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Choreographers & ARTISTS

SEASON 2024-2025

Born in Stockholm, Sweden (1967). He completes his dance training at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and the National Ballet School (Canada). From 1985 to 1990 he danced in the Royal Swedish Ballet. In 1990 he entered the Netherlands Dance Theater (NDT) and soon became one of the dancers with the most character and charisma of the Company.

Since his debut, Inger has created various works for the NDT. For his ballets Dream Play and Walking Mad, he received the Lucas Hoving Production Award in October 2001. Walking Mad (later danced by the Cullberg Ballet) was awarded the Dance & Dance Award 2005. Inger was nominated in various Dutch Awards such as the Golden Theater Dance Prize 2000, the VSCD Dance Panel and the 2002 Merit Award from the Stichting Dansersfounds’79.

In 2013 Inger received the prestigious Carina Ari Award in Stockholm for the international dissemination of Swedish art and dance. Inger left the NDT in 2003 to take over, as artistic director, of the Cullberg Ballet, a company he ran until 2008.
His work is commissioned by numerous ballet companies around the world. He was nominated for the prestigious “Benois de la Danse” award for the best show of 2016. Since 2009 he lives in Seville.

Higher Degree in Dance in the specialty of Choreography and Interpretation Techniques, Carolina Armenta studied classical and contemporary dance at the Carmen Roche School and graduated at the Royal Conservatory of Dance in Madrid. Between 1989 and 2003 she danced with the Netherlands Dans Theater, NDT, in Holland,under the direction of Jiří Kylián and between 2003 and 2008 with the Cullberg Ballet, Sweden. She has danced in pieces by Jiří Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Hans Van Manen, William Forsythe, Johan Inger,,Sidi Larbi, Nacho Duato, Paul Lightfoot-Sol León and Alexander Ekman among others. She teaches classical ballet as a guest lecturer. Since 2008, Carolina Armenta has been rehearsal director and assistant to choreographer Johan Inger, teaching his works in schools and world-renowned dance companies.⁠Teacher at Centro Andaluz de Danza in Seville (2010-2020).

Born in Stockholm where he got his professional education at The Royal Swedish Ballet School followed by his first engagement at the Royal Swedish Ballet in 1980.
After nine years, 1984-1993, as Principle Dancer at The Hamburg Ballet he continued his dancing career at William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt, 1993-1999.
1999-2002 he took on the Artistic Directorship of The Gothenburg Ballet, during which he raised the company’s international and contemporary profile.
2004-2009 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Nederlands Dans Theatre. In this position he commissioned and introduced works by among others Crystal Pite, Marco
Goecke, Wayne McGregor, William Forsythe, Alexander Ekman, Medhi Walerski into the repertoire.
After three years of international freelancing, he returned to NDT to take on the position of Curator & Artistic Producer 2013-2019.
Besides teaching and coaching the dancers of the companies he has been directing, Anders Hellstrom has been a regular guest teacher at the Royal Swedish Ballet, The Norwegian National Ballet, Berliner Staatsballett, Ballet National de Marseille to mention a few.
Presently he is teaching and coaching on a freelance base.

After his studies at the Conservatory of Paris, Yvan Dubreuil started his career at NDT in 1991. In the 18 years that followed he danced in works by Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe and Saburo Teshigawara to name a few. Yvan has also worked as co-choreographer, dramaturge and set designer with such artists as Karine Guizzo, Johan Inger and Dylan Newcomb. Prizes have distinguished several of those works, such as Walking Mad by Inger, winning the Lukas Hoving Prize best production 2001; as well as Newcomb’s Passing and Full Circle, winning the same prize in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Yvan has been collaborating with Amos Ben-Tal since his very first creation in 2005. Yvan Dubreuil is one of the co-founders of OFFprojects, a collective consisting of former dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater and Batsheva Dance Company. Ensemble, gathered around the work of choreographer and musician Amos Ben-Tal.⁠

Born in Prague, in July 25th, 1981, Jiri Pokorny is a Czech choreographer based in Prague, Czech Republic.

