Teachers | Dozenten

Otto Akkanen F1swOTTO AKKANEN is a dance artist, photographer, bodywork practitioner, and teacher. He graduated from the dance department of the vocational school of Outokumpu, Finland (2006). He has taught contact improvisation in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, Germany, England, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Brazil and Finland. Sources of inspiration are his background in social work (BA degree in 2001), poetry, philosophy and music. His perspectives on power, hierarchies, politics, structures, beings, ideas, and categories influence his approach to teaching. Currently he’s enrolled in the MA CoDE Program. WS18

Hannah Shakti Bühler FHANNAH SHAKTI BÜHLER studied contemporary dance in London at Laban Trinity College, graduating in 2006. Her performance practice has led her across Europe in work with Retina Dance Co, Centro Coreografico Galego and T.r.a.s.h. dans/performance group, among others. Collaborating with film director and choreographer Cisco Aznar, she is a choreographic assistant for Folkoperan Stockholm and Opera de Dijon. Her dance video projects have been presented at several festivals across Europe, gaining 1st Prize at Choreographic Capture Competition and at La danza in 1 minuto/COORPI. Hannah is a certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer and joined MA CoDE in 2013. WS2 | WS5 | WS21

studierte Modernen und Zeitgenössischen Tanz in Köln und Amsterdam und setzte sich zusätzlich mit Tanzstilen der Hip Hop Kultur auseinander. Sie arbeitet freiberuflich als Tänzerin (u.a. Richard Siegal/The Bakery, Kompanie Offspace) und Tanzpädagogin. Seit Abschluss des Masters 2012 beschäftigt sie sich intensiv mit der Tanzvermittlung in unterschiedlichen Kontexten, u.a. Tanz-in-Schulen, Workshopformate für Jugendliche mit Handicap, Performanceworkshops für Jugendliche und Erwachsene. 2012 konzipierte sie “Get into the Groove” erstmals und entwickelt das Format stetig weiter. WS9

Pati Portrait Indien_bwPATRICIA GIMENO Dancer, Performer and Dance Pedagogue. After fifteen years of dancing ballet in Spain, she continued her education with modern dance, contemporary, jazz and contact improvisation in Holland, USA, Italy, Germany and France. A graduate in psychology, she performed with several companies in different countries before deciding to enrich herself by joining the Master’s Program Contemporary Dance Education at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. WS14 | WS 21


MGlikson_PortraitMIRANDA GLIKSON has worked with dance companies in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Her work in Germany since 2000 relates to long-term collaborations with Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg and Tanzcompagnie Giessen, free-lance choreographic, performance and photographic projects. She currently teaches in Germany and Australia with diverse companies and institutions, and takes her work into the broader community. Present performance contexts focus on site-specific work and collaborative improvisation formats with diverse experimental music ensembles. WS6 | WS12

Oksana Griaznova FswOKSANA GRIAZNOVA is a dancer, performer and teacher from Lithuania. As a young dancer, she trained in classical, folk, jazz-modern and diverse dance forms. She also had many opportunities to perform in festivals and competitions organized for children and young people. The desire to develop further in contemporary dance led her to Finland where she completed the three-year vocational education in North-Karelia College Outokumpu. Oksana’s current practice focuses on release based training and floor work. Her classes emphasize speed through release, inner strength and outer softness. Oksana joined MA CoDE in October 2013. WS7

LHicksLAURA HICKS is a Canadian dancer, performance maker, teacher, and certified Pilates trainer and has been working as an independent artist for almost a decade. Focusing on awareness and perception, movement patterning and intention, and tools relating to image, state, and voice; her work is inspired by a study, and love for improvisation and contact improvisation, Bartenieff Fundamentals, functional anatomy, physical theatre, and contemporary dance. Interest in reevaluating her relationship to research, art, aesthetic, and training inspired Laura to join MA CoDE in 2013. WS3 | WS19

JasonJJASON JACOBS is a choreographer, dance teacher and performer. He has worked with a variety of artists in international contexts including Alonzo King, Dwight Rhoden, Johannes Wieland and Hofesh Shechter. His choreographic work has been presented by companies in the US and Germany, and at festivals throughout Europe. Together with Ekaterine Giorgadze, Jason is co-founder of the company Muddy Boots. WS20


Jungyeon KimJUNGYEON KIM studierte Choreographie an der Korea National University of Arts und Zeitgenössische Tanzpädagogik im Masterstudiengang an der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt. Sie engagiert sich in Lehrprojekten für Tänzer, Schauspieler und Freizeittänzer und arbeitet als Choreographin in Theater-, Jugend- und Inklusions-Projekten, sowie an ihren eigenen Performance-Arbeiten. Sie ist Mitbegründerin der Forschungsgruppe Performance im Frankfurter Kellertheater. http://www.jungyeonkim.com/   WS16

