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- Next : Lav Crnčević
- Next : Sophia Dinkel
- Next : José Paulo dos Santos
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- Next : Bilal El Had
- Next : Rafa Galdino
- Next : Carlos Garbin
- Next : Frank Gizycki
- Next : Marie Goudot
- Next : Robin Haghi
- Next : Yuika Hashimoto
- Next : Thomas Higginson
- Next : Cynthia Loemij
- Next : Mark Lorimer
- Next : Mariana Miranda
- Next : Julien Monty
- Next : Laura Maria Poletti
- Next : Michaël Pomero
- Next : Margarida Ramalhete
- Next : Soa Ratsifandrihana
- Next : Jason Respilieux
- Next : Cintia Sebők
- Next : Igor Shyshko
- Next : Jacob Storer
- Next : Jakub Truszkowski
- Next : Thomas Vantuycom
- Next : Samantha van Wissen
- Next : Mamadou Wagué
- Next : Sue-Yeon Youn
Boštjan Antončič (b. 1980, Slovenia) started dancing in Plesni forum Celje with Goga Stefanovič-Erjavec and continued training at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, where he danced in projects by Matjaž Farič, Susan Quinn, Mia Lawrence, and Matej Kejžar, and created a couple of his own performances. He has taught workshops in Slovenia and around Europe, and has been a faculty member at the High School for Contemporary Dance in Slovenia and SEAD in Salzburg. In 2005 he joined Rosas, where he has danced in D’un soir un jour, Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg—Repertory Evening, Steve Reich Evening, Zeitung, The Song, En Atendant, Cesena, Drumming, Vortex Temporum, Work/Travail/Arbeid, Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten and The Six Brandenburg Concertos. He also participated in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s 2017 staging of Così fan tutte at the Paris Opera.
Laura Bachman (France, 1994) studied ballet at the Paris Opera ballet school from 2005 to 2011, before becoming a member of the Paris Opera Ballet in August 2011. With the Opera’s company, she performed in classical ballet productions such as La Bayadère, Giselle or Sleeping Beauty and worked with many choreographers, performing in pieces from Wayne Mcgregor, Benjamin Millepied, John Neumeier, Pina Bausch and more. She also toured with the company around the world dancing in Moscow (notably at the Bolchoi theatre) or in Japan and Australia. Laura has worked with LA Dance Project, Benjamin Millepied's company, for a few month in 2016. From Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker oeuvre, Laura performed in Rain and Bartók / Beethoven / Schoenberg with the Paris Opera Ballet, before joining Rosas in August 2016 for the revival of Rain.
Lav Crnčević (Serbia, 1996) started his artistic career at the primary music school for classical guitar and has a background of sport dancing as a child, competing for representation of Serbia. He graduated from the Lujo Davičo-ballet highschool in Belgrad, after which he joined P.A.R.T.S. in 2013. At P.A.R.T.S. Lav worked with many choreographers and pedagogs like David Zambrano, David Hernandez, Salva Sanchis, Marta Coronado, Libby Farr and many others, as part of the training program. In the third year of his education at P.A.R.T.S. the school organised an exchange program which gave him the chance to spend two months in Senegal working with African students and choreographers in the Ecole des Sables. After his graduation in 2016 Lav joined Rosas for the exhibition Work/Travail/Arbeid at the Tate Modern (London) and for the revival of Rain.
Sophia Dinkel (1995, Switzerland) studied dance and music at the Conservatoire populaire de musique, danse et théâtre, Geneva, and later continued her dance education at Codarts, Rotterdam, from which she graduated in 2018. In 2015 she performed in Tino Sehgal’s Yet Untitled at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Between 2017 and 2019 she danced with ICK Amsterdam under the directorship of Emio Greco and Peter Scholten, where she collaborated with and danced for several choreographers, including Emanuel Gat (Next) Nacera Belaza (Ziell/Rouh), Amos Ben-Tal (60), and Kris Verdonck (I II III IIII, Something Out of Nothing). She joined Rosas in 2020.