He graduated from the Prague National Dance Conservatory in 2000 and went on dancing with Laterna Magika in Prague. Three years later he joined Nederlands Dans Theater 2 in The Hague and continued his career with NDT1. After seven years in NDT, Jiri joined Vancouver based company Kidd Pivot under the leadership of Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite.

Jiri has worked with many renowned choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Paul Lightfoot, Sol Leon and Crystal Pite among others. Jiri has performed in prestigious theatres world wide, including Paris Opera, Sadler’s Wells London, Teatro Real Madrid, Teatro Liceu Barcelona, Joyce Theatre New York and many more.

In 2013, Jiri transitioned on to making his own works as a freelance choreographer and since then he has collaborated with companies and production houses across Europe and North America. To name a few, he created pieces for NDT2, Ballet BC, Aterballetto, Basel Ballet, National Theater Mannheim, NorthWest Dance Project, National Theatre Prague and Korzo productions in the Hague.

Jiri’s engagement with dance education has also its importance due to numerous collaborations with dance schools such as Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Juilliard School in New York, Arts Umbrella Vancouver, NDT Summer Intensive, SHARE Intensive Berlin, Orsolina28 and Architanz Tokyo.

Jiri directs his own educational program for young choreographers, The Pioneer Project at Korzo Theatre in The Hague.

Giovanni Insaudo is choreographer and founder of the dance collective I Vespri.

I Vespri was born as a platform to give the creative impulse Giovanni needed to begin the journey through his own language and the search for his own artistic and movement identity.

Giovanni started to create choreographies within all the companies in which he danced (Dantzaz Konpainia, Balletto dell’Esperia, Gärtnerplatz Theater, Luzerner Theater). Giovanni has created internal works for the I Vespri Collective such as ‘Keller’, ‘Acamante e Fillide’, ‘Crisalide’ , ‘Sueno de Plata’, ‘AriK/KirA’, “DIVA”, “I Have Seen That Face Before”.

With these works, the choreographer has performed at various choreographic festivals and competitions in Spain, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, etc. (2nd price Certamen Coreografico Internacional Burgos-New York) (3rd price and production prize at the International Choreographic Competition in Copenhagen)(MasDanza Audience Prize/ 2 times) ,(Audience prize and 2 productions prize at the Hannover International Choreography Competition) (Rotterdam International Choreography Competition for Duets)

Jorge’s work is renowned for merging the athleticism and excitement of sports with the compelling visuals of an art installation. He is passionate about showing off the dancers as resiliently virtuosic individuals that together forms a strong and compact team.

Jorge holds a degree in Sport Sciences and studied contemporary dance at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. After working as a professional dancer for different companies throughout Europe, he became a full-time lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) for four years. In 2014 Jorge co-founded min tala, a Pan-Arab dance company that uses contemporary dance as a peacekeeping, personal and professional development tool in areas of conflict in the middle East.  He also served as Artistic Director for Aerowaves Festival in Burgos in 2011.

Currently, Jorge is an award-winning choreographer whose work has been performed in the main theatres around the world: from the prestigious New York City Centre (USA), to the avant-garde 798 District in Beijing (China) or Sadlers Wells and the Royal Opera House in London (UK). 

In 2018 Jorge has been awarded a PhD by Goldsmiths, University of London. For the last 20 years and based upon his synthesis of sport and dance movement patterns, Jorge has been working to crack the secret of how to replicate altered states of consciousness. This has resulted in a cutting-edge methodology leading workshops internationally and coaching professional companies such as Akram Khan Company, DV8, Punchdrunk, Rambert, etc.

Over the last years Jorge has been commissioned by companies such as:  Birmingham Royal Ballet, Acosta Danza (Cuba), Scottish Dance Theatre (UK), Beijing 9 Contemporary Dance Theatre (China), among others. 

His work has been described as: “irrepressible good fun” (The Guardian), “perfect” (The Independent) or “a Sudoku brought to life” ( His latest creation for the company directed by Carlos Acosta has been awarded as the best dance piece presented in Cuba in 2017.

