Biographies


Guest Dancers 2015/16

Nathalie Baert (*1994, Belgium) started to get in contact with contemporary dance at the age of 14 when she got accepted in de! Kunsthumaniora to follow a dance education along with her normal schooling. Before that, Nathalie danced at a local dance school in her home town where she focused on ballet and jazz, as well as did repertory such as of Batsheva and Mats Ek. Since her last Going On year 2015/16 at SEAD Nathalie is a guest dancer of SEAD’s company BODHI PROJECT.

Fanny Didelot (*1992, France) started dancing in Rennes conservatory while studying music. In 2011, after obtaining the diploma of dance department, she moved to Lille to pursue her training at the CCN Carolyn Carlson’s school for two years where she attended the company classes and worked with choreographers such as Bertrand d’At and Nina Dipla. Since 2013 she follows the performance major undergraduate program in SEAD where she had the opportunity to work with several teachers and choreographers from around the world such as Jelka Millic, Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman, Eleonore Valere Lachky, Ryan Mason, Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi and more.

Beno Novak (*1991, Slovenia) strated his dancing path in his early age as a member of cultural association KD Qulenium Kranj in Slovenia. Being highly intrigued with this craft he joined Ljubljanas High school for Contemporary Dance in 2007. As a very dedicated individual he soon started creating shorter dance pieces along other dancers as well as collaborating and performing with important Slovenian choreographers such as Matej Kejžar, Matjaž Berger, Maja Delak, etc. He is achieving good results with his works in dance events in Slovenia and abroad, and in 2015 he was awarded by the Cultural Association of Slovenia for his extraordinary commitment to Contemporary Dance. He is currently studying at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance working with diverse faculty of international teachers.

Elina Pohjonen (*1988, Finland) trained for ten years aesthetic group gymnastics. At the age of 18, she joined the Finnish national team and at the age of 20 her passion to movement developed, which led her to dance. Elina graduated in 2013 from the Finnish National Opera Ballet School and a year later she broadend her variety as a dancer on street and commercial dance styles at the Diambra dance school in Stockholm. Now, Elina is attending the fourth year in SEAD, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. She has worked as a freelance dancer in smaller collectives and performed for example in different festivals in Finland and in a musical „Seili“ in Turku city theater.

Luka Svajda (*1995, Croatia) has been dancing since the age of nine. He tried many different styles like Hip Hop, Jazz, Breakdancing among other, but he found himself in contemporary dance and attended the „Ana Maletic high school for contemporary dance“ in Zagreb. Also, Luka is interested in further training and summer workshops, where he was working with Anton Lachky, Matija Ferlin or David Zambrano and gained performance experience. In 2014, Luka was accepted into SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. Currently (2015/16) he is studying in the second year and working with the international faculty.