José Paulo dos Santos
José Paulo dos Santos (Brazil, 1988) started dancing as a tap dancer at Projeto Rithmus, a social project in his hometown Araraquara (São Paulo) in 2001. He received a scholarship to study ballet, contemporary and street dance at The Dance Center Gilsamara Moura in Araraquara. He started his professional career in 2005 when he joined Cia Shuffle Trips. He worked as a teacher and as a choreographer with local children through various social projects. In 2008 he was invited to IPL - International Laboratory Performance - in Peru to work with artists from South America and Europe under the direction of Khosro Adibi (Iran-Holland). At the meantime, he made a piece Inside Out directed by Khosro Adibi in Belo Horizonte (Brazil). In 2008 he came to Brussels to study at P.A.R.T.S. During his studies, he had the opportunity to teach at Dancingkids, Rosas’ dance school for children, to perform KDO, directed by Franco Dragone (Cirque du Soleil) and to participate at numerous dance classes and workshops. In 2012 he created, together with three other P.A.R.T.S graduating students, the piece 111-1 which toured in seven different countries. After school, he worked with the theater director Mokhallad Rasem (Iraq-Belgium) for the piece Romeo & Julia at Toneelhuis (Antwerp). He was also part of the P.A.R.T.S.-revival of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Zeitung in 2013. In 2014-2015, he participated at the creation Primitive for Action Scénique/Claire Croizé (France/Belgium). Meanwhile he started dancing for Noé Soulier (France) with whom he toured throughout 2015-2016. Dos Santos joined Rosas in 2015 and has since performed Drumming, Rain and A Love Supreme, and participated in the exhibition Work/Travail/Arbeid.
Léa Dubois (Belgium, 1990) finished her studies at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, Belgium in 2009. Between 2009 and 2010 she works as a stagiaire in the company Dansgroep Amsterdam under the lead of Itzik Galili and Krisztina De Châtel. She continues to work there as a regular dancer between 2010 and 2011. Between 2011 and 2014 she danced for the company of Nanine Linning in Osnabrück and Heidelberg, Germany. In 2015 she joined Ultima Vez, Wim Vandekeybus for the revival of What the body does not remember. She started to dance at Rosas In 2016 for the revival of Rain.
Bilal El Had
Bilal El Had (Morocco, 1991) started street dance at the age of twelve. In 2013 he graduated from engineering school in Annecy, France. At the same time he was participating in various small dance projects in the area. He then started his studies at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. After graduation from P.A.R.T.S. in 2016 he joined the project Khaos by Laurent Chétouane. He started working with Rosas the same year for the reinterpretation of A Love Supreme.
Rafael Galdino (b. 1996, Brazil) started his dance education in 2012 at the Escola Livre De Dança da Maré in Rio de Janeiro. He was part of the technical, artistic, and vocational training project Núcleo 2, founded by the choreographers Lia Rodrigues and Silvia Soter. As a student, Galdino collaborated and performed in Exercício M., de Movimento e de Maré (2013), an experimental work directed by Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças. In 2014 he participated in an international collaboration project at the Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle, France, with SINE QUA NON ART, the artistic company directed by choreographers Christophe Béranger and Jonathan Pranlas-Descours. Between 2016 and 2019 he studied at P.A.R.T.S., Brussels, and he participated in Somnia, directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Jolente De Keersmaeker, with the 12th generation of P.A.R.T.S students. He also took part in the creation of the piece Let It All Out by the choreographer Cristian Duarte for the GXII Festival at P.A.R.T.S., He joined Rosas for the revival of Bartòk/Beethoven/Schönberg, for Zeitigung, and for The Dark Red Research Project.
Carlos Garbin (Brazil, 1980) studied ballet and contemporary dance at the City Academy in his hometown, Caxias do Sul, while also dancing with the Academy’s company. At the same time he worked as a choreographer with local children for the social art project BPM – Batidas Por Minuto. In 2004, Carlos moved to Brussels, where he graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in 2008. During this period he performed as a dancer in David Zambrano’s Soul Project and Mia Lawrence’s When you look at me… while also creating his own works Boarding (2006) and Raising the sparks (2006) with Liz Kinoshita. He worked on the project Dream Season with choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis. Carlos joined Rosas in 2008 for the creation of The Song and takes part in En Atendant (2010), Cesena (2011), Vortex Temporum (2013), Twice (2013) and Work/Travail/Arbeid (2015). He also dances in the revived version of Drumming (2012).