David Nóvoa began his career in the world of acrobatics and dance in Barcelona.
He continues his training at the Andalusian Dance Center (CAD) in Seville. Additionally, he received intensive training in the EX-IN program directed by David Zambrano.
He complements his career in movement and improvisation techniques at TicTac Art center (Brussels), Revés (Costa Rica), Sanskar (India), Born2Play (Berlin), Fighting Monkey (London) and Camp In (Mexico).
Artistic director with Laia Santanach of the Menorca en Danza festival.
As a performer he has collaborated in different dance productions directed by Nadine Gerspacher, Anna Sanchez, Isabel Vázquez, Laura Vilar, Miquel Barcelona and Diego Sinniger.
He received the 2018 Lorca Award for Best Contemporary Dance Performer.
As a teacher, he teaches at dance centers such as nunArt Bcn, La Caldera, Area Bcn, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​​​Low Air Studios in Lithuania, the Freiburg Theater in Germany and the Havana theater and dance festival in Cuba.

Mario Bermúdez Gil is a prolific and multi-award-winning choreographer from Jaén. He combines the creations and exhibitions of his own company, Marcat Dance, in Spain and abroad, with the teaching and transmission of his way of working, and with choreographic commissions for other relevant international companies such as the Compañía Nacional de Danza of Spain, the Hung Dance Company of Taiwan, the Scapino Ballet of Rotterdam, il Nuovo Balletto di Toscana or the National Dance Company Wales.

Since his establishment in Spain, Mario Bermúdez has been awarded for pieces created for Marcat Dance at the Copenhagen International Competition 2016, Masdanza 2018, Burgos-New York in 2019, he has been a finalist in three categories at the Max Awards in 2020 and nominated in 2 categories in 2022. He has also been awarded the 2021 Lorca Award for “Best Male Dance Performer”.

Catherine Coury is a performer and the creative assistant of Choreographer Mario Bermudez Gil, as well as a Gaga Teacher (Movement language of Ohad Naharin/Batsheva Dance Company) and Ilan Lev Practitioner. She has received multiple awards as an interpreter, including “Best Dancer Award” from Premios PAD in Seville, 2020; was finalist as “Best Female Interpreter” in Premios MAX 2020, and received “Best Dancer” in 2019 from Certamen Coreográfico Distrito de Tetuán.

Dedicated to dance education, Catherine frequently teaches at conservatories, universities, and companies around the world and in 2019 launched the first ever Study Abroad Program for the University of Michigan (USA) in Spain in partnership with Marcat Dance.

Prior to living in Spain, Catherine resided in New York City for five years working with choreographers Shen Wei, Shannon Gillen, Andrea Miller, and Loni Landon. As a performer she toured internationally in venues including the Lincoln Center (NYC), Art Basel (Miami), Festival de Danse (Cannes), and Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre (Moscow), among others. As a dance administrator, Catherine played an integral role in the development of Andrea Miller’s Gallim Dance and The Playground NYC. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Catherine received her BFA from the University of Michigan.


Sevillian director, choreographer and performer with an intense professional career linked to Dance and Theater.
Degree in Art History from the University of Seville.

Trained in Classical Ballet and later in Contemporary Dance at the Andalusian Dance Center, and at The Place-London Contemporary Dance School.

Entrepreneur of educational and scenic projects such as the Center for the Performing Arts of Seville and Excéntrica Producciones, the umbrella under which some of her shows have been born.

As a dancer, she has worked for numerous companies on the national scene, including 10&10Danza and L’Anónima Imperial. She has worked in productions directed by choreographers like Ramón Oller, Emio Greco, Jordi Cortés, Rober Tannion and Nigel Charnock.
His choreographic works, endorsed by critics, have been awarded numerous prizes.

Isabel has made choreographies and scenic movement for theater companies, collaborations with other artists and short pieces for the Andalusian Dance Center, where she developed his role as a teacher from 2009 to 2020.

Higher Degree in Dance in the specialty of Choreography and Interpretation Techniques. Trained in classical and contemporary dance. In 1987, she founded Hidra Danza, the first Andalusian contemporary dance company where she was a dancer, choreographer and teacher. He has been part of the teaching staff of the Seville Theater Institute for 14 years.

