Roberta Ricci was born in Messina (Italy) and started dancing at the age of 8. As a freelance dancer, teacher and performer her techniques are based on release and improvisation. She holds a Master's degree in Contemporary Dance and Performance from the Movimento Danza in Naples. Afterwards she worked at several state theatres as well as for independent companies and has been travelling all over Europe with her projects since 2009. She has also worked with many artists from different backgrounds. Among them were contemporary dancers, musicians, poets, actors and opera singers. She co-founded the Berlin-based company HAA&Odd.