Frank Gizycki (France, 1993) graduated from scientific studies in 2011 and continued his dance education at the C.N.S.M.D. (Lyon), after which he went to study at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussel), where he graduated in 2016. He joined Rosas for the revival of Rain and the exhibition Work/Travail/Arbeid. Since then, he carried on working with Rosas in Zeitigung, Achterland and Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg. He took part in the creation of The Six Brandenburg Concertos, the Dark Red museum projects and Mystery Sonatas / For Rosas.
Marie Goudot (b. 1978, France) studied dance at the Rudra Béjart School in Lausanne. She joined the Béjart Ballet Lausanne in 1998 and left in 2000 to pursue a freelance career. She was introduced to contemporary and contact dance over a period of several years while working with Russell Maliphant in London, and later with the Alias Company in Geneva. In 2005 she joined Michaël Pomero and Julien Monty to found the Loge 22 collective, a space for choreographic research and collective creations. Loge 22 has created a dozen or so dance productions to date, films and choreographies included. Loge 22 is a cofounder of Europe’s SPIDER Festival, staging events in Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, France, and Belgium. In 2010 Goudot joined Rosas for Cesena and Vortex Temporum, and also took part in Work/Travail/Arbeid, Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten, The Six Brandenburg Concertos and Così fan tutte.
Robin Haghi (Sweden 1993) started his professional education at the dance department oft he Stockholms Estetiska Gymnasium (STEG). Simultaneously with his studies he was dancing and choreographing for Swedish television. In 2012 Robin moved to Salzburg (Austria), to study at SEAD and continued his training at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels) the year after, where he graduated in 2016. In 2015 Robin performed in T-Dance by Vera Tussing at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh and in Bern. Robin joined Rosas in 2016 for the revival of Rain and has also performed in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s exhibition Work/Travail/Arbeid at Tate Modern (London) the same year.
Yuika Hashimoto (Japan,1991) has been dancing since she was 3 years old, taking lessons from Yoshie Nagai. She continued her dance education in Tokyo, where she graduated from the Japan Women’s College of Physical Education in March 2014. While she was a student in Tokyo she also took lessons from Yukari Ota. She graduated from P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels) in June 2016. She has worked with the company Field Works as an intern with whom she performed carry on at RUCKA in Latvia and PACT Zollverein in Germany. She worked with Yumi Osanai, with whom she performed the creation Hidden Sense. She has been collaborating with the Scarbo saxophone quartet (Belgium) for the project PAGINE since 2015. Yuika joined Rosas in 2016 for the revival of Rain.
Thomas Higginson (b. 1997, United Kingdom) studied for a year at London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) in 2015, then joined the Generation XII training cycle at P.A.R.T.S., graduating in 2019. He then danced for Club Guy & Roni’s associate company, the Poetic Disasters Club (Groningen, the Netherlands), performing in works by Harold Luya and Dunja Jocic. Further work with Jocic included Resident at the Why Not Festival in Amsterdam. While studying at P.A.R.T.S., Higginson worked with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in her creation of Somnia and joined Rosas in 2020 for the revival of Drumming.
