Besides his professional assignments as directorcurator or lecturer, Raffaele De Ritis  served in official and consulting appointments:

Public Institutions

  • Member of Council for Circus Arts at Italian Culture Ministry (1997-2002)
  • President Teatro D’Annunzio of Pescara, Italy (2015-2016), a 65th-years old cultural institution.
  • Board member Ente Manifestazioni Pescaresi  (2001-2015).
  • Research advisor at Italy’s State Film School (Cinecittà, Rome), 1997
  • Teaching assignments


  • Advisor at foreign relations for Russian State Circus Company, 1998
  •  Circus programs consultant for RAI, Italy’s State Television
    (1992-1995 and 2003-2006)
  • Advisor for relationships with performing arts industry for Cirque du Soleil’s italian tours 2002 and 2004.
  • Editorial director of CIRCO monthly, Italy (1994-1999), one of Europe’s leading circus magazines. Published by Ente Nazionale Circhi (Italian board of circus owners).
  • 1995 “Filippo Sacchi” Award recipient  for Best Cinema Writing of the Year, by Italy’s Movie Critics Union (SCCI).