Jija Sohn

Jija Sohn

Japanese-Korean Jija Sohn graduated from the School of New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam and was the first choreographer to be selected for the Moving Forward process. 

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Evangelos Biskas V

Evangelos Biskas V

Evangelos Biskas (Greece, 1994) studied dance and choreography at the Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg. With its graduation performance Eternal Chilling, he won the Moving Forward Traject 2017.

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Moreno Perna

Moreno Perna

Moreno Perna (1989) is an Italian performer based in Amsterdam. He graduated in Modern Theatre Dance from Amsterdam University of the Arts and started out as a performer with Troubleyn/Jan Fabre in 2014.

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Fernando Belfiore

Fernando Belfiore

Fernando (1983, BR) is a choreographer, performer and guest lecturer at the AHK. He studied theatre in his home city of Sao Paolo and choreography in Amsterdam at the School for new dance development (SNDO-AHK). Fernando makes intense and radical performances with a strong visual and performative character. At Dansmakers Amsterdam since 2011.

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Marie Goeminne

Marie Goeminne

Marie Goeminne (1977, BE) is a choreographer and performer and makes performances on the cutting edge of dance, philosophy and fine art. In its work, Marie is moved by our most intimate and vulnerable issues and qualities.

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Riccardo Guratti

Riccardo Guratti

Riccardo Guratti (IT, 1985) studied  contemporary dance, improvisation, contact improvisation and theater in Italy and graduated among other  from the S.N.D.O. (School for new dance development) in Amsterdam in 2015.

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Cecilia Moisio

Cecilia Moisio

Cecilia Moisio (1978, Finland) moved in 1997 to the Netherlands in order to study at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam and graduated in 2001.

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Gaia Gonnelli

Gaia Gonnelli

Gaia Gonnelli (Italy 1971) is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher and attended the training Modern Dance in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam School of the Arts.

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Liat Waysbort

Liat Waysbort

Liat’s work is characterized as warm, dynamic and slightly absurd. Via movement, the Israeli choreographer Liat Waysbort opens up a pallet of feelings and meanings. Always powerful, never sentimental, her atmospheric performances pull the spectator in. 

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Michael O'Connor

Michael O'Connor

Michael O’Connor is choreographer, performer and teacher, who lives and works in Vienna. He has a background in Modern Dance (Utah, 2005), experimental choreography and is a graduate of DAS choreography Amsterdam (formerly AMCh) in 2015. 

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Aleksandra Lemm

Aleksandra Lemm

Initiator at the Sharing Practice

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Junadry Leocaria

Junadry Leocaria

Junadry Leocaria is dancer, maker and teacher who performed with dance company ISH and Don’t Hit Mama. In 2009 she founded, together with six other female dancers from the urban scene, Femme Lethal. Junadry is initiator in the Sharing Practice.

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Anne Suurendonk

Anne Suurendonk

Anne Suurendonk (May 6th 1988, Amsterdam) graduated from the Jazz Musical Dance department, at the Amsterdam School of Performing Arts in 2010.

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Nina Wijnmaalen

Nina Wijnmaalen

Nina Wijnmaalen (NL, 1980) received her BA of Fine Arts at the art academy in Groningen in 2007 (photography and video). After her study she joined several exhibitions.

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Clara Amaral

Clara Amaral

Clara Amaral was born in Fundão, Portugal. She studied dance in Lisbon for 5 years and after that she came to the Netherlands.

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Jochen Stechmann

Jochen Stechmann

Jochen Stechmann studied mathematics and physics in Hamburg and contemporary dance in Tilburg.

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Sara Wiktorowicz

Sara Wiktorowicz

Sara Wiktorowicz is a choreographer, teacher, and performer. She works together with Francesca Foscarini and Dinanda Luttikhedde.

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Kathrin Gramelsberger

Kathrin Gramelsberger

Kathrin Gramelsberger (1979 München) came, at the age of seventeen, to Amsterdam to study Jazztheater and Showmusical.

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Guilherme Miotto

Guilherme Miotto

Guilherme Miotto made one of the choreographies for The New Factorya coproduction of Dansgroep Amsterdam Dansmakers.

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Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher made one of the choreographies for The New Factorya coproduction of Dansgroep Amsterdam Dansmakers.

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Jagoda Bobrowska

Jagoda Bobrowska

Jagoda Bobrowska was born in Pozna, Poland in 1988. In 2011 she graduated from the Choreography Department at the Rotterdam Dance Academy.

