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


  • Creative advisor at Disneyland Paris, 2018
  • Consultant for Lone Star Circus Company, Dallas, TX, 2017-2018
  • 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).