Contemporary Training for Dancers
Monday - Friday, 12 p.m. - 1.30. p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.

 Classical Training for Dancers
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

N.B. The timetable for all Professional Training courses is also applicable on holidays!
Guest teachers  Classical Training for Dancers

Laurent Guilbaud

Bio: Laurent Guilbaud was born in Clermont-Ferrand, France. He received his first ballet training at the private School of Rodez, then went to the school of the Paris Opéra (1990-1992) and graduated at the National Conservatory of Avignon in 1997. He then had his first engagement at the Ballet National de Nancy, where he has danced Ballet from, (Pierre Lacotte, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Léo Staats, Michel Fokine and Auguste Bournonville).
In the next year, he became a member of the Ballet National de Marseille under the direction Marie-Claude Pietragalla and danced in the repertoire of; (George Balanchine, Richard Wherlock, Eric Quillere, Rudi Van Dantzig, Paul Taylor and Marie-Claude Pietragalla).
From 2000 to 2003 Laurent Guilbaud danced with the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin as a Demi soloist where he added in his repertoire; (Patrice Bart, Rudolf Nurejw, Peter Martins, Twyla Tharp, Uwe Scholz, Angelin Prejlocaj, and Vladimir Malakhov.
In April 2004 Laurent Guilbaud joined the Stuttgart Ballet. At the beginning of the 2009/2010 season he was promoted to second soloist .
His repertoire included Ballet from; ( John Cranko, Marcia Haydée, Maurice Béjard, Sir frederick Ashton, Jerome Robins, Marco Goecke, Christian Spuck, John Neumeier, Peter Shaufuss, Jiri kylian, Kenneth MacMillan, Marc Spradling , Douglas Lee, Glen Tetley, Han van Manen, Mauro Bigonzetti ect...)
In 2010/2011 to July 2016 Laurent Guilbaud joined the Dresden Semperoper Ballet as a soloist .
His repertoire there included Ballet from (David Dawson, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Ohad Naharin, Alexander Ekman etc...)
During his carrer Laurent Guilbaud has had roles created for him by Douglas Lee, Matjash Mrozewski, Bridget Breiner, Marco Goecke,
Kevin O ́day, David Dawson, Stijn Celis, Alexei Ratmansky...

In August 2016 Laurent Guilbaud got his French pedagogue Ballet Certificate in Paris and started to teach as a guest teacher in Professional compagnies and still worked as a soloist guest dancer . 

Elvis Val

Elvis Val was born in Bilbao, Spain. He began to study classical training in the private school of Ion Beitia and later went to John Cranko Schule where he graduated.
He's first engagement was in Victor Ullate Ballet, Madrid.
As a soloist Elvis Val danced in Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and in Staatsoper Hannover.
In he's repertoire includes choreographies by William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Nacho Duato, Mauro Bigonzetti, Hans Van Mannen, Niels Christie, Inbal Pinto, Stijn Celis, John Cranko, Victor Ullate among others.

Amancio Gonzalez

Amancio Gonzalez, born in Spain, studied dance with Ion Beitia in Las Arenas, Spain and in the Centre de danse International Rossella Hightower in Cannes.
As a dancer, worked with Jeune Ballet International de Cannes, directed by Edward Cook. Scottish Ballet, under the direction of Galina Samsova. NAPAC dance Company, with Garry Trinder. De Rotterdamse Dansgroep, directed by Käthy Gosschalk. REFLEX Dance Company, with Patrizia Van Roesel. Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, under the direction of Ed Wubbe, with Frankfurt Ballett and The Forsythe Company, under the direction of William Forsythe and at present with Dance On ensemble in Berlin under the direction of Christopher Roman.
Diplomed Ballet Master and Repettiteur, works as guest ballet teacher in Ballett Frankfurt, The Forsythe Company, Ballet National de Marseille, Ballet Preljocaj, Basler Ballet, Cullberg Ballet, Gottebörg Danscompani, Skanes Dansteater, Danish Dance Theater, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Hubbard Street Dance Company, Norrdans, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey...
Invited to give Forsythe improvisation and repertoire workshops in Ballet National de Marseille, Ecole National Superieur de Danse de Marseille, Tanzhaus Zürich, Conservatoire Superior Musique et Danse de Lyon, CESMD de Poitiers, FIB in Benicasim, Institut del teatre in Barcelona, Tanzhaus Köln, DOCH, University of dance and circus, Stockholm, Architanz Studio, Japan, Paluca Schule in Dresden, Graphic Design Akademie, Frankfurt, Codarts, Rotterdam, New Zealand School of Dance.

Anthony Rizzi

From 1985 – 2003, Anthony Rizzi, an Italian American from Boston, was soloist and artistic advisor to William Forsythe at the Frankfurt Ballet.
He has taught classical ballet and improvisation since 1987, first for the Boston Ballet and since then for the Wuppertal Tanztheater, Münchner Ballett, La Scala Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet and the Frankfurt Ballet, amongst others.
Since 1984 he has been creating his own pieces for the Royal Ballet, the Boston Ballet, the Frankfurt Ballet und the Scapino Ballet as well as for his own company Tony Rizzi and the Bad Habits

The Joy Of Movement Ballet Class

In his ballet class we will be concerned with the principles of space description and movement recognition - principles that Tony learnt over the course of many years working on improvisation with William Forsythe. The course is body-based and will impart professional tricks to help us make our lines longer and clearer. We’ll work with speed – a way of working that Tony learnt while training in the Balanchine method. As the title of the class suggests, he seeks to convey the joy of movement, to include the entire body and to help students engage with ballet simply as dance.

Paul Estabrook

Paul Estabrook has been creating work and teaching dancers throughout the world for the past 25 years, applying his extensive knowledge of the moving body equally in the areas of contemporary and classical dance. He has taught for a vast array of schools and companies, including American Ballet Theater, PARTS, Celine Dion – A New Day, Nederlands Dans Theater, The Cullberg Ballet, The Dutch National Ballet, Scapino Rotterdam, Rudra/Béjart, The Cranko School, The Juilliard School, Antwerpen Hogeschool, Codarts Rotterdam, The Henny Jurriens Foundation, Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, and Artez Arnhem.Along with his teaching, he has choreographed more than 40 works in the past two decades for many of the same organizations in addition to his own independent projects.
In addition to directing and/or performing with these projects, Mr. Estabrook has performed in various projects in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and Norway in the past years, including the International Chamber Music Festival in Stavanger, Norway, and Sprechwerk Theater in Hamburg, Germany.
Mr. Estabrook began his dance training in 1979 with the Hartford Ballet, where he studied the Vaganova syllabus and contemporary dance and received a degree in dance education.  In 1981, he relocated to New York, where he studied classical dance and kinesiology with David Howard. He joined the staff of The David Howard Dance Center in 1985, where he taught for the next ten years while developing his choreographic career. He was a dancer with Nina Weiner and Dancers and worked with many free-lance projects throughout the United States and Europe.

Johanna Hwang

Bio: 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 repertoire includes choreographies of Marius Petipa, Vladimir Malakhov, Patrice Bart, George Balanchine, Maurice Béjart, John Cranko, William Forsythe, Angelin Preljocaj, Mauro Bigonzetti, Johan Inger, Jiri Kylian, any many others.
She is a guest teacher in several companies and the assistant of the dance theater producer Helena Waldmann.

Maria Nitsche

Bio: In Dresden geboren, erhielt Maria Nitsche ihre Tanzausbildung an der Palucca Schule Dresden und dem Königlichen Konservatorium Den Haag. In der Zeit von 1996-2002 folgten Engagements an den Staatstheatern Saarbrücken, Nürnberg und Oldenburg, wo sie u.a. in Choreographien von William Forsythe, Jo Stromgren, Lionel Hoche, Nicolo Fonte, Martin Stiefermann, Birgit Scherzer und Daniela Kurz tanzte. Von 2002-2008 war Maria Nitsche als freischaffende Tänzerin tätig und arbeitete mit freien Kompanien u.a. in Zürich, Basel, Paris, Berlin, Rotterdam, Bonn und Freiburg. Im März 2010 beendete Maria ein zweijähriges Meisterklassenstudium für Tanzpädagogik an der Palucca Schule. Seit September 2013 arbeitet Maria als freie Trainingsleiterin, choreografische Assistentin, Probenleitern und Tänzerin.

Class: This Ballet Class should encourage the dancers to look beyond the shapes of a Ballet class, to not only move from position to position but exploring and researching on how to connect the known ballet vocabulary through using breath, different dynamics, phrasing, opposition, momentum, gravity, coordination, suspension, fall, recovery and other known movement principles. The integration of a correct skeletal alignment will give the dancers the opportunity to work in a very honest way with their true individual anatomical facilities. This might help them to become aware of already established movement patterns and to neutralize them again. The aim of the class is to not copy a shape but to experience the shape as  a result of energy, keep the body constantly in motion and enjoy dancing.

Swetlana Rosenberger

Bio: Swetlana Rosenberger, geboren in Bischkek/Kirgisien, erhielt dort an der Staatlichen Ballettschule ihre klassische Ausbildung. Anschließend studierte sie an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover mit Abschluss als Diplombühnentänzerin. Noch als Studentin wurde sie bereits an die Niedersächsische Staatsoper Hannover engagiert. Weiterhin folgten Engagements am Meininger Theater, Opernhaus Magdeburg, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau und am Opernhaus Halle, in denen sie auch als Solistin und Demi Solistin zu sehen war. Noch während ihrer Tätigkeit als Tänzerin hat Swetlana am Meininger Theater Training gegeben und war choreographische Assistentin für das Musical "Mambo Mambo". Seit 2012 trainiert Swetlana das Opernballett der Deutschen Oper Berlin. Außerdem hat sie als Gastdozentin die Tänzer beim Fernsehballett trainiert. 2013-2015 war Swetlana als Trainingsmeisterin am Friedrichstadtpalast engagiert. Zur Zeit ist sie als Dozentin für klassischen Tanz an der UDK Berlin beschäftigt.

Anu Sistonen

Anu Sistonen (born 1962) is a Finnish born dancer, teacher and choreographer who started her dance education at the Finnish National Ballet School. Upon graduation Anu gained a contract in the Finnish National Ballet. She danced wide repertoire from big classical roles like Clara in Nutckracker (Nurejev), Odette-Odile in Swan lake (Bourmeister), Nikia in La Bayadère (Makarova) and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Cranko) to neo classical and contemporary works.
She got a chance to work with many of the leading choreographers in the world like Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, John Neumeier and Ohad Naharin. One of the most inspiring periods of her career was working with the Finnish choreographer Tero Saarinen.
In 1986 Anu Sistonen joined The Stuttgart Ballet where she remained for four years touring extensively and dancing various roles. The company was at that time under the direction of Marcia Haydée.
In 1990 Anu moved to Stockholm to work with Mats Ek in Cullberg ballet where she got to dance a full repertoire of Mats Ek’s work (Giselle, Swan Lake, Carmen, Ljusvarelser and Gamla Barn) both in Sweden and touring around the world before returning to Finland in 1992.
During the period 1993-1998 she worked in the Finnish National Ballet. Besides all the classical repertoire she got to work several times with choreographer Ohad Naharin. His work had probably the biggest impact for her as a dancer. It was kind of a turning point to start understanding deeply how the human body functions and how much dancing and moving can give us pleasure. She also worked closely with many leading Finnish choreographers like Jorma Uotinen, Kenneth Kvanström and Tero Saarinen.
In 1998 Anu moved to Paris and then London to enable her to spend more time working with choreographers outside Finland as well as to develop her teaching and choreographic interests.Anu Sistonen is now based in Luxembourg and is working as a guest teacher in various companies including Ballet De Lorraine, Ballet de Marseille, Cullberg Ballet and Finnish National Ballet. She is running her own production company, Dance Development, since 2007 through which she has created more than 20 works and organized her teaching and coaching activities. Key to her activities with Dance Development has been her work coaching young dancers for roles in her productions and occasionally ballet competitions.
Her creations have been performed in all the main venues in Luxembourg like Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre d’Esch, CAPe Ettelbrück and opderschmelz (Dudelange). Her trio “Against the flow” won the public prize in the (re)connaissance competition in Grenoble 2013 and the piece was performed several times in France after that. Also her piece “Duo Duu” for children has been successfully touring in European countries.


Susanna Riazuelo

Bio: Born in Venezuela, Susanna trained as a classical dancer at the Rambert School/London and the Escuela Ballet-Arte/Caracas. At the age of 16 she was granted a scholarship to continue her studies at the School of American Ballet in New York. In 1996 she was signed as soloist by the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Richard Cragun). This was followed by Atterballeto in Italy (Mauro Bigonzetti), Lyon Opera Ballet in France (Yorgos Loukus), and in Spain with Ballet de Victor Ullate and Compañía Nacional de Danza (Nacho Duato). She moved her base to Berlin in September 2014, and currently performs as a freelance artist as well as guest teaching with Norwegian National Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Aterballetto, Staatsballet Berlin (next season) Gothenburg Ballet, Grupo Corpo, Staatstheater Saarbrücken.

Class: The class focuses on coordination and musicality, emphasizing the relationship between movement and space. Dancers are constantly confronted with many different styles, and my class aims to cover all these needs giving importance to dynamics, weight, volume and energy. Using all of these elements, it allows space for freedom within technique.

