Danish Dance Theatre
1438 København K
CVR NUMBER: 61 06 33 15
Danish Dance Theatre
c/o Det Kongelige Teater
August Bournonvilles Passage 8
DK-1017 Copenhagen K
Phone. (+45) 35 39 87 87
Fax: (+45) 35 37 49 98
(+45) 33 15 10 12
Marina Mascarell is Artistic Director of Danish Dance Company from April 1st, 2023. Marina is an established choreographer born in Oliva, Spain. Resident Choreographer at Korzo Theatre in The Hague between 2011-21, Associated Artist at Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona since 2018 and founder and artistic director of MEI(s) Foundation. Beside her independent work Marina has also been commissioned to create pieces by institutions such as Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and 2, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Biennale de la Danse of Lyon with Lyon Opera Ballet, Skånes Dansteater, Dance Forum Taipei among others. She collaborates as well with fellow artists in the fields of visual arts, film, music and theatre. Her work has been presented in The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Taiwan, China, Korea, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. She has been recognised and awarded with several prizes during her career, such as BNG Excellent Dance Award 2015. In the transition period before Marina Mascarell joins the company on April 1st, 2023, Administrative Director, Trine Rindsig Laursen, and Rehearsal Director, Hilary Briggs, will be the interim management. PHOTO: Matevž Čebašek
A dancer with a deep desire to understand, Jessica is an astute thinker, excellent at framing scenarios in the studio and putting them into context in order to find new ways forward. Born in Australia in 1990, she later attended The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, receiving her BA in 2010. Directly after, she joined The National Dance Company of Spain, where she was subsequently promoted to soloist. In 2016, Jessica joined Danish Dance Theatre and has been a mainstay here ever since. Notable choreographers she has worked with throughout her career include: Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Ohad Naharin, Edhem Jesenković, Stephen Shropshire, Ivan Perez, and Marcos Morau.
In the studio, Merete is perpetually searching for efficiency, both in her movements and in choreographic structure - a quest only strengthened through her experience of motherhood. Currently pursuing her Master's in Arts and Culture Management at Leuphana University of Lüneberg, she grew up in Norway, receiving her Bachelor's from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO). Born in 1989, Merete started her career as a freelance dancer, working with choreographers such as Ina Christel Johannessen/"zero visibility corp.", Edhem Jesenković, Yossi Berg & Oded Graf, also working with Sharon Eyal while guesting with Carte Blanche. In 2016, she joined Danish Dance Theatre, where she has worked with Marcos Morau, Stephen Shropshire, Didy Veldman, Roy Assaf, and Rachel Tess, among others.
Lukas is a dancer who loves to get lost inside of movement, who's excited to push ideas further and loves taking them to their extremes. Born in 1993 in Germany, Lukas grew up in Denmark and was originally educated at the Royal Danish Ballet School, apprenticing for two years with the company. He later opted for a more contemporary route, attending the Palucca School of Dance, after which he joined Kamea Dance Company in Israel. After three years he returned to his homeland, joining Danish Dance Theatre in 2016. Since returning, Lukas has worked increasingly with photography and film in projects outside the company, allowing him to be showcased in novel ways. He has been shaped by his work with Itzik Galili, Tina Tarpgaard, Roy Assaf, Marcos Morau, Edhem Jesenković, and librettist Krystian Lada.
Joe's good-natured willingness to throw himself into whatever project presents itself to him is the source of his wealth of new ideas and clever suggestions he shares in the studio. Born in the north of England in 1993, Joe left much behind to attend The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London at the age of eighteen. He joined Danish Dance Theatre as an apprentice directly out of school in 2014, and has only continued growing since. Several choreographers who have been instrumental to his growth while in the company have been Tim Rushton, Alessandro Sousa Pereira, Edhem Jesenković, Roy Assaf, Ina Christel Johannessen, Stephen Shropshire, Marcos Morau, and Idan Sharabi.
A never-ending fount of inventive images and poetic pictures, Edward's innovative suggestions often help renew creativity in the studio and thrust the creative process in a new direction. Born in 1989 in England, Edward was educated at The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, whereafter he joined BalletBoyz in England in 2010. His experience there deeply shaped his life and strong work ethic, and offered him the chance to work with Javier de Frutos, Russell Maliphant, Christopher Wheeldon, Iván Peréz, Liam Scarlett, and Pontus Lidberg. Edward later moved to Berlin to freelance, where he struggled to find work, but gained a great respect for the freelance scene. In 2019, Edward joined Danish Dance Theatre, where he has had the pleasure of working with Stephen Shropshire, Rachel Tess, and Roy Assaf.