Cynthia Loemij was born in Brielle in the Netherlands in 1969. She took a teacher-training course at the Rotterdam dance academy, where she obtained her diploma in 1991. Since then she has been a member of the full-time core of Rosas. She was involved in the creation of ERTS, Mozart/Concert Arias- un moto di gioia, Amor constante más allá de la muerte, Verklärte Nacht, Woud, Just Before, Drumming, Quartett (a duet with Frank Vercruyssen), In Real Time, Rain and Small hands (a duet with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker), April me, Repertory Evening, Bitches Brew / Tacoma Narrows, Kassandra, the revival of Mozart / Concert Arias, Raga for the Rainy season / A Love Supreme, D'un soir un jour, Bartók / Beethoven / Schönberg Repertory Evening, Steve Reich Evening, Zeitung, En Atendant, Vortex Temporum, Work/Travail/Arbeid, The Six Brandenburg Concertos and Così fan tutte. She danced in the revivals Achterland, Rosas danst Rosas, Elena’s Aria, Mikrokosmos and Drumming, and in the opera Bluebeard’s Castle and in the film versions of Achterland and Rosas danst Rosas. In 2006 she took part in Nusch, a play by theater company Stan. In 2009 she danced the duet Prélude à la Mer with Mark Lorimer, in the film of the same title by Thierry De Mey. She appeared in Kris Verdonck’s End and collaborated with Manon de Boer on the installations Dissonant and Mirror Modulation. With David Zambrano she created a duet, as part of the performance Holes. Cynthia Loemij taught at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), the Panetta Movement Centre and Movement Research (New York), Dance Works (Rotterdam) for the opéra Garnier (retake of Rain) and the Lisbon ballet. In 2011 she founded the company OVAAL with Mark Lorimer, and created the performance To Intimate and Dancesmith – Camel, Weasel, Whale.
Mark Lorimer (United Kingdom, 1969) is trained at LCDS (London) and has since worked with, among others, the Featherstonehaughs/ Lea Anderson, Cie. Michèle Anne De Mey, Bock and Vincenzi, Mia Lawrence, Deborah Hay and Jonathan Burrows. From 1997, as a founding member of ZOO/Thomas Hauert, he participated in six group projects and choreographed Nylon Solution as part of “5”.
With Rosas, Lorimer has worked as both dancer and rehearsal director for several creations and reprises, as well as free-lancing in both roles since 1994 - Amor Constante Mas Alla De La Muerte, Kinok , Verklärte Nacht, Woud, Mikrokosmos (reprise), Un Moto Di Gioia - Mozart Concert Arias (reprise), In Real Time, Rain, Drumming (reprise), Repertory Evening (20th Anniversary), D'Un Soir Un Jour, Bartok-Beethoven-Schönberg Soirée Répertoire, Steve Reich Evening , Zeitung, The Song, En Atendant and Vortex Temporum. Teaching credits include ImpulsTanz Vienna, P.A.R.T.S., Laban Centre in London, and Movement Research/International Dance Dialogues in New York. In 2011, together with Cynthia Loemij, Mark created a duet To Intimate with live music from cellist Thomas Luks. In 2012 he collaborated on another duet with Alix Eynaudi - Monique and last year Cynthia and Mark continued their work together working with graphic designer Clinton Stringer, Dancesmith - Camel, Weasel, Whale. Mark has worked with Boris Charmatz for the creation of Manger.
Mariana Miranda (b. 1996, Brazil) finished her studies in contemporary dance at Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil in 2014. The following year, she participated in the Biblioteca do Corpo project (directed by Ismael Ivo) for the creation of Das Tripas Coração, which premiered at the ImPulsTanz festival in Vienna with subsequent touring in Brazil. Between 2016 and 2019 Miranda studied at P.A.R.T.S., where she performed works by Trisha Brown, Boris Charmatz, and Cristian Duarte. She also took part in Somnia by Jolente and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. After graduating in 2019, she performed Screws and snakearms by Alexander Vantournhout and collaborated with Wai Lok Chan for the creation of /bɪˈtwiːn/. She joined Rosas in 2020 for the revival of Drumming.