Wallie Wolfgruber

Bio: Wallie Wolfgruber is a German-born dance artist who has been living and working in New York for the past 30 years. She has enjoyed a distinguished performing, directing, choreographic and teaching career. Highlights include being a principal dancer with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and a member of the Ohad Naharin Dance Company. Directing credits include: Director of the Conservatory of Dance, Purchase College, State University of New York (2010-2014); Undergraduate Director, Dance Department, College at Brockport, SUNY; Co-Founder/Director SEAD, Salzburg, Austria; Artistic Director of Brooklyn-based Wallie Wolfgruber & Company. Her choreography has been presented in New York City at the Abrons Arts Center, La Mama E.T.C., the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and with DanceNow at the Joyce Soho, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, the Duke on 42nd Street and Dance Theater Workshop. International work includes commissions from Frontier Danceland and NAFA in Singapore, and travelling to Africa, researching Maasai dances, and teaching and performing in orphanages in remote, rural areas in Kenya. Most recently, she choreographed a new work during a creative residency in Lisbon, Portugal and performed it at the DanceNow Festival at Joe’s Pub/Public Theater in New York.
Ms. Wolfgruber holds an MFA in dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She was on faculty at Florida State University, Rutgers University, Manhattanville College and the Mark Morris Dance Center, and is an Associate Professor at Purchase College. Her teaching is influenced by her studies in somatic practices such as the Trager® Approach/Psychophysical Integration which she was certified in in 1996.

Class: Wallie Wolfgruber teaches a ballet class that is both rigorous and has a contemporary sensitivity. She emphasizes anatomically correct body alignment, connectivity, fluid transitions, transversing space and dynamic phrasing. The class is designed to help dancers find the natural balance between releasing unnecessary muscle tension while building strength in areas where it is needed. A regular class consists of barre, adagio, center practice, a traveling or waltz combination, petit and grand allegro.

 John Vye

Bio: After a successful iinternational stage and teaching career, John has chosen Berlin as his new home. Sydney born, he departed Australia as a young man to dance with the Stuttgart Ballet and the Royal Ballet London. John later danced with ballet companies worldwide, performing works from the greatest choreographers of all time: MacMillan, Ashton, Lifar, Balanchine, Nureyev, Cranko, Robbins, Van Danzig, Van Manen u.a. The Russian ballet, and especially the Vaganova method, always had a great influence on his dancing and teaching. John was  fortunate to be taught by ballet's legendary teachers of the day including Asaf Messerer, Jürgen Schneider, Anne Wooliams, Alla Osipenko, Fleming Flindt, Cleo Nordi, Rosella Hightower and Oleg Sokolov. As a premier danseur, John danced internationally with many ballet companies including: The Royal Ballet London, Australian Ballet Co, Royal Danish Ballet, Dutch Het Nationale Ballet, Bayerisches Staatsballett Munich, and the Norwegian National Ballet. John has been teaching throughout his entire career as Ballet Master/Coach. With almost 50 years of teaching experience, he recently held the position of Artistic Coordinator with the famous „Australian Conservatoire of Ballet“, a Vaganova based professional school in Melbourne Australia. Today he is teaching as a freelance ballet master, pedagouge in Berlin and internationally. 

Class: John's teaching method is based on many years of dancing professionally and almost 50 years of teaching  experience based on the academic method of Agrippina VAGANOVA and the Russian Ballet. He always strives for the highest technical academic standards, strength building, along with musicality and artistry. He continues to impress on his dancers the use of the entire body as a whole, as he constantly relates the studio to performing on stage. Each class must always be an ongoing technical, creative and choreographic experience alike, for students and professionals. John remains firm in his beliefs handed down from his legendary teachers.  


Ibrahim Önal

Bio: Ibrahim Önal was born in Turkey, and began his classical training in his home city of Istanbul. He completed his dance training at the Hungarian Dance Academy Budapest. He began his career at the Staatsballett Istanbul, where he already danced leading roles at the age of 19, such as the role of Crassus in the ballett "Spartacus" from renowned choreographer Youri Vamos. His next engagement led him to the Stuttgarter Ballett, where he was promoted to soloist and danced numerous main roles, such as Onegin (John Cranko). He also worked with well known choreographers such as John Neumeier, Hans van Manen, William Forsythe, Uwe Scholz and Jiri Killian. He performed in numerous tours throughout the USA, Asia and Europe. In 2004, Ibrahim worked for Vladimir Malakhov in the Staatsballett Berlin, where he danced main roles such as Solor in "La Bajadere", Lescaut in "Manon" ( Mac Millan), Drosselmeier in "Nussknacker", Rothbart in "Schwanensee" (Patrice Bart), Orion in "Silvia" (F.Ashton), as well as "Afternoon of a Faun" and "Fancy Free" (Jerome Robbins). Maurice Bejart created his role in Sigmunds "Ring um den Ring”. Ibrahim danced with outstanding ballerinas such as Uliana Lopatkina and Polina Semionova. In 2013 he was selected from the "Jerome Robbins Trust” to dance in the film “Passion" from Brian de Palma. In 2016 he recieved his state approved certification as a dance educator here in Berlin.

Class: Ibrahim Önal's class is based on a high level of Vaganova classical ballet, with a focus on jumps.

Benjamin Duran

more info coming soon!



Guest teachers  Contemporary Training for Dancers

Erol Alexandrov

Bio: Erol Alexandrov was born in Plewen Bulgaria and studied classical ballett at the state recognized Opera. For four years he worked there as a dancer before he joined the experimental theatre "Gabrowo" and after that the dance theatre "4xC" in Sofia. Since 1990 Alexandrov worked in Germany and Austria at theatre Altmark, Standal, dance theatre "Ikarus", Klagenfurt and in Magdeburg at "Freie Kammerspiele". 1998 to 1999 he went back to Theatrestudio "4xC" in Sofia. He worked as a dancer and choreographer on international stages in Caen, Madrid, Sevilla, Cairo, Vienna as well as in Mexico and of course in Berlin where he joined the state recognized "Ballettschool of Berlin". In 2011 he joined the Collective "die Elektroschuhe". He has also appeared in various dance related and experimental videos and movies. Erol Alexandrov lives and works as a dance teacher and artist in Berlin.

Class description: This class draws upon my studies in yoga, gymnastics and contemporary dance techniques, with an emphasis on the skeletal structure and the dynamics of breathing and movement. Deep and intensive daily practice for releasing restrictive tensions, lengthening and strengthening the muscles, and finding clear support through the bones. We will progress successively from floor exercises to standing. This class is designed  as a training class for the body, leading to an enhanced awareness and freedom of movement  that may be applied to a variety of styles. My intention is to offer ways to integrate the body, mind and breath so the dancer can become a clearer channel for creative and personal expression.

Diego de la Rosa

Diego de la Rosa started dancing bboying/breakdance in 2005 on the streets of Valladolid, Spain. He spent his first years traveling around Spain & Europe, attending urban dance events & championships such as Battle of the Year, Floor Wars and IBE. In 2012, he decided to move to Berlin where he did a contemporary dance formation. In 2013 he co-founded “Frantics Dance Company” where he is a dancer & choreographer. Since 2014, he has been collaborating in several projects between Spain & Germany.
Over the years he has been accumulating teaching experience in professional and advanced contemporary trainings in places like Marameo in Berlin, Staatstheater in Kassel, and NunArt in Barcelona.
He has been invited to perform his solo Prisoner of his Happiness in various festivals such as Sólodos en Danza in Ourense, Hop Festival in Barcelona and Dancelab in Skopje. A part from his solo, Frantics Dance Company has been invited to festivals like Paratissima in Skopje, Tanztage in Berlin, Freedom Prison in Horsens and Fuse the World in Taipei. 

Class description: Diego de la Rosa’s classes are very physical and dynamic. The idea is to start the class with improvisation exercises to warm up while bringing us awareness into our own body. Followed by diagonals, the body is used with the goal of getting more possibilities in movement and mobility. During the class, the floor is used as a dance partner, helping us to find and create more possibilities and space betweeneach other. In general, the sequences are mainly inspired by breakdance, hip-hop, experimental and contemporary, but also by martial arts, acrobatics and gaga. Diego never hesitates to add his own style and to use material that he works with his company "Frantics". His biggest interest during his class is to enable people to get as many possibilities by trusting their own bodies and letting free the mind rather than thinking too much.

Maya M. Carroll 

Bio: Maya Matilda Carroll is an independent choreographer, dancer and teacher, based in Berlin since 2004. In the past thirteen years Maya has created over 30 works from solo to extended group pieces. She has collaborated with artists and performers from diverse backgrounds; classical / contemporary dancers, visual artists, poets, musicians, actors, opera singers and amateurs, within different continents and cultural impacts. Maya has been making dance independently as well as being commissioned to create pieces for state theaters, independent companies and dance academies. She leads classes and workshops in Europe and abroad, extensively developing her teaching methods alongside her artistic work. In 2011 Maya formed The Instrument with her partner, composer / musician Roy Carroll. Her work is anchored in the meeting point between the palpable and imagined; drawn from and towards the body's memory, social roots and myth, pluralities and singularities in humans and environment.

Dance background: between 1997-2000 Maya danced in Muza dance company, Tel-Aviv, Israel. She collaborated with choreographer Lara Barsacq over five years (Tel-Aviv - Paris). Between 2000-2003 Maya danced in Batsheva Ensemble company, directed by Ohad Naharin. She also danced works choreographed by Anat Danieli, Sharon Eyal and Arkadi Zaides to name a few. In 2005 Maya joined Research Project with Sasha Waltz & Guests in Berlin. Since 2013 she collaborates with choreographer and director Julyen Hamilton. She joined his company Allen`s Line in their last two pieces Goat Ocean and Mud Like Gold.

Class description: The Instrument teaching is a physical laboratory, a broad practice / experience through the articulation of movement in time, space and the imagination. Touch, form, energy, rhythm and resonance are synchronized with thoughts, visions, perspective; all through which movers develop awareness, availability for new information and broadening of physical capacities. The classes play with composition in real time, encouraging flow and bodily wisdom as a pathway to discovery, dance making and performance.

Rachael Nanyonjo

Bio: British choreographer and  Teacher Rachael Kansaze Nanyonjo is an alumni of the Brit School for Performing Arts, graduated from Roehampton University with a BA Honours in Dance Studies and gained a Masters in choreography from Middlesex University 2012. Rachael has worked with the Young Vic, East London Dance, Dance Woking, Wayne McGregor Random Dance, Big Dance, BBC, Sky Arts, Rachael is visiting lecturer teaching choreography at Middlesex University. Kansaze Dance Theatre was formed in 2011 to create innovative contemporary dance physical theatre that responds to socio- cultural and political themes through collaborating with different art forms.
Rachael is a 2015 British Council & Arts Council England Artists international development fund recipient undergoing a research, development and documentation project with TabuFlo Dance Company. She is also on the  Trailblazers Fellowship from the Association of Dance of the Diaspora.
Commissions include Ballet Boys Ignition Festival 2014 & Roehampton University Third Row Dance Company 2013. Achievements include a recipient of Dance UK’s Mentoring Programme 2013/14 & London Hub’s ‘Pitch It!’ bursary 2013.
Shortlists include: Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreographic Award & Choreographic Captures (2011).

Class description: The class is physical but fun and creative. This class combines contemporary dance techniques such as release/contact improvisation along with incorperating themes from Ugandan afro contemporary styles /music Rachael experienced while working in Uganda 2015. The class is designed to begin with an improvisational warm up that focuses on the coordination and mobilisation of the spine, joints, head and body in the space. We then develop to exploring rhythmical patterns through sequences / footwork influenced by afro contemporary dance. Traveling work includes contact improvisation remaining centered and grounded in the body and moving with rhythm. The session concludes with a phrase that incorporates the movement experienced at the beginning of the class. This is a class that aims to get you moving, expressing yourself freely and energetically.

Opay L. Goldberg


‘Zooz’ in Hebrew has a double meaning: it is a short verb, used to motivate motion in the world of forms and it describes the agility required to flow between experiences in a less visible, yet very real sense.
Physical Intelligence, Camera and Live Music weaving together into a poetic orchestration. Zooz refers to itself as an "Agent of Experience". We aim to articulate the force that moves all great artists: Transforming ourselves and the audiences.
The ZooZ approach allows explorers to ‘speak’ with their bodies, creating accessibility to an intelligence which is unmediated, therefore touching the texture of abstract concepts like ‘plasticity of thinking’, ‘unconditioned inner flow’, ‘soft identity’, ‘spontaneity’ and ‘playing / playfulness’.


Opay L. Goldberg,

born in Israel, a Berlin based artist, pop-up performer and founder of the Zooz Approach. Opay is teaching, performing, developing, and establishing the Zooz perspective as a medium for mind exploration and transformation. Along her long career as a professional dancer, Opay had the privilege to work and perform with works by: Jiří Kylián, Paul Taylor, Hans Van Manen and Lar Lubovitch. Later, she joined an ensemble of researchers dwelling into an essential journey of mind exploration, out of which the creation of Zooz sprouted.

Matteo Magnabosco, Cinematographer.

Joined the Zooz Research three years ago and collaborating with Opay since. Matteo increases the toolbox of Zooz with a fresh perspective relating to the ‘Zooz Camera’ and editing: "I participate within the Zooz Event holding the camera as if it is just an extension of my body, it captures nuances, nonsenses and sensations of the moment, away from the perspectives of an outside eye." we use the camera in every Zooz session to evoke fresh perspective of self-reflectivity, to trick the ‘camera eye’ and to play with soft identity.

