Die Tanzschule der
Migros

Teachers

Jochen Heckmann (GER)
FACH:
Contemporary, repertoire, partnering, pedagogy, composition

After leaving high school, Jochen Heckmann started his professional dance and pedagogy education in Erlangen/ Germany. He continued his education two years in Paris due to a scholar ship. Afterwards, he danced as soloist among others for Paula Lansley/ Contemporary Dance Zurich, Richard Wherlock/ Ballett-Theater Hagen (GER) & Luzerner Ballett, Artnocorps, Movers (CH) and worked with many international choreographers, producers and artists. He started in 1995 with his own ensemble LOOPING contemporary dance company in Zurich. LOOPING successfully completed many nationals as well as international tours until 1999. From 1999 until 2007, Jochen Heckmann was director of ballet and main choreographer of BallettTheater-Augsburg. Since 2007, he is a freelanced artist. His choreographic work led him to Portugal ( CeDeCe/ Lissabon), Czech Republic (Chamber ballet of Prague/ state opera), to Great Britain (Transition/ London), to Poland ( state theater of Lodz), to Denmark (Royal Danish Ballet), to Austria's Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck, to Switzerland (TanzLuzernerTheater, Cathy Sharp Dance Ensemble) and in Germany among others to the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, the state theatre of Braunschweig, to Stuttgart/ TELOS, to the state theatre of Saarbrücken, to balletKIEL* and many times to TheaterInKempten as artist in residence. Additionally, he worked with the producer Christoph Loy for the renowned Glyndebourne opera festival in Great Britain (2002) and for the Salzburg festival (2007) in Austria. In his last work, he did a research with Alida Dors (NL) in the contemporary/urban-fusion-project THE SPACE IN BETWEEN. He has been priced several-times for his knowledge in dance and choreography in Germany, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland and Czech Republic. He is teaching for many years contemporary dance, pedagogy and choreography in divers educational dance programs. He was main teacher at Schweizerische Ballettberufsschule (SBBS) from 1992-1993 and from 1996- 1997. In cooperation with Malou Fenaroli-Leclerc, he led the Performance Year. Since 2003, Jochen is engaged at Iwanson Internation School of Contemporary Dance. He additionally works regularly for taZ as guest teacher and choreographer. He is giving training for many freelanced and fixed dance companies as well as master classes in whole Europe. In 2008, he took over the artistic direction of the renowned 12th international Swiss choreography course (SiWiC) in Zurich. In 2012, Jochen Heckmann was given the position of the artistic director at HF ZUB and is responsible for the development and realization of the school curriculum. Further information: www.ChoreoArt.net

Patrick Gusset
FACH:
Acting

Born 1979 in Basel. Studies of theatre at Bern University of the Arts and ensuing engagement to be permanent ensemble member at Schauspiel Köln (intendant Karin Beier) for two years. Other engagements as actor and performer in interdisciplinary projects would follow at Theaterfabrik Hamburg, Sophiensaele Berlin and Theaterdiscounter Berlin, Lofft Leipzig, theatre of Lucerne (intendent Peter Carp), Südpol Luzern, Rote Fabrik and Gessnerallee in Zurich, Theater Roxy and Kaserne Basel. Since 2008, Patrick Gusset has been working as director and author for editing, transference and dramatization at the theatre of Basel. He worked as musician, creator and graphic designer in sociocultural projects with a transcultural focus. He graduated 2016 from Zurich University of the Arts with a Master in transdisciplinary arts. He is now studying at the University of Bern to graduate with a “specialized Master Research of the Arts”.

Michael Bredy
FACH:
Urban

Michael Bredy aka "Noodles" started dancing in the mid to late 80s on the streets of New York city. Hip-Hop came first and then House came 10 years after. Being from New York, it was obvious that it was gonna be dance that was gonna take over because since being a kid, it was noticed that dance became his first love. Upon coming up in the dance scene, there were a few movie roles that came his way.He danced in a couple of movies and television broadcast shows. But he continued to dance for the love of dance. during the times of working in various dance companies all over New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. There was no classes that were being taken, because he didn't take any classes. A natural talent, he learned everything from the streets and other street dancers. In the 2000's he was focused on trying to make a career in something, but was undecided in what to take. He took a break from the dance scene to go to college and to focus on studying as an Art Major. While in School, practice in dancing was still optional and it was still a chance to keep dancing as an hobby and a passion because he loved the dance and loved the music. He kept dancing at local clubs and parties to hip-hop while still continuing with his studies etc. The streets and the clubs were his ultimate classrooms of learning the dance. He's is a crew member of MOPTOP Family, which is a Dance crew that was created in Brooklyn New York and has been given the opportunity to learn the dance culture and the history of where it all comes from to be able to share it with others on his travels.

