Participating Artists

Get to know the Artists

For this project 10 worldclass principals and soloist classical, neo-classical and contemporary dancers, eighter from renowned companies or freelance, have been selected for their explicit and personal approach and capacity for taking part in making this Art film.

To the artists
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Maria Yakovleva

Dancer and model. Prima ballerina of the Vienna State Opera Ballet.

Maria Yakovleva was born in Saint Petersburg (Russia). She graduated from Vaganova Academy in 2004. In 2004/2005 she was a member of the Mariinsky Theatre where she was entrusted with solo roles of the classical repertory. In 2005 she was engaged as Soloist by the Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper in 2010 she was appointed First Soloist of the Wiener Staatsballett.

 
 
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Jia Yong Sun

Principal ballet Dancer of Bejart Ballet Lausanne

Principal ballet Dancer of Bejart Ballet Lausanne from China. 
He is a prize winner of the Positano Dance Award and also a choreographer and founder of SUN-Ballet, which organises annually SUN-Ballet International Dance Summer Camps in Switzerland. He is als a Royal Academy of Dance Registered ballet teacher.

 
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Marina Kanno

Soloist with the Staatsballett Berlin

Marina was born in Japan and graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy St. Petersburg. She is a very diverse ballerina and an exceptional contemporary dancer and improviser as well.

 
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Eveline Drummen

International Guest Soloist

Born in the Netherlands Eveline has danced in many international highly acclaimed companies. Her last full engagement was as the First Soloist in the Opera of Nice. She has since made herself free to start her own projects.

 
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Ruben Julliard

Soloist with Opera National du Rhin

Ruben from France graduated at the Ecole Superieur de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower and is currently dancing as a Soloist with the Opera National du Rhin. At the same time he is a creative and exploring young choreographer.

 
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Floor Eimers

Second Soloist with The Dutch National Ballet

Floortje was Born in The Netherlands and graduated from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague in Holland and has just made her debut in the double role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. She is still very young but fast growing talent and the youngest artist in the Film.

 
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Clara Carolina Sorzano Hernandez

Neo-classical and contemporary Soloist Ballerina

Clara was born in Venezuela where she started of her career in her city of birth Caracas. After she was drawn to Europe as an artist where she started at the Innsbruck company and has become a Soloist with Dortmund Ballett. Clara is a very expressive and convincing ballerina and model as well.
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Milan Maurer

Dance artist

Milan is from Hungary and has been recognized and rewarded with many dance awards for his talent. Milan has his very own approach to dance from his drive and personal input to be active in this artform.

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Lia Kemendi

Ballerina and Fashion model in Berlin and Paris

Lia Kemendi, a professional ballet dancer, experienced fashion/runway model and certified gyrotonic trainer. A life path full of passion, hard work, discipline and commitment to follow a dream. Her height, at 180cm is unusual for a Ballerina, but she didn’t let that get in her way and turned a 'weakness' into strength.

 
 
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Atsushi Takenouchi

Dancer and founder of Jinen Butoh

Atsushi, born in Japan, is 58 years old and thereby the oldest Artist in this film. Atsushi started his own theme “Jinen Butoh” in 1986 as a universal expression of nature, earth, ancient times and environments. "Jinen is all, 
Jinen Butoh is a life force that
dances with all."