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Founder and Artistic Director of the Brussels International Ballet 

Born in Brazil, Anderson Santana began his career at the National School of Rio de Janeiro, School Maria Olenewa of the Municipal Theater by Edmundo Carijo, and then joined the school of Tatiana Leskova, while intensively pursuing his studies with Aldo Lotuft & Moema Correa.


In 1985, the emerging dancer began his professional career with the Ballet Municipal de Campinas, in Brasil and danced as corps de ballet, demi-soloist, and soloist in Don Quichote, Swan Lake, Giselle, Romeo & Juliette. It was during this year when the famous choreographer, In addition to his work with the company, continues his studies with Guillermo Borean.


It was in Rio de Janeiro this year that Maurice Béjart met Anderson and, impressed by his passion and dancing, invited him to Europe and offered him a contract.

Soon after, Anderson traveled to Europe and began his professional career in Switzerland, Scala Theatre in the “Broadway Musical Company from New York” where he completed his artistic style dancing in the European Tour of “West Side Story” (J.Robbins) and “Jesus Christ Superstar” (Lewis Robinson). In Europe, he continued to work with Merlin Brinnar and Vladimir Semievov. Then, he joined the Brussels Ratlas Dance Company in Belgium and met Timur Ratlas. He worked with Timur and was a soloist in “Le train, 17 Juillet”. 

A year later, he joined the Royal Ballet of Flanders under the direction of Robert Denvers. Over the next years, he danced many different roles as a soloist in various ballets.

In the following years, Anderson joined different companies such as the Royal Ballet of Wallonie (Frédéric Flamand).

n 1998, Anderson choreographed his first ballet “Dark Evenings” and started as a classical ballet teacher in Boston, United States & studied the “Maria Fay’s method” in New York.


From 1999 until 2005, he made various creations for professional academies and solos for dancers.  In 2003, he created a new Ballet “La rage des peuples”. Since that, Anderson choreographed over 50 variations.

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Géraldine started ballet training with Monique Bertagnol from Paris Opera Ballet. After wining 1st place at the International Ballet Competition of Houlgate (France), she joined the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium.


As soloist, she danced leading roles as Gisele and Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) and different roles from the Repertoire (Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, La Bayadère, La Fille mal gardée, Coppelia, Cinderella…).


She performed Balanchine’s pieces and worked with many choreographers as W. Forsythe, K. Pastor, X.P. Wang, A. Prokovsky, J. Lazzini, D. Dawson, R. Tanner, M. Wainrot, C. Soto… Since 2011, she’s teaching at National Conservatoire of Avignon (France) and graduated with a “Certificate of Aptitude”. She is also often invited as Guest teacher in International Ballet dance intensive courses.



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Irina (Shapchits) Zavialova, received her ballet education at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, St. Petersburg from 1977 to 1985, under legendary teachers such as Natalia Dudinskaja, Konstantine Sergeev, and Adol Hamzin. From 1985 to 1991 she was a soloist and then principal in the Maly Theater, St Petersburg, and from 1991 to 1995 she was a principal in the Kirov Ballet (Mariinsky Theater), St Petersburg. She then danced as a principal in Staatsoper Ballet Bonn (1995-1997), in Royal Ballet of Flanders (1997-2001), and with Peter Shaufuss Ballet (2001-2004). Irina Zavialova has been a guest dancer with Tokyo Ballet, Kirov Ballet, Essen Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, and English National Ballet. In her repertoire, she danced Don-Quixot, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Le Corsaire, Les Sylphides, La Sylphide, Theme and Variations, Apollo, Serenade, La Fille Mal Gardèe, La Bayadére, Paquita, Nutcracker, Harlequinade, Legend of Love, Cinderella, and others.


She worked with choreographers like Oleg Vinogradov, Yuri Grigorovich, Konstantin Sergeev, Jean Christoph Mallot, Christopher D’Amboise, and Mauricio Wainrot. Irina Zavialova is a teacher of classical ballet and repertoire. From 2004 she was teaching in the National Conservatory of Dance in Lisbon, Portugal, where she was also coordinator of the Dance Department from 2009 to 2013. As an associate professor at the Academy of Dance, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, she will work with the students in the bachelor program in classical ballet.