Angelika Ächter
FACH:
Dance history (applied dance history)/ conception/ dramaturgy

Artistic pedagogy studies, experimental dance education, Master in dance culture and instructor education for GYROTONIC® - this is the fundament of Angelika's work at HF ZUB. She used to dance for Anzu Furukawa and Lilo Stahl and to develop choreographies for her companies TDT, K.Ä.laboration and performances for DATANZDA. Angelika is teaching her individual way of applied dance history in dance programs in Germany and Switzerland. She worked many years for the international Swiss choreography course (SiWiC). Her classes are shaped by her long time experience as choreographer and dramatic adviser in free dance productions and as curator in the experimental dance scene. She is part of HF ZUB's teachers since the beginning.

Claire Birrfelder May
FACH:
Ballet

In addition to her classical education, Claire trained herself in Modern Dance (Limon), Jazz, Step dance, historical Dance, Spanish dance and in dance history, especially ballet history. Besides that, she worked on her continuing development e.g. at The Place in London . Her engagements led her mainly to Switzerland and Germany. As freelanced dancer, she was part of many productions at home and abroad, e.g. Königsfelder Festspiele, the first and second Swiss choreography course (SiWiC), The Swiss Chamber Ballet, Fasson Theater (Nelly Bütikofer), the Ensemble Miroir and dance theater Königsfelden (latest in 2011 for “Sennentuntschi”). In Zurich, she was leading in cooperation with the choreographer C. Enrico Musmeci her own company: ORMA Dance. She regularly takes over the rehearsal coaching for the company DOU and is teaching ballet at many different private and public institutions. Since 2003, Claire Birrfelder May has her own dance and ballet school in Aargau. In addition, she successfully completed the module of culture history and pedagogy at the University of Bern and got her certificate for dance medicine in 2011.

PAULA LANSLEY
FACH:
Contemporary, Repertoire, Partnering

Paula Lansley got her classical and contemporary dance education at Grandison College and at London Contemporary Dance School. She then got an engagement as soloist at the London Contemporary Dance Theatre and therefore was given the opportunity to work with many choreographers and artists like Martha Graham, Robert Cohan, Merce Cunningham, Ana Sokolov, Paul Taylor, William Lautren and so on. Her further development predestines her for pedagogical, choreographic and dramaturgical subjects. In the middle of the 1980s, she developed in cooperation with Gordon Coster a program for a professional dance education at Zürich-Tanz-Theater-Schule (ZTTS) and took over the leadership of Zurich Dance Theatre. After successful years, she was given the leadership of the modern dance department at the new founded Schweizerische Balletberufsschule (SBBS) directed by Ann Wolliams. At the same time, she founded her own company Contemporary Dance Zurich (CDZ). She went on tour with CDZ trough whole Europe and got to represent Switzerland in the international scene several times. From 1995 to 1998, Paula Lansley lived in Germany to work as ballet director at the municipal theatre of Hildesheim. In the mean time, she had developed an immense number of divers choreographies. They would reach from short works to those, which provide a full evening's entertainment. Since 1999, she has been working as a freelanced artist and pedagogue. Additionally, she has been cooperating more and more with theatres and opera. After the invitation of Zürcher Hochschule für Musik und Theater (which is today part of Zurich University of the Arts), she developed a master program for pedagogues in contemporary dance, which she also led from 2004 to 2006. Since 2013, she is member of the core team at HF Bühnentanz and is jointly responsible for the departments of contemporary dance, choreography and pedagogy.

Laurent Olivier Gröflin
FACH:
Acting

Born 1978 in Basel. Theatre education at Ecole internationale de Théâtre in Brussel. Laurent then went on studying directing at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (Prof. Hans Hollmann) and became scholarship holder at the academy WasIhrWollt (Tom Stromberg and Peter Zadek) in Streckenthin. As director, he accomplished own productions and projects of classical theatre texts, e.g. “Richard II”, “Timon of Athens” (Shakespeare), “Le Bourgeois gentilhomme” (Molière). Laurent worked among others for the following theatres: Sophiensaele Berlin, Kaserne Basel, Roxy Basel, state theatre Wiesbaden, Schauspielhaus Bochum, LOFFT Leipzig, fleetstreet Hamburg, Theatre Basel, la roseraie Bruxelles, Maxim Gorki Berlin, Reitschule Bern.

