Cristiana Morganti graduates in Classical Dance at the National Dance Academy in Rome and in Modern Dance at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. She widens her training studying in Denmark with the Odin Teatret of Eugenio Barba. In the following years she collaborates with a number of established choreographers such as Susanne Linke, Urs Dietrich, Felix Ruckert, Joachim Schlömer.

From 1989 until 1992 she is a member of the company Neuer Tanz directed by VA Wölfl and Wanda Golonka. She participates to the creation of the pieces Räumen, Gelage, Sieben Miniaturen, Ballet nr 5 and she dances in many repertory pieces, among them: Leitz, Die Schiefe, Das Böse Minute.

From 1993 until 2014 she is solo dancer at Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal. She dances in most of the repertoire performances and participates in many new creations such as: Trauerspiel, Danzon, Der Fensterputzer, Masurca Fogo, O Dido, Agua, Nefés, Rough Cut, Bamboo Blues. As part of Pina Bausch Tanztheater, she also starred in Pedro Almodovar’s film Talk to her (2001) and in Wim Wenders’ Pina (2011).

In 2010, Cristiana Morganti begins her choreographic activity with creating and interpreting her homage to Pina Bausch Moving with Pina. The performance staged to great acclaim and has been since continuously on tour in Europe and abroad. In 2011 she receives the Positano Leonide Massine Prize as Best Contemporary Dancer of the Year. 

It follows a long collaboration with the Conservatoire Nationale Superieure de Paris where she creates several choreographies: From here to there (2011), Out of twelve (2012), Sacré Printemps! (2013), Petit Rêve (2017).

For her piece Jessica and Me she has been awarded in 2014 the Critic Prize Danza & Danza as best Interpreter/Choreographer of the year. Jessica and Me has been presented in over 50 cities around the world, and is still touring internationally. Among the most prestigious dates: Dublin Dance Festival (Dublin), La Biennale de la Danse ( Lyon ), Festival Equilibrio (Rom), Théâtre des Abbesses / Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), The Place (London), Tanz im August (Berlin), Dansens Hus (Stockholm), Festival Bipod (Beirut), Euro Scene (Leipzig), Kuopio Dance Festival (Finland), Festival Temporada Alta (Spain), Festival Santiago a Mil (Chile). 

2016 is the year of A Fury Tale, a piece that Cristiana Morganti creates for two outstanding female dancers coming from the Pina Bausch Company. The piece has been on tour in Italy, France and Germany. For the well known Italian company Aterballetto she creates in 2017 the piece They didn’t know where to leave me.

In Summer 2018 she collaborates with the Accademia Nazionale D’Arte Drammatica Silvio D’Amico in Rome and presents the dance-theater performance Without knocking in the frame of Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto. In 2019 Another Round for Five, a piece for 5 dancers, makes its debut in Napoli Teatro Festival and goes on tour in Italy before and after the Pandemic. In June 2020 Cristiana Morganti receives the prestigious Prix du Syndicat Professionnel de la Critique francaise as best interpreter for her piece Moving with Pina. It follows in 2021 the Performance Site Specific In Another Place created in collaboration with the dancer Kenji Takagi and cellist Emily Wittbrodt for La Salle des Nymphéas at the Orangerie Museum in Paris. 

The piece Behind the Light (premiere October 2022 in Festival Aperto – Reggio Emilia) sees her again on stage as author and performer. Right after the première she receives the ANCT Theatre Critics National Association Award for her artistic career. Her latest creation Young Birds, a full evening piece for the Junior Company of the Accademia Dimitri of Verscio (Locarno), makes its debut in May 2023. The show toured Switzerland form May to September 2023. 

After the long and happy collaboration with il Funaro – Pistoia, Cristiana Morganti is currently an associated artist of ATP – I Teatri di Pistoia (IT).