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  • 1973 V. Chabukiani Tbilisi Ballet Art State School

  • 1978-1980 The Vaganova Academy, Saint Petersburg


  • 1980 Principal Dancer of Z. Paliashvili Opera and Ballet State Theatre

  • 2003-currently: Pedagogue-Repetiteur of State Ballet of Georgia, Tbilisi

  • 2003-currently: Pedagogue of Acting of V. Chabukiani Tbilisi Ballet Art State School


Ballet Performances in lead roles

  • Don Quixote – composer: Ludwig Minkus, choreography by M. Petipa, A. Gorsky, and V. Chabukiani

  • La Bayadere – composer: Ludwig Minkus

  • La Sylphide – composer: H. Lovenskiold

  • Giselle – composer: Adolphe Adam, choreography and staging: M. Petipa

  • Gorda – Georgian traditional ballet, composer: Toradze, choreography by V. Chabukiani

  • Carmen Suite – composer: Bizet Shchedrin

  • Gayane – composer: Aram Khachaturyan

  • La Fille Mal Gardee – composer: P. Hertel

  • Arabian Nights – composer: F. Amirov



  • Baku International Ballet Competition (second place)

  • Order of Honor


​​International Tours:

Japan, USA, Taiwan, Italy, Germany, Spain, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Scotland, Ukraine, Russia



Masterclasses held at:

  • Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus

  • National Opera of Ukraine

Michael Fuscaldo


I am the founder and artistic director of NAC Ballet and MGR events. 
Dance teacher and choreographer.
My training took place in Italy and abroad, at the Staatliche Ballettschule in Berlin and the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet Chisinau, Moldova.
I worked for two seasons at the Albano’s Ballet Company, American ballet company based in Hartford and New York, and the Ariston Theatre in Sanremo with the Proballet company under the artistic direction of Marcello Algeri.
From a  very young age, I  felt the need to train also as a  teacher of classical and contemporary dance.I felt the pleasure and the need to share and transmit technical and theoretical knowledge and values to young students, thus beginning to experiment with choreographic work, creating and refining my artistic language.
I strongly believe that dance is story and communication. A choreographic extract is life, experience, reflection, care, a precious gift that we give to our audience. I love experimenting, listening, observing, and searching for new forms.
I want to give daily smiles, opportunities to get involved, listen to your soul, seek your own artistic identity giving freedom.
I require sensitivity, attention to detail, consistency, fundamental factors for my research work in gestures. Superficiality, approximation, and impatience move away from the result.

NAC Ballet is my artistic house, founded in 2017, a choreographic reality based in the town of Chiavari, in the province of Genoa. A dance school with amateur, academic and professional courses, which has brought some students in prestigious international realities such as the Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower (Cannes, France), Delattre Dance Company (Mainz, Germany), Otradanza (Alicante, Spain), Ballet de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain), University Institute of 
Dance Alicia Alonso (Madrid, Spain), Teatro La Scala (Millano, Italy) and more. I am also a teacher in important Italian training centres for contemporary dance, teacher for international events and choreographer for prestigious choreographers such as the Brussels International Ballet (Brussels, Belgium) and Co-leg, contemporary vocational training school 
(Cologne, Germany). I was a guest choreographer at the Brussels International Ballet, directed by Anderson Santana, in 2019 with the creation "Be, become, believe", in 2022 with "Merci beaucoup" and also next summer 2023 with a new production.

In 2020 I created the short film "Karma", winner of numerous international festivals and also screened at the International 
Tour Film Festival (Civitavecchia). Through "Karma", I won an artistic residency at the Museo d'arte Contemporanea Artiglieria in Turin, creating a new short film in 2021.
In 2022 I formed my dance group OUTdoor, creating two small productions: "Jeans" and "Because this must be", both 
guests of the Festival "Black box", directed by Marco Batti and Piemonte dal vivo. Also in 2022, OUTdoor won the award as young emerging companies at the Premio Città di Genova.
In 2022 I received the prestigious Premio Eccellenza Italiana on the occasion of the International Tour Film Festival, presented by Coach Luca Papa. My choreographic work "Exhale", played by Aimee Moscrop was hosted at the Solocoreografico Festival, directed by Raffaele Irace.
"DIY", played by Elisa Ricci, will perform at Move Fest in Kosice (Slovakia).
"Desmadre", choreography created for my training center NAC Ballet, was selected for the prestigious Festival of dance in São Paulo (Brazil), next September. MGR Events is the organization of events in the world of dance founded by me, Grazia Tringale, and Rina Cilotti. As artistic director, I am responsible for the selection of teachers,  exponents of choreographic realities, European academies, and dance companies in prestigious theaters. 
Those who attend our events thank us for the professionalism, correctness, observance and punctuality, factors that distinguish the MGR events. We defend the quality work, awarding cash prizes, and we offer young talents real opportunities for study, through employment contracts, scholarships and professional training.
We are projected towards the Italian and foreign scene, our event Gate 8 workshop is the example, with the participation of 12 nations and professional dancers from all over the world.



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Kazuko Sumimoto started her ballet education in 1979 at the Tokiwa Ballet School in Tokyo, Japan. Between 1981-1984 she attended the Momoko Ballet School where she studied the Vaganova method. She continued her training with famous teachers, former soloists, and principals of renowned companies in Japan and Europe.

