dancer profiles

Veruska Cantelli is a writer and dancer originally from Rome. She received her Ph.D in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York with a focus on women's autobiographies. She is an editor for the literary magazine Warscapes. She studied modern and contemporary dance at the Mary Anthony and Trisha Brown studios, and is part of the Human Kinetics Movement Arts group.

Britta Heitkamp first studied architecture at Universität Stuttgart and finished with a Master's degree. Since 2004 she has trained intensively in the Limón technique. In 2006 she came to NY to attend the Professional Studies Program at Limón Institute. She recently completed her extension studies as dance teacher with Seneca Intensiv in Berlin, where she currently lives and works as an architect and independent dancer and dance teacher focussing on body-space-interaction and spatial perception.

Jessica Kammerer-Georg received her professional dance training at Berlin Tanzakademie Balance1. She has been dancing with Martin Stiefermann (MS Schrittmacher), Nir de Vollf, Musikakademie Rheinsberg, Be van Vark, Deutsche Oper am Rhein and JunJun (Jun Takashi). In collaboration with Carlo Espostito she performed at "Alps move"-Festival in Bolzano and showed her own work at Rosi Berlin- TANZBAD I and II.

Giorgia Minisini  is a freelance contemporary dancer and performer. Her current interests are focusing on real-time movement editing and conscious perception. She has been working in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States and South Korea. At present she is based in Berlin and regularly traveling to the United States for The Figure Space project lead by Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson. Giorgia joined Human Kinetics Movement Arts in 2010, a wonderful journey into aware subtlety!

Bianca Xavier de Mendonca. Performer, choreographer and teacher. Graduated in Dramatic Arts (São Paulo University, Brazil) is actually a master student in the MA program Dissemination of Dance in contemporary contexts (Hochscule für Musik und Tanz, Cologne). Her work is situated between contemporary dance, postdramatic theater and video art. In the last years, she has been collaborating with artists and companies in Brazil, Spain and in Germany.

Elisama Colon, Dancer. After she received her BFA in theatre from Columbus State University in Georgia, Elisama Colon moved to NYC. During her studies she practiced Luigi Dance as well as Period dance. She has studied a physical form of theatre called Suzuki. She is currently in the pursuit of art therapy. Elisama has worked with human kinetics movement arts since 2007.

Grace Eichinger, Dancer is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and The Boston Conservatory. She currently performs with Chris Ferris & Dancers, Labor Force Dances, Notes in Motion, and Human Kinetics Movement Arts. She has also had the pleasure of working with Elojes Dance Theater, Kirsten Young, Kaysie Seitz, and Colin Huggins.

Akiko Bo Nishijima, Dancer is a choreographer, dancer, teacher of the Alexander technique. Her works have been presented in Movement Research at Judson Church, Dixon Place, d.u.m.b.o. dance festival, Philadelphia, as well as France and Japan. She is a faculty member and one of the founders of "Hot Summer in Kyoto", an International dance & workshop festival in Kyoto.

Eva Perrotta, Dancer. Born in France, she spent few years in Argentina, before coming to New York to complete her studies at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance five years ago. She has a background in theater, and modern dance. Eva is an independent dancer and choreographer, working with collaborators from different backgrounds.

Kristina Skovby, Dancer is a performance artist and choreographer from Denmark. She enjoys both the individual creation process as does she feed immensely of collaborations with others, performance artists and artists of different media alike. New York is with its beautiful diversity and strong energy an equally great inspiration to her work.

Hiroko Yanagawa, Dancer had danced with the Akiko Kanda Dance Company in Japan, then came to NY in 2002, where she has danced with the Marie-Christine Giordano Dance Co, the Martha Graham Ensemble and numerous choreographers. It has been a pleasure for Hiroko to work with Yana and the company.