Teachers & Coaches



Ballet Dancer at Ballett Zürich & Ballet Teacher

was born in Ukraine. She studied ballet at the Kharkov Choreographic School, the Perm State Choreographic College and the Perm State Academy of Arts and Culture. After a graduation she joined Perm State Opera and Ballet theater. As a leading ballerina she danced a broad repertoire of a classical neoclassical and modern ballets. Since season 2018/2019 she is a soloist with Ballett Zürich where she continues working with renown choreographer such as William Forsythe, Christian Spuck, Edward Clug, Marco Goecke and many others.

She teaches ballet classes and gives private coaching.

Since 2022 certificated Yoga teacher.


Coach for William Forsthe ballets

Her dance training begins in Madrid, Royal Conservatory Superior, and continues at John Cranko Tanz Akademie in Stuttgart. 

She began as a dancer at the Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen with Bernd Schindowski, which continued in Frankfurt/Main with Egon Madsen. 

Since Forsythe directed Ballett Frankfurt in 1984, she has worked under its direction as a soloist dancing many works that were created for her. She also dances works by guest choreographers such as Jan Farbe, Daniel Larrieu, Amanda Miller and Tony Rizzi. 

From 1992 onwards she also began working as Forsythe's assistant, staging a series of his works for other companies, mentioning: Australian Dance Theatre, Nederlands Dans Theatre, the National Dance Company, the Gothenburg Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. she also specializes in Forsythe Improvisations Technologies. 

In 2000 she began her career as a choreographer with Equipoise at Ballett Frankfurt, followed by Unobserved Phases, The secret bob, Anna Tanzt, Parent(h)esis o dicho sea de paso, Hecho a mano and Cuán simple deseo. 

She is currently a professor of Choreographic Composition at the CSDMA, Madrid. In addition to the mentioned activities, her passion for art and cinema led her to complete a diploma in animation in 2002 and to take the Master of Performing Arts at the URJ in 2011.


Teacher & Coach for William Forsythe ballets

The Canadian Allison Brown has been part of the transnational community of dance for over thirty years, in the roles of educator, dancer, choreographer, and rehearsal director. Allison was Professor of Ballet for Contemporary Dancers at the Center for Contemporary Dance at the Academy for Music and Dance in Cologne from 2019 to 2023. She was on faculty at the University for Musik and Performing Arts in Frankfurt from 2012 to 2019. She is teaching in a broad array of local, national and international contexts and formats.

Allison has staged Forsythe’s works such as Duo, Workwithinwork and Artifact Suite on various occasions for dance companies worldwide.

As a choreographer, Allison Brown has been creating works since 1998. These include commissions for Pretty Ugly/Ballett Freiburg, the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt,Transitions Dance Company Laban London and Gärtnerplatztheater Munich. Allison danced with the New York City Ballet, Twyla Tharp and Dancers, Amanda Miller’s Pretty Ugly Dance Company and Saburo Teshigawara’s Karas Company.

From 1996 to 2004 she was a member of William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt. Allison’s pivotal teachers include: Kim Abel, Maggie Black, Nora Colpman, Alexandra Danilova, William Forsythe, Sara Rudner, Karin von Aroldingen and Stanley Williams.


Director of the Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila

Professor of Analysis and Practice of Classical Dance Repertoire. PhD from Rey Juan Carlos University. Choreographic Assistant to Nacho Duato in various international companies, such as the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, the Mikhailovsky Ballet in St. Petersburg, the Stanislavski Ballet in Moscow, the Royal Swedish Ballet, the Lyon Opera Ballet, Universal Ballet in Seoul, Dance Theatre of Harlem, among others. Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Santa María de la Arrixaca in Murcia. Adviser to the Superior Council of Artistic Education as a figure of recognized prestige in the field of artistic education.

She studied Classical Dance at the Royal Superior School of Dramatic Art and Dance in Madrid, graduating with honors. She has danced for two decades as a soloist and principal dancer in the main roles of traditional classical repertoire, neoclassical, and contemporary dance, working under the direction of María de Ávila, Ray Barra, Maya Plisetskaya, and Nacho Duato, which has allowed her to become familiar with choreographic works by Duato himself, Ray Barra, Petipa, Vicente Nebrada, George Balanchine, Glen Tetley, Olga Roriz, Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, and Ohad Naharin.