From 1984 to 1996, she worked as a professional dancer with the Momoko-Tani Ballet Company in Tokyo and danced in various classical production such as Don Quichotte, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Giselle, and The Sylphides. She worked with the Japan Ballet Association and participated in various Ballet Festivals in Japan as a guest dancer. 


In 2005 she started teaching at the former Mandorla Ballet School in Brussels, Belgium, where she first met Anderson Santana who was the Director of the school. Anderson and Kazuko founded Brussels International Ballet School at a new location in 2011.

She is not only the co-founder and vice director but also one of the motivated teachers of BIB's artistic team, regularly coaching students for ballet competitions and is currently the main rehearsal mistress of the Professional Training Program.



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Olga is a renowned and respected ballet master from St. Petersburg, Russia, who has brought her talent and love of ballet to Europe, Canada, and the USA.

She graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 1978. Olga’s main mentor, Ninel Petrova, was one of the favorite students of the famous Agrippina Vaganova. While performing in the State Theatre of Choreographic Miniatures of Leonid Jacobson, the company of the greatest choreographer of the 20th century, in St. Petersburg, Olga mastered a versatile and very rich repertoire. She performed pure classical ballet numbers as well as modern, character, or grotesque dances.

The knowledge and skills she has gained helped her to become an in-demand teacher in Belgium where she moved to in 1993. Olga worked as a classical ballet teacher at the Royal Ballet School Antwerp and as a Guest-teacher in various ballet schools in Belgium and the Netherlands. Later, she continued her career as a Senior Classic Ballet Instructor at the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, Canada, and as the Artistic Director of the Professional Training Program at San Jose Youth Ballet, CA, USA. Olga is a recognized Guest-teacher and she taught in various International Ballet Summer Programs in Europe, Canada, the USA, and Australia. 

Olga has numerous letters of appreciation for her contribution to the development of cultural relations between Belgium and Russia; she was even awarded a medal “In honor of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg” by the Russian Government. The Patriarch Alexey II of Moscow and All of Russia, the EU, UNICEF, Help Kids and the Government of Belgium, the City of Antwerp, and the City of Saint Petersburg has recognized her.

Olga was awarded the diploma and medal “The Best Teacher Award” in recognition of outstanding technical and artistic merit at the 2018 World Ballet Competition Finals held in Orlando, Florida, USA. And most recently Olga received the “Outstanding Teacher 2019 Award, Young American Grand Prix”.


Olga is a classical ballet teacher at the Brussels International Ballet and she is the founder of the Petipa Marathon project.



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Ciro Carcatella: choreographer, dancer and teacher, lives in Brussels. He is interested in historical evolution theories of dance techniques. He trained at the school of the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, at the academy Princesse Grace de Monaco and the Mudra school in Brussels. He danced for Jorge Donn, for the Ulmer company ballet by Philipe Talard, Thor company by Thierry Smits and for Charlerois Danse with Fréderic Flamand.

He participates in interdisciplinary projects, and often collaborates with the musical group Noise Maker's Fifes.


In 1992, Carcatella won the silver medal at the international dance competition in the city of Paris.


He receives a choreographic study grant from the French ministry for his professional training in Frankfurt

at William Forsythe, in Stockolm at Mats Ek and in Den Haag at Jiri Kilyan.




Rafi Sady completed his dance training at Bat-Dor Beer-Sheva/Tel-Aviv Dance School.
He was a member of the Cullberg Ballet for 14 years. Where he created and danced in many lead roles, closely working with Mats Ek.During his dance career Rafi Sadi has danced repertoire by many world renowned choreographers: Ohad Naharin, Jirí Kylián, Christopher Bruce,Oscar Araiz, Rudi van Dantzig, Didy Veldman, Robert North, Kenneth Kvarnstrom, Carolyn Carlson, Örjan Andersson, Cristina Caprioli…
Previously, he was soloist in the Bat-Dor dance company and Principal Dancer in Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève for 7 years. He has made guest appearances with Het National ballet in Amsterdam and the Royal Swedish Ballet.

Since 2009 Rafi assists and collaborates with Mats Ek around the world teaching dance companies :Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Zurich Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theatre (NDT).
He set Mats Ek’s ”Carmen” to Sylvie Guillem and the Tokyo Ballet,and the Opera de Paris in 2019.
Rafi participated in a dance project «Age On Stage», that collaborate with «Dance On» from Berlin ( ex-dancers from Forsythe dance company) and work with choreographers Martin Harriague, Sharon Friedman and Johannes Wieland.Rafi has been invited to give workshop of Mats Ek´s repertoire and participate in many performances, galas around Europe, USA, Canada and Israel.
He has been working with Maslool, intensive dance education for young dancers in Tel Aviv, and with Arts Umbrella Vancouver dance company, and teaching at the International summer dance intensive of Arts Umbrella since 2016.




