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Fabio Motta is an award winning actor, clown and teaching artist based in Melbourne, Australia.
Fabio trained at and graduated from many institutions across the globe, with masters in their field: Accademia Teatrale Veneta (Italy) in Commedia Dell’Arte; a graduate of HB Studio and the Hagen Teacher Lab under the mentorship of Carol Rosenfeld ;16th Street Actors Studio; He has trained in acting with Larry Moss, Lyndsey Davies, Ilse Pfeifer, Catherine Fitzmaurice and Austin Pendleton.
Fabio studied Clown and Le Jeu with Philippe Gauliere; Clown and Bouffon pedagogy with Giovanni Fusetti. He apprenticed and taught under Zack Fines in Clowning and Games at NYU and trained in pedagogy in theatrical clown with Christopher Bayes (Head of Physical Acting at the Yale School of Drama and the Pandemonium Studio). Fabio is also an Associate certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and the regional coordinator for Fitzmaurice Voicework® in Australia and New Zealand.
He has taught at NYU Tisch Schoo of the Arts, The Actors Studio MFA program (Pace University), Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts, Tamasha Theatre Company (UK), Ume Group (Physical Theatre Ensemble, New York), 16th Street Acting Studio, Brave Studios, St. Martin’s Youth Theatre, National Theatre Drama School (Melbourne) and the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne University).
He has devised and performed in Commedia dell’arte shows for over 8 years with ‘Make a Scene’ and has been a Commedia Dell’arte consultant for various productions, conservatory programs, and tertiary institutions.
In 2018, he directed 'Fish-kebab' a contemporary Commedia show as part of the UNESCO International Commedia day in Melbourne. Currently, Fabio is directing "Princess Truffles" as part of Melbourne Fringe 2022.
Fabio has had the fortune in acting and devising theatre in Australia, Italy, and the United States. Working extensively as an actor in Australia and abroad with companies like the Australian Shakespeare Company, Born in a Taxi, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Polka Theatre (Sydney Opera House), and The Russian Arts Theatre, he also has multiple TV and film credits to his name including Ronny Chang International student, Utopia season 4, Carla Cametti PD, Canal Road, Apparitions, Slant and Little Tornados (MIFF 2021 – currently in Cinemas Australia wide).
His critically acclaimed solo-show SPOT had a sold-out season in 2021 at Theatre Works and raving reviews in his return season in 2022 at the Explosive Factory as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Most recently, he has received a Green Room Award for ‘Best Performer’ for his solo show SPOT in 2022.