Olivia Marinoni
FACH:
Breakdance/ Fusion

Olivia Marinoni was born 1978 in Switzerland. She began her education as dancer and dance pedagogue 1995 at Iwanson School of Contemporary Dance in Munich. In 1997, she moved to New York to continue her studies at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and to accomplish an autodidact education in Yoga and the different urban dance styles. She lived for seven years in New York and worked in the freelanced dance scene with companies like: Footprints, P-Funk, Infinite D.S., Nina Buisson Contemporary Move and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. She also danced in music videos and went on tour with different pop stars. She then took over the leadership of Bikram Yoga College of India Hawaii on Maui. During that time she dedicated herself also to breakdance, she had learnt in the streets of New York. Olivia is living in Switzerland again since 2005 and is dancing with MIR Compagnie and Soul Rebels Crew. She is choreographing own pieces, but also for musical projects and international projects in the USA and Africa. Olivia participated successfully in different battles in Europe and the USA. By being judge in battles, she is often representing the voice of women. She is the initiator and organizer of the international breakdance festival Breakthrough. As founder of Breakthrough Dance Company, Olivia is supporting the development of urban dance in Switzerland.

Roman Glaser
FACH:
Music (applied music)/ music history/ composition

Roman got his education in musicology and German philology at the University Zurich and absolved the Jazzschule St.Gallen. He also studied transverse flute at the Konservatorium Zurich (Alexandre Magnin). He is playing with many ensembles and music groups, which all play very different styles. He toured through many European countries and the USA. In addition to his concerts, Roman composes and produces for some movie and TV productions, dance pieces and theatre productions. This is how he regularly works as composer and arranger with choreographers and directors. Roman Glaser published several albums and can be listened as guest musician in many other productions. He is teaching for many years now at Tanzakademie/ taZ (ZhdK) and Grundausbildung ZTTS and since 2013 at HF ZUB.

Nadine Sieber
FACH:
Jazz Dance (Contemporary Jazz)/ Repertoire

Nadine Sieber began her dance career twenty years ago in a ballet school in Zurich. She then decided to move to Paris for a professional dance education. Since then, she is working with renowned international as well as national choreographers for different projects. In 2007, she performed in Los Angeles with Terry Beeman's Company and acquired at the same time from the most qualified docents and choreographers the latest trends and training forms. She has been working for several years now more and more as choreographer and docent in Switzerland and abroad and, therefore, regularly gets invited to Zagreb and Stuttgart. She lately danced for Oslo Danse Ensemble (under the direction of Benke Rydman and Jo Stromgren) and in pieces for the dance project “THE SPACE IN BETWEEN” under the direction of Alida Dors and Jochen Heckmann in Zurich. She has been leading the planing and content of the timetable at Tanzwerk101 and is responsible for the different international workshop editions since 2013. This is also when she became member of the docent team at HF ZUB.

DENISE LAMPART
FACH:
Contemporary/ Repertoire/ Partnering

Denise got her professional education at ch-tanztheater-Schule in Zurich. Right after, she danced for almost a decade at ch-tanztheater, where she worked with choreographers like Tsutumo Ben Ida, Pascal Delhay, Etienne Frey, Hervais Diasnas, Oscar Araiz, Taneo Ishida, Jürg Burth, Eve Trachsel, Myriam Naisy, Richard Wherlock, Thorsten Kreissig, Guilhermo Botelho, Philippe Saire and Erwin Schumann. Ch-tanztheater gave her the possibility of many national and international tours. One of her important engagement was for example with Sinopia in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Denise made her first choreographic experiences in 1992. Among other institutions, she developed pieces for ch-tanztheater. After the foundation of her own company, Denise would develop many creations for a whole evening. Her solo-programs are further important aspects of her work. She is currently touring with her solo production “Lung Mei”, which she choreographed in collaboration with Susanne Linke. Denise' pieces find a platform in Switzerland as well as in the international scene. She has been awarded several times for her dance and artistic work by the city of Zurich. She started teaching at a young age and nowadays is teaching and coaching young and talented dancers as well as professional dancers in different dance technics. Since her participation at the international Swiss choreography course (S.I.W.I.C.) in 2000, she supported that workshop line regularly until 2011 as assistant for the artistic direction and for the participating choreographers. She is teaching for many years at COMART (school for physical theatre), at the ballet school of Zurich's opera and is giving workshops for Danse Suisse Denise is a permanent member of HF ZUB's teachers.

