Teachers & Coaches


 

LAURENCE LAFFON

Teacher at Paris Opera Ballet School

She start her ballet education in south of France, after in age of 12 years she joined the Paris Opera Ballet School. In 1996 Laurence joined the company of Paris Opera Ballet.

For 23 years Laurence danced with the Paris Opera Ballet. She participated in many tours and had the chance to dance a various repertory, such as Balanchine, Forsythe, Lacotte or Noureev.

Laurence as a teacher has been crossed with different approaches. She keeps the rigor of Paris Opera School and at the same time the feeling of play and joy. She also tries to share her experience in her way of teaching.


ALEXANDRE KALIBABCHUK

Balletmaster at the State Theater Karsruhe

born in Kiew (Ukraine). He start his dance education at State Ballet Academy in Kiew. In 1994, he graduate with the diploma for ballet Teacher at the Moscow Academy of Dance. Since 2006, he is professor for classical dance at the State Academy of dance in Manheim, Germany. From 2003, he is as well Ballet master at the State Theater Karlsruhe.


ALLISON BROWN

Teacher & Coach for William Forsythe ballets

Allison is Professor of Classical Ballet for Contemporary Dancers at the Center for Contemporary Dance at the Academy for Music and Dance in Cologne. From 2010 to 2019 she was on faculty at the University for Musik and Performing Arts in Frankfurt.

An important focus of her teaching is trying to work on a daily basis towards the development and advocation of anti-competitive, democratic frameworks and formats welcoming diverse bodies and artistic practices. Strength training and sports science are additional areas of concentration in her work with young dancers. As an instructor on William Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies, Allison has taught at numerous schools, festivals and companies.

She staged Forsythe works such as Duo, Workwithinwork and Artifact Suite on various occasions for dance companies worldwide. As a choreographer, Allison Brown has been creating works since 1998. These include works for Pretty Ugly/Ballett Freiburg, the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm - Frankfurt ,Transitions Dance Company Laban - London and Gärtnerplatztheater - Munich.

Allison danced with the New York City Ballet, Twyla Tharp and Dancers, Amanda Miller’s Pretty Ugly Dance Company and Saburo Teshigawara’s Karas Company. From 1996 to 2004 she was a member of William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt. 


PATRICK RUMP

Director of GJUUM & head of sport science

With a background in Martial Arts competing for the German National Karate Team, Patrick has a particular interest in the application of Sports Science, Sports Medicine and Educational Science. His first involvement in dance started in 2007 when William Forsythe hired him as Director of Sports Science for the Forsythe Company. A year later, he was asked by ballerina Alina Cojocaru to come to London and help her recover from a serious injury. His collaboration with the Royal Ballet began soon after. In 2013 his involvement in the dance world continued to expand when Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of The English National Ballet, hired Patrick’s team. In 2014 Patrick founded his own company: GJUUM, Movement Progressive.


AGNES LASCOMBES

Professeur de Danse classique

Après avoir fait ses classes au conservatoire d’Avignon, Agnès Lascombes entre au Ballet de l’Opéra d’Avignon sous la direction de Michel Bruel, où elle se perfectionne avec la venue de Loipa Araujo, Francesca Zumbo et d’autres répétiteurs issus du Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris. Elle y danse des grands ballets classiques comme « le Lac des cygnes, les Sylphides, Giselle … »




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