Biographies


Dancers 2016/17

Camilla Teixeira Oliveira (*1993, Brazil) studied classical ballet since early childhood. At the age of 16 she continued her classical dance studies at Escola da Danca Maria Olenewa in Rio de Janeiro while discovering new areas of movement i.e. circus activities and acrobatics. In 2009 she integrated into the cast of “Intrepida Trupe” where she studied and performed for three years. During this time she also focused on the study of contemporary dance. At the age of 20, Camilla committed totally to dance, moving to Belo Horizonte to study and became a member of the dance company of Mario Nascimento. Camilla is a member of SEAD’s BODHI Project in the 2016/2017 company year.

Dimitri Christos Kalaitzidis (*1994, USA) began dancing at the age of nine in Western Massachusetts with a pair of tap shoes serving as his gateway to contemporary dance. He holds a BFA in Dance and Hellenic Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, graduating cum laude in 2016 and performing works by Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, Seán Curran, and Pamela Pietro. His past training also includes Jacob’s Pillow, The Juilliard School, and Summer Stages at Concord Academy. Dimitri is a member of SEAD’s BODHI PROJECT in the 2016/2017 company year.

Juliette Valerio (*1995, France) studied from 2003-2012 at the Conservatoire Regional Of Rouen in France. After graduating she joined the Ballet Junior of Geneva during the years 2012-2015 under the direction of Sean Wood and Patrice Delay. There she worked with many different choreographers on repertoire and creation work i.e. Marina Mascarell, Hofesh Schechter, Barack Marshall, Roy Assaf and Stijn Celis. She was a member of the project Utile/inutile of the company Neopost Foofwa in Switzerland during the year 2015/2016. Juliette is a member of SEAD’s BODHI PROJECT in the 2016/17 company year.

László Takács (*1991, Hungary) started dancing at the age of six in Szenna (Hungary). Since he was a child he attended many musicals and drama pieces as a dancer and a child actor. When he turned 14 he auditioned for the Hungarian Dance Academy where he was selected and later trained for five years, six days a week of classical ballet, modern and folk. During his school years, he was part of an improvisational dance theater and has been ever since. When he graduated he went to SEAD to continue his education and after two years he began his career, working with different middle-eastern dance companies and international choreographers i.e. Éva Duda, Eléonore Valère-Lachky and Márton Csuzi. László is a member of SEAD’s BODHI Project in the 2016/2017 company year.

Michele Ferrer (*1984, Mexico) began her studies in dance at the age of eight. In 2008 she graduated as a dancer from the Art University in Veracruz, México. She has collaborated with professional companies of dance, theater and puppetry i.e. A Poc A Poc, Inside the body, Physical Momentum Project, Brujerias de Papel, Teatro de la brevedad, participating in different festivals in U.S.A, South America and Europe. During 2015/2016 she studied in SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance mentored by Edivaldo Ernesto, Jozef Frucek and Ricardo Ambrozio. Michele is a member of SEAD’s BODHI Project in the 2016/2017 company year.

Simon Kriisin (*1984, Sweden) was born in Sweden, Gothenburg. He started his dance training in A.R.E.A. Espai de Dansa i Creació in Barcelona. Shortly after he continued his studies at Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance in Munich and graduated at Ballet Academy in Gothenburg. Simon has performed in several projects mainly in Gothenburg and Budapest. He has also performed in collaboration with Carmen Olsson in a Butoh performance. Simon is a member of SEAD’s BODHI Project in the 2016/2017 company year.