Virgilio Sieni founded the Compagnia Parco Butterfly in 1983, and in 1992 the Compagnia Virgilio Sieni. In 2013, he was director of the Venice Biennial–Dance Section. He represented Italy in Marseille, European Cultural Capital in 2013, with the project Art of the Gesture in the Mediterranean, which involved one hundred and sixty dancers from various countries; and, in the following year in Brussels during the Italian Semester of the Presidency of the European Union, with the project Vita Nova. Sieni created the Atlas of the Gesture for the Prada Foundation, in Milan, in 2015, the same year he began his collaboration with Centre Casa Paganini–Infomus of Genoa's University DIBRIS (IT, Bio-Engineering, Robotics and System's Engineering Department). He teaches at the Architecture Academy, in Mendrisio, Italy.
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