Education — Background

  • 2004–2006

    Cultural / Gender Studies, Master of Advanced Studies at Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK

  • 1999–2003

    Visual Arts, Studies and Degree at Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK

  • 1994-–997

    Coach in AlexanderTechnique: Teacher Certification Program in Zürich and New York (ACAT)

  • 1983–1991

    Postmodern Dance and Performance in New York:
    Classical ballet, Limon Technique, Cunningham technique, Klein Technique, Contact-Improvisation, Improvisation & Composition/Choreography, Body Mind Centering®, Kinetic Awareness, Alexander Technique, Releasing Work, Experiental Body Practice and Anatomy with various artists and teachers such as and at: Limon Center, Cunnigham Studio, Movement Research, Alfredo Corvino, Susan Klein and Barabara Mahler, Eva Karczag and other members of Trisha Brown-Company, Dana Reitz, Daniel Lepkoff and Nancy Stark Smith, Deborah Hay, Elaine Summers, Simone Forti, Gale Turner, Susan Milani, Nancy Topf and others

  • 1979–1983

    Modern Dance in Zürich and Berne:
    Rhythmic Gymnastics and German Expressive Dance based on Laban Technique, Graham Technique, Cunningham-Limon Technique, Improvisation, Classicla Ballett, Euthony according to Gerda Alexander, Vocal Training and Singing lessons and other somatic methods and body-dance-training.

Award — Residency

  • 2020

    Berg-Zeit, Residency in Braunwald, Canton Glarus, Switzerland

  • 2019

    Freiraumbeitrag, Fachstelle Kultur des Kantons Zürich (Cultural Grant by the Departement of Culture of the Canton of Zurich)

  • 2017

    Bressay Lighthouse, Art Residency by Shetland Amenity Trust

  • 2016 

    Performance Art Award Switzerland

  • 2016 

    Residency The Booth, Scalloway Shetland

  • 2015

    Residency at Hafnarfjordur Center of Culture and Fine Arts, Hafnarborg, Iceland

  • 2014

    Recognition Award of STEO Stiftung Zurich

  • 2013 

    Pro Helvetia Research Residency in New Delhi India

  • 2007

    Swiss Performance Art Award of Kunstkredit Basel

  • 1999 

    Zuger Werkjahr (Cultural Award of the City of Zug) for the dance work

  • 1992

    Werkjahr der Stadt Zürich (Cultural Award of the City of Zurich) for the dance work

  • 1989

    Recidency Grant at Kulturzentrum Binz39 Scuol-Nairs, Switzerland

  • 1988

    Recidency Grant at Yellow Springs Institute, Chester Springs, Philadelphia, USA with choreographer/dancer Deborah Gladstein (New York)

  • 1984 | 1987

    Grant for young artists of the Canton of Zug

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