Cecilia Nercasseau Gibson, Voices/Piano/Keyboards
Claudio Squella, Bass Guitar/Voices
Both Berlin based Artist's, originally from Chile. Collaborating with Zooz as an interplay of influences between body, mind and sound. The material of their music is a reflection of the happening within themselves and others in real time, which allow participants a full Zooz experience.

A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room.” Marina Abramovic, 2010 

Michael Löhr

Bio: michael löhr studied contemporary dance at the cologne university of music and dance. he subsequently received a scholarship to visit the annual summer academy in kyoto, japan. he joined germany's tanztheater bielefeld and tanzcompagnie oldenburg where he worked with rami be'er, shlomi bitton, ingun bjørnsgaard, lionel hoche, jan pusch, jo strømgren, guy weizman & roni haver and gregor zöllig. michael moved to berlin in 2009 in order to start working as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher. next to creating his own work, he has been involved in various projects including collaborations with ahn eun-me company, alessandra corti, clint lutes, emanuel gat dance, unterwegstheater heidelberg and has performed at numerous dance festivals around the world. in addition, he works as choreographic assistant of emanuel gat and is regularly invited to teach contemporary dance classes or workshops for institutions such as ballet de lorraine, ballet national de marseille, candoco dance company, cedar lake contemporary

Class description: my class develops from plain and pure body-work / work-out exercises, through short floor- and standing combinations into more complex choreographic sequences. some of the basic principles which are constantly worked with are: finding, strengthening and shifting the center, being on and off balance, resting and exploding into space, moving expansively and taking risks. the class is very physical, energetic and athletic but it also focuses on increasing the physical awareness in order to work within a frame in which one can push his individual limits but keep the body safe. it‘s an essential part of the class to discover and make full use of the logic that underlies every movement phrase. based on that understanding i want to encourage the participants to take their own decisions, so they can find their own way of playing with quality, musicality and dynamics and strengthen their individual expression as a performer.

Marcela Giesche

Bio: Marcela Giesche (US/DE) is a freelance artist currently based in Berlin, Germany. She studied dance and choreography at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie and The Ohio State University where she received her BFA. She has received numerous scholarships including participation in the danceweb 2010 at Impulstanz. Marcela has danced for Bianca Van Dillen and Beppie Blankert in the Netherlands, with Neuer Tanz / VA Wölfl, and Canan Erek in Germany, and for the Italian company Deja Donne. She has taught and presented her work in the USA, Canada, and across Europe. In the past three years she has been working extensively with Bruno Caverna as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She has also been developing her own research in movement improvisation with strong focus on partnering, musicality, and spatial/energetic awareness. Playing in the fertile crossing ground between dance on stage and movement/improvisation in the street continues to inform and inspire her creative work and life. Dance is what happens when we let our imagination run away with our bodies!

Class description: The class consists of a combination of dynamic release techniques and floor work intertwined with improvisational elements designed to open and expand the possibilities of the performer. Continuous movement flow, partner-work, improvisation, awareness of musicality, and the use of imagery are used to bring the dancer into a state where the class becomes a journey while thoroughly warming up the physical body. Rather than focusing on specific body forms, Marcela’s techniques work on finding clear geometric energy patterns running through the mind, body, and space, which drive the movement with momentum. A sweeping movement phrase is what finally brings the elements of technique, performance, and improvisation together in a full bodied personal expression.

Heidi Weiss

Bio: Heidi Weiss earned her B.F.A. in modern dance from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia in 1992. Upon graduation she performed, choreographed and toured with Group Motion Company from 1992-95. As a Philadelphia young artist, Heidi received grants for her work in addition to freelancing with local artists such as Rennie Harris, Karen Bamonte and SCRAP performance group. In 1997 Heidi relocated to Germany. In 1998, she founded Zen in the Basement Company with Jennifer Mann and Sebastian Gäbel. The company has been creating and performing works for the last 10 years in Berlin, Potsdam and Dresden, as well as touring internationally. Heidi has been teaching throughout Europe for many years in schools, companies and Universities. For the past two and half years she was Professor for Contemporary Dance at Palucca Schule Dresden. Most recently Heidi was a guest artist at Virginia Commonwealth University in Virginia/USA and a guest teacher at SEAD in Salzburg, Austria.

Class description: Heidi Weiss teaches a Contemporary Modern technique class, which combines strenghening elements with release based exercises. Her training begins with basic yoga poses, focusing on breath and clarity. The warm-up continues with a series of moving exercises which focus on creating length and volume in the body, through the use of clear direction and choices. Musicality plays an important role, as the dancers work with intricate phrasing that challenges their ability to change timing and movement quality quickly. These quality and dynamic changes combined with the dancers use of weight, remains the central aim of her style. Through this fusion of fluidity and groundedness, the dancers are encouraged to take risks, testing physical and spacial boundaries. Rhythmical combinations are explored as are more lyrical adage-like phrases. Floorwork is also a central element in the class.
The movement themes are expanded upon as the class progresses into moving sequences. Emphazied is the ability to travel in the space and let go of conventional modern forms while still applying technique. Students are encouraged to concentrate on their unique qualities in order to develop their own personal style of moving. The skill to pick up material quickly is also a class objective, as is practicing performing the choreography in the studio.

Yaron Shamir

Bio: Yaron Shamir is born in Israel and lives in Berlin. He started his artistic carrier in 1998 after 4 years of military service as an officer. Since then, he has been working simultaneously in Europe and Israel as a choreographer and a dancer. He received scholarships and support by the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Education and by the Goethe Institute in Germany. Since 2009, he creates choreographies and installation projects – both ensembles and solos  – and gives workshops at the international stage and festivals all over the world. He has been invited as a guest choreographer in the opera houses and theaters in Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Belgium, Israel, Eastern Europe, as well as South-Korea. Additionally, Yaron Shamir works as a guest juror at international festivals. 
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Class description: We are moving wisely as we learn to analyse the possibilities that time and space offer us. In this class, Momentum, Gravity and Breathing guide and help us while we play with physicality.
Using the languages of floor work, jumps, height control of directions, release and acrobatic elements, we learn to enjoy energy. In this physical world, we develop skills about how to control the judgment in ourselves, while we move and become aware of our surroundings. Everything is a tool as we look beyond the shapes of what is right or wrong in our dynamic world.

Henrik Kaalund

Bio: Henrik Kaalund is a freelance choreographer and dancer. He danced for and toured with Conny Janssen Danst - Rotterdam; Jan Pusch - Hamburg; Felix Landerer - Hannover; Peter de Ruiter / Eva Villanueva - Amsterdam and many others.
He choreographed for companies in Dortmund, Hildesheim, Greifswald, Gießen, Valencia and for many other groups and occasions. 
He has won several prizes for his choreography and dancing, in Hannover, Leipzig, Burgos and elsewhere.
Prior to this, he studied at the John Cranko School, Stuttgart and David Howards School of Dance, New York, after which he worked at Cleveland Ballet Arizona, Basel Ballet and Ballet Dortmund. where he worked with Rui Horta, Amanda Miller, Mei Hong Lin, Jean Renshaw and many others.
For a number of years he has practiced contact improvisation and found this very beneficial for understanding movement and touch. He teaches contact improvisation and contemporary dance, in Berlin and elsewhere.
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Class description: The class starts with a warm-up, starting gently and gradually increasing the energy. The emphasis here is on continuous movement, activating the fluids in the joints and making extensive use of "active-stretching" (stretching while moving). This is followed by some shorter exercises designed to provide strength, stamina, stability, coordination, musicality and to practice specific moves for the work to follow.
In the last part of the class, a longer combination will be learned and we will work on various ways to perform it. 
Floor-work plays an important part in the class, where techniques, tricks and tips for a smooth relation to the floor will be rehearsed and ways devised to achieve a soft  transition from up to down + vise versa. But equally important is to take the smootheness, softness and groundedness with us in the upright work, which is also floor-work, actually.
It is the goal of the class to afford an all-round condition of the body, getting it ready for whatever work may follow that day or days to come, while tuning the mind to possible approaches to space, music/musicality and other dancers.

Einav Katan-Schmid

Einav Katan-Schmid, PhD, is a research associate at the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, an Interdisciplinary Laboratory, at Humboldt University of Berlin. Having a background as a dancer, her main focus of research is philosophy of dance. Einav has been practicing Gaga daily with the company's classes at Batsheva Dance Company (led by Ohad Naharin) (2003-2009), and holds a dance teaching diploma from The Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport (Israel). Her book “Embodied Philosophy in Dance; Gaga and Ohad Naharin's Movement Research” was published with Palgrave Macmillan (2016). Einav’s work is in the intersection of practice with theory and deals with questions that have both artistic and philosophical implications. She was a lecturer for philosophy at the College for Arts, “Hamidrasha” Beit Berl, Israel, at the Faculty of Arts, Tel-Aviv University, and a guest professor for practice and theory at the program for MA in Choreography, HZT Berlin. She has been teaching practical workshops on embodied research in varied platforms. 

Narendra Patil

Bio: Narendra Patil is a professional Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer and Performer from India and a movement specialist in contemporary dance, Flying Low and Improvisation.
He has been a Principal Performer, Teacher and Assistant choreographer at Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company for 10 years. He has received training in various dance forms from teachers all over the world and has shown his mettle under the likes of David Zambrano, Terence Lewis, Josef-Linda, Peter Jasko, Laura Aris, Suzanne Linke, Anton Lachky, Nakula Somana, Marin Leggat etc. Narendra is the first Indian contemporary dancer who has studied under David Zambrano as a part of a 30 days intensive workshop of "Flying Low” and “Passing Through” technique in Berlin, Germany, where he was selected among 489 dancers from all around the world.
This year, he again got selected for EXIN for 30 days Flying Low and Passing Through intensives which is going to be conduct in Madrid, Spain September 2016. Training in all these dance forms, exploring numerous movement possibilities, and finding inspiration and knowledge at various dance festivals, intensive workshops and creations with renowned teachers from all over the world and over the years, he was inspired to
create his own dance vocabulary. Narendra is currently working as an independent artist in Europe and India. He has been invited to teach at Deltebre Dansa Festival, Spain; Marameo, Berlin, Germany; Saint Petersburg, Samara, Moscow, Russia; Athens, Greece; and many other professional dance schools in Europe and India. Recently Narendra have been collaborated with Lamprini Gkolia (Greece) who are working together as Performers and Teachers in Europe and in India . They have performed their “CAMOUFLAGE” Duet creation in Greece, Athens , Ioannina and Deltebre Dansa Festival, Spain 2015 and also took their partnering workshops to Greece and India. Performed Improvisation Trio Performance with David Zambrano and Lamprini Gkolia Performed in Athens 2015. Axismundi Jaipur and Geneva Project - Collaborate and performed with Mohemad Toukabri, Tunisia. Rakesh Sukesh, India. and Bolarin Da Costa, Belgium. Art Director - Pol Sinus. The piece has been created during a Pro Helvetia residency in India in 2015 and the premiere took place in Théâtre du Galpon, Geneva for Antigel Festival on 8th of February 2016.

Class description: IndYog -Contemporary Workshop. It is a combination of the Indian Classical Dance, Kathak, Yoga and Contemporary Movement Vocabulary. It has lot of powerful footwork, hand combinations, rhythms and spins. Class starts with Meditative posture and Asanas (Asana is a specific posture which strengthens Mind and Body). We continue to conditioningthe body through Yoga and movement and it includes body toning and Martial arts exercises which are later incorporated into the movement phrase. Playing with momentum, suspension and dynamic floor routines (which combines speed and centrifugal energy). It also combines floor exploration with antigravity falls, recovery, agile partnering and strength based technique which allows the individual to discover organic body rhythms and floor connections. Students can expect to learn certain Indian classical Mudras from the dance form of Kathak & Bharatnatyam which can be incorporated in to the final phrase. Workshop will be focused on - Speed, musicality, strength, Fixed Phrases, moving in the space, rhythm, emotions, different movement vocabulary through Improvisation tools, movement precision and efficiency.

Damian Gmür

Bio: Damian Gmür completed his professional dance education at the "Tanz Akademie / Zürcher Hochschule der Künste". As a dancer he worked over 15 years in numerous theaters and dance companies throughout Europe and worked with different choreographers like Örjan Andersson, Philippe Blanchard, Nils Christe, André Gingras, Guy & Ronnie, Tamas Juronics, Roberto Olivan, Martin Stiefermann, Jochen Ulrich, Richard Wherlock, Gregor Zöllig. Since 2008 he has worked as a freelancer teaching regularly at festivals and for dance companies (Theatre Kassel / Johannes Wieland, Theatre Braunschweig / Gregor Zöllig, Theatre Osnabrück / Nanine Linning, Theatre Giessen / Tarek Hassan) and created choreographies for youth productions at tanzhaus nrw. In addition to dance he learns and teaches Capoeira.

