Judith Brückmann is the editor-in-chief of Berlin Bühnen, the online portal for the schedules of the Berlins theatres and opera houses. She studied Theatre Studies and General and Comparative Literature Studies at the Free University Berlin. She works in the field of cultural communications for festivals and cultural and educational institutions, as well as a dance history teacher. She has been a lecturer in applied communications at HZT Berlin since 2016. She is the head of communications and public relations for the 6th Dance Education Biennial.
Steven De Belder is general coordinator at the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (PARTS) in Brussels, the school for contemporary dance funded and directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. He studied philosophy, history and theatre studies in Antwerp and Ghent, and worked as Research assistant at the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Antwerp before joining PARTS in 2003. He was member and president ad interim of the Dance Council of the Flemish Community (2001-2003) and is member of the board of several Flemish dance companies.
Donna Faye Burchfield has been a professor and director of the School of Dance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia since 2010. Beginning in 2012, she formed a working relationship with the artistic staff at the Painted Bride Arts Center in Philadelphia as an artistic advisor. In this role, she helped to guide the Bride’s 2016 re-Place-ing Philadelphia Project with support from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Upon her relocation to Philadelphia, she served on the Dance/USA Philadelphia’s Advisory Committee and as a co-chair for the national conference for Dance/USA (June 2013). She also co-chaired and hosted at UArts the Society for Dance History Scholars conference: Dance and the Social City (June, 2012).
Simone Geiger teaches at the ballet academy at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich since 2010. Here she also studied classical ballet for 8 years. She worked as a demi soloist at the ballet at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf and at the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich. From 2000 till 2006 she was a member of the Nederlands Dans Theater in the Hague. Simone teaches classical ballet, pointework, repertoire and works as well as a choreographic assistant and balletmaster.
Katharina Deparade studied Political Science and Applied Linguistics at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg as well as Cultural Journalism at the Berlin University of the Arts. In addition, she completed internships at the Goethe-Institute Hanoi, the German Embassy, the Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg and the German Bundestag. Since April 2016 she has been student assistant for public relations at the Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin and is communication assistent during the 6th. Dance Education Biennial.
Since 1927, the Folkwang University of the Arts has brought different areas and disciplines of art together. It is the biggest education facility for music, theatre, dance, design and research. Studying at Folkwang means studying in special places – with campuses and venues in Essen, Duisberg, Bochum and Dortmund, Folkwang is firmly anchored in the Ruhr metropolis. Folkwang offers around 40 degrees courses and programs, most of which are internationally recognised bachelors and masters degrees or artist diplomas. There are also doctorate and post doctorate programs, as well as different further education courses. Our approximately 1,600 students come from almost every country in the world, and have access to over 400 international teachers. In addition to receiving an excellent education, you will always keep sight of the central element of the Folkwang University of the Arts: the interdisciplinary collaboration between different disciplines, the variety of the diversity of the members of the university and active exchange of information that takes place between everyone. > MORE
Jara Serrano Gonzalez (born in 1983 in Madrid) studied classical ballet at the Ballet School Victor Ullate in Madrid from 1994-2002. Thereafter she completed her contemporary dance education at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (2002-06). For the last two years she has been concentrating on developing her dance methodology “I.S.B. Dance” and “Children’s Dance and Creative Movement”. She is currently studying in the MA “Choreography” programme at HZT Berlin.
Marc Boermans is a professor of classical dance at the the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden. After training at the Koninklijke Balletschool van Antwerpen, he worked as a dancer at the Koninklijk Ballet van Vlaanderen, among others. He is the former ballet master at Dresden SemperOper Ballett and teaches all over the world.
Stephen Brinkmann is a professor of contemporary dance at the Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen. He is a dancer, choreographer, dance pedagogue and dance scholar. He studied dance and dance pedagogy at the Folkwang University, as well as theatre, film and television studies, German and sociology at the University of Cologne. He was a dancer at Folkwang-Tanzstudio and for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. He also developed his own choreographies and taught contemporary dance internationally. He gained his doctorate in kinesiology at the University of Hamburg on “Remembering movement. Forms of memory in dance.” in 2013.
Jan Broeckx (Ballet Academy of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich) comes from Antwerp where he completed his formal dance training at the Stedelijk Instituut voor Ballet Antwerp. At 17 he won the Prix de Lausanne. This lead to engagements as a first soloist with the Ballet of Flanders, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and at Bayerische Staatsballett München. Jan Broeckx ist head of the Ballet Academy of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. Previously he has been “Danseur etoile” at Ballet National de Marseille. As a dancer and choreographer, he worked with Rudolf Nureyev, George Balanchine, John Cranko, Jiri Kylian and Ziti Jeanmaire, among others.