Karin Albrecht
FACH:
Antara/ Anatomie

Karin started her career first with a dance education at ch-tanztheater in Zurich and a basic education at the Martha Graham School in New York. She decided at the age of 25 years to not go further into her dance career, but to deepen her way into body therapy and the development of different forms of exercises for this purpose. She collected knowledge in meridian massage, Craniosacral therapy, Postural Integration, hypnotherapy and reflexology in the feed. She followed up with themes like stretching, flexibility and stabilisation. In the last twenty years, she became a worldwide known expert in that field. She cooperated with leading international scientists, universities and movement analysts. This is how she got to develop the movement concept Antara®. This concept is for example taught at star – school for training and recreation in Zurich, the place, where one can accomplish the education to a dipl. Antara® Instructor and dipl. Antara® back trainer. Karin published many books and videos about her work and is teaching all over the world. Since the beginning, she is part of HF ZUB's teacher team. For further information: www.antara-training.ch www.star-education.ch

Mark Wuest
FACH:
Ballet/ Yoga

Mark Wuest did his Bachelor in dance 1984 at the University lowa in the USA. He started his professional dance career and worked among others for Joffrey Ballet in New York and many years for the Zürcher Ballett (Bernd R. Bienert). This how he got the chance to work with many internationally renowned choreographers. His choreographic work is very divers: from musicals (e.g. “Space Dream”), over contemporary dance (e.g. Company of Shadows, he got the annual grant of Zurich for) to ballet (e.g. Luzerner Ballett). Mark is member of the Tanzkommission der Stadt Zürich since 2013. He has a long time experience as teacher for Yoga, Ballet, Pilates and contemporary dance. His dedication to physical training, movement, Body&Mind-technics and similar philosophies characterizes him since his childhood. Mark is part of the HF ZUB since the beginning.

Christina Weidmann
FACH:
accompaniment contemporary & ballet

Upon her very own request, Christina got piano lessons at the age of four. She played many years and participated at competitions and talent programs. In 1983, she decided to stop playing and didn't touch the piano for seven years. After this break, she was more passionated than ever to play the piano again and began her studies at Konservatorium Zürich (10/1991-02/1996) under Martin Christ. She chose subsidiary subjects like transverse flute, composition or film music. She also accompanied silent films in Filmpodium in exchange for the main piano players. This is how she discovered her love to improvisation and accompaniment. Christina also trained in dance next to her studies, e.g. with Jochen Heckmann and discovered dance accompaniment and interdisciplinary performances on stage. She had divers engagements with the actor Venus Madrid, the dancers Lavinia Frei and Martina Brey La Bonté, the flute player Yvonne Canonica, the choreographer and dancer Jochen Heckmann. Now, Christina is preparing for a special recital with Annemarie Illg. It will be the premiere of some own compositions and an improvisation (vocals&piano). Private piano lessons and teacher at Primar Unterstrass (04/1993-07/2002). Divers composition contracts. Since 1998, intense self-study of the violin, different percussion instruments, vocals and different flutes. She is giving lessons for piano, rhythmic talking and acting, early musical education and worked as replacement for the choral conducting at Musikschule Regensdorf. She accompanies the contemporary and ballet classes at HF ZUB since October 2013. Christina Weidmann is a full-blooded musician. She is living in, with and through the music.

Ivan Wolfe
FACH:
Movement Research/ Contact Improvisation/ Instant Composition

When Ivan studied psychologie in the USA, he realized that he would be collecting different experiences through his body and that he would be sharing them with others. He got an dance education in New York and got engaged by different renowned dance groups he toured with all over the world. Among others, he danced with Parsons Dance Company, Elisa Monte Dance Company and Joyce Trstler Dance Company in New York. Ivan creatively worked as dancer and choreographer in the POOL Company and the Companie DRIFT in Zurich. When he lived in New York, he built up a friendship lasting several years with Juliu Horvath, the developer of Gyrotonic, which gave Ivan an in-depth understanding of Horvath's way of thinking. To understand the function of body, movement and human being from different perspectives, Ivan got several further educations in massage and the Feldenkrais method “Conscience through movement”. His curiosity brought him also to African Dance, Yoga, Contact Improvisation and Butoh. While fifteen years of teaching practice in Feldenkrais, Contact Improvisation and contemporary dance, Ivan developed Movement Research, a specific technic for movement training, which enquires and analyses the human movement potential in a systematic but also sensual and playful way. Ivan's work is shaped by the deep belief in the healing power of movement and the body's honesty. He is teaching for many years at the Grundausbildung ZTTS and is part of the main teaching team at HF ZUB since 2013.

