Claudia Feest has a degree in biology and works as a breath and movement teacher and therapist. She was a dancer and choreographer and co-founded Tanzfabrik Berlin, which she led as artistic director for many years. She is a co-founder and member of the management board of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (German Umbrella Association for Dance) and a member of the steering group TanzArchiv Berlin. She coordinated the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT) – Pilot Project Tanzplan Berlin at the Senate for Science, Research and Culture in Berlin, chaired the Tanzkommission North Rhine-Westphalia, was a member of the Runder Tisch Tanz Berlin (Round Table for Dance in Berlin) and on the board of the federal association for dance Aktion Tanz – Bundesverband Tanz in Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V. She teaches and researches body awareness, breath and movement at home and abroad, with an independent practice in Berlin. She is a member of various selection committees in the field of dance and the performing arts in Berlin, NRW and at national level.
Sven Neumann holds a master’s degree in literature, history, theatre and media studies. Long-term collaboration with Achim Freyer as dramaturg and production manager; editor of the Freyer-Theater catalogue for the Akademie der Künste, Alexander-Verlag, Berlin. 2000–2005 communications and production management at Hebbel-Theater Berlin under artistic director Nele Hertling and at HAU under artistic director Matthias Lilienthal. 2006–2010 project manager of the European project A Soul for Europe, Stiftung Zukunft Berlin. Freelance production manager and tour manager for, among others, Cesc Gelabert, Reinhild Hoffmann, Michael Laub/Remote Control Productions, Tanzcompagnie Rubato in Berlin and Mahjong Dance in Shanghai, as well as for the education dance project of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with Vivienne Newport and Sasha Waltz. 2013–2016 executive producer at Tanz im August under artistic director Bettina Masuch (2013) and Virve Sutinen (from 2014). Since 2017 head of production for theatre at the Salzburg Festival.
Georg Reischl attended the ballet academy of the Vienna State Opera after training with Rosa Hartlieb in Salzburg. He began his dancing career with Liz King in Heidelberg and continued at Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, where he also made his debut as a choreographer. In 1999, Georg Reischl became a dancer with the Ballett Frankfurt under William Forsythe. He spent two years as a member of The Forsythe Company, continuing as a guest dancer for the piece Decreation until 2014. While still a member of Ballett Frankfurt, Georg Reischl was appointed permanent guest choreographer at Scapino Ballet, where he remained house choreographer until 2010. As a freelance choreographer he has created pieces for Tanztheater Wien, Ballett Frankfurt, Volksoper Wien, Theater Kiel, Theater Augsburg, abcDance Company St. Pölten, Ballett Mainz, Staatsballett Hannover, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich and MichaelDouglas Kollektive in Cologne. Following his desire to share his experiences with a younger generation, he has collaborated with universities including Codarts Rotterdam, Artez Arnhem, ZZT Cologne and HfMDK.
Nicole Strecker is a journalist who writes about culture – particularly dance and theatre – in print, radio and online. She regularly writes for the magazine “Tanz” as well as Deutschlandfunk and WDR, and has published essays, book chapters, journal articles and catalogue entries. At WDR she is an editor for various radio culture programmes. She has served on several juries, including for Kunststiftung NRW, Fonds Darstellende Künste and the export- and touring programme of NRW Ministry of Culture.