Class description: Musicality, change of dynamics, creativity and striking movement qualities mark good dancers. In class we put the moving body and music in the focus as well as the intention to incorporate different dynamics and movement qualities. Thus we make use of different dance techniques and styles - from Release Technique, Modern Dance and Floor Work until Ballet, Capoeira and urban dance styles - with the aim to build a productive dance training.Characteristic are flow, the interaction of tension and relaxation, the exploration and play with gravity, the awareness of natural functions of the body, which we like to sharpened day by day.Through an extensive warm-up at the beginning of the class, we learn to make better use of space, gravity and breathing. We make the body fluid, we embody different dynamics and movement qualities and we use release to recharge our batteries. Thus we have the tool to expand dynamically our possibilities of moving and to integrate risk into the dancing. In the second part we bring the reflected principles into dance and different choreographies using all levels of the room.20% making body liquid10% stretch & strengthen 30% moving on - in and out of the ground 10% technical skills /crossing the space / standing exercices 30% Choreographic sequences - dancing, musicality, different dynamics, taking risks, having fun.

Elik Niv

Bio: Elik studied dance at the „Sadana Performing Arts School - Kibbutz and the „Gaaton & Talma Yalin Art School“ in Tel Aviv. After his education he worked with several choreographers like Susanne Linke, Josef Tmim and Rami Levi in Israel. He also worked in different dance companies like DeDe Dance, Moza and Vertigo and with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. In 2005 he moved to Germany to work as freelanced dancer in Berlin. He collaborated with choreographers as :
-Martin Stiefermann / Staatstheater Oldenburg
-Susanne Linke
-Mirela Waingarten / Komische Oper,
-Nir De Volff / Total Brutal
- Santiago Bloom - Die Geschichte Vom Soldaten eli
-Since 2009 was creating and performing with the company Constanza Macras / DorkyPark , as well he working as a rehearsal manager in several of the company production.
- 2013-2014 worked in Shasha Waltz & guest company for ZKM project and Tannhäuser
In the last 2 years Elik has bin teaching in several schools and studios in Europe and Israel such as Berlin (Motion), Hamburg (Hip hop Academy), Norway (Dansens Hus -Oslo) , Israel - (MASPA Gaaton, Masa BA program) and more.

Class description: The class is based on floor work Technique combined with elements from Acrobatics and Martial Arts. It focuses on different aspects of floor work through the control of energy and anatomy: the organization & coordination of the body while being upside down, how to go in & out the floor in the most economic & flowed way thanks to the use of gravitation and momentum… Through this physical journey, the body enlarges its movement vocabulary. In addition to technique, the class gives a strong emphasis on right preparation of the body in short & long term working, avoiding injuries and dealing with injuries with an Emphasis on joint strengthening.

Milla Koistinen

Bio: Milla Koistinen has graduated from the Theatre Academy of Helsinki, Finland in 2004 with MA in dance and from HfS Ernst Busch/HZT Berlin with MA in choreography in 2012. 
She has worked among others with Kristian Smeds, Hiroaki Umeda, Peter Verhelst (NTGent/Johan Simons), Cie Heddy Maalem, Christine Gaigg, Hans van den Broeck and Les Ballets du Grand Maghreb. Since 2008 she has been creating her own work and her creations have been played among other locations in HAU, Tanzhaus NRW and in Uferstudios Berlin.
In the summer 2010 Koistinen was one of the danceWEB scholarship recipients in Impulstanz Vienna.
She has been a guest teacher at SEAD Salzburg, Sasha Waltz & Guests, the Iceland Academy of the Arts, Tanzhaus NRW, Tanzhaus Zürich, Theatre Academy of Helsinki, the University of Tampere (in the actor's department), the conservatory of Tampere, Marameo, Berlin, DOCK11, HZT Berlin, Espace Catastrophe in Brussels and PAC, Ramallah.

Class description: Focus of the class will be on dynamics, rhythm, details, explosion, silence and active decision making. The class starts with gently warming up and softening the muscles and joints. There will be a variation of exercises focusing on breathing, rooting the feet on the floor, using the weight of the body, finding ways to go to the floor and coming back up to standing. The whole class is focused on finding an alert and articulated ways of moving and to use the body in an efficient, energetic manner. We will explore how to do this in an economical way and how to divide the energy throughout the class. 

Roderick George

Bio: Born in Houston, Texas(USA). Studied at the Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson
Academy, The Alvin Ailey School, the High School for the Performing and Visual
Arts in Houston, TX and later attended SUNY Purchase College. Before starting
professional career, he was a winner of the Youth American Grand Prix competition in New York City and was elected as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts in 2003, where he performed for the President at the Kennedy Center. He has worked and danced with Sidra Bell Dance NY, the Kevin Wynn Collection, Cedar Lake, Contemporary Ballet, Basel Ballet/ Theater Basel, and a guest with the Goteborg Operan Dans Kompani. I was most recently a dancer and member with The Forsythe Company and he is freelancing with Tino Sehgal and Jerome Bel.

Class description: Roderick George teaches a very high level of dynamic and physical coordination that integrates the floor as an important component in his class. The rich exploration with full body connection and concept to the awareness of where head and toes are in the alignment. His teaching is focus on the clarity of movement which stems from the variations of ballet, release technique, Límon, gymnastic or acrobatic physicality, and rhythmic coordination. This elements help the form and allows for a greater range of physical expression. The meaning or reason for dancing! His methods or approach is for further individual development and promoting each dancers ability to interpret possibilities in the total range of each owns moment.

Sonia Rodriguez

Bio: Sonia Rodríguez began her professional career as interpreter for Provisional Danza,later on with Charleroi Danses, En-Knap and Gissela Rocha. From 1999 to 2002 she worked with Rui Horta as interpreter but also took part as assistant of choreography mending pieces for different companies like Scottish Dance Theater and Norrdans. She moved to London in 2002, nowadays she collaborates with the Cia Yann Lheureux. In 2002 she received the best interpreter prize of the Choreographic Contest of Madrid, having the opportunity to take part in the American Dance Festival. La Cía. Sonia Rodríguez has created many well received works. She has been guestteaching for the Conservatoire of Portugal, Cia Metros, Lanonima Imperial, Institut del Teatre (Barcelona), Norrdans, Scottish Dance Theater, Iwanson School, En-Knap, CMD'H, ICDW Prague and Sasha Waltz.

Class description: Beginning with focusing work, Sonia will introduce specific exercises designed to engage the muscles and release excess tension through use of the breath. Refined articulations will be explored in the centre, followed by extended combinations to emphasise the development of kinetic awareness and the use of muscular opposition to facilitate flexibility into, out of and off the floor. The class will finish with more complex phrases combining different energetic qualities, different levels and material from Sonia's company repertoire.

Emily Jeffries

Emily Jeffries is a Berlin-based dancer, choreographer and researcher. She utilizes language, movement, theory and research to explore the socio-political possibilities for transformation and embodiment of empathy in her performances. Her works are developed through a rich process of detailed practise-based research and have been seen throughout the USA, England, and Germany. Currently, her work pulls from philosophy and movement methodology.
Originally from the United States, her NYC performance credits include Cirque du Soleil, Anabella Lenzu, Oren Barnoy, Korhan Basaran, Judith Jacobs, Karesia Batan, and as a soloist with BalaSole Dance Company. Since relocating to Europe and receiving her Masters from The Place: London Contemporary Dance School, Emily has had the pleasure of working with Ira Demina, Maresa von Stockert, Tuan Ly, and Maria Nuganen among others.

Class description: Floor work and spatial awareness are the foundations of this class. Preparing the body for dynamic movement, the class begins with an emphasis on floor work. As the class continues, phrases and movements become more complex and physically demanding. It is a very physical class, and risk and personal movement choices are encouraged. Combinations rely on energy, form, and rhythm in order to move expansively through space. Spatial awareness and physicality act as a framework, guiding dancers to move safely in one’s body and throughout the room. While I provide an initial structure, content, and movement, the class is continually encouraged to find themselves within each sequence and make personal decisions. Through experiencing athletic movement, the body becomes available for many physical possibilities layered with personal intention.

Marion Sparber

Bio: Originally from South Tyrol in Italy, Marion is a professional dancer/instructor based in Berlin, Germany. She received her professional dance training at Varium in Barcelona and Iwanson Contemporary Dance School in Munich. As a teacher she has been working in several schools and festivals in Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Russia, Portugal and Germany a.o at Ballettförderzentrum Nürnberg, Kari-Tanzhaus, Deltebre Dansa, Academy Dancer Russia, Varium Barcelona, Marameo, Dock 11, Etage, Danceworks and Tanzfabrik (Berlin).
Marion has collaborated as a dancer with choreographers and companies such as Stella Zannou in the piece “Strange”, Sonia Rodriguez, performing “Mabel”, ADN-Dialect in the pieces “Zeitzone”, “Urban Shaman and “L’affaire Wettstein”, Eldon Pulak in "The Wetting Party" and as a guestdancer of Wee-dance Company. Her solo-work "The Ripe and ruin" has been performed at several theaters and festivals in Costa Rica, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. She is founder of the KpiqA-Collective and performed their duet “Eight” in Spain, Italy, Russia and Germany. Recently Marion got invited as a young emerging choreographer to “Certamen Coreografíco de Madrid, Paso a 2” to present “Eight”.
In 2014 Marion was part of “EX-IN”, a one month intensive workshop with David Zambrano learning Flying Low and Passing Through Technique.

Class description: I teach Contemporary dance training with emphasis on floor work. We start the class by opening our channels of awarness. The warm-up is focused on passing through the whole body and expanding our flexibility and strength. We use the playfullness in our movement to connect to the natural flow of breath.  With the help of exercises in different constellations - in a group, with a partner and alone - we listen to the weight of our body and direct it through space. An important aspect of the training is the attention to the momentum in movement and on integrating changes of dynamic and musicality in short movement phrases. As techniques of inspiration for my class I use a lot the principles of Flying Low technique by David Zambrano as well as release technique mixed with my personal investigation. I like to establish a collective mind and body inside the class to enhance the group power giving an energetic push to the individual source of creativity.

Andrea Rama

Bio: Andreas has graduated from the National School of Contemporary Dance in Athens (Greece) and currently is based in Berlin.
Together with Xenia Alexandrou, are the founders of Porson's Khashoggi dance company in order to create or transform ordinary movement situations, as they bring them in front of the audience.
Porson´s Khashoggi´s  scenical solutions consider the human body as a system of the present. Without Past or Future: Past is the memory of technique and Future is the unpredictable result. The human body responds, creates & stretch the possibilities by changing environments.
The company works intensively with the dimension of time as a fundamental element of movement. The audience is invited to participate in rapid journeys and slow travels around the performance.
Porson's Khashoggi has been presented works in Germany (Berlin, Karlsruhe, Reutlingen), Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Greece, France & China. 
Furthermore, Andrea collaborated with contemporary dance artists & theater directors such as Sasha Waltz & Guests(since 2013), Anton Lachky, Fang-Yu Shen(Scapino ballet house choreo), MS Schittmacher, Roes Dance Theater, K. Rigo, Antzela Brouskou, Gianni Kaklea a.o. The Belgian Choreographer Wim Vandekeybus invited him as a dance artist for research project in 2014. 
Lastly, he's teaching regularly classes-workshops for Professional Dance Companies/Institutions as National Choreographic Center of Luxembourg, State Theater Heidelberg under direction of Nanine Linning (Germany), Henny Jurriëns Foundation (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Equilibrio Dinamico (Italy), TanzBüro Basel (Switzerland),  Centrum Kultury Lublinie & Szczecin (Poland), Tanzfabrik Berlin, Marameo Berlin, Seneca Intensiv Berlin, Minsheng Contemporary Museum (Shanghai, China), ZKM Museum of Media Art Karlsruhe, HFG University of Media Art Karlsruhe, Kulturzentrum Tempel Karlsruhe, Belgium, Austria, Greece a.o.

Class description: the class makes focus on sharing materials/ways, on how to observe, receive/read all the space informations with opening more possibilities in using the maximum of our eyes. Broadening our view with hugging a bigger picture in space & creating new space outside/inside our bodies in order to carry us in space of a 3D motion. 
The warm up is based mostly in the floor-work in which the body weight is supported from it & muscles are weightless. The awareness of weight traveling from side to side or part to part will be constantly mentioned. 
Working on dynamics/momentums of moving fast, into/across the floor. Understanding/observing the possibilities of body space which is created through the eyes. 
Using our breath or our sounds as a coordinator of the flow or connecting with the group. 
Playing with the movements is a challenge of risk taking for each moment, both physically and performatively. 
Composed phrase is given & developed in the weekly process, which its materials have been already introduced before.
"Taking decisions considering the present, investigating the "Now", creating our own rules in our own bodies”.

Samuel Minguillon

Bio: Samuel Minguillon started his education as in Tenerife, his native island where he graduated in the Performing Arts. He moved to Madrid and Barcelona to continue his studies and soon he started to work as an actor, dancer and teacher, assistant choreographer and creating his own work as well. He has been dancing with Tenerife Danza Lab (Tenerife), Cia Sonia Rodriguez (Barcelona), Plan B Company (Barcelona), Toula Limnaios (Berlin) and assisting Royston Maldoon and Tamara Mac Lord in the production Grandes Pasos. The last years he has been dancing in Spain, France, Turkey, Germany, Brasil, Russia and The Netherlands with choreographers like Alfredo Bravo, y Aranxta Sagardoy, Helena Berthelius, Toula Limnaios, Mateo Grazziano, Gabriela Suarez, a.o.

Class description: His class has a very strong relationship with the floor that will gradually develop in sequences and will transport you into his very fluid but energetic body language. He encourages you to take his material and move with it in your own way. The goal for each dancer is to find an authentic physical way of moving, using the space to transport their movement, always making an honest connection with themselves and with the others. Samuel believes that the performance starts in the studio. Every moment is valid to trust and express yourself, give your best and of course, enjoy Dancing.