The rising star of international dance. Italian interpreter for the "Prix de Lausanne" international competition for young people dancers.


Despite his international commitments, he is a guest teacher in many Italian and non-Italian dance schools. A career full of satisfactions for Luca despite his very young age.

He began his classical and contemporary preparation at the age of 10 at the "Centro Dance Body Line" directed by Giusy Criscitiello. In 2010, at age 17, in Rome he won the prize for best interpreter and it was there that same year Cristina Bozzolini Director of the "Aterballetto and the" Ballet of Tuscany "offers him a scholarship to enter in the high school in Florence.


In 2011, given her praiseworthy abilities, the Director invited him to be part of the company itself, then becoming a classical dance assistant of M.Eugenio Scigliano for the high school courses Del Balletto di Toscana ".

He immediately takes part in the dance corps and the repertoire productions. Shortly thereafter he was immediately noticed by the choreographer Fabrizio Monteverde who chooses him for "La Boule de Neige" in the role of Gerard thus becoming a soloist. In subsequent years
plays the best roles, like Albrecht in "Giselle" by E.Scigliano, Paride in "Romeo e Giulietta" by Davide Bombana and finds himself working with the best choreographers of the moment.


He is invited to numerous festivals and since 2014 he collaborates with
the "Dance Cyprus" company as a guest dancer.


Since 2016 he has been a dancer of "Ballet Preljocaj", one of the most important contemporary dance companies in the world.
During his training as a dancer he feels the desire to develop his choreographic skills and here he is a work as a young choreographer is commissioned in Vienna where he creates "Sturm und Drang" a step up two music by Chopin for Europe Ballet where he gets the best criticism. 



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Irek Mukhamedov OBE (born 8 March 1960 in Kazan, USSR), is a Soviet-born ballet dancer of Tatar origin who has danced with the Bolshoi Ballet & the Royal Ballet He trained at the Moscow Choreographic Institute under the guidance of Alexander Prokofiev between 1970 and 1978. Upon graduation he joined the Classical Ballet Company, where he spent three years touring around the world. It was with this company that he first danced Romeo, a role that was to become one of his most acclaimed.[citation needed] In 1981 he won the Grand Prix and Gold Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow and was immediately invited to join the Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer, where he not only became Grigorovich's favourite danseur but went to become the youngest man ever to dance the leading role in Spartacus.After leaving the Soviet Union, he became a Senior Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet in London, remaining with the company for many years and dancing lead roles in the classic ballets as well as the English repertoire.

For nine years he was the Bolshoi's leading male dancer. His repertoire included Ivan the Terrible, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Raymonda and Legend of Love. Yury Grigorovich created the leading role in The Golden Age for him in 1984. His international tours with the Bolshoi earned him a huge fan-base[citation needed] and in 1988 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Prize for Best Dancer in the World.

In 1990 he decided to leave the Soviet Union and joined The Royal Ballet in London, where he soon became a favourite of resident choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, who helped him to develop his dramatic range. MacMillan created Winter Dreams (based on Chekhov's The Three Sisters) for him and Darcey Bussell which was subsequently filmed for television and transmitted on the BBC at Christmas 1992. He appeared on numerous television shows and was subject of a one-hour Omnibus documentary in 1991.

Mukhamedov distinguished himself for his wide repertory. At The Royal Ballet he danced the traditional classics such as The Nutcracker, Raymonda Act III, La Bayadère, Swan Lake and Giselle, and he also gave unforgettable performances in more contemporary works. He performed both male leading roles in MacMillan's Manon, danced Colas in Ashton's La Fille Mal Gardée, and in 1992 created the leading male role in Macmillan's The Judas Tree, opposite Viviana Durante, who was widely considered his finest Royal Ballet partner.

His 1992 debut in Macmillan's Romeo and Juliet was met with universal acclaim, as also his debut in Mayerling (which was filmed for television).[citation needed] In 1993 he danced in Balanchine's Apollo and in The Prodigal Son. Ashley Page created the lead role in Fearful Symmetries for him (1994), and in 1995 Twyla Tharp was so impressed by his talent that she chose him for one of the lead roles in her first full length ballet for The Royal Ballet, Mr. Worldly Wise.

In 1999 he appeared for the second time with Arc Dance Company where Kim Brandstrup created the leading role in The Return of Don Juan for him. The same year saw him create the role of Peter Quint in William Tuckett's ballet The Turn of the Screw. In 2001 he was invited to make a special guest appearance in Lorka Massine's Zorba with the Ballet of Teatr Wielki in Warsaw.