And since 1997 she has been a contemporary dance teacher at the Andalusian Dance Center. The development of his professional career has focused on teaching, a large part of his students are in companies around the world. She combines this activity with creation, participating as a choreographer in various Andalusian theater and dance theater companies. She has choreographed two versions of the opera Rigoletto, directed by G. de Tomasi and L. Iturri for the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, and as a repeater of Ramón Oller in Aida directed by José Luis Gutiérrez and Pedro Halffter.

Together with Manolo Marín, he co-directs the work “A Contratiempo”, a fusion of flamenco and contemporary dance, premiered at the Sitges Festival in 1999. Pilar has directed and co-directed with Ramón Oller several shows for the Andalusian Dance Center. Between 2006 and 2008 she choreographed two children’s shows with La Tarasca Company.

In 2009 and 2019 she is the choreographic director of three works of the Cía. El Velador/Chinabaus, Hildegard (2009), Upper (2010) and La cocina de los Ángeles (2019), that where premiered at the Itálica International Dance Festival.

In 2014 and 2015 she was part of the group of artists “Música en Movimiento” together with the composer, director and violinist Bruno Axel, premiering the works Muk & Move and El bosque de los submergidos at the Teatro de la Maestranza.

Between 2010 and 2020, she has been a contemporary dance teacher, head of studies and co-director of the Andalusian Dance Center.

Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher of Contemporary Dance.

He began his classical dance studies at the Kina Jiménez Professional Dance Conservatory, Almería. In 2002 he moved to Seville, after receiving a scholarship for the contemporary dance program at the Andalusian Dance Center, where he trained in various techniques; Graham, Simonson, Release and Humphrey, specializing in partnering work and the Limón methodology, with teachers such as Risa Steinberg, Maxine Stainman or Ramón Oller, his artistic godfather… (2005 – 2013).

He began his professional career in Barcelona, in companies such as Trànsit Dansa by María Rovira, Roberto G Alonso dance theater or Metros Dansa by Ramón Oller, among others, making numerous national and international tours in important theaters such as Tel Aviv Opera House, Sadler’s Wells Theater London. , Joyce Theater NYC or the Mercat de las Flors, and at festivals such as the Peralada Festival, the Manizales Colombia Festival or Danza Valencia, etc. He performs several choreographic assistances, among which Ramón Oller stands out, at the same time that he collaborates in various Opera productions and participates in TV Klan as choreographer and jury of the Star Academy Talent Show, Albania.

From 2014 to 2020, he works at the Andalusian Dance Center (Seville), as a teacher and choreographer, teaching Limón Technique, Pas de Deux and Choreographic Workshops. At the same time, he collaborates in several productions with other artists, such as Bueno Axel and Pilar Pérez Calvete in Music in Movement (Maestranza Seville), BCN City Ballet (Barcelona – New York) or with Patricia Guerrero in the International Festival of Dance Itálica (Seville), among others.

He is currently the Founder and Artistic Director of Dance Meeting Seville, High Performance Dance Campus, in collaboration with the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville in which he brings together several international artists. Guest teacher in different schools in Andalusia and Professional Conservatories or for the CEP (Centro Enseñanza Profesorado), among others. He combines his projects by collaborating as a dancer and performer in the productions of the Andaluza Teatro del Velador Company.

It has recently received the TEJER DANZA 21 Award, at the XII Edition of the PAD awards. Recognition of the work in the development of the dance fabric in Andalusia with projects like “Dance Meeting Sevilla”.

Javier Perez studied dance at the Andalusian Dance Center (Seville) and the Institut del Teatre (Barcelona).

He began his professional career in 2008 working in different spanish companies and projects, dancing pieces by Johan Inger, Eva Bertomeu, Fernando Hurtado, Pilar Pérez Calvete, etc.

In 2012 he joined the Swedish company NORRDANS, where he worked with choreographers such as Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Marcos Morau, Fernando Melo, Roy Assaf, Martin Forsberg among others.

