Dancers of the Folkwang Tanzstudio (FTS)

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Baptiste Bersoux | Foto: Elsa Wehmeier

Baptiste Bersoux

Born 1994, France

At the age of four Baptiste Bersoux started at the circus school "Le Lido" in Toulouse, where he learned different circus techniques.
He studied at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen from 2013 – 2018, where he received a B.A. in dance. During his studies he performed in solo- and group pieces from various choreographers and created his first own choreographic works.
Since September 2018 he is a member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.

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Emily Castelli | Photo: Franziska Götzen

Emily Castelli

Born 1996, Italy

Emily Castelli began her dance training with Patrizia Veneziano in Palermo in 2009. In 2019 she completed her B. A. dance studies at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. During her studies she was a German scholarship holder and was supported by “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes".
As a student she worked together with various choreographers such as Sita Ostheimer, Julio César Ungo, Mark Sieczkarek, Carolyn Carlson.
Since September 2019 she has been a member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio ensemble.

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Yi An Chen | Foto: Elsa Wehmeier

Yi An Chen

Born1987, Taiwan

Yi An Chen studied dance at the "National Taiwan University of Physical Education and Sport" for four years. Afterwards she graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts.
She has worked in Taiwan with the "Century Contemporary Dance Company" and the "Neo-Classic Dance Company". During her studies in Essen, Germany, she has worked with choreographers such as Rodolpho Leoni and Stephan Brinkmann. She has also appeared in the performance "Volvere" of the dance company "Waltz Biniaire" at the Goethe Institut Warsaw. She has performed as a solo dancer in various productions at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, in Düsseldorf and Duisburg. Since 2017 she is a guest at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus in the play "The Sandman", directed by Robert Wilson.

Since September 2017 she is a member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.

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Stsiapan Hurski | Foto: Elsa Wehmeier

Stsiapan Hurski

Born 1990, Belarus

From the age of five Stsiapan Hurski began with ballroom dance. He has participated successfully in international tournaments and was a member of the German national team in dance sport until 2013.
After studying chemistry at the Humboldt University in Berlin, he graduated in 2017 with a B.A. Dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts. In June 2015 he was awarded the Wilfried Hoffmeister Award for young artists of the Lions Club Lüdenscheid-Medardus. In the same year he received a DAAD Prize.
 During his studies he has worked with various choreographers, including Szu-wei Wu, Tirza Sapir, Mark Sieczkarek, Rainer Behr, Malou Airaudo.

Since September 2017 he is a member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.

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Ji Hee Kim | Foto: Elsa Wehmeier

Ji Hee Kim

Bon1995, South Korea

From the age of five began Ji Hee Kim her dance training in classical and korean dance in South Korea. She came to Germany in 2009 and graduated from the “Gymnasium Essen-Werden”. Afterwards she graduated with a B.A. in dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen.
During her studies she has danced in various projects and worked with different choreographers, among others with Jean Claude Gallotta, Daniel Goldin, Giorgia Maddamma and choreographed her own works.

Since September 2018 she is a member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.

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Giuseppe Perricone | Foto: Elsa Wehmeier

Giuseppe Perricone

Born 1989, Italy

In 2003 Giuseppe Perricone began to study ballet at the "Accademia Nazionale di Danza" in Rome, where he also completed a B.A. dance study from 2009 - 2013 and a M.A. in Pedagogy in 2016. He has worked as a guest dancer at the ArtEZ in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and is a certified Gyrotronic teacher.
In 2016 he has completed a M.A degree in Dance Composition / Interpretation at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. During his studies he has worked with different choreographers.

Since September 2018 he is a member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.

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Darko Radosavljev | Foto: Elsa Wehmeier

Darko Radosavljev

Born 1988, Serbia

Darko Radosavljev graduated with a B. A. in Dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts and then studied in the Research Cycle at P. A. R. T. S. in Brussels. He graduated in 2015 with an M. A. in Art and Politics at the Goldsmiths University of London. 
During and after his studies, he has worked with various choreographers including Susanne Linke, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Henrietta Horn, Christophe Wavelet & Xavier LeRoy,  Robert Steijn, Andros Zins-Browne. 
He has been invited with his own pieces to Buenos Aires and the Liverpool Biennale, as well as to various festivals such as “Act Festival Bilbao", “Performing Arts Festival" Berlin. 

He is a member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio since July 2017.

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Pierandrea Rosato | Photo: Franziska Götzen

Pierandrea Rosato

Born 1994, Italy

Pierandrea Rosato received the black belt in Karate, recognized by the Fijlkam Association, the Italian Association for Judo, Karate and Martial Arts. Afterwards he began his dance studies with Annarita Pagliara in Lecce, Italy in 2012.
In 2019 he completed his B. A. dance studies at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen.
During his studies he worked with different choreographers, among others: Michele Merola, Malou Airaudo, Henrietta Horn, Mark Sieckzkarek, Sita Ostheimer, Michiel Vandevelde  

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Narumi Saso | Foto: Elsa Wehmeier

Narumi Saso

Born 1990, Japan

Narumi Saso completed a B. A. and  a M. A. in dance at the „Women's college of physical education“ in Tokyo, Japan. Then she studied dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts and completed her B. A. in 2018. During this time she has worked with various choreographers including Thusnelda Mercy, Giorgia Maddamma, Daniel Goldin, Navala Niku Chaudhari, Jan Möllmer and Kawamura Mikiko. 

She is a member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio since September 2018.

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Mariane Verbecq | Foto: Elsa Wehmeier

Mariane Verbecq

Born 1994, France

Mariane Verbecq studied dance from 2001-2009 at the ”Association Culturelle et de Loisirs de Cordemais" with Isabelle Balu-Cathelot in France. Afterwards she studied at the Conservatory in Nantes until 2013 and from 2014-2018 at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, where she graduated with a B. A. in dance. 
During her studies she took part in various workshops and worked with various choreographers, including Tusnelda Mercy, Giorgia Maddamma, Rodolpho Leoni, Daniel Goldin and others. 

Since September 2018 she is a member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.