He was voted Dancer of the Year (1992) by the readers of the prestigious British magazine Dance and Dancers (only the third ever male recipient of the award) and in the same year was voted Dancer of the Year by The Independent On Sunday. Still in the same year he won the London Evening Standard Award for Dance and the Gino Tani Dance Award in Italy. He was also awarded the Prix Benois de la Danse in Paris in 1996, and in 1998 he received the Nijinsky Medal and was invited to become President of the Legat Society. In January 2000 he was awarded the OBE in the New Years Honours List.

In April 1992 Irek led his own small group Royal Ballet Dancers called Irek Mukhamedov and Company, which performed in England and Spain. For the London season Mukhamedov invited Kim Brandstrup and Arc Theatre Company to join him. Kim Brandstrup created a new ballet for Mukhamedov, Othello, in which for the first time he danced with a contemporary dance company. Othello subsequently received the Evening Standard Award for Dance.

In 2001, the Ballet of Teatr Wielki, Warsaw premiered his production of Swan Lake, a new conception of this enormously popular ballet which saw the introduction of his own choreography, including a new pas de deux for the Prince and Odette in the last act.




Recipient of the medal of the order For Services to the Fatherland


After graduating from the Leningrad Academic Vaganova School of Dance in 1976 (class of Natalia Dudinskaya) she joined the Leningrad Kirov Theatre of Opera and Ballet (renamed the Mariinsky Theatre in 1992).


She performed solo roles in the ballets La Bayadère (Trio of Shades), Don Quixote (Flower Seller), The Sleeping Beauty (Frolicsome Fairy, Courage Fairy, Sapphire Fairy), The Stone Flower (Jewel Dance) and Chopiniana (Eleventh Waltz) among others. Teacher and coach with the Mariinsky Ballet since 2001, where she works with the corps de ballet. Teaches classical dance at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.



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Roberto graduates at SPID (Italian Professional Dance School) in Milan, completing his training in contemporary dance at Merce Cunningham Dance Company (New York) and with the major companies and choreographers of the Italian and North Europe dance scene.

He dances for  “Leggere Strutture” company  (Bologna - Italy); he takes part in big productions as "Dracula opera rock", and "Tosca, amore disperato” produced by David Zard. He collaborates with the dancer and director Caroline Bo in Marseille. He is selected as dancer for Orfeo ed Euridice, directed by Graham Vick, choreography by Ron Howell and he performs in the
major Italian theatres.

He has been selected by Mario Piazza to dance the role of Franz in the contemporary version of Coppelia; with the same company he dances in different productions, such as Carmina Burana, Les Noces and K2007. He works as dancer and choreographer for DES. company – Lugano in the production Final Fight.

In Milan, he dances in many productions at the “Nohma Theater” and he dances as well for the company “Corpi Mobili” in the production “Le donne, la guerra e l’amore”; with the same company he dances for the famous composer Ludovico Einaudi.

He takes part to Oriente Occidente Festival, where he received the critic's award for the best dancer by Elisa Guzzo Vaccarino during the 2009 edition.

With his choreography Cuori Imperfetti, he ranks among the top five European finalists in the competition / exhibition "Cercasi Coreografi", organized by WDA Europe in cooperation with IT / UNESCO. In the same year he presents the complete performance at the Teatro Studio Foce in Lugano (Ch) .

Since 2011, he dedicates to the training of young talents in contemporary dance, holding workshops and seminars in Italy, Switzerland, Austria.

He works as a choreographer for independent projects, companies and international events and collaborates with The Singapore University teaching contemporary dance.
From September 2011 he is the Artistic Director of Milan City Ballet School. In the same year, Virginia Spallarossa founds the cultural association “PANDANZ”, with Roberto as Vice President; together, they organize the contemporary dance festival "Pillole – somministrazioni di danza d’autore” in Milan.

He is guest teacher at the dance school of the Wiener Staatsoper for the 2013 and 2014 edition of Ballet Days Festival; in 2017, he is invited as guest teacher at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, and at Dongduk Womens University in Seoul.

During the same year, he is guest teacher for the project "Classes in Glass", organised by Balletto del Sud (Italy) and Teatro Pubblico Pugliese.

He is choreographer for events such as the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan and the Milan Fashion Week. In 2015 he is the founder and the artistic director of MilanoContemporaryBallet company. In collaboration with Company Wayne McGregor, the company re-stages work like FAR, ENTITY and POLAR SEQUENCES. He produces CONNECTIONS, Cenerentola, Fagile, CHRONOS and TREdiTRE,  this last one also represented in New York for IDACO, contemporary art festival.


In 2018 he collaborates with the director Joe Connor at the new video for the singer Sam Smith, and he is choreographer for RAI (Italian television).



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Internationally recognized physiotherapist and body awareness coach, health consultant and publicist.