Elita Cannata

Bio: Elita Cannata is an Italian dancer and Countertechnique teacher, currently based in Italy.  She graduated from Rotterdam Dance Academy / Codarts in the Netherlands with a BA in dance  in 2007. During and after her graduation she danced and performed for José Navas, Megumi Nakamura, Anoukvandijk dc, Cathy Sharp Ensemble, Compagnia Tpo, Tan Temel, Samuele Cardini, Marina Giovannini and Lynsey Peisinger among others. In 2011 she got her MA in Theories of Performing Arts at the Università degli Studi in Bologna. Next to her dance projects she also collaborated for Festivals and cultural organisations in Italy, such as Fabbrica Europa, Festival dei Popoli, Middle East Festival and Openflr. From 2014 she is a Countertechnique teacher, happily sharing this essential encounter of her life with the dancers she meets.

Class description: Developed by Anouk van Dijk, Countertechnique provides tools for body and mind to deal with the deman­ding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system  to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a clear structure of exercises, the Countertechnique class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible.
By continuously and sequentially directing and counter directing parts of the body through space, Countertechnique allows the moving dancer to work with an ever changing dynamic balance. This dynamic balance reduces the pressure on the overall body structure and can be changed at any given moment. The consistent use of the counter direction in all movements is key to the technique; both the awareness and application of this principle is trained throughout the Countertechnique class.
The Countertechnique® class is a contemporary dance technique class. It stretches, coordinates and strengthens the body, making the dancer sweat, build stamina and really move. The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique® principles in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components working towards luscious movement combinations

Iyar El-Ezra

Bio: Iyar Elezra was born in Tel Aviv on 1987 and studied in the Academy of Dance and Music in Jerusalem. Joined Batsheva Ensemble in 2005 and worked at the Batsheva dance company from 2008 until 2016. During her work period in Batsheva, aside of working regularly with Ohad Naharin, has also worked with Yasmeen Godder, Sharon Eyal and Roy Assaf. Iyar is a recipient of the 2002-2004 Israel-America cultural foundation education scholarship. She choreographed and participated in "curtain up 2015" - a centerpiece of Israel's contemporary dance calendar for young choreographers. Has won the "Yair Shapira award" in 2016.

Class description: Gaga is a movement language which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years and which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members.  The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement, and it continues to evolve today. 
Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others. Gaga has two tracks: Gaga/people and Gaga/dancers.
Gaga/dancers classes are open to professional dancers or advanced dance students ages 16+.
These classes last for an hour and fifteen minutes and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Gaga/dancers classes are built on the same principles as Gaga/people classes but also employ the specific vocabulary and skills that are part and parcel of a dancer’s knowledge. The layering of familiar movements with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well. Gaga/dancers deepens dancers’ awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures.

Adonis Vais 

Bio: Adonis Vais was born in Athens, Greece and graduated from the Greek State School of Dance in 2009. During his studies he danced for the Hellenic Dance Company and the choreographer Valasia Simeon. By graduation, he was awarded the Koula Pratsika Foundation scholarship and started performing for several choreographers and companies such as: Dimitris Papaioannou, Oktana Dance Theater, Jukstapoz. In the end of 2010 he moves to the Netherlands where he is working for Dorit Weintal - Dansmakers Amsterdam to continue later in Berlin, as a member of the cie. Toula Limnaios for the year 2011. In 2012 he started working with Sasha Waltz & Guests, dancing and creating for projects such as: ''MusicTANZ- Carmen'' of the Berliner Philharmoniker, ''Sacre'', ''Tannhäuser'' and ''Roméo et Juliette''. He is teaching in DANCEWORKS berlin, but also hosted as a guest teacher in Tanzfabrik, Marameo, DOCK11, Motion*s, Dance Cultural Centre Athens and the Vertigo International Dance Program in Jerusalem. 

Class description: The whole class is based and structured, on and around the perception of human presence and intention. The class starts with a soft and gradual warm up through guided improvisation. When the body arrives to a certain awareness, structured exercises in the form of small understandable phrases, stimulate coordination, rhythmicity, interaction and the ability to produce movement in a wider range of qualities and control. Arriving to a common field with the group, we conclude putting the tools we used and discovered together, into a longer dance phrase that encourages individuality as a fundamental of coexistence in space.

Ortrun Stanzel

Bio: Ortrun Stanzel was trained in Ballet and Rock ́n Roll during her high school time and
As a Ballroom dancer she won the German,- European- and World-championship with the 1.TC Ludwigsburg at the age of 16. After the study of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart, she studies modern/contemporary dance in Berlin and New York. She completed an additional education in integrative dance pedagogy and is qualified as specialized personal trainer from the Academy of Sports and Health.
Since 2008 she ́s dancing, choreographing and teaching as a freelancer.
 After years of professional training and the study of bio-kinematics (2012) she developed a contemporary dance style and it ́s didactics, which teaches intense physicality as well as conscious awareness.
Among others she worked for the dance-company High Frequency Wavelengths in New York, the Varieté Wintergarten Berlin, the „Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin“ and the „komische Oper Berlin“. Since 2014 she fusions painting and dance to a self generated expression form and is collaborating with various artists in Berlin.

Class description: My teaching is influenced by the Laban/Bartenieff fundamentals, the flying.low and passing.through technique and the knowledge which accrues from the study of bio-kinematics. It follows the idea of the 5 stages of development: Our body as a physical system in gravity moves through all levels. On the floor in lying and sitting, on all four to 1-2 hands or/and feet and finally in the air, as well as all possible combinations out of it. My warm-up releases useless tension, mobilizes the skeleton and activates the required muscles to prepare for the following training. Which focuses on an high amount of physicality, conscious perception, extreme release- and off-balance-moments and the moving through gravity. My floor-work-phrases establish a conscious dealing with the use of hands and arms especially, as well as the core and the spine (head and tail connection) and prepare for the sequential movement for exercises in higher levels, that lead from travelling combinations to jumps. My cool- down combines exercises of active muscle elongation (bio-kinematic work) and metal practices to relax body and mind. In my class I like to invite to touch borders with loads of fun to enjoy the pleasure of „being controlled uncontrolled“. 

Jennifer Mann

Bio: Jennifer Mann studied dance at the the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she graduated with honors and recieved a BFA. Since then she has worked as a dancer, choreographer, contemporary dance and yoga teacher. 
She has performed with the Group Motion Company, Beppie Blankert, Johannes Boenig, Jean Marc Le Bon, Howard Katz Fireheart, the Wee Dance Co. and Norman Douglas. With Heidi Weiss she co- founded the "Zen in the Basement Co." with whom she performed and co-choreographed many projects presented throughout Germany and abroad. Some of these projects have been invited to international festivals and have been supported by foundations such as the Hauptstadt Culture Fund, Berlin.  
Jennifer has taught contemporary dance, improvisation and yoga at studios, festivals and companies in Holland, Germany, Taiwan and annually at the "Bolzano Danza" festival in Italy. She has taught for many years at the Tanzakademie Balance 1 and Die Etage. She is now a faculty member of DANCEWORKS berlin and offers regular professional training at Marameo in Berlin. She is becoming certified to lead the Group Motion Workshop, an improvisational evening focused on the universal language of movement and collective healing.
Jennifer studied Yoga in the USA with Iyengar yoga teacher James Bryan and in Germany at the Yoga Akademie Berlin with Yogacharya Ananda Leone. She is now a certified member of the BDY and the European Yoga Union (EYU). Her yoga classes take place in a variety of spaces, ranging from businesses, festivals, dance studios, and at Yoga Sky, a beautiful new yoga oasis in Berlin.

Class description: Jennifer Mann teaches the Weiss- Mann technique. This style was developed in collaboration with creative partner Heidi Weiss, and combines traditional modern technique with influences from the Alexander technique, Release, and Yoga. It's main focus is in exploring a balance between one's technical skills and the capacity to flow and move through space freely. As the class progresses, the distinctions between these 2 categories begin to soften and fuse into one. Movements that are traditionally considered "technical" become more organic, more full of breath, life and volume. "Contemporary" movements become infused with more clarity, length and control. Dancers will be encouraged to first experience their muscular energy, and then to conciously direct it into space.

Christina Mertzani

Christina Mertzani was born in Qeparo in Albania in 1982. She graduated as a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher in 2004 from the Athens State School of Dance. Since 2005 Christina gives classes in modern dance, improvisation, partnering and stretching in various studios. Since 2007 she has been giving workshops in Herakleio, Corfu, Athens (Greece) and SOZO Visions in Motion, cie toula limnaios (Germany).
Christina’s first choreographic work, the video-dance "without trace", was awarded by the British Council in 2004. Christina has choreographed for V.Void, Arthrosis, Di.Pe.The. Corfu, SOZO Visions in Motion as well as for theater companies. and professional dance schools. She is a founding member of eleutheri ptosi with which she presented the pieces “metamorfosis” and “inside” in Greece, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Spain.
Some of the companies Christina has danced for are SMACK, Lathos Kinisi, Ad-Lip, Quissistelar, Amalgama, Ano Teleia, Chorotheatro Roes. She has also danced choreographies by Wim Vandekeybus, Mark Morris and Martha Graham. Since 2010 Christina is education administrator for the "one small step" urban dance festival.
Christina has graduated from the Academia of Ancient Greek and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since 2008 she attended several seminars with main focus on cure like: massage, rejuvance, nutrition, herbal medicine etc.

Class description: Attention at this class will be given to two main directions; technique and performance of movement. At the first part,- warm up and body preparation – through simple exercises we will work on mechanisms we have in our disposal in order to approach the floor with safety, and speed, to move rapidly and agile at the same time, and to cover as much space as possible using our full potential.
Further on we will continue to more complicated movement vocabulary. Such as apart of a given choreography and we will focus on the intention and ways we present movement to the audience.
We will take into consideration the differences and at the same time we will work as a team.
Main goal of that class is to open our senses, to communicate through movement with our colleges and to gain more satisfaction through our dancing.

Britta Pudelko

Bio: The focus of Britta Pudelko’s career has been on movement, expression, body awareness and healing. As a dancer, Britta’s path has taken her from ballet via modern dance to contemporary and improvisation. Among others, she has collaborated with Robert Poole, Bernard Baumgarten, Michael Clark and Akram Khan, and she has been a member of the Achim Freyer Ensemble since 2001. As a guest teacher she worked for Sasha Waltz & Guests, HZT - Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin, Dance Intensive Program at Tanzfabrik Berlin, BolzanoDanza and Forum Danca, Lisbon. In addition to her international teaching schedule Britta holds regular classes at Tanzfabrik, Berlin.
Britta is also a qualified alternative health practitioner with an emphasis on the integration of body, mind and soul.

Class description: The main focus of this dance class lies on the anatomically correct work with our instrument, the body, and integrating technical dance moves with bodywork. Not only to look at movement from the outside by copying a form or through an athletic altercation with the body. But also to find a deeper understanding for one’s body and its very individual way of moving. The aim is a free and dynamic way of moving, to become clear where the movement initiates, connections in the body and to the space and to find a way to move more efficiently. In class we concentrate on our skeletal structure to reach and start working from the deep supporting muscles of our body. This organic work with our body allows us to create a base from which we can start moving in a more expansive and intense way. My goal is to work from an integral and healthy warm up to achieve a free and technically versed movement vocabulary. Meaning not to explore the demanding technical dancing part and the bodywork separately but to integrate the two so as to have the possibility of recognizing all the available sources of input and pulling them together in our body.

Victoria P. Miranda

Bio: Victoria studied at the Merce Cunningham Studio in New York and graduated from CNDCL´ ESQUISSE (France). Victoria has performed with Rootlessroot, Johannes Wieland at the State Theater of Kassel, Arrieritos (flamenco company), Marco Cantalupo and Katarzyna Gdaniec, Rafaele Giovanola, Maura Morales, Eric Trotier, Phillipe Tallard, Patrick Le Doare, Ruses Project, among others. She has also worked as Assist Director for Carmen Werner Provisional Danza and has taught nationally and internationally. 

Class description: The class is highly physical with a lot of traveling and sequences that require a sense of  power, music and energy.
By exploring different ways of merging into and out of the floor and using the  speed and acrobatics sequence, we will investigate different dynamics and qualities of movement, and participants will learn how to accumulate more energy.
My main point of departure is the “ recycling materials “ and making long sequence to work out the stamina. Also the isolation of individual body parts and use the centre as a departure point to movement.
Trying to avoid the same patterns of moving and finding new skills which can help us to feel maybe a “new you moving”. Surprising our selfs.
We will work about our individual strong presence.
Let us fly with our imagination...........

Romain Guion

Bio: Romain trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris (CNSMD) before joining various renowned dance companies such as Charleroi-Danses (B), National Dance Company Wales (GB), Dance Theatre of Ireland (IE), John Scott's Irish Modern Dance Theatre (IE), Gelabert-Azzopardi Companya de Dansa (ES), Eun Me Ahn Dance Company (KR), PVC-Stadttheater Freiburg (D), Staatstheater Mainz (D) and more recently Constanza Macras - Dorky Park (D) and Les Ballets C de la B - Alain Platel (B). 
In 2013-2014, alongside his performing career, Romain had the privilege to assist Alain Platel on the creation of “Coup Fatal” and collaborated with Koen Augustijnen on “Sehnsucht, limited edition” for the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater. In 2014-2015, Romain assisted Koen once more on “Dancing Bach”, a  production of the Konzert Theater Bern.
Since 2000 Romain has also taken an interest in choreographing and transmitting his knowledge of contemporary dance and yoga teaching classes and workshops all around the world. Eager to support emerging choreographers, Romain has been on the board of directors and curator of the Berlin based dance festival LUCKY TRIMMER dedicated to the short choreography format since 2010.