Roland Petit selected her to perform the most renowned works of his repertoire and chose her to dance the role of Albertine in the ballet "Proust ou Les Intermitences du Coeur", alongside Massimo Murru, within the framework of the 64th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, earning significant critical and public acclaim.

Principal Dancer in the RTVE cultural program "Rodrigo, Steps and Traces in the Dark". Choreographer and Principal Dancer in the RTVE cultural program "El Divino Fracaso, a monograph on the writer Rafael Cansinos Assens".

Her artistic career spans the globe, participating in prestigious International Music and Dance Festivals, including: Havana International Festival; Castell de Perelada; Cap Roig; Segovia International Festival; Miami International Festival; 64th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

As a representative of Spain, she has been invited to perform in numerous international galas, including: The Royal International Gala on the occasion of the inauguration of Glasgow as European Capital of Culture in 1990; World Stars at the Opera, International Ballet Gala in Budapest 1999.

Winner of the Fourth National Dance Competition of Spain. 1987. Nominee for the Max Performing Arts Awards in the VI edition. 2003. Prominent Woman in the Region of Murcia at the First National Congress on Women and Culture, February 2002. Honorary Award for Educational Commitment "Professor Julio Pérez" 2022.

Guest lecturer at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg (being the first Spanish to teach contemporary repertoire, by Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato, at that school), at the State Ballet School in Berlin, at Europa Danse, at the International Academy of Dance in Biarritz, at the 6th International Dance Stage of the City of Verona, at the international course ART OF (Switzerland), and at REVOLVE DANCE (Romania). Professor of classical dance and contemporary dance workshops for the National Rhythmic Gymnastics Team. Professor of classical dance and coach in the program broadcast on RTVE, Prodigios.

She prepares students for national and international dance competitions where they win top prizes, highlighting the Excellence Award (gold medal) from the Prix de Lausanne (2001).

Judge in national dance competitions (La Coruña, Castellón, Alicante, Zaragoza) and international (XVII International Classical Dance Competition in Grasse, France. 2004).


Ballet Teacher at Ecole Nationale de Danse de Marseille

Agnès Lascombes, solo dancer at the National Ballet Roland Petit, also a solo performer in ballets by Balanchine, Forsythe…

Teacher at the National Dance School of Marseille, teacher and mentor of apprentices at the BNM, Prejlocaj, Avignon Opera. Guest teacher in companies.



Ballet Dancer & Ballet Teacher

Daniel Mulligan's dance journey began in his native Great Britain, where he honed his skills as a Junior Associate at the Royal Ballet School. With a string of distinctions and awards, including the prestigious Phyliss Bedells Bursary, he graduated with flying colors, armed with a National Diploma in Professional Dance and Advanced Level certifications.

Joining Ballett Zürich in 2007, Daniel swiftly rose through the ranks, from Junior Ballet to the esteemed position of Soloist in 2017. His repertoire, spanning classical ballet to contemporary masterpieces, showcased his versatility and artistry, captivating audiences worldwide.

Daniel's passion for dance extended to teaching, holding workshops at the Zürich Ballet and Contemporary Academy and the Opera House Zürich. Armed with a Postgraduate Teaching Certificate, he shaped the future of dance with innovative methodologies.

Beyond the stage, Daniel's talent shone in film, portraying roles like Mercutio in "Romeo und Julia" and collaborating on diverse projects like "Becoming Giulia" and "Dogmen."

An accomplished musician and fluent in German, Daniel's creative spirit and understanding of interpersonal dynamics enriched both his art and personal life.

Daniel Mulligan's legacy is one of dedication, creativity, and inspiring artistry, leaving an indelible mark on the world stage.


Ballet Teacher, Yoga Nidra and Yoga PMA Instructor

Jeannette was born in Zurich. She felt already drawing to dance and yoga from an early age. She started her dance education at the ballet school of the Opera House Zurich and completed at the State Ballet Academy in Budapest. Patricia Neary, Zsuzsa Kuhn and Lazslo Sterbinsky was Jeannettes most important teachers. The first ballet company, where Jeannette danced was the Opera House Zurich. After she has worked in various state theaters, such as in Cologne, Giessen, Darmstadt, Würzburg and at the Theater Ulm.