As of 2015, he returns to the freelance environment working with companies and choreographers around Europe, like Andersson Dance (Sweden), Isabel Vázquez (Spain), Alexander Whitley Dance Co (UK), Mari Carrasco (Sweden), Gustavo Ramírez (Spain), among others.

Trained at the Institute of the Theater of Seville, the Abadía de Madrid and the Ecolé de Phillippe Gaulier, he has worked with important companies such as La Cuadra, Comediants, la Cía. National Classical Theater and Tricicle. In 2004, he created the Centro de Artes Escénicas de Sevilla and Excéntrica Producciones.

As an actor he premieres “Waiting for Godot” by Beckett, for which he received the Lorca Award for Best Actor. He has also worked with Maurizio Scaparro, Josef Svoboda, Götz Loepelmann, Achim Thorwald, Johan Inger and José Carlos Plaza, among others.
Between 2016 and 2018 he served as Secretary General of the Union of Actors and Actresses of Andalusia.

Manuela Nogales is a pioneer and key player in contemporary dance made in Andalusia. Throughout more than forty years of artistic career, the creator, who is also a dancer, has certified this with a journey in which words such as research and commitment have crystallized in more than fifty works, many with her own company, created in 1994, but also in various initiatives and artistic projects with public and private entities, and in national and international festivals. This trajectory, fruitful and extensive, is today a reference in the contemporary creation of the Southern Spain. Added to this creative effervescence is her recognized and vocational teaching since 1985, through which numerous performers have passed.
As a choreographer she has carried out numerous works, with her own company and other private companies and entities such as Centro Andaluz de Teatro, Centro Andaluz de Danza, World Athletics Championships, Isla Mágica Thematic Park, Teatro Maestranza, Bienal de Flamenco, Teatro Villamarta de Jerez or Zarzuela Theater of Madrid. With her company, Manuela Nogales Danza, she has participated in key points for dance inside and outside the country such as Choreographic Competitions of Madrid and Maspalomas, Dance Valencia, Dance Month of Gijón, Dance Month of Seville , Teatro Central, Itálica International Dance Festival, Madrid in Dance, Spanish Platform for the Bagnolet Meetings, Glasgow International Festival, Havana Dance Days, Lima International Festival, Aerowes Spain, Madrid in Dance, Brigittines Festival and The Ráfinerie-Charleroi Danse of Brussels.
The latest awards received were: Musical Authorship Award to Lehónidas Boskovec and Male Dance Performer Award to Manuel Cañadas for the show “Noche transfigurada” at the 2023 Lorca Awards. Award for Best Dance Show, Award for Best Choreography and Award for Best Dancer to Lucía Vázquez for the show “Poéticas en la Sombra”, with 5 nominations at the Escenarios de Sevilla 2021 Awards. Award for best Choreography and best Costumes for Margarita Ruesga at Escenarios de Sevilla 2018 for the show « Silencio y Ruido », with 5 nominations at the Seville Stage Awards.

Sandra Ortega studied classical and contemporary dance at the Seville Professional Conservatory and the P.A.R.T.S. high school. (Brussels). She combines the creation of several of her own works with her participation in scenic works by Belgian choreographers such as Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Cia. Rosas, Les Ballets C de la B, Kris Verdonck/Two Dogs Company or Johanne Saunier / Joji Inc. She also collaborates with filmmaker Charlotte Ginsborg in London for the feature film “22:22”, with designer Marlies Dekkers in the Netherlands Basses for “El Despertar” (Tv Spot), with Berenger Bodin, Francia, and with Cía. Project One and Two Dance-Theater Proposals in Seville, among others.
In 2007 she joined the Rosas company on the occasion of the replacement of several repertoire pieces (Rosas danst Rosas, Drumming, Bartok/ Mikrocosmos) and she continues her collaboration with the Belgian company in subsequent creations during more than a decade (D’un Soir Un Jour, Golden Hours).
Currently, she resides in Seville, where she works as a collaborator of the Company. Brotha From Another Motha, as a performer for the Company. Two Propositions Dance-Theater, and as a dance and Feldenkrais Method teacher.