Curriculum Vitae (CV)

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since 1995

Director and organizer of the EUROLAB CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies in Berlin, Germany 


Since 1990

Teacher in the certificate program in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies.  1990-92 in the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City and since 1992 for EUROLAB E.V. (European Association for Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies), Berlin


Since 1985

Freelance dance teacher; first in Jazz Dance and Modern Dance, later Creative Children’s Dance, Dance Improvisation, Laban Movement Studies and Bartenieff Fundamentals — mainly in Berlin and Bremen, occasionally in other cities in Germany, Europe, USA and South America


Since 1982

Choreographer of group pieces for other dancers — until 1990 at the Tanzfabrik Berlin, 1990-99 in the independent scene Berlin, 2000-13 in Bremen, since 2014 again in the independent scene Berlin


Since 1979

Dancer in various performances in Germany and abroad — until 1990 with the Tanzfabrik Company, until today mainly as a dancer-choreographer of solos, duets and in choreographer collectives


2010

Editor, author and film director of „BEWEGTES WISSEN - LABAN/BARTENIEFF BEWEGUNGSSTUDIEN VERSTEHEN UND ERLEBEN“ (Moving knowledge - understanding and experiencing Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies) in German, book with DVD, Logos Verlag


2009 - 2019

Part of the Steering Committee of GLOBAL WATER DANCES, a worldwide dance and environmental event for clean drinking water for everyone and everywhere


2000 - 2014

Teacher at IMPULS, BREMEN - a private school for gymnastics, dance and movement therapy with state qualification; main subjects: dance improvisation, Bartenieff Fundamentals, English


2003

Guest Professor at the University of Hamburg, Department of Sports 


1988 - 2000

Founding member and 12 years in the Executive Committee of EUROLAB e.V.


1978 - 1990

Founding member of the TANZFABRIK BERLIN. First as a student, later as a teacher, dancer, dancer-choreographer, choreographer, co-responsible organizer in the management team/collective


EDUCATION / TRAININGS / FURTHER EDUCATION

2018

MELT method with Sue Hitzmann, workshop at the Fascia Research Congress Berlin


2017

Fascial Fitness – Basic & Trainer Course, with Daniela Meinl, Hamburg


2016-17

Further Education with Certificate as “Holistic fascia trainer according to Laban/Bartenieff”, with Dr. Anita Ginter


2012

Basics of activating and strengthening the trunk musculature in theory and practice


2010

Advanced training “Moving with the Brain in Mind” with Martha Eddy, CMA


2008

Advanced training with Certificate “Aquafitness Professional - Instructor” from BECO Aqua College


2006 - 2007

One year of further education with Certificate: “Master in Movement and Bodywork”, Gaia Action Learning Academy, Steyerberg


2006

Advanced training “Anatomy for bodyworkers” with Dr. Med. Anita Ginter, CMA


2005

Advanced training “Laban’s Principles in Practice” with Anita Donaldson in the context of „Tanz im August“, Berlin 


2003

Advanced training “Movement as a concept. Social and Cultural Studies Perspectives”, Conference Hamburg University


1999 - 2003

Further training at Warren Lamb Associates with certificate: “Practitioner in Movement Pattern Analysis” by Motus Humanus, Denver, USA


2000

Advanced training “Observation Reliability Training” with Peggy Hackney, USA


1989 - 1990

Bachelor in Dance: Performance, Education, and Movement Studies at the Empire State College (SUNY), New York, USA


1986

Summer Intensive Program at Naropa Institute, Bolder, USA


1985 - 1989

Dance training at the Tanzfabrik Berlin in various modern dance techniques (including Limon, Wigman, Cunningham) and Contact Improvisation


1984 - 1985 

Certificate in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies (Certified Movement Analyst = CMA) from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, New York (conducted at the University of Washington, Seattle under the directorship of Peggy Hackney)


1978 - 1985

Dance training at Tanzfabrik Berlin in modern dance, jazz dance, contact improvisation and ballet


1979

High School Diploma and Abitur at the John F. Kennedy School, Berlin (bilingual school)


Awards

Aug. 2002

German representative for Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies at the International Congress ENCONTRO LABAN in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - supported by the Goethe Institute


July/Aug. 2001

“CMA of the month” on the website of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, New York


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