Class description: Participants are led through a series of structured exercises incorporating elements of yoga, release, Limon technique and floor work that gradually and steadily prepare them for complex patterns and challenging choreographic sequences. Particular attention is placed on the intrinsic relation between movement and breath, energy pathways, core-strength, spinal range of motion, endurance and stamina, the connection between eccentric movements and central axis. By integrating simple yoga and pranayama exercises into the practice, proprioception (body/mind awareness) and efficient use of the energy flow are also emphasized. Expect plenty of rippling, swinging, scooping, spiraling, twisting, rolling, breathing and sweating through series of organic, fluid, high paced, upside down and in-out of the floor sequences. The class encourages movers of all kinds to experiment, question, dare and most importantly, to dance.

Melanie Lane 

Bio: Melanie, born in Sydney, graduated from WAAPA in 1999. Since graduating she has travelled to Europe working with various companies and artists such as Kobalt Works | Arco Renz (B), Club Guy and Roni (N), Tino Seghal (G), Antony Hamilton (AUS) and PVC (G). Since 2007, Melanie is artistic collaborator to Belgian dance company Kobalt Works | Arco Renz.
As a choreographer, Melanie has established a repertory of works performing in Germany, France, Portugal, Switzerland and Australia.
Her collaborative work extends to artists such as musician CLARK (Warp records), choreographer Morgan Belenguer, video duo Photone, Film makers Timo Schierhorn and Eva S.Aridjis.
Based between Berlin and Melbourne, Melanie continues to develop her work as well as offering professional training and workshops locally and abroad. She is a guest teacher for companies such as Carte Blanche, Sasha Waltz and Guests, Chunky Move, PVC dance company, Tanztheater Bielefeld, and Nordwest/Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg.

Class description: The training begins with a gradual warm-up sequence that uses stretching, circular and spiraling movements loosely derived from Tai Chi techniques. The warm up opens the joints, expands the skeletal structure and stimulates the muscular systems to generate energy and warmth throughout the body. Through a series of movement sequences, a physical language based on the techniques used in the warm up, will guide the body into time and space. The class develops consequentially through the floor, standing, moving through space and into a final movement combination. This training gives space for personal expression and freedom while working deep into the body. It’s aim to give the body it’s maximum potential in utilizing physical extremities, speed and energy.

Jara Serrano 

Bio: Jara Serrano Gonzalez (1983, Madrid) studied from 1994 to 2002 classical ballet at the Ballet Victor Ullate in Madrid before she completed her studies in contemporary dance at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (2002-06) in Amsterdam.
In the last year of her studies, she presented her first dance piece . Then she participated in the dance program: DANCE across Europe, an interdisciplinary dance program under the direction of William Forsythe, Weing MacGregor, Angelin Prejocal, Frederic Flamand in Brussels (2005-06) and Dresden (2006-07). At the same time she continued to develop her own work .After her training time she has worked as an independent dancer with Pierre Droulers at Charleroi Danses, with The Forsythe Company , with the choreographer Colette Sadler Stammer productions and with other choreographers in Berlin as Bikash Chatterjee at the Academy of Dramatic Arts . During this time, she has realized more video and photo projects .
Since 2007 live in Berlin, she has focused on her dance methodology and "Children's Dance and Creative Movement" and her choreographic work , she got in 2015 certificate in pedagogy “Creating dance in Art and Education”Udk and Tanztangente .Currently, she teaches contemporary dance, dance for children and developed a new choreographic project. From October will take part in the Master in Choreography Ernst Busch-hzt.

Class description: The aim of this training is to find the balance between tension and relaxation,to be awere of it and recognize it in the movement. Strength, flexibility and Swing, to bring the body in contact with the floor and to stylize the movements and positions with clear directions and lines. At the same time we will be working an the mobility of the body through circular movements.

Noam Eidelman Shatil (Gaga dancers)

Bio: Noam Eidelman Shatil was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance high school, and immediately joined the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company 2. In 2011 she joined the Batsheva Ensemble, performing in the Suzanne Dellal Hall, and touring nationally and internationally in the UK, Italy, Luxembourg, Sweden & Germany. In the Ensemble, she trained the Gaga movement language of Ohad Naharin (the artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company), and during her 2nd year in the Ensemble she started teaching Gaga. Since 2013 Noam Eidelman has been living in Berlin, teaching Gaga in Tanzfabrik, Marameo, Dock11, & Lake studios. Noam had taught in Wee Dance Company in Görlitz, TQW Vienna, Avayava dance festival in India, & ApuliaDanzaFestival in Italy and Gaga people Israel. In 2015 she received her Yoga teacher certificate in Rishikesh, India.

Class description: "I will guide the dancers using a series of evocative instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each dancer in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. Gaga/Dancers classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere. 
The layering of familiar movements with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, the teacher prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well. Gaga/dancers deepens dancers' awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy, engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures."
their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures.”

Narendra Patil

Bio: Narendra Patil is a professional Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer and Performer from India and a movement specialist in contemporary dance, Flying Low and Improvisation.
He has been a Principal Performer, Teacher and Assistant choreographer at Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company for 10 years. He has received training in various dance forms from teachers all over the world and has shown his mettle under the likes of David Zambrano, Terence Lewis, Josef-Linda, Peter Jasko, Laura Aris, Suzanne Linke, Anton Lachky, Nakula Somana, Marin Leggat etc. Narendra is the first Indian contemporary dancer who has studied under David Zambrano as a part of a 30 days intensive workshop of "Flying Low” and “Passing Through” technique in Berlin, Germany, where he was selected among 489 dancers from all around the world.
This year, he again got selected for EXIN for 30 days Flying Low and Passing Through intensives which is going to be conduct in Madrid, Spain September 2016. Training in all these dance forms, exploring numerous movement possibilities, and finding inspiration and knowledge at various dance festivals, intensive workshops and creations with renowned teachers from all over the world and over the years, he was inspired to create his own dance vocabulary. Narendra is currently working as an independent artist in Europe and India. He has been invited to teach at Deltebre Dansa Festival, Spain; Marameo, Berlin, Germany; Saint Petersburg, Samara, Moscow, Russia; Athens, Greece; and many other professional dance schools in Europe and India. Recently Narendra have been collaborated with Lamprini Gkolia (Greece) who are working together as Performers and Teachers in Europe and in India . They have performed their “CAMOUFLAGE” Duet creation in Greece, Athens, Ioannina and Deltebre Dansa Festival, Spain 2015 and also took their partnering workshops to Greece and India. Performed Improvisation Trio Performance with David Zambrano and Lamprini Gkolia Performed in Athens 2015. Axismundi Jaipur and Geneva Project - Collaborate and performed with Mohemad Toukabri, Tunisia. Rakesh Sukesh, India. and Bolarin Da Costa, Belgium. Art Director - Pol Sinus. The piece has been created during a Pro Helvetia residency in India in 2015 and the premiere took place in Théâtre du Galpon, Geneva for Antigel Festival on 8th of February 2016.

Class description: IndYog -Contemporary Workshop
It is a combination of the Indian Classical Dance, Kathak, Yoga and Contemporary Movement Vocabulary. It has lot of powerful footwork, hand combinations, rhythms and spins. Class starts with Meditative posture and Asanas (Asana is a specific posture which strengthens Mind and Body). We continue to conditioningthe body through Yoga and movement and it includes body toning and Martial arts exercises which are later incorporated into the movementphrase. Playing with momentum, suspension and dynamic floor routines (which combines speed and centrifugal energy). It also combines floor exploration with antigravity falls, recovery, agile partnering and strength based technique which allows the individual to discover organic body rhythms and floor connections. Students can expect to learn certain Indian classical Mudras from the dance form of Kathak & Bharatnatyam which can be incorporated in to the final phrase. Workshop will be focused on - Speed, musicality, strength, Fixed Phrases, moving in the space, rhythm, emotions, different movement vocabulary through Improvisation tools, movement precision and efficiency.

Paul White

Bio: Paul White is one of Australia’s highly regarded and awarded dance artists. From 2012 until 2017, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch engaged him as the first new company member after the death of Pina Bausch. No longer working full time with the company, Paul only appears now as a guest in Bausch’s works and has returned to work as a freelance artist.
His 20 year long career as a performer and artistic collaborator has included working with companies and directors such as Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Meryl Tankard, Lloyd Newson (DV8 Physical Theatre), Tanja Liedtke, Nigel Jamieson and Garry Stewart (Australian Dance Theatre).
Paul is in high demand as a teacher and collaborator and also extends his skills and interests to the development of community projects, multi-artform collaborations and short film festivals. He is the Honorary Patron of Tanzrauschen Wuppertal, a “dance on film” society founded in Wuppertal. He is the recipient of eight national and international awards for his performance and choreographic work. (Australian Dance Awards, Helpmann Awards, Tänzer des Jahres, UK Critics Circle award)
In the past years, he worked as Assistant Choreographer to Meryl Tankard for Cinderella on Leipzig Oper Ballet, and toured The Oracle (solo piece to The Rite of Spring, co-choreographed with Meryl Tankard) to dance festivals in France, Holland, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.A. He has performed the multi-award winning Anatomy of an Afternoon in the Sydney Festival at the Sydney Opera House and London Southbank Centre, produced the 3rd Short Shorts film festival in Sydney. In July 2017 he premieres a new work cella in Colours International Festival, Stuttgart. 

Class description: In his practice and performance, Paul engages a balance of strength and softness, masculinity and femininity, calm and rigor; eating up the space, playing, risking it - Australian style! The movement vocabulary of this class is based on Paul’s performance and movement background, influenced by the styles of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, yoga-based movement, release techniques, kung fu, and basic floor and acrobatic techniques. In this dynamic and physical class, participants are trained to release their bodies’ energy powerfully into space. As a group, awakening ourselves to the wonder of movement. The class explores the melting qualities of muscle and the flow of breath to compliment body movement. It experiments with the weight of the limbs and the power of movement originating at the spinal column. Participants find themselves softening against gravity, sending long lines out into space... Release, fall, catch, swing, dive, sweat, and feel.

Yeri Anarika Sanchez

Bio: Yeri Anarika Vargas Sanchez is a dancer, choreographer and teacher who has been working in Europe and Mexico for many years. She studied at the Academia de la Danza Mexicana INBA and at the Centre National de la Danse Contemporaine d‘Angers in France.She has worked with Tania Perez Salas in Mexico, Compania Lanonima Imperial in Barcelona and at the Landestheater Linz with Robert Poole, Jacopo Godani, Rui Horta, Olga Cobos and PeterMika, among many others. Since 2003 she has danced with and worked as an assistent of Constanza Macras „Dorky Park“ in Berlin, touring all over the world. She teaches dance, yoga and pilates in Berlin, Mexico and the Uckermark. Since 2000 she has developed her own works which have been performed in Germany, Mexico, France, Austria and Japan.

Class description: In the first part of the class, warm up exercises will lengthen muscles and prepare the body to be flexibel, strong, soft and concentrate.
In the second part, dance technique set movement mecaniques with an clear anatomical definition to explore sequences on the floor (gliding and floating along the floor), vertical and combination of both with a variety of physical qualities, application of twisting and spiral principles in a fluid dynamic.
Nevertheless moving through different levels - floor, middle space vertical and jumps - requires different understanding of mecanics, momentum and schifting the weight. The class is constructed to increase awareness and to challenge our self by shifting between different movement principles and dynamics.
By its content it offers alternative definitions of strength, senses and body "extension".A movement phrase it will grow within the days of the class.

Chaim Gebber

Bio: The choreographer, dancer and dance teacher Chaim Gebber completed his dance education in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Since 1992 he has worked as a choreographer for various Brazilian Dance companies and received numerous awards. His first work "Pressagios da Loucura" (1993) has been awarded as best choreography by UNESCO and CIDC (Conseil International de la Danse, Paris). His choreographic work has been shown in Asia, Brazil and Europe. Besides his work as a choreographer, Chaim Gebber also operates internationally in Dance companies and theaters as workshop leader.
He works in Berlin since 2005 as a freelance dancer, choreographer and dance teacher.

Class description: -FLOOR FLOW-
In 2003 Chaim Gebber starts to develop his dance training system "The Conscious Body". With prepared combinations allied to improvisation techniques, considering the personal/individual body structure and speed, "The Conscious Body" allows the dancers/movers to work precisely and individually respecting their own needs. By placing an emphasis on the floor work we will be working with combinations to gain power and speed.
Working with effective and logical moving sequences awaking the consciousness of weight shifting. By growing the knowledge of body structures and weight shifting the complexity of the movement sequences are gradually increasing as well.