Since childhood, Jeannette has big passion and love to yoga, which she has been teaching for 20 years.


Lecturer for Voice and Speech at the ZHDK in Zurich

Julia Stanoeva began studying speech education and speech arts in 2012 at HMDK Stuttgart and focused on reciting literary texts in front of an audience. Julia Stanoeva's desire to also use her art socially led her to interrupt her studies in 2015 and take up geography studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin. She deliberately sought out interfaces between society and art as work insights, for example at the artist collective "Center for Political Beauty", the NDR, or at PIK Potsdam. In 2019 she completed her BA in Speech Education and a year later her MA in Speech Arts. In the process, she performed as a speaker in numerous contexts (Staatsgalerie and Literaturhaus Stuttgart; voice over/sync/image films and as a speaker on SWR radio). She started the Master's program Theory and Practice of Experimental Performance in 2020 and is a lecturer for Voice and Speech at the ZHDK in Zurich in BA Theater since September 2021. It is Ms. Stanoeva's particular concern to lend her voice to political and social issues and to provide food for thought beyond the mere transmission of information. To seek this in the world of literature is explained by her attitude that ideas and possible answers are already there in art and only need to be heard.

Photo by Ian Whalen


Ballet Teacher & Director of ART of

was born in Lutsk, Ukraine.
He completed his training at the State Ballet Academy of Kiev (Ukraine).
From 2003, he joined the Semperoper Ballett Dresden where he became first soloist in 2012.
During his career, Oleg had had the opportunity to work with renowned international choreographers, setters and ballet masters such as William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, John Neumeier, Mats Ek, Alexei Ratmansky, David Dawson, Uwe Scholz and many others.
He has danced in a varied repertoire ranging from classical masterpieces to cutting edge contemporary pieces. In 2012, he obtained the bachelor's degree for ballet teacher discipline, and in 2013, he graduated with a master diploma for modern choreography and the qualification of choreographer of modern dance of the Ukrainian State University of Humanities.
In 2013, he helped to stage William Forsythe’s “In the Middle Somewhat Elevated” at the Paris Opera Ballet. In 2015, Oleg had assisted William Forsythe in staging his piece at the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, Washington.
In 2012, he founded and became the director of ART of.


Director of the Slovak National Theatre Ballet

Nina Poláková was born in Trnava, Slovakia. During her studies at the Eva Jaczova Dance Conservatory in Bratislava, she became a soloist with the Slovak National Theatre Ballet, where she worked for two years after graduation. There, she performed leading roles in the ballets La Bayadere, Giselle, Spartacus, Swan Lake, and Le Corsaire.

Since 2005, she has been with the Vienna State Ballet, and since 2011, she has served as a leading soloist, most of the time under the direction of the legendary Manuel Legris. Nina has danced leading roles in countless classical and neoclassical ballets such as La Bayadere, Carmen, Don Quixote, Giselle, Giselle Rouge, Le Corsaire, La Sylphide, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Manon, Marguerite and Armand, Mayerling, Onegin, Armida's Pavilion, Peer Gynt and Raymonda, Romeo and Juliet, The Snow Queen, Sleeping Beauty, and others. She has worked with world-class choreographers such as Jiří Kylián, George Balanchine, Rudolf Nureyev, Jerome Robbins, John Neumeier, Manuel Legris, John Cranko, Sir Kenneth McMillan, Vladimir Malakhov, Edward Clug, William Forsythe, Boris Eifman, and others.

Nina is the recipient of numerous awards. Among the most important are the 1st Prize and Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition in Brno (2000), the Philip Morris Flower Award for the best dance artist of the year (2004), the Award of the Ballet Club of the Vienna State Opera (2008), the Medal of the President of the Trnava Region (2014), and the Award of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic - Goodwill Ambassador (2018). In 2020, she received the Award of the Minister of Culture of the Slovak Republic for artistic mastery in the field of classical and modern ballet and exceptional representation of Slovak ballet art abroad.

She has regularly performed at the opening ceremony of the Vienna Opera Ball and in the televised New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Nina has also been a regular guest artist abroad and overseas. Since 2021, she has held the position of director of the Slovak National Theatre Ballet.

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