Dancers of the Folkwang Tanzstudio (FTS)

Jennifer Boultbee

Born 1994, Great Britain

Jennie Boultbee completed her B.A. in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2019 and subsequently completed her M.A. Dance Composition/Interpretation at Folkwang UdK in Essen from 2019 - 21.
She has worked with choreographers such as Henrietta Horn, Rodolpho Leoni, Julie Cunningham, Leah Marojevic, Hagit Yakira and as a performer for visual artists such as Anna Perach and Roxy Herve.
Jennie Boultbee is a member of the women's collective "MassHysteria, which creates and performs live and digital works for "The Place" and "Dampfzentrale Bern", among others. Furthermore, she holds a dance pedagogy diploma in Cecchetti Ballet and has experience in visual arts, including graphic and costume design.
Since September 2021 she has been an ensemble member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.

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Yi An Chen

Born 1987, 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 has been an ensemble member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.

Florian Entenfellner

Born 1994, Austria

Florian Entenfellner started his dance and performance career with Latin American couple dance and as a member of a theatre group. He completed his dance education at Birdcollege UK (B.A. Dance and Musical Theatre, 2014-2017), studied one year Performance Studies in Hamburg (2017-2018) and completed his M.A Dance Composition/Interpretation at Folkwang UdK in Essen (2018 - 2021).
During his studies he worked in pieces at Staatstheater Hannover, Junges Staatstheater Braunschweig and with various choreographers/companies including: Beatrix Simkó Emanuele Soavi, Jose Vidal Company.  Furthermore, since 2020 he has been creating his own pieces together with the choreographer & dancer Seulki Hwang, collaborating as a dancer in the company ALLO! and is involved in the IG Tanz Essen for the independent scene and the Verein Junges Theater Wels in dance education for young audiences.
Since September 2021 he has been an ensemble member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.

Gabriel Gaudray-Donnio

Born 1999, France

Gabriel Gaudray Donnio started his ballet training in 2009 at “L’Atelier Du Mouvement” in Nantes, France. In 2010, he began his training in ballet and contemporary dance at the “Conservatoire de Nantes” where he obtained his "Diplôme d'Etudes Chorégraphiques (DEC)" in 2017. In 2021, he graduated with a B.A. in dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen.
During his studies he created his own choreographies and worked with various choreographers such as Rodolfo Araya, Anne Carrie, Ambra Senatore, Dominique Mercy. He was a guest dancer in "Roméo & Juliette" by Hervé Maigret with the Cie NGC25 and in "Boléro" by Maurice Béjart with the Béjart Ballet Lausanne. In 2020, he performed in "Wandering Dunes" by Daphnis Kokkinos in Nida, Lithuania.
Since September 2021 he has been an ensemble member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.



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Ji Hee Kim

Born 1995, 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 has been an ensemble member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.

Lucas Lopes Pereira

Born 1992, Brazil 

Started dancing in the city of São Paulo, in the technical dance course at ETEC de Artes and at the Núcleo Luz Institute. He danced and created artwork in different dance companies in the city of São Paulo until his arrival in Europe in 2016.
He received a BA in dance from Folkwang University of the Arts, performing choreographies for the Junge Choreographen and developing his own dance projects in Essen.
He performed dance pieces from the choreographers Pina Bausch, Inãki Azpillaga, Morena Nascimento, Ceren Oran, Denise Namura and Pierre Droulers. He also danced at Opera de Metz, Tanzmoto Company and Samadhyana Company. He has been a guest dancer of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch since 2019.
Since September 2021 he has been an ensemble member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.

 

 

Julius Olbertz

Born 1992, Germany

At his school in Leverkusen, Julius Olbertz gained his first experience in contemporary dance in 2006 as part of a project with Royston Maldoom. After graduating from high school, he began his dance studies at the Rambert School in London in 2014. In 2019, he completed his M. A. studies at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. Already during his studies he gained many experiences in Germany and abroad, among others as a dancer for Henrietta Horn, Rambert Dance Company, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Tanzmoto Dance Company and as a guest dancer for the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.
Since September 2020 he has been an ensemble member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.

Djamila Polo

Born 1994, Luxembourg

Djamila Polo started her dance education at the age of 7 in Luxembourg. In 2014, she studied one year in „EpseDanse“ in Montpellier (France), finished in 2017 the TIP-education (School for Dance, Performance and Improvisation) in Freiburg (Germany), before she graduated 2021 at the Folkwang UdK in Essen with a B.A in Dance.
During her studies, she showed her own choreographies at festivals through Europe and worked with various choreographers such as Tino Sehgal, Jill Crovisier, Rodolpho Leoni, Kenji Shinoe.
Since September 2021 she has been an ensemble member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.

 

 

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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. 

Since July 2017 he has been an ensemble member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.

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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. 

Since September 2018 she has been an ensemble member of the Folkwang Tanzstudio.