Member of

*       International Association of Dance Medicine and Science

*       Tanzmedizine Deutschland

*       Chamber of Hungarian Qualified Health Employees


Work experience

*       From 2017 consultant of KHIO Oslo National Academy of Arts

*       From 2017 blogger and independent writer of the Hungarian websites and magazines Papageno, Színház (Theater) and Táncművészet (Dance Art)

*       2017 physiotherapist of Nureyev Ballet Festival, Kazan

*       2016 physiotherapist of Kremlin Ballet Festival, Moscow

*       From 2016 Associated teacher of ART of project

*       From 2015 Physiotherapist and health consultant of Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

*       2015 Physiotherapist and health consultant of Sadler’s Wells Theater London

*       2015 Physioterapist, Life in Progress Tour, Sylvie Guillem

*       2012-2013 Audience development program for Semperoper Dresden

*       2012-2015 Physiotherapist and health consultant of Forsythe Company Frankfurt

*       2008-2018 Body Awareness Coach of the Semperoper Ballet, Injury Coach

*       From 2010 Consultant of the Hungarian Dance Art Academy

*       2009-2011 Consultant of the Solymosi Academy of Arts Budapest

*       2009-2011 Consultant of the Academy of Contemporary Dance of Budapest

*       2006-2008 Head of the rehabilitation department of the Hungarian Dance Art Academy, teacher and coordinator of the complementary physical education and of the injury prevention program of the Hungarian Dance Art Academy, teacher of complementary physical education strategies for ballet masters and contemporary dance teachers (for BSc students)

*       2000-2007 physiotherapist of the Hungarian National Ballet, private praxis for classical ballet dancers and contemporary dancers



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Yamit was born in 1973 in Israel. At a young age danced at The Elana Kalef School of Dance (her mother) in Israel. In 1988 moved to Canada and studied at The National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto. She graduated in 1991 and received a grant from the Canada Council of Art to study in Europe. In 1992 she joined the Grand theater of Genève where she worked with choreographers such as Ohad Nahrin, Jiri Kylian, Christopher Bruce and Mats Ek. In 1995 she joined the Cullberg Ballet. Her roles include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Ruby and Silver Fairies in Sleeping Beauty and Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. Since 2005 till now she has been teaching ballet and repertoire to students in different dance schools. She gives classes at the Kibbuts Dance Company.



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Sabine started ballet at the age of four with her mother. She left very early the south of France to become a little rat of the Opera of Paris and then became a student of The National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris ... a more demanding standard of training. 


At eighteen, she signed her first contract with the Royal Ballet of Flanders and spent three years in Belgium. The ten most exciting years of her career began when she was hired by Heinz Spoerli at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Dusseldorf. She worked on ballets from the biggest international choreographers Maurice Béjart, Nils Christie, Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe,  Jiří Kylián, Rudolf Nureyev, Twyla Tharp, Hans Van Manen, Mats Ek. A real privilege!


In 1996, Heinz Spoerli asked her to follow him to the Zurich Opera House, where he was appointed director. She stayed with him until 2004 and opened her international dance school in Zürich in 2006. She’s a graduate of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication



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National Academy of Dance (Rome)

Pina Baush Dance School (Germany)

Marika Bresobrasova (Montecarlo),

Mudra International (Maurice Bejart, Bruxelles)

Alvin Ailley (New York)

Paul Taylor (New York)

Merce Cunningham (New York)



New York City Ballet

MAC Molinari Art Centre (Rome)

Notre Dame de Paris (Rome)

Balletto Contemporaneo Portoghese (Lisboa)

London City Ballet (London)

Rambert Ballet (London)

Pact Dance Theatre (South Africa),

David Howard Dance School (New York)

Kansas City Ballet (USA)

Balletto di Toscana (Italy)

Alessandro Nahman is also a musician and composer.




Born in Yekatirinburg (Russia)

At age of 12 he moved to Prague with family where he began his professional dance education at the  State School of Dance Arts of Prague. With his rebellious character and always innovative participates, he soon found the School not sufficient enough and lacking the level of education necessary to become an outstanding dance artist.

Restlessly and eager to achieve the higher level of Pro-education, he auditioned for the Dance academy of Zurich, directed by Oliver Matz, where he completed his studies and received his diploma.

At the age of 18 years receives his first contract as a professional dancer in one of the best known ballet companies, the Bavarian State Ballet of Munich, dancing a vast classical repertoire as a soloist and taking part in contemporary creations along with names such as Kylian, Matz Ek, Forsythe, Maliphant,T. Kohler,J. Neumeir, Hans Van Manen and Ohad Naharin, Sandroni…

After 7 years of impulsive career, hungry for new experiences he decides to dive into a new artistic chapter with the Scapino Ballet , Netherlands springboard of many contemporary choreographers and innovative dance making. In that company he worked with: Itamar Serussi, Marco Goecke, Ohad Naharin, Ed Wubbe, Cristal Pyte…

3 years later, Nikita has had doors opened to create a piece of his own for the Scapino Ballet company, where he could carve the style of his choreographic language. Since 2016 Nikita is on his journey as a freelance Teacher, Choreographer and Dancer.