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Project Sally

Project Sally

Dance Company Project Sally makes dance performances for young people and anyone young at heart.

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Matteo Graziano

Matteo Graziano

Matteo Graziano (Torino, 1984) is a choreographer and artistic assistant with academic background, with a strong interest in the energetic states of the performing body.

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Gabriella Maiorino

Gabriella Maiorino

Gabriella Maiorino (1971, Italy) gratuaded at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. She gained in-depth knowledge about the many approaches of modern and contemporary dance.

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Ezequiel Sanucci

Ezequiel Sanucci

The Argentine choreographer, dancer and teacher Ezequiel Sanucci graduated with the highest qualifications of term at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.

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Ola Maciejewska

Ola Maciejewska

Ola Maciejewska (1984, Poland) graduated from dance academies in both Poland and The Netherlands.

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Emilie Gallier

Emilie Gallier

Emilie Gallier is choreographer, researcher, director of the PØST Cie. Her work probes ways to expand boundaries by using scores, senses, audience participation and collaboration.

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Tamar Shahinian

Tamar Shahinian

Tamar Shahinian is Armenian Palestinian, she lived in Kuwait for 10 years. In The Netherlands she attended the Fontys dansacademie in Tilburg.

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Hillary Blake Firestone

Hillary Blake Firestone

Hillary Blake Firestone (1974 / USA) received her BFA (cum laude) in Dance Performance and Composition from SUNY-Purchase in New York in 1998.

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TAO Dance Theater

TAO Dance Theater

China's most upcoming modern dance company. Dansmakers Amsterdam is co-producer of TAO Dance Theater.

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Marie-Rose Mayele

Marie-Rose Mayele

Marie-Rose Mayele (1974) grew up in Brussels. Since 1997 she has been dancing, singing and acting in pieces for youngsters and kids in the Netherlands and Belgium.

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Christiane da Cunha

Christiane da Cunha

Christiane da Cunha initially studied communication and design in Brazil and Fine Arts and Photography in Italy. After a postgraduate study at Dasarts in Amsterdam...

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Johnny Schoofs

Johnny Schoofs

Johnny Schoofs (Belgium) is a Rotterdam based dancer, choreographer and movement teacher. He graduated from the performing arts department at the Rotterdam Dance Academy.

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Tommie Luyben

Tommie Luyben

Tommie got his initital dance training at Fontys Dansacademie Tilburg. Afterwards he trained at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie, De Theaterschool Amsterdam..

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Joaquín Sánchez Guerrero

Joaquín Sánchez Guerrero

Joaquín Sánchez Guerrero, spanish, is a dancer and choreographer who lives in Barcelona. He graduated in Codarts, Rotterdam.

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Pascal Busch

Pascal Busch

Pascal ‘Apache’ Busch started b-boying (break dancing) in the early eighties. In the nineties he founded the group ‘Turn it Loose’ and became a professional.

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Khouloud Yassine

Khouloud Yassine

Khouloud Yassine is a choreographer, a dancer and an actress. She graduated in Dramatic Arts at the Lebanese University and Performing Art and Choreography at University of Saint-Denis, Paris VIII (BA).

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Dorit Weintal

Dorit Weintal

Dorit Weintal is an Italian-Israeli director, choreographer and dancer.

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Robin Berkelmans

Robin Berkelmans

Robin Berkelmans (1976) followed the dance teacher department at the Dance Academy in Tilburg. He left this unfinished and chose after two years to follow his own path.

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Isabella Steenbergen

Isabella Steenbergen

Isabella Steenbergen is writer and theater journalist for NRC Handelsblad and NRC NEXT. Before her writing career, she danced for several choreographers

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Giulia Mureddu

Giulia Mureddu

Giulia Mureddu (IT/NL) studied 'Modern Theater Dance' in Amsterdam

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Rafael Zielinski

Rafael Zielinski

Rafael Zielinski (1977) was born in Poland. In 1986, at the age of nine, he immigrated to Germany.

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Vincent Verburg

Vincent Verburg

As performer, choreographer and teacher Vincent has worked for different choreographers, directors and festivals, theatres, dance events, schools and commercial employers.

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Michael Jahoda

Michael Jahoda

Michael Jahoda is a teacher, dancer and choreographer from New York. As a young dancer Jahoda received a full scholarship to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York City.

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Sheyda Darab

Sheyda Darab

Sheyda has a passion for choreography, theatre and the so-called 'urban culture'. She is an autodidact 'urban' dancer.

