Manuel Ronda was born 1977 in Italy (Genoa) where he first studied Industrial Design at the University of Architecture. Afterwards he studied at the modern dance department of the Theater School in Amsterdam in 1999. Manuel Ronda sees himself as a theater performer. As an actor he worked for the children’s theatre Teatro del Piccione in Genoa (I) for a number of years, and for Lindsay Kemp, in Rome. He participated in The Lindenmayer System and the solo "CYP17", both by Andre Gingras; these pieces were performed in venues all over the world. After dancing in various projects with Charleroi/Danses Plan-K directed by Frederic Flamand, he collaborated with Angélique Wilkie in the performance "Zeropoint". In 2005 he joined Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus where he danced in the touring productions "Puur", "Spiegel", "Menske" and the long movie "HereAfter", until 2008. As a dramaturge, he assisted choreographer/director Elena Fokina with the performance "Pristan" in Mexico, and with "Bielovodie" in Moscow. He performed in the Korzo Theatre production "ASA NISI MASA" by Klaus Jürgens in 2010, and he created in 2011 "2Halves" with Kenneth Flak. Manuel teaches beside his performance activity contemporary dance classes, as part of zürich moves!2013 he performed in "Confession" by German Jauregui.