Nir de Volff

Bio: As a dancer Nir has worked with Pina Bausch (as a guest in Tel Aviv Opera house), Constanza Macras, Jan Pusch, Les Ballets C de la B, and others. As a choreographer he is based in Berlin, and is artistic director / choreographer of national and international projects under the name of TOTAL BRUTAL. With the support of Goethe Institute Nir de Volff is creating culture exchange project, the first one took place in Bangkok 2010, Sao Paulo 2012 and the next international project will take place in Tel Aviv 2013. In Berlin he collaborate with the performance group She She Pop at HAU and the Finish theater director Katarina Numinnen at Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz.           
De Volff is an international guest teacher in institution such as HJS Amsterdam, Rotterdam art academy, Tsekh Moscow, Tanzhous NRW, Frankfurt Oper, Charleroi Dances -Brussel, Sesc Phineiros Sao Paulo, Patravadi theater Bangkok and many more.

Class description: His classes are extremely dynamic, with a strong accent on natural fluent physicality and musicality, The class starts with a long warm-up on the floor, based on his contact system "using- abusing". From there he develops the class to an extremely high level of energetic exercises, using accent on breathing and protection of the body.

Nitsan Margaliot

Nitsan Margaliot was born in Ramat Gan, Israel. He graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance high school, immediately after that he went on to dance in Kamuyot, a joint production by Batsheva Dance Company and Riksteatern in Sweden. He then joined Batsheva Ensemble Dance Company for two years under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin. In 2011 he joined Vertigo Dance Company, artistic director Noa Wertheim, where he danced for two years. 
In 2013 he created his first solo piece which premiered in Shades of Dance Festival in Suzanne Dellal Centre, artistic director Idit Herman. later on that year Nitsan moved to Germany, where he is based in Berlin. Since then he worked with choreographers such as: Andonis Foniadakis, Laurent Cheteuane, Maud La Pladec, Ido Feder, Kat Valastur and Aoife McAtamney.
Since 2015 he have been collaborating on improvisation works with musicians such as Clara Gervais and Steuart Pincombe.

Satoshi Kudo

Bio: KUDO is a choreographer and dancer. The background are gymnastics and acting. After working in Tokyo and New York, he moved to Stockholm. He has been an independent choreographer since 2003. Kudo has been researching inevitable movements for many years. In 2014 he named the theory “Motion Qualia" and now he creates works based on that. 
KUDO has worked as a dancer for Claire Parsons, Ohad Naharin, Danish Dance Theatre, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Shintaro Oue amongst others. KUDO worked as assistant choreographer and rehearsal director for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (2006 – 2013, including Het Toneelhuis-Antwerp, Eastman-Antwerp, Sadler’s Wells-London, Staatsoper-Berlin and Cirque du soleil- Montreal) and The Royal Swedish Ballet (2015 including Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Alexander Ekman / 2017 Sharon Eyal). 

Class description: In this class emphasis is placed on floor work. After a simple warm up and stretching exercises, we start with the basics of floor technique: slides, crawls. From here we broaden our range of movement, and focus on how we enter the floor and how to get away from it. We break down these transitions and look into their logic, so they will become physically easy to access.
*Knee pads required

Max Makowski

Bio: In his teen years Max trained AiKiDo for two years, did some ballroom and latin dance for three years as a hobby and gained experience in theater and acting through several productions in school as well as his mother's theater pieces.
It wasn't until he finished school that he started to get in touch with contemporary dance through youth projects where he found his passion and after a few months started his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt am Main in 2012.
In line with his studies Max worked with international choreographers such as Iván Pérez, Margerite Donlon, Riley Watts (The Forsythe Company), Lou Menghan (NDT), Dieter Heitkamp, worked on repertoire by William Forsythe and performed a piece by Yuval Pick.
Throughout several performances on Frankfurt’s stages he also had the opportunity to choreograph and show own work as well as take part in cooperations with his school’s acting department and performance/installation projects in Berlin, London, Hamburg and Düsseldorf. 
Before finishing his degree he joined Hofesh Shechter's Junior Company in 2015 and toured Shechter’s triple bill deGeneration throughout Europe as well as being part of a creation with the Hofesh Shechter Company for the Royal Opera House, London. During these tours he also tought workshops for the company.

Class description: My class is focusing on connecting to our senses through movement and to create a strong awareness of our body through improvisation tasks. I believe that music is a very important impulse for dance and that’s why it has a big role in my classes – to inspire, to drive, to challenge and especially to get the groove on.
I usually go with the flow of the group and mostly offer a choreographed sequence to finish up with and explore the discovered elements within set material.

 Rakesh Sukesh

Bio: Biography of Rakesh’s career in dance: Rakesh started his career as a Bollywood dancer with a Dance company in kerala- India. During this period he worked in several films as a dancer and assistant choreographer. In 2003 he joined Attakkalari centre for Movement Arts, A contemporary dance company in Bangalore. As a part of the company, Rakesh have performed at various national and international venues, He had the privilege to perform at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi in 2008 for the presidents of India, South Africa and Brazil. With the company, he has been part of 3 major productions under the direction of  ayachandran Palazy (Artistic Director and Choreographer of Attakkalari). As part of the companies training method Rakesh got introduced to a martial art form called Kalaripayatt. Since 2009, Rakesh has been working as an independent artist. Between July and August 2009, he participated in the Apprenticeship Program with Magpie Umbrella Organization under the Direction of Katie Duck (Artistic Director, Teacher and performer) in Amsterdam. After which he has been invited several time to perform with Magpie. Rakesh is developing a contemporary movement method called Payatt INtransit using kalarippayattu and contemporary movement techniques, yoga and Energy works. Rakesh has been invited to teach Payatt INtransit in many prestigious spaces like, Sidi larbi’s company, Ultimavez, Impluz Tanz vienna, Deltebre Danza Spain, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Colombo dance factory Zurich, Dancentrumjette Brussels, University of Costa Rica, SEAD Salzburg, Bremen theatre and many more professional dance organisations in Europe and Asia. Since past 5 years Rakesh is working between India and Europe and since 2013 he has been living in Zurich as Swiss resident and works as performer/teacher/choreographer, with many companies and artists.

Class description: Payatt INtransit is a contemporary movement technique primarily inspired by the ancient South Indian martial art form Kalaripayattu, combined with contemporary dance movement techniques.
Kalaripayattu is one of the most ancient martial art forms on earth, it’s roots dating back almost 2000 years, and is by many referred to as the mother of all martial arts. In ancient times warriors used this form to win battles over many powerful kingdoms. It has also significantly influenced other famous martial art practices such as Kung Fu and Karate, amongst others. Many of the physical theatre practitioners from India and from the West have discovered and learnt the Kalaripayattu routines, recognizing it to be an extremely efficient and powerful practice to train the body, mind and spirit. To push the boundaries of physical abilities, the great masters tried to absorb the habitual behavior of wild animals, to understand their self defense and attacking methods, and tried to use the essence of these strategies to develop the form of Kalaripayattu.
Payatt INtransit blends the highly sophisticated martial art form Kalaripayattu with contemporary dance methods, with its own history and understanding of the body and its movements. Payatt INtransit technique trains the practitioners in a safe, organic and yet rigorous way to push the limits of one’s physical and mental abilities, to become more confident, spontaneous, creative, flexible, powerful, calm (internally and externally) and quick to respond if needed. It enriches your adaptability to unexpected situations and helps you make smarter and more efficient choices. The purpose of this method is also to break the borders between styles of movement. Instead of thinking of dance and martial art as different ideas, Payatt INtransit perceives them as one. 

Sami Similä

Bio: Sami Similä (1991, Finland) was born in Rovaniemi in Northern Finland. For ten years he trained in sports / ballroom dance, later discovering contemporary dance and then attended the University of Applied Sciences in Turku for a program to become a professional dance teacher, but after one year he joined the University of Arts in Helsinki, where he spent another year - then changing to P.A.R.T.S. in Brussel where he learned dance with various choreographers such as David Zambrano, Fighting monkey,  dancers of Ultima Vez, Rosas and amongst others. Sami also completed SEAD's BODHI project, a one-year post-graduate performance program.

Class description: My class is mostly inspired from improvisational tasks and in general improvisation is core for my thoughts and dancing. I do not want to call it improvisation class though as it has a weird vibe into it - quite the opposite,  I want to make the dancers understand deeper what improvisation is and challenge or even change their idea of what it is to impro. The setting of my class often includes working in pairs but rarely in physical contact. I believe as a dancer we should always perform and to perform you should actually be seen by a person or feel that you are being watched. I'll share things that will for sure make you gain more out of the future classes and the workshops you'll take.  I am always asking and 'demanding' for physicality and physically challenging dance.

Marco Di Nardo

Bio: I began my road on the bboy world on the late 2004, in Naples (ITA). After many years of hard practice, sacrifice and many privations, i becomes part of Double B Rockers Crew, legendary breakdance crew active from 1996, with which i have participated at many international events such as IBE , BOTY, Freestyle Session, Unbreakable Jam etc. At same time i started my theater career working with famous company like Vittorio Toraldo, Laboratori Flegrei, Compagnia di Peppe Barra. I took part in many competitions and won numerous events in Europe, but a crucial, was on the 2010 when i moved to Belgium where i becomes part of the Local Legends crew, and afterwards for work and study i moved to Czech Republic and finally Berlin. 
Berlin was a life change, professionally speaking because i started to explore and experiment different style of dance, part of it is thanks to Frantics Dance Company, that helped to develop news skills and combine my style with the contemporary dance. Since then i had been collaborating and work with many company such as Panorama Dance Theater (Swiss), Southpaw Dance Company(uk) THEATER STRAHL BERLIN (DE) and being the art director of Frantics Dance Co, and many more projects with different Choreographers, and in the meantime i was teaching in many company, festival and dance school around Europe. 
My main goal in movement is a strong and unique floating movements fused with the physicality of bboying, acrobatics and the floorwork technics, mixed with improvising capacity and outstanding presence on the stage. 

Class Description: The class is a journey though the beauty of floating movement in the space, where the urban dance meet the contemporary dance, the class will discover the physicality of bboying and acrobatics fused with the flying- low technics and floor-work. 
It will start with a improvisation warm up that will help the body to be ready to execute physical movements, afterwards we will discover our own physical potential in strength and balance. 
The class will consists in a way to move fluently and with endless movements though, top, middle and ground level. 
The class is also based on acrobatics and spin moves exercises, that will help the students to gain more strength, stability, and velocity in the execution of acrobatics movements. 
The goal is to combine our own dancing skills with the material taught during the class that will help the student to learn and evolve his own unique style. 

Carlos Aller

Bio: Carlos is a Spanish, young, vital and powerful dancer currently living in Berllin. His first contact with the dance world was back in 2005. Carlos started to dance Break-Dance in the streets of Valladolid (Spain). He grew up and travelled around Spain to participate in competitions. With the time he discovered that it was not only a hobby, he needed that to be alive. After living in many cities of Spain, giving and receiving workshops, Carlos decided to live in Berlin, where he could explore more kind of dances and show his skills. 
During his period in Berlin, Carlos meet some others dancers/artist and throw sharing he discovered contemporary dance. He started to dance another dance styles like Gaga, Ballet, Contact Improvisation and some others. After some months he decided to do an inten- sive dance school in Tanzfabrik where he developed his style, learn different techniques and discovered new ways of expression. 
During this year in Tanzfabrik, Carlos, together with another dancers, they developed a dance company named "Frantics Dance Company" ( http://www.franticsdancecompany.- com/ ) which is his motivation nowadays. 
Carlos has been working also with Theater Strahl (Berlin), De Dansers (Holand) and choreo- grapher such as Lorca Renoux, Mikołaj Mikołajczyk, Wies Merkx, Juan Tirado, Ira Demina and Efrat Stempler to name a few. 

Class Description: It will start with a inner meditation to feel your body and be able to make your movements deeper. The class is progressive, starting with warm up and improvisation which will develope into higher movements. Carlos usually likes to teach some acrobatics diagonals depending on the level of the class and repertoire from “Frantics Dance Company”. Based on the mix between the tension and strength of Breaking movements and the softness of contemporary and release techniques mostly with floor works and slices trying to make them in a floating and organic way.

Ichi Go

Bio: Ichi Go started dancing in California when she was just a child. The energetic girl didn’t like images of Princes and Pink costumes, instead she preferred everything from Modern Dance to Classic Ballet. After moving to Japan, she studied Modern Dance with Mieko Fuji and her pupils. Mieko is one of the greatest modern dancers in Tokyo and Ichi Go learned a lot at her side.
Improvisation, connecting with others through breathing, and focusing on her inner side…Over 20 years, she learned from teachers and performed a lot in Japan.
In 2003, she joined the Tokyo Performing Art Festival, performing in front of 1500 people at the International Forum. An incredible experience for the young artist but she soon realized she needed more independence. She started to choreograph; teach children, non-experienced and disabled dancers.
In order to develop her own contemporary and experimental dance, she decided to move to Berlin.
She worked for many projects with Cadir ”Amigo” Meims, Yumiko Yoshioka, NOVOFLOT and BMW. A pretty good start for such a short period thanks to all the helpful people she met and worked with.
Her dance style is characterized by the synchronization with her surrounding, including the audience. She admired and always liked to watch the spiritual, shrine maiden. Body should be as a receptacle, receiving and offering, sharing this something which dwells within all of us.

