Through years of experience in dance education, nationally as well as internationally, we are able to recruit some of the most qualified and experienced teachers from across Europe for the residencies. Each year we carefully select our team and prepare teachers through training days and individual conversations for each Dance Holiday. We jointly discuss course content and plan performance projects. Through this careful planning we are able to successfully cater for many different age and ability groups and create an inspiring experience for every participant.


Dr. Roselinde Fock-Nuezel

RTS (Registered Teacher Status) RAD Royal Academy of Dance London
MAS (Master of Advanced Studies) TanzKultur Universität Bern

Classical ballet, creative dance and choreography for people of all ages

Artistic Director of Ballettschule Fock-Nüzel. Co-founded the concept Danceholidays, being the initiator in creating the relationship with Schloss Blumenthal. Alongside her teaching activity in her school she regularly runs large scale choreographic projects with young people .


Ingrid Borchardt

Professor in modern dance and improvisation

Improvisation and Choreography for young people

Professor for creative dance and improvisation at Palucca School, Dresden. Regularly teaches internationally at prestigious dance academies such as Waganowa Ballet Academy, St Petersburgh, University of Art and Design, Kyoto and Show University of Dance in Tokyo.


Christine Steininger

RTS (Registered Teacher Status) RAD Royal Academy of Dance London
ARAD vocational level

Classical ballet for young people

Trained at the renown Bush Davies School and danced with international companies such as The Royal Ballet Company and the Bavarian State Ballet.


Nicky Ellis

Contemporary Technique

Nicky Ellis performed professionally for 15 years with companies such as Martin Lawrance and Jasmin Vardimon. She has taught BTEC and GCSE dance courses through to training elite level dancers at The Royal Ballet School (White Lodge), Central School of Ballet, English National Ballet School and Elmhurst Ballet School. Nicky now divides her time between her Osteopathic practice (she qualified in 2005) and working with the C.A.T scheme at LCDS; she also regularly guest teaches and choreographs around the UK and Europe.


Anna Fontanet Bassa

Contemporary and Choreography

Anna Fontanet Bassa trained in Barcelona and has since worked with guest choreographers and teachers such as David Zambrano, Kirsti Simson and Anna Sanchez. She regularly performs with Cia Nadine Gerspacher as well as Stephan Herwig. Since 2007 she is a regular teacher at the vocational Varium Dance School and Miren Viar Dance School in Barcelona.


Damien Anyasi

Hip Hop and Funk

Damien runs his own school B-Better and has been awarded ‘Dance Teacher of the Year’ in 2014. He choreographed for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in London (2012) and leads his own dance company ‘Tinman’.


Marie Forbes

Contemporary for people of all ages

Marie regularly teaches across pre-professional and professional programmes at The Place/ London Contemporary School of Dance. She has worked for Theatre Rites, Siobhan Davies and Alston Dance Company amongst others.


Jade Shaw

HipHop and Parkour Dance

Has been working for over 10 years in dance education, working for the Royal Academy of Dance, Breakin Conventions as well as her own company Parkourdance. She was awarded the Jack Petchey Award for her work with young people.


Nadine Gerspacher

Contemporary for people of all ages

Dancer with Dave St Pierre Dance Company. Runs her own company cia.Nadine Gerspacher. Is part of the teaching team of the professional dance strand of Varium Dance in Barcelona.


Hiroko Horii

Pilates for adults

Certified Advanced Pilates Technique instructor and teacher. Hiroko runs her own pilates studio in Munich.


Justine Marouzé

Justine trained at Mondap’ART (Marco Cattoï) and Varium (Anna Sanchez) and has since completed workshops and masterclasses with Hofesh Shechter , Sharon Fridman, Les Slovaks and Thomas Noone. Since 2011 she has been collaborating with Cia Präk (Katia Benbelkacem) and Nicolas Ricchini Company. She’s currently a teacher for the vocational classes at Varium, artistic director at Manama Danza and is researching Montessori teaching methods.

Dance Holidays for people of all ages