After graduating from the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Paris in 1997, Julien Monty (b. 1978, France) joined the ballet company at the opera house in Nice, then later left the world of ballet to join the Norwegian dance-theater group B-Valiente Kompani. He met several choreographers, including Jo Strømgren, and joined the Nye Carte Blanche contemporary dance company, whose director was Karen Foss. When he returned to France he joined the Ballet Preljocaj for two seasons, then worked in the ballet company at the opera house in Lyon, where he encountered the work of such choreographers as Mathilde Monnier, William Forsythe, and Philippe Decouflé. Since 2001 he has worked closely with François Laroche-Valière, in all of whose projects he has participated: Sans jamais qu’ici ne se perde (part one of a two-parter, 2002), Pour venire jusque-là (part two, 2004), Présence/s (2005), IN/STELLATION (2006), and Signature (solo, first performed in November 2009). In 2005 in Lyon, Monty cofounded the Loge 22 collective with Marie Goudot and Michaël Pomero, for whom he works as a choreographer. In 2010 Monty joined Rosas for Cesena and Vortex Temporum, and also took part in Work/Travail/Arbeid, Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten and Così fan tutte.
Laura Maria Poletti
Laura Maria Poletti (France, 1992), started her professional dance education in 2009 at the Paris National Conservatoire (CNSMDP), while simultaneously studying English literature at the University Paris Diderot. In 2013, Laura Maria joined the Training Cycle of P.A.R.T.S (Brussels), where she graduated in June 2016. During the fall of 2014, she performed Spanish Dance with the Trisha Brown Dance Company in Leuven. She worked again under the direction of Diane Madden and Carolyn Lucas as an intern for the repertory performances of the Trisha Brown company in BAM in January 2016. She was part of a group of P.A.R.T.S students who collaborated on the creation Dawn with the choreographer Mårten Spångberg, which premiered at Impulstanz (Vienna) in July 2016. She joined Rosas in 2016 for the revival of Rain.
Michaël Pomero (b. 1980, France) discovered dance at the Junior Ballet Company of Béziers and continued his studies at the Rudra Béjart School in Lausanne. He commenced his professional career in 1999 at the Béjart Ballet Lausanne. In 2001 he joined the Lyon Opera Ballet, where he performed work by John Jasperse, Angelin Preljocaj, Dominique Boivin, Russell Maliphant, and others. In 2003 he launched his freelance career and moved to London, where he participated in two creations by Maliphant, as well as working on different projects in the UK and Switzerland. In 2005 he cofounded the Loge 22 collective in Lyon with Marie Goudot and Julien Monty. Since then, he has danced in several productions by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker—Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg—Repertory Evening, The Song, Cesena, Vortex Temporum, Work/Travail/Arbeid, Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten, The Six Brandenburg Concertos and Così fan tutte—while remaining involved in Loge 22 projects, most recently Sur Face, . . . comme étant de l'émiettement, and Konkretheit. Loge 22 is a cofounder of Europe’s SPIDER Festival, staging events in Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, France, and Belgium.
Margarida Ramalhete (b. 1997, Portugal) started dancing at seven years old, taking ballet classes. She pursued further studies at Ginasiano dance school, Porto, where she was chosen to join the junior ensemble of Kale Dance Company. In 2015 she attended the Real Conservatorio de Danza Mariemma in Madrid. In 2016 she was admitted to P.A.R.T.S., and graduated in 2019. During her studies there she worked with Boris Charmatz on 1000 Gestures and with Cristian Duarte on Let it all out, and was involved in the creation of Somnia by Anne Teresa and Jolente De Keersmaeker. She developed http://fortrioclickhere.wisite.com/trio with Georges Labbat, Julia Rubies, and the musician Ward Ginneberge, as well her own solo work now(h)ere. In 2019, invited by the dancer Guilhem Chatir, she performed a duet for the closing event of l’Art dans les chapelles in Pontivy, France. In 2020, Ramalhete joined Rosas for the revival of Drumming.
Soa Ratsifandrihana (France, 1994) studied at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris. She pursued further training in the Junior Ballet with which she danced works of Nathalie Pubellier and Cristiana Morganti. After finishing her studies in 2014, she travelled to Japan to perform Le Baiser from the repertoire of Thomas Lebrun. She met the stage director Caleb Hammond in New York for whom she danced Helen, at the Brick Theater in Brooklyn. In the same year, Soa joined the Compagnie du Hanneton directed by James Thierrée. She participated in the creation of Tabac Rouge which received the Molière 2014 for best visual creation. An international tour follows with stops at the Sydney Festival in Australia, the Chekhov Festival in Russia (Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Yekaterinburg) and the BAM Next Wave Festival in New York, US. In 2015, she collaborated with Salia Sanou in his creation called Du Désir d’Horizons, a piece inspired by dance workshops conducted in African refugee camps. The première took place in Théâtre de Chaillot in Paris. In 2016, she started working with Rosas for the revival of Rain.
