Laila Gozzi is an Italian cultural economist and performing artist who currently resides in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She has a Master's Degree in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship from ERASMUS University and a Bachelor's Degree of Arts from CODARTS University of the Arts, where she specialized in modern and contemporary dance. Laila works both as a performing artist on the theater's stages and as a researcher and data analyst within the art sector.
Concerning her work as a performing artist, during her Bachelor's studies, she danced in repertoire by Martha Graham, Jiří Kylian, and Ton Simons, as well as in works made by Juanjo Arques, Kyle Abraham, and others. After her Bachelor's degree, she joined the Belgian and Dutch company WArd-waRD, directed by the choreographer Ann Van Den Broek, where she performed in "Accusations Solos," "Accusations" and in works from the old repertoire such as "We Solo Men," and "Pushing The Wheel." With dance material made by this choreographer, Laila danced in the concerts of the tour "The Ideal Crash," an album of the rock band dEUS. Further, she performed in "Oedipus," a creation of the American theatre director Robert Wilson, and danced in "The Waiting Room," a creation of the choreographer Malcolm Sutherland. Laila currently works as a dancer for the Dutch company Kalpanarts, directed by the choreographer Kalpana Raghuraman. Additionally, she trains using the GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® method and is a certified GYROKINESIS® trainer.
Concerning her work as a researcher and data analyst, she defended a master thesis titled "The financial (in)dependence of non-profit dance companies in the Netherlands. An analysis of the predictive capacity of mission-embeddedness and earned income." Moreover, she worked as a data analyst for dance companies.