Having earned his nickname in the studio as "Brad 0-100," his sharp movements and quick wit continually impress those around him and often paves the way for an easy path forward in the creative process. Originally from Yorkshire, England, and born in 1991, Bradley received his education from The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, thereafter joining Balletboyz, where he was shaped by his work with Xi Xin, Maxine Doyle, Russel Maliphant, Iván Peréz, and Javier de Frutos. Bradley's talent as a photographer has been a boon to Danish Dance Theatre ever since he joined in 2019, and his photos have frequently been featured in DDT's promotional material.
Half Swiss, half Spanish, Vasco is reflective, respectful, and genuinely excited to try out new ideas in the studio. Born in 2000, Vasco is our first millennial in the company. He grew up and received his education in Switzerland, graduating from the Tanz Akademie Zürich at the age of 18, later joining the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater in Schwerin, Germany. There he was influenced by his work with choreographer Ihsan Rustem, his intense quality of movement, and his connected partnering. While there, Vasco also took an interest in choreographing, creating two new works on the company, entitled ‘First Step Diagonally’ and, most recently, ‘L∞p.’ After four seasons in Germany, Vasco ventured out, joining Danish Dance Theatre in the summer of 2022.
A dancer full of youth, intelligence, and warmth, since she joined Danish Dance Theatre in 2020 Lúa's energy has brought a fresh spirit to the company and studio. Born in Madrid, Spain in 1998, she attended the Professional Dance Conservatory Carmen Amaya and later became the first Spaniard dancer to graduate from The Juilliard School. While there, she acted as choreographic coach for Juilliard Global and founded and co-directed a movement workshop in Madrid called 'Beyond Words.' Lúa is not only a dancer, but a choreographer, educator, and illustrator with her own self-published illustrated book, entitled 'Pasiones en pedacitos.' A few of the choreographic voices that helped shape her into the dancer she is today include África Guzmán, Peter Chu, and Stephen Petronio.
With a sense of movement as light and graceful as her personality, Kristin is a lovely presence in the studio, engaged both within and without. A homegrown Norwegian from Bergen born in 1992, she received her BA in Ballet from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KhiO), thereafter moving away to Italy and joining the Balletto Teatro di Torino in 2011. She later turned her sights north to Germany, where she danced for the Hessisches Staatsballett for four years. Taking one more step closer to her homeland, she joined the Danish Dance Theatre in 2020. Throughout her time with these companies she's savored working with choreographers Matteo Levaggi, Itzik Galili, Tim Plegge, Itamar Serussi, Bryan Arias, Sita Ostheimer, Alejandro Cerrudo, Jeroen Verbruggen, and Roy Assaf, among others. She is currently pursuing her MA in Arts and Cultural Management at Leuphana University.
An exploratory spirit and eternal lover of the sea, Leticia brings with her a calm quality of presence and a grounded focus to the studio. Born in Havana, her journey as a dancer began like many in Cuba: taking up ballet at the age of nine, entering the 'Fernando Alonso' National Ballet School, and finally joining the National Ballet of Cuba. But she would go on to make her own path, joining Acosta Dance in 2015 as part of the original team at its conception. Her experience there expanded her understanding of dance in new ways and allowed her to travel the world while studying at the University of the Arts “ISA,” from which she graduated in 2019. Two years later, ready for another change, she moved to Spain to freelance, and after a short time there she came to Copenhagen to join Danish Dance Theatre. The works of art and creative processes that have most marked her have been those of Jorge Crecis, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and Pontus Lidberg.
Tangen is from Lillestrøm in Norway and educated at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Spin Off - pre-study in Dance. His passion for dance led him south to Spain to work with the company IT Dansa under the artistic direction of Catherine Allard. Here he performed pieces by: Ohad Naharin, Alexander Ekman, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoi & Ina Christel Johannessen, amongst others. Later on he freelanced in Norway and internationally as a dancer and choreographer, creating commissioned works for companies in Czech Republic and Hungary. He has been associated with the company zero visibility corp./Ina Christel Johannessen since 2015 as well as other companies. He has been awarded several grants, including the state work grant for artists. Tangen has been employed by Dansk Danseteater since 2022.
TRINE RINDSIG LAURSEN
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