Nerina Cocchi

Born in Florence (Italy), Nerina is an international theatre artist and translator based in Brussels, Belgium.

After graduating with a BA in Theater and German from Middlebury College (USA), she worked as an assistant director for, most notably, Daniela Nicolò and Enrico Casagrande of Motus (2013-2014: Nella Tempesta, Caliban Cannibal) and Karin Coonrod of Compagnia de' Colombari (2014: Orfeo in Orvieto, The Merchant in Venice). She was also a production and administrative assistant for Belgian dance company Dame de Pic / Cie Karine Ponties from 2017 to 2021.

In 2010, she co-founded inoutput, in collaboration with stage photographer Andrea Messana. Through this company, she develops her artistic research revolving around women's experiences, audience participation and translingualism.

Trilingual English-French-Italian, her translations have been published by magazines such as The American Reader, Words Without Borders and The Arkansas International.

A 2019 recipient of Bourse Claude Etienne, a grant for Belgian emerging playwrights, she also was an artist-in-residence at the Centre Culturel de Jette in Brussels in 2020-21, with the support of a "Un futur pour la culture" grant by Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.