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Director Ballettschule Theater Basel

Born: Texas, USA. Dance education: School of American Ballet, New York. Engagements: Ballet du Grand Théater de Genéve, Director Patricia Neary and Artistic Director George Balanchine; 1978 – 1989 Principal Dancer Basler Ballett, Director Heinz Sporeli; 1989 – 1990 Pennsylvania Ballet. Ms. Bennett has worked as guest teacher, ballet mistress and choreographic assistant for, among others: The Feld Ballet N.Y., Ballet du Grand Theater de Genéve, Luzerner Ballett, Bern Ballett and Ballet Freiburg Pretty Ugly. She has been on the jury of many international competitions including The McDonalds Performing Arts Challenge, Sydney Australia , the Prix de Lausanne and in 2016 the Vaganova Competition, St. Petersburg. She is an accredited teacher of the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum. From 2012 – 2016 she was the Artistic Director of the Prix de Lausanne. Ms. Bennett has been the director of the Ballettschule Theater Basel and teacher for Ballett Basel since 2001. She was instrumental in bringing the EFZ (the Swiss acredited diploma for professional schools)  to Basel. In June 2015 she received the Heinz Spoerli Foundation Prize for her outstanding achievement as director of the Ballettschule Theater Basel.



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Marc graduated and completed his training in classical dance, modern dance (Graham, Limon, Horton), modern jazz, folk dance and Spanish dance at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp under the direction of Marinella Paneda. In 1997 he started his professional career at the Royal Ballet of Flanders directed by Robert Denver and danced in many classical and neoclassical productions classical and neoclassical. In 2003 he moved to Germany and joined the Ballet of the Hanover Opera, under the direction of Stephan Thoss where he danced numerous choreographies by S. Thoss, Mats Ek, M. Goecke and M. De Candia. From 2007 to 2009 he continued his professional career at the Theater of the City of Braunschweig and danced the repertoire of E.M.Lerchenberg-Thöny, A.Pereira, K.Pasztory. From 2009 to 2013 Marc integrated the Gärtner Platz Theater in Munich, experiencing the Repertoire of H.H.Paar, K.A.Schreiner, C.Spuck, E.Clug, E.Soavi, J.Stromgren, G.Reischl,  and H.Huang. He started his teaching in 2006 at the Ballet Durukan Studio in Hanover while he was still a professional dancer and since January 2014, he is a guest teacher at the DansArt Academy in Bielefeld as well as in many schools all over Germany.



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After a classical dance education, Audrey Pascal (F) obtained a diploma Jazz dance at the EPSE Danse in Montpellier, led by Anne Marie Porras, Deug2 STAPS at the university of Créteil and a Pilates diploma.

She continued education with Raza Hammadi (Mattox), Thierry Verger (Graham, Limon, Modal Dance), Katto Ribeiro (Mattox en Capoera). Followed workshops en training in circus aerial dance cie L’Eolienne.

She danced in several companies such as Ballets Jazz Art, Serge Keuten (where she danced Balletomania), Transe en Danse, Afro-contemporaine Nyanga Zam (dancer in “Femmes secrètes”), Belg’art (assistant choreographer and dancer in “Qui bent u?”), ….

She was a dancer for the artist ZAZ.

She took part in many festivals and won a golden medal at the dance competition Charleville-Mézière in group with the New Espace Danse school. In 2010 she won the contest Made by Belgians and also received the price of the public.

As a teacher she taught modern jazz and contemporary in ao Cultural Center Les Lilas – Paris, Kdanse Brussels, Incidanse Wavre, DMS Leuven, Dansstudio Arabesque, New Espace Danse Namen, at several dance courses and at the MOMENT festival.



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from 2011 MSc ballet pedagogue studies (Hungarian Dance Art Academy)
2008 BSc ballet artist (Hungarian Dance Art Academy)

Work Experience:

from 2013 Principal dancer, Hungarian National Ballet
from 2013 Principal guest artist, Semperoper Ballet Dresden
2007-2013 Soloist, Semperoper Ballett Dresden


1. Classical repertoire, leading roles

Franz – Coppélia (Balanchine)
Albrecht - Giselle (L. Lavrovsky)
Apollo (Balanchine)
Emeralds (Balanchine)
Lucentio - The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Lenski - Onegin (J. Cranko)
Solor - La Bayadère (A. S. Watkin after M. Petipa)
Nutcracker Prince - The Nutcracker (V. Vajnonen)
Prince – The Nutcracker (A. S. Watkin after M. Petipa)
Florimund (Desiré) - Sleeping Beauty (A. S. Watkin after M. Petipa)
Siegfried - Swan Lake (A. S. Watkin after M. Petipa)
Romeo - Romeo and Juliet (László Seregi)
Camille - The Marry Widow (Ronald Haynd)