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Sirah Foighel Brutmann

Sirah Foighel Brutmann

Sirah Foighel Brutmann (Israel/ Denmark) graduated from P.A.R.T.S in 2008.

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Vloeistof

Vloeistof

Choreographers Yuri Bongers and Anja Reinhardt work together under Vloeistof. This company strives for surprising and innovative choreographies.

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Raúl Saldarriaga

Raúl Saldarriaga

Raúl Saldarriaga is a dancer and choreographer. He has won several choreographic prizes in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Keren Levi

Keren Levi

Keren Levi (Israël, 1972) was trained in and danced four years for the school of Kibbutz Dance Company conducted by Yehudit Arnon.

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Marije Nie

Marije Nie

Tap dancing to Marije Nie is a symbiosis of movement and sound, in which the rhythm dictates the movement and the movement creates the sound.

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Pablo Fontdevila

Pablo Fontdevila

In 2009 he graduated from the renowned School for New Dance Development (SNDO), Amsterdam.

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Georgia Vardarou

Georgia Vardarou

Georgia Vardarou (Greece) graduated from the State School of Dance in Athens in 2004 and from P.A.R.T.S. in 2008.

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Christian Guerematchi

Christian Guerematchi

Christian D. Guerematchi was born in Maribor/Slovenia where he finished his ballet education and afterwards became a member of the national ballet.

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Muhanad Rasheed

Muhanad Rasheed

Muhanad Rasheed is the artistic director of the company Iraqis Bodies.

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Ederson Rodriques Xavier

Ederson Rodriques Xavier

Ederson Rodriques Xavier hails from Brazil to Holland, after he danced with Quasar Dance Company from 1988 till 1993.

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Shaymaa Shoukry

Shaymaa Shoukry

Shaymaa Shoukry is from Egypt, born in 1984. She studied Visual Arts and Theatre in the American University in Cairo, and Modern Dance in the Cairo Opera House School.

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Daniel Hayward

Daniel Hayward

Daniel Hayward initially studied for a Masters degree in Social Anthropology. Once completed, he decided to switch to dance.

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Sacha Steenks

Sacha Steenks

Sacha Steenks (1971, Netherlands) received her dance training at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.

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Bas Dorlandt

Bas Dorlandt

Bas Dorlandt has completed the Dance Academy in Tilburg in 2000. As a modern dancer he was involved in different productions and companies.

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Anani Dodji Sanouvi

Anani Dodji Sanouvi

Anani Dodji Sanouvi, has been hailed for his ability to assimilate different traditions into his own dynamic dance style. Born in Togo, brought up in Gabon and having lived in Senegal.

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Inari Salmivaara

Inari Salmivaara

Inari Salmivaara (Finland, '78), studied dance at the Conservatory in Turku, the Finnish National Balletschool and graduated at School for New Dance Development.

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Kalpana Raghuraman

Kalpana Raghuraman

Kalpana Raghuraman (1975, the Netherlands) has been initiated in the tradition of Bharatanatyam by her mother and teacher Sharadha Raghuraman.

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Various choreographers before 2009

Various choreographers before 2009

Various choreographers working at Dansmakers Amsterdam before 2009

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Gianni Grot

Gianni Grot

Gianni Grot (NL, 1988) began his international career as a dancer at Avant Garde Dance Company. a London based company pushing the boundaries of hip-hop and contemporary dance. After his impressive role in So You Think You Can Dance in 2011, he focuses more and more on the making of. With his own company Gianni Cave & Company, he searches for new collaborations between musicians and other artists.

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Spitfire Company

Spitfire Company

Spitfire Company is an artistic company that includes works of physical and dance theatre. It is currently one of the most progressive ensembles of author theatre in the Czech Republic, under the artistic direction of Petr Boháč (CZ). During the Makers Intensive, there will be a new collaboration with the Czech choreographer and dancer Pavel Mašek (CZ). 

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Samuel Feldhandler

Samuel Feldhandler

Samuel Feldhandler is a french dancer/choreographer who graduated with a Bachelor of contemporary dance from Amsterdam (Modern Theatre Dance - de Theaterschool) in June 2015. Being from a family of musicians, his works as a maker often share a musical foundation. 

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Niels Weijer

Niels Weijer

Niels Weijer (1988) is an Amsterdam based choreographer who has been creating work since 2012 autonomous, as well as in collaboration with other choreographers and visual artists. After he created his solo ’Ein Tag‘ (2012) with which he performed in the festival Uneven, his journey as a choreographer started.

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