Biographies


Dancers 2014/15

Emmi Väisänen (*1989, Finland) started her daily dance training at the age of 17 in Kuopio Music Highschool dance department, graduating in 2008. The following year she attended a preparatory dance program for professional education in Kokkola. She then entered Turku Conservatory and graduated with a dance degree in 2012. She has worked with Finnish choreographers Alpo Aaltokoski, Susanna Leinonen and Johanna Nuutinen. Emmi is also one of the founders of the freelance dance artist‘s collective NosteK. In 2013 she was accepted to the fourth year of SEAD and graduated in July 2014. Emmi was a member of BODHI PROJECT in the 2014/15 company year, and continues her collaboration with the company in 2015/16.

Erica Badgeley (*1989, USA) from Seattle holds a B.A. in Dance from the University of Washington, graduating cum laude 2011. Her training includes Springboard Dans Montreal (Idan Sharabi 2012), Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet BFA in San Francisco, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Since graduating, she has freelanced with Elia Mrak, Kate Wallich | The YC, and Danielle Agami/Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY, while also making her own work. Influential workshops include those of Julyen Hamilton, Robert Hayden, David Zambrano, among others. In 2014 she premiered her own solo work America Actually at Volksroom Brussels. Erica was a member of BODHI PROJECT in the 2014/15 company year, and continues her collaboration with the company in 2015/16.

Young Jun Shin (*1986, South Korea) graduated from Korea National University with a master‘s degree in Fine Arts and is member of the LDP company in South Korea. Many different dance projects brought him to the Lincoln Center in New York in 2010, the Winterthur Theater Switzerland, Ipap Korea‘s Move Europe Tour in tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Olhão Auditorium in Portugal, Dansenshus Stockholm, The Place London, Mousonturm Frankfurt and Fall for Dance in New York in 2012. Young Jun was a member of BODHI PROJECT in the 2014/15 company year, and continues his collaboration with the company in 2015/16.