MARCO VOLTA
FACH:
Contemporary/ Partnering/ Fusion

Marco Volta is a freelanced dancer, pedagogue and choreographer. He passed his education at the dance school Lo Studio in Turin. Since 1995, Marco has worked in different dance ensembles like Tanztheater Freiburg-Heidelberg (2004-2006) under Irina Pauls, Luzerner Theater (2004) under Anna Huber, Thetaer St.Gallen (2001-2003) with Philipp Egli, Stadttheater Hildesheim (1999-2001) under Ralf Jaroschinsky. Since 2006 he is working among others in Coblenz, Florence, Vienna, for CoisCéim Dance Theatre in Dublin, at PVC Tanz Freiburg-Heidelberg, Cie. Drift in Zurich, for MIR Compagnie in Basel, Dysound Bo (Lucerne), Company Mafalda in Zurich, Hermesdance and Da Motus. He collaborated as choreographer for example with Thomas Maucher for the project “Hintergrundgeräusche” for the international dance festival 2006 in Freiburg i.Br, and for “Les peaux” for Datanzda Zurich, 2008 “Rich 4” in the context of Rich in Basel. He choreographed for Tanzbanale 2007 in Freiburg i.Br the piece “11 Minuten”. In 2009, he collaborated with Angelika Aechter and Viola Sinn at the video/dance project Fabers Game, which took also place in Freiburg. Under the direction of Dodo Deér, he choreographed in 2011 four short operas in the context of “Rüdisüli in der Oper – Etwas Fabelhaftes“ for the Verein Open Opera in St.Gallen. Marco Volta is also working as a teacher for several years now. He is teaching among other institutions at Cathy Sharp Dance Ensemble Basel, Tanzhaus Zürich, International Contemporary Dance Festival Bytom , Contact Zone Dance Festival Kalisz (PL) and Freiburger Akademie für Tanz. Since 2008, he is teaching modern dance at Grundausbildung ZTTS and is a permanent teacher at TaZ since 2012. With the beginning of the second semester, he is a permanent member of HF ZUB's docents.

Annika Nauke
FACH:
Antara/ Anatomie

CURRICULUM Annika started her dance education in Jazz Dance, Ballet, Country and Musical in her childhood. She later went to schools like the Ballettzentrum Kurfürstendamm (Berlin) or Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden. After her graduation from school, she began her professional education in Hamburg to become a dance instructor. She is trained in the major subjects like jazz dance, modern dance and ballet, but also in hiphop and ethnic dances (e.g. Flamenco, Afro, Cuban, and historical dance). Annika became an eclectic pedagogue with an established knowledge thanks to engagements for German movies, advanced trainings in New York City at Broadway Dance Center and The Pulse on Tour 2011. Since 2010, the movement concept Antara® is part of her repertoire. She is a graduated instructor for Level 1 and Level 2 and did further education in “Antara® Weights”, “Antara® before and after giving birth” and “Antara® Challenge”. She is working closely together with Karin Albrecht, the founder of Antara®. She is “Erwachsenbildnerin SVEB Zertifikat 1”. Annika is teaching at HF ZUB since summer 2014.

Lesli Wiesner
FACH:
Ballet

Lesli Wiesner, born in the USA, got her education in the USA. Being the first soloist at Los Angeles Ballet (direction: John Clifford), she got the chance to learn and to dance the Balanchine style. When Lesli arrived in Europe, she got engaged as soloist for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and became part of Zürich Ballet under the direction of Uwe Scholz. She then changed into the world of musical theater to belong to the original cast of “Das Phantom der Oper”. Afterwards, she became dance captain and “Cassandra” in Zurich and on the European tour of “CATS”. She then got engaged as dance captain for the Basel production of “Das Phantom der Oper”. She toured through Germany as assistant choreographer of Baayork Lee for the Arena Production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” and became then assistant of Chet Walker in his guest workshop for the Cirque du Soleil Saltimbanco Ensemble. In 2005, Lesli choreographed and directed the musical “Jump”, an original production of Helmut Hälker, director of Schweizerische Textilfachschule in Zurich. She travels regularly Japan, Sicily, Germany, Poland and Portugal to work as guest docent and to give musical dance workshops. She has been invited many times as guest docent at Royal Swedish Ballet. Since 1998, she is permanent member of the teaching team at Grundausbildung Bühnentanz/ ZTTS. She is also teaching at Atelier Rainbow Tanzkunst (ZH-Rüschlikon) and as certified Pilates instructor. In 2014, she became permanent member of the docent team at HF ZUB and is responsible for the ballet sector.