Jason Respilieux (born in Brussels, BE) studied at the Fine Arts Academy of Brussels, Codarts in Rotterdam and graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in 2014. Jason has collaborated and danced with and for several choreographers, including Salva Sanchis (Islands project, A Love Supreme), Ted Stoffer, Claire Croizé (Evol), Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker (A Love Supreme, The Six Brandenburg Concertos, The Dark Red Research Project). Simultaneously he is a dance teacher, an advisor for performances and a mentor for students within the dance community. Respilieux also starts to make his own work. He seeks the moving body within the multidisciplinarity and therefore collaborates with artists from other art fields (film maker, composers, other choreographers).
Cintia Sebők (b. 1995, Hungary) studied at the Győri Tánc és Képzőművészeti iskola in Hungary from 2007 to 2014. From 2014 to 2016 she participated in several projects with Hungarian choreographers. She joined the Central Europe Dance Company for the piece Tiszta Föld while working with Kláry Pataki in Jegyzetek, and We live happily. She then was selected to become part of the twelfth generation of P.A.R.T.S. students, where she graduated in 2019. In her final year she interned with Rosas and was involved in the creation of Somnia by Anne Teresa and Jolente De Keersmaeker. Sebők joined Rosas for the revival of Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg.
Igor Shyshko was born in 1975 in Belarus. From 1993 to 1997 he studied ballet and modern dance at the dance department of the University of Culture of Minsk. In 1997 he moved to Brussels to became a student at the dance school P.A.R.T.S., where he graduated in June 2000. At P.A.R.T.S. Igor contributed as a dancer to the creation of and performed in Donne-moi quelque chose qui ne meurt pas by Claire Croizé, Milky Way by Thomas Hauert and Selfwriting by Jonathan Burrows. In 1998, Igor Shyshko worked as a trainee with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas during the creation process of Drumming. In 2000 he contributed as a dancer to the creation of Rush, a choreography by Akram Khan. In September 2000, he became a member of Rosas, dancing in the revival of Drumming. He also contributed to the creation of Rain, April me, Repertory Evening, Bitches Brew / Tacoma Narrows, Kassandra, Zeitung and The Song, and to the revivals of Mozart / Concert Arias, Raga for the rainy season / A love Supreme, D’un soir un jour, Bartok, Beethoven, Schoenberg - Repertory Evening, and Steve Reich Evening. In 2010, he had a creation with Michèle Noiret: Minutes Opportunes. In the same year he worked with Arco Renz for Palais des Beaux Arts in Kaaitheater. In 2011 he contributed as a dancer to the creation of Zeit by Mark Vanrunxt, as well as the creation of Dust by Arco Renz.
Jacob Storer (b. 1992, USA) graduated in 2016 from P.A.R.T.S. and joined Trisha Brown Dance Company in 2017. He is currently based in Brussels, collaborating on projects involving somatic embodiment, movement, music, and semantics of language. He has previously taught at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York; Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi, Istanbul; and P.A.R.T.S. Storer was involved in the creation of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s new choreography for West Side Story on Broadway, New York, in 2019, and he joined Rosas in 2020.
