Training for Dancers
Born in South Korea, Johanna received her dance education at the HEINZ-BOSL-STIFTUNG, BALLET ACADEMY MUNICH. She danced at the STAATSBALLETT BERLIN under the direction of Vladimir Malakhov where she became a demi-soloist. After several years Mauro Bigonzetti invited her to join the ATERBALLETTO in Italy as a soloist where she danced also under the direction of Cristina Bozzolini. Her repertory includes choreographies of Marius Petipa, Vladimir Malakhov, Patrice Bart, George Balanchine, Maurice Béjart, John Cranko, William Forsythe, Christian Spuck, Angelin Preljocaj, Mauro Bigonzetti, Johan Inger, Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin and many others.
She is a guest teacher at HESSISCHES STAATSBALLETT, DRESDEN FRANKFURT DANCE COMPANY JACOBO GODANI, FRIEDRICHSTADT PALAST BERLIN , STUTTGARTER BALLETT, BOSTON BALLET , OPERNBALLETT DER DEUTSCHEN OPER , CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATER SPLIT, ATERBALLETTO among others, and the assistant and rehearsal director of the dance theater producer Helena Waldmann. Johanna also teaches pilates with the STOTT PILATES method in several pilates studios in Berlin.
Johanna’s classes are based on a training that supports a strog classical level of dancing. Her focus is on clean technique coordinated with fluidity, dynamics and musicality, combining dance with a work out.