Class Description: The vision. This is what I want to see through dance. It’s visible. Actually everything is visible. So we can’t hide anything when we are in front of audience. When I dance, I found, “The soul makes me dance, not I do. Any moment I should not give any space for ego. This is what I focus on.“ So what we need to prepare? I’d like to suggest to focus on our energy and emotions. It starts telling our own stories. For that, we need imagination. We need practice. What we imagine would happen, you can travel in the space, can connect to the earth immediately. With a clear vision, it makes totally different quality in movement. I will suggest minimum choreograph or structure based on improvisation and expression. And I observe each personal movement and give you feedback. It’s a conversation. You could use your own language of body. We observe each other to fined connection between movement and ourselves. I’d like to make a playground and we could play in it and explore our own way.

Evangelos Poulinas 

Bio: Evangelos Poulinas holds an MFA in dance from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, a Diploma from the Athens State School of Dance and a Bachelor from the Physical Education Department, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. 
He has been credited with scholarships from numerous prestigious foundations, such as Alexandros S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, New York University, Greek State Scholarship Foundation and DanceWEB Europe.
As a creator, Evangelos has shown work in the U.S.A., Canada and Europe and as a performer, he has danced creations by Johannes Wieland, Maxine Doyle, Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo, Marcel Leemann, Constanza Macras, Konstantinos Rigos, Nigel Charnock, Jasmin Vardimon and Wim Vandekeybus among others. As a teacher, Evangelos has taught contemporary technique, partnering and community dance classes in Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Turkey, U.S.A. and Sweden. Evangelos is co-founder of “b12”.
Since 2010, Christina and Evangelos co-direct "one small step"  International Contemporary Dance Festival in Urban Environment, Corfu in Greece.

Class: Contemporary technique with Evangelos Poulinas / free fall: The class starts with mobilising and stretching exercises and builds gradually to floor work and then on to very physical and dynamic phrases. We will deal with ways we can organize our body so we can be more efficient, faster and smother in moving in and out of the floor. We will use gravity and the floor as dance partners that can support us and allow us to both bring our body out of balance and propel us to high jumps. In the class the participants are encouraged to take risks and explore their physicality, and to use their strengths to challenge their weak points.

Alya Manzart

Bio: Alya Manzart is a performance artist, choreographer and teacher. He has worked with Tasdance performing in Evolve Revolve by Liesel Zink and Gabrielle Nankivell (2016) and Affinity by Graham Murphy and Stephany Lake (2015). Alya has also worked with Chunky Move for the past six years performing in Anouk Van Dijk’s productions of Complexity of Belonging (2014-16), 247 Days (2013-14) and An Act of Now (2012-17), and has recently completed a European tour with the company. His previous work has included performances with Opera Australia, Drill Performance Company, Kylie Minogue, Phillip Adams, Helen Herbertson and 2ndToe Dance Collective. His dance film Subliminal Mind was selected for presentation at several film festivals in both Australia and Europe. Alya has taught contemporary dance with Chunky Move, Tasdance, Theater Pfortzeim, Transit Dance and The Space. He studied at the Victorian College of the Arts Australia.

Class: The class will be focused on developing fluidity and sequencing within the body. It will explore the interaction between the movement of joints and their affect on each other. It will look at allowing freedom and accessibility within joints in order to constantly negotiate the body in space with efficiency. Initiating points will be investigated, beginnings of movements that send out a ripples throughout the body. As the class progresses these pathways will become more complex as initiation points start to cross over and interact with one another. The class will also explore balance and falling through space, and will play with risk. These principles will be taught through phrases and improvisational structures.

 Fred Gehrig

Bio: Dance credits include: London Contemporary Dance Theatre; Ballet Preljocaj(F), Alias(CH), Carte Blanche(N), Richard Alston Dance Company 7-sisters; Random Dance; DV8; Michael Clark; Michael Keegan-Dolan, Frauke Requardt/David Rosenberg and Punchdrunk ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable (London 2013/14) and ‘Sleep No More’ (Shanghai 10.2016-06.2017) 
Performance art collaborative engagements include Carlos Mato for the (Tate Tanks, 2011), Turner Prize winner Martin Creed (MCA- Chicago, 2011), Franz Erhard Walther (Freeze, London 2014), Barbara Gamper (Goldsmith, London 2016) or Pablo Bronstein (Tate Britain 2016) 
In 2016 Fred choreographed 2 commissions ‘cha cha cha, oder wie die Form ihr Inneres behält’ and ‘Wolf’ (Friedrich-Wolf-Theater, Eisenhuettenstadt) as well as ‘Cosmos’ for 18 dancers (Seneka, Berlin) or ‘Mdm Ableton exists’ (Stammtisch, Berlin). (Film) credits include: movement coach to Juliette Binoche for the film ‘Polina, danser sa vie’ (premiered in Paris, 2016) and for the play ‘Antigone’ (director Ivo van Hove, Barbican, 2015); Zombie trainer and performer for World War Z (2013, produced by and starring of Brad Pitt) as well as featuring in Tatjana Turansky’s ‘Orientierungslosigkeit ist kein Verbrechen’ (Berlin, 2014) 
Fred is co-founder of the dance group ‘Theater Strahl’ in Berlin and the non profit organisation ‘Taenzer ohne Grenzen’ (dancers without frontiers). Cultural exchange programs include 3 video dance productions between 2009-2011 on Cab Verdien Islands, Africa. 
Fred has been teaching performance related modules at UEL, Architect Association or TrinityLaban notably since obtaining an MA in Design Performance & Practice at Central St Martin school of the arts, London in 2009. 
After finishing 8 months of performing with Punch Drunk in Shanghai in June 2017 he has choreographed a full length piece in Tokyo in collaboration with Toshiko Oiwa, taught at TrinityLaban summer school, performed as part of the Berlin Art Week a danceduell with Julek Kreutzer at ‘The Hole’ and choreographed Renu’s record launch at studio R this saturday, 30.09.17. Fred is currently creating a new piece called “l’absence de la confrontation” in conjunction with performer Sonia Nova and director Peter Aers (Gent)

Class: Fred’s classes start with an awareness of self, the body, in connection to space with all its elements. Micro and macro aspects of our bodies will be recognized and lead into an individual dance enhanced by the dancers own explorative will, need and hunger. In the second part of the class movement sequences will be introduced and examined. Nurturing aspects of dynamics, alignment and differences in presence is part of Fred’s shared practice. Classes often end with a breath orientated cool down leading into deep stretches.

Alessandro Marzotto

Bio: Alessandro has graduated from Rambert School in London and he now is a freelancer developing projects across Europe. He has been Co-director of Impermanence Dance Theatre in Bristol (UK) for the past five years while also working on solo work presented at different festivals and cabaret stages internationally.He has started his career joining ITdansa in Barcelona then moved to Holland to develop his choreographic skills taking part of Random Collision and found himself going back to Uk to establish his own company in Bristol. He has danced works ranging from Jiry Kylian to Ohad Naharin and had the chance to collaborate on freelance projects with Jasmine Ellis,Leo Lerus,Wubkje Kuindersma among others.

Class: I see the class part as a research into the body and part as a way to really move in space. Through a slow but active warm up I wish to get to a point in which the dancers are really moving in space using release sequences.The class that I teach is a class that focuses on getting the body warm through awareness exercises and routines that require bringing concentration and breath to different parts of the body in order to be able to dance to the maximum of our potential.
Obviously I like dancing,we will dance, that's for sure. I find teaching class a really great experience to connect with the joy to move and feel satisfied with ourselves..I want the dancers to finish the class feeling like they just had a good time!

Stella Zannou

Bio: Stella Zannou has studied dance and choreography at the London College of Dance, London Studio Centre, the American college of Greece (BA) and at the Greek state school of Dance. In 2006, she founded the Smack Dance Company, in Athens, which has been invited to festivals such as the 5th and 6th Athens International Dance Festival, and “Tanzwelten 2009” in Braunschweig. Stella has collaborated with Clint Lutes, Howard Katz, Richard Siegal, Nana Vahla, M.Klien, Yannis Antoniou and Kunststoff, Editta Braun, Thomas Mettler, Apostolia Papadamaki, Xaris Mandafounis, and K. Mixos. She has taught contemporary dance for the State School of Dance, the International Dance Festival of Kalamata, the opening ceremony of Paraolympic games, Artiria, Dock11 - Berlin, and the Dance Cultural Centre. She is currently living and working in Berlin.

Class: This contemporary class demands a lot of energy and physicality. Influences are found from different dance techniques as well as from martial arts. Many acrobatics and hand stands will be found without being the main goal of the class. The floor work is of great importance, but we will also fearlessly move into space “off floor”, exploring new or at least unfamiliar movement patterns. The basic aim of my class is to encourage dancers to reach their limits express themselves, and to dance without fear and hesitation, using their physicality and full energy.

Bruno Caverna

Bio: Bruno Caverna is an internationally recognized dance artist/ teacher well known for his charismatic and friendly personality. He has a vast background of capoeira, contemporary dance, acrobatics, contact-improvisation and qi gong. Over the last 15 years, Caverna has been extensively researching ways of assimilating and integrating elements of these various forms into a more expansive somatic understanding. Caverna has always invigorated the passion of his profession with an inevitable humane impulse to interact with people of all kinds. This drive has propelled him into numerous eclectic projects. He has been invited to share his particular approach to dance and improvisation among the major schools, festivals and dance companies in Europe and overseas.

Class: The classes give a chance to leave thinking behind and dive through immediate sensorial world. Through a conscious guidance and sense of humor, a space opens up where ideas of boundaries, limits, right and wrong seem to fade away. Almost like an aerobic meditation, one pushes into both extremes of strong physicality and utmost sensitivity – exploring and connecting all layers of perception and sensation.
The classes give a chance to leave thinking behind and dive through immediate sensorial world. Through a conscious guidance and sense of humor, a space opens up where ideas of boundaries, limits, right and wrong seem to fade away. Almost like an aerobic meditation, one pushes into both extremes of strong physicality and utmost sensitivity – exploring and connecting all layers of perception and sensation.
From a deep personal research drawing together elements from capoeira, qi-gong, tai-chi, contact improvisation, and contemporary dance, emerges an organic, energetic, and unique somatic approach. A strong connection to the natural spiral energies running through the body, and focus on integrating deep states of awareness give the chance to find a full bodied expression on all levels. Even though the work can be very intense, the sense of lightness is never lost - playfulness presence is a constant reminder and encouragement to never forget why we started dancing in the first place!

Juan Tirado

Bio: Juan was born in 1986 in Jaén, Spain. He is a dancer who is also a great computer engineer, who started his artistic life at the age of 8 with drawing and practicing martial arts. In 2004, he discovered a group of boys dancing on the street, and since that moment, his life has never be the same. Four years ago, he started a year of intensive education in Spain, and he started to travel around Europe attending workshops and the regular classes of many worldwide dancers. He took part in international breakdance competitions like IBE, Battle of the year, Floor Wars and Raw Circles, etc. He has cofounded with three other dancers the company "Frantics" based in Berlin. They create pieces by exploring experimental hip-hop, contemporary dance and bboying. Since 2014, he is also part of the Johannes Wieland Company in Kassel.

Class: Juan's class is a very physical, dynamic and emotional experience. The class starts with a warm-up based on different improvisation techniques for the body and the brain. It is followed by phrases and allows time for students to express themselves with his/her own material. His philosophy is to create different atmospheres with the students, which he calls "small stories", so they can reach a high point of energetic trance, being driven into a point of no return. Being originally a breakdancer, he also introduces his own concept of floor movements, giving to the student opportunities to feel the organic nature of contemporary floorwork with the sharpness of the energetic breakdance facet. His principles are musicality, rhythm and energy instead of thinking, doubts or steps. Technique and self expression in relation to stage presence.

Blenard Azizaj

Bio: Blenard Azizaj was born in Albania. He studied at the National State School of Greece. After graduating as dancer and dance teacher he worked and collaborated with Sasha Waltz & Guests (Berlin, Germany), Akram Khan Company (London, England), Montreal Danse (Montreal, Canada) collaboration with StepText Dance Project (Bremen, Germany), Linga dance company (Lausanne, Switzerland) and Hellenic dance company (Athens, Greece). His career involves touring and performing in big international dance festivals around the globe.
Blenard also has started his own direction on dance teaching, researching, creating and directing in choreography. His past personal works and co-creations were "Fleeting Feathers", a choreography piece which he created for the students of Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg, Holland in 2015 and "Needs" (created in Sicily, Italy 2012), a choreography that he co-created with Konan Dayot from the Conservatoire de Paris and Helge Letonja from StepText Dance Project in Bremen. 
Blenard was teaching at Sasha Waltz & Guests (Berlin), cie. toula limaios (Berlin), Steptext dance company (Bremen), State School of Dance Athens (Greece), Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Marameo Studio (Berlin), Roberto Zapalla (Modem Atelier), Fontys Dance Academy (Netherlands), Smash (Berlin), DOCK 11( Berlin), Motion Dance Studio (Berlin), Ljubjana dance theatre (Slovenia), Tel Aviv Dance Academy (Israel) and Zagreb dance academy (Croatia).

Class: Blenard's dance classes and workshops address the "animal" instinct within us: dynamic movements, sharpness, speed, forms assuming attack position. The class paints through dancing an imaginary landscape using the body's sensibility as a brush: constantly constructing and de-constructing movement, roughening it up in order to refine it. By making it real.
The warm up consists of small tasks build through improvisation to build a common energy. The state of mind becomes a state of body. The small tasks will slowly transform into a small stories and they will, in turn end up in a high energy dance combination: a complete narrative of mapping real movement.