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Michela Ciappini (Longiano Italy 1976) is a sculptor and a decorator set-maker.

Her artistic career started with a first phase devoted to decorations, which have turned into painting and sculpting applied on theatre-scene.

At the time she studied and than graduated, in stage-design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.

For several years she worked creating scenes for Opera, prose and experimental theater, cinema-sets, where she did decorative painting, painting backdrops , sculpture in polystyrene and clay etc.She enlarged her experience working for different ateliers around Italy, on theater production ,theme parks or movie sets.

Michela worked for Verdi Festival in Parma, Arena di Verona Opera Festival , Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Valdoca Theater, Arena del Sole Bologna, Magic Land amusement park in Rome, Macerata Opera Festival, Tomorrowland Tecno party in Belgium, Glastoneburry Festival UK, etc.

In 2004 she started sculpting in sand.Since those year she kept her-self busy between stage-production and sand sculpture events.

She entered the international circuit, where she did work for several sand event producers in Europe, South America, Australia, Jappon, USA, etc.

Developing her interest in ephemeral art in 2010 she started carving ice and snow, working on ice-snow festival and competitons around the World.Continuing on her path following her passion, she discover the bodypaint art and the pumpking carving.

She had received several prizes by participating in international sculpture’s competitions.