Who’s Who

Tim Rushton

Artistic Director and choreographer of Danish Dance Theatre Tim Rushton was born in 1963 in Birmingham, UK. He was educated at The Royal Ballet School in London and danced with a variety of northern Europe ballet companies until the mid-90s. While a dancer at The Royal Danish Ballet he decided to pursue a choreographic career and quit dancing. Rushton rapidly made his mark as a creator of modern dance using classical technique and was rewarded with a steady stream of commissions. In 2001 he was appointed Artistic Director of Danish Dance Theatre and over the last 10 years Rushton has transformed DDT into a multi award-winning company. Under his leadership the company has gained an international presence and enjoyed critical and popular acclaim throughout Europe, North America, Australia and the Middle East.

Adi Amit

Israeli. Born 1983. Educated in Rotterdam Dance Academy, Codarts in The Netherlands. She has worked with Kamuyot by Ohad Naharin, a collaboration with Batsheva Dance Company and Riksteatern Sweden, Kolben Dance Company, and many other projects in the Netherlands. Adi started as a dancer at Danish Dance Theatre in July 2010.

Minna Berglund

Swedish. Born 1986. Educated at Skolen for Moderne Dans. She has danced for Lilla Baletten and D Company in Stockholm. Minna started as a dancer at the Danish Dance Theatre in July 2009.

Stefanos Bizas

Greek. Born 1979. Educated at London Contemporary Dance School at The Place. Worked with The National Dance Company Wales. He has performed in works by Itzik Galili, Andonis Foniadakis, Stijn Celis, Stephen Petronio, Joanne Fong, Stephen Shropshire, Viivi Keskinen, Juan Carlos Garcia and Roy Campbell-Moore. Stefanos started as a dancer with Danish Dance Theatre in July 2010.

Luca Marazia

Italian. Born 1979. Educated at the Rome Opera Dance School under direction of Elisabetta Terabust and at the École-Atelier Rudra Béjart in Lausanne, Switzerland. During his education he danced with the Rome Opera Ballet and with the Béjart Ballet. From 1998 to 2005 he danced at the Nürnberg Ballet. He has danced under the choreographic direction of William Forsythe, Jo Stromgren, Stijm Celis, Nicolo Fonte, Daniela Kurz, Jo Kanamati, Rui Horta, Javier de Frutos and Russell Maliphant. Luca started as a full time dancer at the Danish Dance Theatre in the summer of 2005.

Björn Nilsson

Swedish. Born 1985. Educated at London Studio Centre. He has worked with Det Unge Dansekompagni under the direction of Marie Brolin-Tani. Performed in works by MBT, Mats Ek and Didy Veldman. Björn started as a dancer at Danish Dance Theatre in July 2010.

Milou Nuyens

Dutch. Born 1985. Educated in The Netherlands. Worked with Staatstheater Darmstadt under direction of Mei Hong Lin, Landestheater Linz under direction of Jochen Ulrich, Campany Nanine Linning and Intro Dans under direction of Roel Vorintholt. Milou started as a dancer at Danish Dance Theatre in July 2010.

Erik Nyberg

Swedish. Born 1990. Educated at Royal Swedish Balletschool 2006-2009. He has danced for The Young Dance Company and Modern dance theatre in Stockholm. Erik started as a dancer with Danish Dance Theatre in 2010.

Alessandro Sousa Pereira

Brazilian. Born 1983. Educated at Galpao 1 Dance School in Indaiatuba, Saö Paulo. Between 1999 and 2002 he danced at Lina Pentiado Danca Cia, Bahia Ballet (Ballet do Teatro CastroAlves), and Tanz Graz in Austria, and from 2003–2007 he was engaged at Ballet Theatre Munich under the direction of Philip Taylor. He has worked with choreographers Carloin Carson, Jirí Kylián and Richard Alston. Alessandro started as dancer at Danish Dance Theatre in July 2007.

Ana Sendas

Portugese. Born 1977. Educated at Academia de Dança Contemporânea de Setúbal in Portugal. She has danced at Göteborg’s Opera Ballet, Ballet Gulbenkian in Lissabon, Ballet Theater Augsburg in Tyskland and at Galili Dance Company in The Netherlands. Ana started as a dancer at Danish Dance Theatre in July 2009.