the pairs of Distance/Proximity and Presence/Absence linked with memories. 

A studio of RE_PLAY, supported by ResiDance, is performed at NID Platform 2021.

Giselda and her avatars burst into foreign territories with disruptive irony, unpredictable sensuality, polyphonic expressiveness, poetic madness.