Kasia_Kizior FKASIA KIZIOR is a dancer and choreographer from Poland. She studied ballet and folk dance at the National Ballet School. Since 2006 she has been working with Zawirowania Dance Company and The Opera House/ Warsaw. Her strength lies in the experience of multiple genres. She has expanded her classical dance background to include Contact Improvisation, Release Technique, Gaga, Modern and Yoga. Kasia has been working with professional dancers as well as traceurs, actors, musicians, mixed-ability students and children. As a choreographer she was engaged in different television formats and video productions. Kasia joined MA CoDE in 2013. WS11 | WS21

Anastasia.KostnerANASTASIA KOSTNER finished her Master of Arts in 2011, after which she continued to investigate in the concept of ‘Flow’ and ‘Structural Integration’ in Amsterdam. She taught at the ‘Tanz und junge Tänzer’ in Linz, at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. and at the Korea National University of Arts. Next to her passion for movement research and teaching dance she works as a dancer. Projects she performed in were with Matteo Fargion and Jonathan Burrows, ‘Les Gents D’Uterpan’, Thierry De Mey and Roberto Castello, amongst others. WS15

GregoryGREGORY LIVINGSTON (NYC) received his BFA from SUNY Purchase & is a guest artist with the Limón Dance Company. Since 2001, he has been collaborating nationally & internationally with Roberto Galvan, Joseph Tmim, Tanzlabor_21, the Limon School, Royal Swedish Ballet School, Balettakademien Stockholm, Folkhögskola Härnösand, Codarts, Korean Natʼl University of Arts & NY Institute of Dance & Education. WS8


Wei Man Fsw WEI MAN is a choreographer, teacher and dancer from Beijing, China. She began her dance studies with Chinese folk dance at the age of 12. From 2007 until 2011, she studied choreography in the Central University of Nationalities in China. Since 2010, she has been working for several folk dance theaters and art centers as a choreographer and dance teacher. She is interested in integrating elements of different dance styles, characteristics of other art forms, psychology, and areas of culture into her artistic and pedagogical work. She moved to Europe in 2013 to enroll in MA CoDE. WS1 | WS10

IMG_9606NIRA PRIORE NOUAK M.A., Brasilianerin, zeitgenössische Tanzpädagogin, Lern- und Entwicklungsbegleiterin. Studien in Germanistik, Philosophie und Gebärdensprache. Kern ihrer Arbeit sind die sensomotorische Körperarbeit, Improvisationstechniken, Body-Mind Centering® und Bartenieff Fundamentals sowie die Verbindung von Theorie und Praxis in gruppenprozessorientierter Arbeit. Sie ist Projektleiterin der Weiterbildung KitaTanz,Tanz in Schulen sowie im Forum Tanzvermittlung. Darüber hinaus ist sie Gastdozentin an verschiedenen Universitäten. WS17

liliM (2)LILI M RAMPRE (Slovenia) received her BS in physics. She was a recipient of the first prize of National competition of young dance creators Slovenia, a recipient of Nomad Dance Academy scholarship and rewarded a residency at Centre Choreographique National de Montpellier (Jardin d’Europe). She is currently based in Düsseldorf, but works outside of Germany as well, as she recently became Modul dance artist in residence. Profitraining Tanzlabor_21


Ola1OLA SCIBOR started her physical training with fencing, trained in athletics and horseback riding. In 2005, she joined Alter Dance Theatre and received a thorough training in the Jurewicz Movement Technique, alongside exploring improvisation and Contact Improvisation. Ola has cooperated with, among others, Nigel Charnock, Robert Hayden, Jacek Owczarek and Tomasz Rodowicz. Interested in Body-Mind Centering, living process of creation and martial arts, Ola is training Capoeira and returning to dance having graduated from M.A. in Contemporary Dance Education Programme (HfMDK Frankfurt am Main). WS13

Ewelina Zielonka 2 FswEWELINA ZIELONKA – dancer and dance teacher from Poland, she graduated from Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz/A, with a BA degree in Movement Studies and Performance/Dance Pedagogy (2013). Ewelina’s physical practice combines knowledge from different contemporary dance techniques, modern dance, and somatic practices. She is committed to expanding her perspectives on dance, the theme of the body, and movement; aiming to make them richer and more accessible. Currently she is enrolled in MA CoDE and cooperates with KOLEKTYW złej sukienki/PL WS4 | WS21