Born in Italy, Annalisa Derossi studied piano and dance simultaneously in Turin and Paris. In 1991 she came to Berlin to work as a pianist and dancer with the dance theatre Skoronel. Since then she has worked as a freelancer in interdisciplinary stage projects throughout the German-speaking world. She has a long-standing collaboration with the Swiss director and composer Ruedi Häusermann, with whom she has worked at theatres such as the Schauspielhaus Zurich, the Bavarian State Opera and the Burgtheater Vienna. In various capacities such as pianist/dancer/choreographer/actress/artistic or musical director/composer, Annalisa Derossi is active in independent productions, her own projects, as well as in site-specific performances. She is currently performing in works by Thom Luz and Judith Kuckart and realises her own projects, which primarily explore the connection between movement and music.