Jakub Truszkowski was born in 1977 in Gdansk, Poland. He started his dance training in 1987 at the State Ballet School in Gdansk, where he obtained his degree in 1996 and he performed several classical pieces in the Opera House of Gdansk. In 1996 Jakub was admitted to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s school P.A.R.T.S., graduating in 1999. In January 2000 Jakub joined the company Rosas, dancing in the revival of Drumming, Mozart / Concert Arias, Mikrokosmos and participating to the creation of In Real Time, Rain, April Me, Repertory Evening (2002), Bitches Brew / Tacoma Narrows and Kassandra.In 2008 he joined the company Les Ballets C de la B, dancing in Import Export and participating to the creation of Ashes. He is a teacher at P.A.R.T.S.(Brussels) and guest teacher at several other schools including De Theaterschool, Amsterdam and The Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen. As a rehearsal director, he participated in staging Rosas repertory projects at Opéra de Lyon, P.A.R.T.S., Opéra de Paris and Companhia Nacional de Bailado. His personal creations include 4 pieces: Solo For The Projector, Improvisation Solo, Bodyscapes and Memory Reset. He is a co-founder and a performer at The House of Bertha dance collective.
Thomas Vantuycom (Brussel, 1989) started dancing as an adolescent in several pieces of youth theatre fABULEUS, based in Leuven. Not only did these experiences provide a first encounter with contemporary dance, they also developed a taste for dance on stage. That’s why, after getting his bachelor’s degree in Business Engineering at the Catholic University of Leuven in 2010, he decided to change course and to pursue a career in the performing arts. He was admitted into P.A.R.T.S., where he graduated in 2014. Since then, he performed in the theatre piece Wij/Zij from youth theatre BRONKS. He also appeared in Orfeo ed Euridice by The Ministry of Operatic Affairs. Thomas joined Rosas in 2014 for the exhibition Work/Travail/Arbeid and has since then performed in Rain, A Love Supreme and Zeitigung.
Samantha van Wissen
Samantha van Wissen was born in 1970 in Roermond in the Netherlands. After training at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, she danced for Rosas under the direction of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. She participated in many creations such as ERTS, Mozart/Concert Arias - Un moto di gioa (1996), Amor Constante mas alla de la muerte (1994), Verklärte Nacht (1995) Woud (1996), Work/Travail/Arbeid (2015) and Così fan tutte (2017). She also danced in the performances and films of Achterland (1994) and Rosas danst Rosas (1997) as well as in the revival of Mikrokosmos, Achterland, Rosas danst Rosas, Rain and Drumming. Since 1997, she is a member of ZOO/THOMAS HAUERT. She played in the children’s piece Drie Zusters and Droesem directed by Inne Goris (Seven). She gives workshops at P.A.R.T.S and other training programmes.
Mamadou Wagué (b. 1994, France) graduated with a degree in sports management in 2015 in Paris. Parallel to his studies, he pursued dance training at the Centre de formation danse in Cergy, France, before joining Institut de Formation Professionnelle Rick Odums in Paris from 2015 to 2016. He entered P.A.R.T.S. in 2016 and graduated in 2019. In his final year, he created RE-, a quintet that was presented as part of the GXII Festival, and with all the students of his generation was involved in Somnia, a piece created by Anne Teresa and Jolente De Keersmaeker.
Sue-Yeon Youn was born in 1981 in South Korea. In 1987 she took up ballet and Korean traditional dance classes and in 1994 she attended the Seoul Arts High School. In 2002 she graduated from the dance department at the Korean National University of Arts. Between 2001 and 2003 she worked as a dancer in the Sungsoo Ahn Pick-up Group in Korea. In 2003 and 2004 Sue-Yeon studied at the Rotterdam Dance Academy. From 2004 till 2006 she followed the Research Cycle at P.A.R.T.S., from which she graduated with Love. Death. My life with Ting -Yu. Oh wait, I am you. In 2006 she participated at Deborah Hay’s Solo Performance Commissioning project o,o at the Findhorn Community Foundation in Scotland. Sue-Yeon joined Rosas for the creation of Steve Reich Evening and took part in the creation of Zeitung, En Atendant, Golden Hours (As you like it) and the revivals of Rosas danst Rosas, Bartók/Mikrokosmos, Elena’s Aria and Drumming. She worked with David Zambrano for Soul project (2006) and created a duet for his piece called Holes (2010). In 2016, she collaborated with Georgia Vardarou for the creation of New Narratives.