TEAM AUSTRIA

Artistic leadership and realisation ​

Rose Breuss
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Born in Vorarlberg, Austria. Studies: Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, Theaterschool Amsterdam, Temple University Philadelphia USA, University of Surrey, Labanotation Institute.

Choreographed for a number of theatres and festivals pieces with her own company and with the support of Stadt Wien, Stadt Linz, Land Oberösterreich, Bundesministerium für Unterricht und Kunst, Niederösterreichische Donaufestival, Wiener Festwochen, Kammeroper Wien, dieTheater -Künstlerhaus, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Ballettschule der Wiener Staatsoper, Posthof Linz, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, szene bunte wähne, Jeunesse musicale, Wiener Konzerthaus, Klangforum Wien, Tanzquartier Wien, Grand Theatre Luxembourg und Philharmonie Luxemburg, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Bregenzer Festspiele, Odeon Wien, Berliner Sophiensäle. Prizes: Max Brand Preis for experimental music, Theodor Körner Preis for Science and Art, Prämie des Bundeskanzleramtes for the choreography „Drift“ Since 2006 Director of IDA – Institute for Dance Arts at Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz, habilitation 2005. Guest teaching: u.a. Ballettschule der Wiener Staatsoper, Universität Salzburg Musik- und Tanzwissenschaft, Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt, Middlesex University London, Cefedem Université Bordeaux. 2010-2012 residency for choreography in Wiener Odeon. Together with Johannes Randolf she founded 2009 the Dance Company Cie. Off Verticalilty

Anna Possarnig

Anna is part of Tanzcoop ensemble and performed in several festivals, for example “Poolbar Festival”, “Tanzhafen Festival”,“Pelzverkehr” Klagenfurt and “Albanian Dance Meeting Festival”. In 2016 she graduated from Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität with a Bachelors degree in dance and dance pedagogy. Her choreographic works include “Heteronomia” and „Protagonist“ as well as the duet and interdisciplinary work „Bauhaus tanzt“ premiered in Linz and developed into two full evening productions for three dancers and a musician in 2017/18 and toured internationally. Anna is founding member of Pop-Up Collective (PUC) and MovementLazuz.

Maria Shurkhal

Maria was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine. There she made her first dance steps which lead her to a professional ballet education at Serge Lifar Kiev Municipal Ukrainian Academy of Dance. In 2013 Maria entered the Bachelor Program: Contemporary stage dance/ Performance/ Pedagogy at Anton Bruckner University, Linz. At the moment she continues her studies at Master Program in same specialization and works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and pedagogue. 

Her current occupation includes writing for Balletristic online resourse, full contribution to PUC’s artistic and structural development, and collaboration with Cie Off. Verticality. 


Choreographers

Katharina Ludwig

Katharina, born in Munich 1997, studied contemporary dance at the Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance in Munich, Germany. During her education she started to choreograph her own works, which were awarded by the school and selected to be shown at platforms such as i-chance@Gasteig, Munich and and the Netherlands Choreography Competition in Haarlem. After her graduation in 2018, Katharina continued to work on her own creations and was invited to showcase her solo “Infero” at multiple choreography competions and stages in Germany. She currently works as a freelancer in Germany and Austria and constantly broadens her movement language by participating in different workshops and projects all over Europe with artists like Hofesh Shechter (London), Eldad Ben Sasson (Israel), Romain Guion (France), NDT (Netherlands) and many more.

Marcela Lopez

Marcela López Morales was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her formal professional training are: VET in Dance, Professional Dance Conservatory “Reina Sofía” (Spain); Bachelor Degree in Performing – Dance Theatre, National University of Arts (Argentina) and Bachelor Degree of Arts & Dance Pedagogy in Anton Bruckner Universität (Austria). Her work experiences include independent productions, as well as regular dance companies in different countries. This diversity of experiences is reflected in the ability to work with different qualities ​​of movements but especially focused in the theatrical dance. Since many years she develops professionally as a freelance. Currently, she is finishing her Masters studies in Dance Pedagogy & Research at the Anton Bruckner Universität (Austria).


Dancers

Anna Jurek

was born and grown up in Poznań. Now she lives in Austria where she continues dance development at Anton Bruckner Private University Linz. She had worked with such choreographers as Natalia Draganik, Natalia Iwaniec and Maciej Kuźmiński, Jason Jacobs, Regina van Berkel, and Bruno Genty. Anna also worked with “ISKRA” association and Exim dance company.

Danica Golić

was born and raised in Serbia. Now she is based in Austria, Linz, currently at the final stage of her education at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz. Her experience includes working with and for Belgrade Dance Centre, as well as for such choreographers as Juanan Qu, Dor Mamalia, Dariusz Nowak, and Jason Jacobs.

Julia Müllner

was born and raised in Austria. She studied at the Anton Bruckner Private University and continued her education at the Danish National School of Performing Arts. She is a graduate from the Dance & Choreography program. During this time she has worked with such choreographers as Frederic Gies, Rosalind Goldberg, Stella Geppert and many others. 

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