Sonja Rocha
FACH:
Yoga

Sonia Rocha accomplished her professional dance education and training in her home country Portugal from 1982 to 1992 at the Academia de Dança Contemporanea de Setubal (A.D.C.) under the direction of Maria Bessa and Antonio Rodrigues. Dance led her already in a young age in many different countries of Europe and Asia. She worked many years in Switzerland at the theater of Basel and of Lucerne. Besides to that, she created divers dance pieces by order of companies or as director of her own projects. In 2007, she and her husband, Roman Glaser, founded the production label Glassstone Productions. Since 2002, Sonia has been practicing, teaching and studying the different ways of Yoga. She is also working as therapist for Craniosacral. For further information: www.soniarocha.ch Extracts of different engagements: CeDeCe, Portugal; Reflex Dance Company, Netherlands; dance theater Basel; Ventura Dance Company; Denise Lampart Compagnie; municipal theater of Bern; opera house of Stuttgart, Germany; theatre of Luzern; Carolyn Carlson, France; Oliver Dähler; Cie Anna Röthlisberger; Verein BewegGrund; Verein Chur Tanzt

Andrea Boll
FACH:
Contemporary/ Fusion/ Specialweek

Artistic direction, choreographer and dancer at bollwerk since 2008, jury member at Cinedans Festival 2015 in Amsterdam; Swiss facilitator of LEAP/ IDOCDE network; she is internationally working as guest choreographer and guest docent. She danced as a freelancer for many different dance companies and productions in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany among others with Cie Nadine Ganase, Piet Rogie, Feri de Geus, Arthur Rosenfeld, Ted Stoffer, Jan Pusch und Ives Thuwis. She was the artistic director, choreographer and dancer of Hans Hof Ensemble (HHE) located in Amsterdam from 1996 to 2008. With HHE she created many pieces, which became very successful in the international scene and got priced several times. She led the Tanzhaus Zürich from 2011 to 2014. Andrea is choreographing with bollwerk since 2008 in Amsterdam and since 2014 in Switzerland with halle.li as working place. Further information: bollwerk-andreaboll.com

Andrea Naayer-Stocklin
FACH:
Dance medicine/ Nutrition science

Andrea accomplished her physiotherapeutic education in Stadtspital Triemli in Zurich. A further education for assistance in Spiraldynamik® and physiotherapeutic work at the institute of Spiraldynamik® followed. She wrote a physiotherapeutic pilot study: “Das Développé à la Seconde” and deepened her knowledge in physiopedagogy, dance medicine, dance and yoga all having internalized the concept of Spiraldynamik®. Since years, she is active in the interdisciplinary supervision of diploma thesis with the theme of Spiraldynamik®, dance, coaching and further education for dance pedagogues and dancers. She is absolving consecutive professional development in dance, Spiraldynamik®, Yoga and western as well as eastern therapeutic work. In addition to her physiotherapeutic work, her work in dance medicine and corporate training, she also realized own dance projects, choreographed and performed. Her strong background in dance medicine defines Andrea's work in her own surgery “Pol Physiotherapie und Bewegungsschulung” in Cham as well as in “Ballett und Balance” in Zurich. She used to teach at ZhdK functional dance anatomy for the postgraduate studies as well as for the following Master of Advanced Studies; nowadays Andrea is teaching at Grundausbildung Bühnentanz ZTTS and is permanent member of HF ZUB's teachers.

Sara Narbutas
FACH:
Ballet

Sara Bocek-Narbutas graduated from Royal Academy of Dancing in London and Schweizerische Ballettberufsschule (today taZ) in Zurich. She got her first engagements in Switzerland, among others at the Swiss chamber ballet under Jean Deroc. She was soloist for many years in different productions and tours at home and abroad. Contracts at Luzerner Theater, Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Opernhaus Dortmund and Bern Ballet would follow. Her different soloist roles offer classical and a contemporary repertoire. She is teaching at ZTTS since 2001 and is part of the direction of the Swiss chamber ballet since 2011.