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Meet the Team

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Lia Rosenthal

Owner & Management

Lia Rosenthal studied stage dance at the Iwanson School for Contemporary Dance in Munich and also completed a degree in dance therapy/applied dance psychology at the medical faculty of the Westfälische Wilhelms University in Münster, graduating as a certified dance therapist. This was followed by basic training in integrative dance pedagogy at the Deutsches Institut für Tanzpädagogik e. V., commercial training at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Düsseldorf and numerous other regular further training courses in the field of dance. Lia Rosenthal is a certified Greator Business Coach and has been working as a dance teacher since 2006. Among other things, she has many years of experience with socially disadvantaged children. She also worked internationally as a dance teacher, including at the Pineapple Dance Studios in London.

Csaba Kvasz

Csaba Kvasz

I try to pass on the “Vaganova” technique to the students with the greatest possible accuracy and respect. Nevertheless, I think it is very important to keep an eye on today’s expectations and to develop this clean technology in a timely manner.​

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Kauan Soares

Kauan Soares, born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, embarked on his dance journey at the age of 14 when he began his studies at the Phalibis Studio de Dança. Following a successful audition, he became a part of the Miami City Ballet School in 2012, where he completed his training and graduated as a ballet dancer. 

Nwarin Gad

Nwarin Gad

Nwarin studied Classical ballet and choreography at the Academy of Arts in Cairo and has been a soloist for many years, including at the Cairo Opera House and the Aalto Theater in Essen. Nwarin also has many years of experience in dance pedagogy.

Dani Siggel

Dani Siggel

Dani Siggel has been working as a dance teacher for ballet, modern and hip hop since 1995. After completing her studies in social education at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, she took part in numerous training and further education courses in the field of dance.

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Odsuren Dagva

"Every profession has its own wonders, but art offers a unique perspective on life. Life has a way of guiding us to where we truly belong. For me, dance, especially ballet, is a medium through which I can explore and express my true self, embracing beauty, kindness, and love.

I share my ballet journey with others to inspire them to experience the emotions and connections it fosters, encouraging the growth of their own identity and capacity for love and kindness in their lives."

Odsuren Dagva exemplifies a deep reservoir of experience, artistic skill, and a distinctive cultural touch that greatly enriches our ballet classes.

Gabriela Santos

Gabriela Santos

Gabriela Santos received her BFA degree as a major in dance with minors in English and world literature at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Gabriela also taught at the Ballet Academy East in New York, gave numerous workshops and took every opportunity to do internships with prominent dance teachers. 

Alexandra Yust

Alexandra Yust

Alexandra Yust is a graduate of the Almaty Choreographic Academy named AW Selesnjow (Almaty/Kazakhstan) and worked as a ballet dancer at the Opera and Ballet Theater named Abai (Almaty/Kazakhstan) 

Maki Masamoto

Maki Masamoto

Maki Masamoto has studied classical ballet in several ballet academies in Japan. She also learned modern, jazz, street and traditional Japanese dance as well as mime.

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Camila Gil

Camila Gil is a professional dancer from Paraguay. She has performed as a soloist and a member of the corps de ballet with Paraguay's national ballet group and furthered her training at prestigious institutions such as the Bolshoi Brazil School and Houston Ballet. As a ballet teacher, Camila sharer her passion for dance, discipline, and creativity, and nurtures the confidence and creativity of her students.

Iris Kourdoumpa

Iris Kourdoumpa

Born in Greece, she completed her training in classical ballet and ballet pedagogy at the Superior Professional Dance Academy of the former ballerina of the Greek National Opera Anna Petrova. She also took part in summer courses at the Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest and in master classes in Prague.

Michael Gautam Foster

Michael Foster

Michael completed his ballet studies at the Houston Ballet Academy and subsequently worked as a dancer at various theatres, including the Texas Ballet Theater, in Hanover and Düsseldorf. Since 2018 he has been studying ballet pedagogy in Dresden.

Alfonso Bordi

Alfonso Bordi

 Alfonso Bordi received his ballet training at the National Dance School in Mexico City and at the Boston School of Ballet. He danced for the Atlanta Ballet and for various contemporary companies and choreographers in Mexico, Canada, the USA and Europe. For 20 years he was a member of the ensemble NEUER TANZ in Düsseldorf.

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Dina ed Dik

Dina Ed Dik completed her dance training at the Fonty’s Dance Academy in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Since then she has worked as a freelance dancer and performer at various theatres and with independent companies across the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany, among other countries.

Elena Ploch

Elena Ploch

Clerk

Elena Ploch has many years of experience as a social security clerk at a large health insurance company and, in addition to classical ballet, loves running and travelling.

Your mix of experiences and interests ideally supports our team in customer service and administration.

Zhouyi Jiang

Zhouyi Jiang

Office Management

Zhouyi Jiang has completed her Master's degree as a concert pianist at the Anton Rubinstein Academy in Düsseldorf. As an integral part of our team, she assumes responsibility for general office communication and provides consultation in German, English, and Chinese. Furthermore, Zhouyi significantly contributes to the creation of ballet tutorials through her musical expertise.

Yali Chen

Yali Chen

Photography / Video

Yali is responsible for our photo and video recordings and has a professional career in the photo and film area:

 

Studied at the Folkwang University of the Arts and at the SAE Institute, specializing in digital film production.

His photographic work was selected for Vogue Italia in 2021 and he was the chief photographer behind the scenes of the Napoleo film project in 2020 and his photographic work has been commissioned by ARRI (the world's leading manufacturer of film equipment).

Over the years he has been involved in the filming of many films and won the German language 99 Fire Film Award Top99 in 2018, the Hagener Filmfenster Award at the Hagener Kurzfilmfestival in Germany in 2019 and the Short.Sweet.Film.Fest Film Festival in USA in 2021 Outstanding International Film Awards.

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