2. Character roles

Benno - Swan Lake (A. S. Watkin after M. Petipa)
Blue Bird - Sleeping Beauty (A. S. Watkin after M. Petipa)
Golden Idol - La Bayadère (A. S. Watkin after M. Petipa)

3. Classical Pas De Deux’s

Grand Pas Classique (V. Gsovsky)
Le Corsaire (M. Petipa)
Don Quijote (M. Petipa)
El Talisman (A. S. Watkin after M Petipa)
Satanella (M. Petipa)
Flower Festival in Genzano (Bournonville)
Romeo and Juliet (A. S. Watkin)

4. Contemporary repertoire

David Dawson: Giselle, On The Nature of Daylight, The Grey Area, A Million Kisses To My Skin, Reverence, The World According To Us
William Forsythe: Enemy In The Figure, The Vertiginous Thrill Of Exactitude , The Second Detail, Artifact, Berio pas de deux
Jiří Kylián: Petite Mort, Bella Figura, Symphony In D
Jiří Bubeníček: The Inner Voice, Faun, Le Souffle de l’Esprit, Unerreichbare Orte, Canon in D Major
Stijn Celis: Noces
Mats Ek: She Was Black
Jacopo Godani: Spazio Tempo
Ohad Naharin: -16
Johan Inger: Empty House
Robert North: Tempo
Harald Lander: Etüdes

Film Productions

2012 The Nutcracker: Prince (A. S. Watkin) ARTE Germany


from 2012 Education program for autistic children
from 2011 Researches in the field of dance-science fusion
from 2011 Independent choreography projects
2010-2013 Videowork and interview for Semperoper Ballett
2010-2013 Audience development at Semperoper Ballett




Lesley Telford is a choreographer and the Artistic Director of Inverso Productions based in Vancouver, Canada. Through Lesley’s choreographic work she explores the physicality and spatial structures of emotional states at the intersection of dance, the visual arts, text and film. Her work has been described as having “a profound way of tapping into very deep recesses of our emotional and intellectual landscapes”. 

Lesley finished her studies in Montreal at L´École Supérieur de Danse du Québec before joining the company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. She went on to dance with Nacho Duato´s Compañia Nacional de Danza in Madrid, Spain. Most recently she danced with Netherlands Dans Theater 1 where she worked with choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Crystal Pite and others and performed in major theatres worldwide. She has set and staged the work of Jiri Kylian as well as Lightfoot/Leon. ​

As a choreographer, she has created several works for Ballet BC as well as with commissions from Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Netherlands Dans Theater 1, Hubbard Street Dance Company 2 (US), Compañia Nacional de Danza (Spain), Ballet Vorpommern (Germany), International Project for Dance in Rome- DAF (Italy), Butler Ballet (US), University of Utah (US) and Arts Umbrella Dance Company, among others. She won the Pretty Creatives choreographic competition at Northwest Dance Project in 2014. Her work has been presented in the CaDance Festival and Korzo Theatre in the Netherlands, International Festival Madrid en Danza and the Reina Sophia Museum in Spain, Chutzpah Festival, the Banff Festival of the Arts, The Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival and the Schmiede Festival. She is the founder of Inverso Productions, a platform for interdisciplinary performance, through which she produced and choreographed 2 full-length works: Brittle Failure which has been a part of tours and festivals in Spain, the Netherlands and Canada and Spooky Action which premiered to enthusiastic reviews. 

As a teacher, she has given workshops and classes internationally in many companies and schools such as Ballet BC, Spring Seminar Vancouver, Prague International Contemporary Dance Intensive, Brussels International Ballet School, Antwerp Conservatory, Danscentrum Gothenburg, Madrid Conservatory of Dance, PIES Seminar Argentina, NDT Summer Intensive and NDT educational projects. She teaches classes of repertoire, ballet, contemporary, movement exploration and improvisation/composition. As an educator and mentor, she has a long-standing commitment in support of emerging dance artists and has developed outreach and professional platforms to provide valuable opportunities and experience.

Interested in furthering her artistic research and exploration into the field, she has a Master of Arts in Cultural Production from the joint program of the University of Salzburg and the Mozarteum. Her thesis examined the use of the museum as a performance space for dance. She was also a fellow in a joint research project with the Zurich University of the Arts in 2013. She was selected by Crystal Pite for the Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award 2015 as emerging artist in dance.

She is grateful to live and work on the unceded and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. 

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