Stage
Education
1995 - 1998Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, London. Three year professional diploma
1997 - 1998Richard Glasstone, FISTD, London. Ballet training Cecchetti Method
1997 - 1998Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Cecchetti Method, London. Associate, AISTD
1988 - 1995Royston Maldoom, various Youth-Dance-Festivals throughout Europe
1990 - 1995Course of studies in pedagogic and educational science. Technische Universität, Berlin
1990Bertha-von-Suttner-Oberschule, Abitur, Berlin
Projects (Excerpts)
2018Member of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
1992 - 2020Artistic Director Faster-Than-Light-Dance-Company, Berlin, Recipient of the 2011 and 2017 award of the German Council For Sustainable Development
1994 - 2019Freelance choreographer at ATRIUM, Berlin. Various bilingual workshops und dance projects with participants from (e.g.) China, Namibia, Poland, Belarus, Czechia or France
1998 - 2020Freelance community dance teacher at public schools in Berlin, Germany and abroad
1999Winner of the Cultural Award Reinickendorf/Berlin for various youth culture projects
2000 - 2005Assistant to director, choreographer and co-writer at Spielwerkstatt, Berlin
2001 - 2002Royal Opera House Covent Garden/Linbury Theatre, Cochrane Theatre. Commissioned work for Rambert School, London
2002 - 2019Berliner Philharmoniker, choreographer and/or assistant for various projects with up to 200 dancers. Documentary feature „Rhythm is it!“
2002 - 2018Rehearsal Director for Royston Maldoom, Opening Vienna Festival, Carnegie Hall New York, Cologne Opera, China, New Zealand
2004Assistant to director, Opera Neukölln, Berlin
2005 - 2007Member of the Founding Advisory Council „TanzZeit“ for the integration of dance into the daily school curriculum, Berlin
2006Winner of an special award „Migration-Integration“ at 2. Regional Competition Berlin „Jugend tanzt!“ for the choreography „Sonne“
2006 - 2008Choreographies for “Jedermann”-Theatre-Festival at Berlin Cathedral, Director: Brigitte Grothum
2007Rehearsal Director and Choreographer for Carnegie Hall New York, 90 young dancers
2008Bregenz Festival, Austria, Choreographies for the crossculture week
2008 - 2009Dance-project „inMotion“ with 100 primary school students, 100 grammar school students and Aachen Symphony Orchestra. Winner of an award at „Kinder zum Olymp!“ 2009, hosted by Kulturstiftung der Länder
2009 - 2010Choreographies for Harare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe. In collaboration with Goethe Zentrum and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Harare
2010International Music Festival “Klassike Dage”, Holstebro, Denmark. Dance-project with 100 teenagers and Århus Symphony Orchestra
2012 - 2013Lecturer for Community Dance Instructors
2013Dance Project for 140 participants with mixed abilities, focus on inclusion, Christopherus Organisation, Laufenmuehle, Germany
2017Germany's Civil Society Alliance for Climate Protection, choreography with 100 students, performance in front of the German Parliament
2019Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Ulaanbaatar and Arts Council of Mongolia, choreography for 30 teenagers celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Air Lift, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia