choreographic contest
WarsawZAWIROWANIAdance 2016


Joss Arnott

Joss Arnott trained at London Studio Centre and Laban (GBR). He has toured internationally as a dance artist and founded Joss Arnott Dance, a classical contemporary dance company in 2010.

Joss is in demand as a choreographer and has been commissioned to create work on professional dance companies including Rambert Dance Company and for dance conservatoires such as Northern School of Contemporary Dance for their 30th Anniversary Graduation Showcase. Joss has additionally taught at dance conservatoires such as Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Laban, The Place and NSCD.

He is a Focus Group Artist for Sadler’s Wells National Youth Dance Company and supports the dance development of young people throughout the UK.

Working with his Producer Phil Hargreaves over the past six years has resulted in the continuous success and achievements the company have had to date with exciting future projects in place leading up to the company’s 10th anniversary in 2020.

Continuously supported by Arts Council England, Joss collaborates with award winning artists such as GRAMMY Award winning composer Dame Evelyn Glennie and has an infectious choreographic voice that excites and inspires audiences on an international level.


Maxime Freixas, Francesco Colaleo

Maxime Freixas trained at Epsédanse, directed by Anne-Marie Porras and he graduated from his Exam of Technical Abilities (Examen d’Aptitudes Techniques). Then he joined the professional centre Mondap’Art. Later Maxime joined the Junior Ballet of Geneva for a season. There he interpreted plays from Hofesh Schecter, Thierry Malandain, Guilherme Bothello, etc... He worked with Patrice Barthès, Ron Howell, Alain Gruttadauria and Nathalie Bard. In 2013 he moved in Italy and he worked with Artemis Danza/Monica Casadei. In parallel, he pursued his desire to choreograph and founded his own company: MF. Since January 2014, he collaborated with the company Tiziania Arnaboldi in Switzerland and began this new year in the company MP Ideograms/Manfredi Perego.


Francesco Colaleo trained at LABART in Naples, where he attended a multidisciplinary technical training. Then he was hired by the choreographer Ismael Ivo, director of the Venice Biennale Dance and Impulstanz festival, with whom he collaborated for 3 years. He also worked with Gabriel Beddoes and Antonello Tudisco. Later Francesco joined the Company Zappala Danza, particularly famous in Italy. In 2013, he joined the company Artemis Danza/Monica Casadei. In January 2014, he joined the company Tiziana Arnaboldi (CH) and the Cie Anou Skan (FR). Wishing to develop a personal project, he choreographed "In.Corpo.Reo" for the Körper Company, "Re-Garde", "Far away" and "Let's drink on it" for the Cie MF.



Jordi Soler, Gisela Riba

Jordi Soler was trained as a dancer in contemporary dance and performing arts between Barcelona and Berlin. At the

same time, he became interested in human psychology studies as a special education teacher, studies that allow him to

enter to the way of education and social minorities, bringing experiences that influence his performing arts.

As a performer and dancer has worked with the Cia. Sònia Gómez, the Cia. Proyecto experimental, the Cia. Mercedes

Boronat, with Irina Martínez, the Fura del Baus, cie. Willi Dorner, cia. Peeping Tom ... He has worked in Spain, Poland,

United Kingdom, France, Italy and Germany in dance, performance, theater and animation. At the same time he works in

audiovisual works in TV, spots, videoclips, videoart, documentary and videodance.

Founder and creator of Cia. Psicoproject en moviment, contemporary Dance and Dance-Theatre company where the

central axis of creation is human psychology.


Gisela Riba Vegas. Born in Barcelona, 1985. Gisela Riba studied classical dance at the Professional Conservatori of Dance

of l'Institut del Teatre of Barcelona. When she finished the dance studies she is selected to dance with the Junior Genève

Ballet, directed by Patrice Delay and Sean Wood, where she worked with internationally renowned choreographers as

Patrick Delacroix, Ken Ossola, Lucinda Childs, Kirsten Debrock or Stijn Celis. After her stay in Switzerland, she joined

Ballet Biarritz, directed by Thierry Malandain , choreographer and dancer, touring France and Spain.

Now is part of the contemporary dance company Psicoproject en moviment, directed by Jordi Soler, performing shows in

various theaters of Barcelona and Madrid. She works as an interpreter in the performances Los que me quieren me

llaman Fede and Las García, and as a creator and performer in the performances Final de trajecte a collective creation

premiered in Barcelona in June 2015 and the short piece L'origen. The next project to be carried out, with residence in

Can Felipa, Homo tecnologicus is a co-creation with Jordi Soler.

She also has a degree in Humanities and have the master of Comparative Studies of Art, Literature and Thought.






Chris Jäger

Chris Jäger is a freelance contemporary dancer and choreographer living in Berlin, Germany. As part of the season 2014/2015 cast of the Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company he toured the companies repertoire through Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With his own choreographic work he got invited to the finals of internationally renowned competitions and festivals. In 2012 he joined Staatstheater Tanz Braunschweig and was working with choreographers like Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, Annabelle Bonnery, Antje Pfundner, Jan Pusch, Katrin Hall a.o.

Chris studied contemporary dance at the BA Tanz program at HfMDK Frankfurt am Main. During his studies he worked with choreographers like William Forsythe, Ioannis Mandafounis, Toula Limnaios, JG Weis, Marguerite Donlon, Dieter Heitkamp, Regina van Berkel and danced in several pieces by Jiri Kylian, Pascal Touzeau, Christian Spuck, a.o. Before his studies he was holder of a singing scholarship at Musikschule Kassel e.V. and worked in several projects with Johannes Wieland dance company at Staatstheater Kassel.



Oskar Malinowski, Katarzyna Gorczyc

Oskar Malinowski - graduate of the Theatre Academy L. Solski in Krakow, Department of Dance Theatre in Bytom. In 2015 he received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for the Arts . His project ''coś/ktoś'' was awarded during ''X Ogólnopolskie Spotkania z Monodramem'' in Suwałki. His graduation performances:”Working Title EGO'' directed by Jens van Daele and ''Ubu Król'' directed by Jerzy Stuhr. In 2015 his most recent solo choreography ''KINGWAY'' was presented at the finals ''321 TANIEC'' in Cracow; ''Ekotopie kultury'' in Katowice; ''Solo Dance Contest'' in Gdańsk. Performance “#DBRMPP " directed by Gorczyca//Malinowski (2016) won first place for choreography competition 321_TANIEC in Krakow. Currently exists in performances ''Profanum'' directed by K. Wawrzuta (2013); ''Życie męczy'' directed by K. Gorczyca (2015), “we are not superheroes” directed by K. Wawrzuta (2016);„Leni Riefenstahl. Epizody niepamięci” directed by Ewelina Marciniak (2016).


Katarzyna Gorczyca - graduate of the Theatre Academy L. Solski in Krakow, Department of Dance Theatre in Bytom. Her diploma performances : "Superheroes 10/9" dir. Blazej Peszek, "Working Title EGO" dir. Jens Van Daele, "Ubu the King" dir. Jerzy Stuhr. Awarded on: National Festival of Contemporary Monodrama in Warsaw (monodrama "Virginity", 2009), I Połczyński Dance Festival (performance "Samsara", 2013), choreographic contest 3..2..1 dance in Krakow ("#DBRMPP" 2016 r). Co-founder of the LineAct group (performance "En- rooted", “ Entangled”) The director of the performance "Life tired" (finals Entree in Entertainment Theatre in Chorzów). Currently assistant director Brian Michaels, with whom collaborated on the play "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Department of Dance Theatre in Bytom and in the international production "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Folkwang Shakespeare Festival- 2016 Essen. In 2016, he joined the board of the Zamiast Theatre in Lodz.


Rita Závodszky, Laura Tóth

Laura Tóth and Rita Závodszky has been graduated in BCDA. Their first cooperation was introduced by MoTus Dance Company, the title of the performance is Yin. Rita performs at Hungarian Art of Movement Company as a guest performer, while she also dances and as a contributing producer creates freelance performances. Currently she attends BCDA at Master level. Laura is the founder of MoTus Dance Company and teaches amateurs at MoTus Dance Academy. She was co-creater and co-choreographer of “Untold weekdays” an award winning duet in 2015.


Fabio Liberti

Born in Italy in 1981 Fabio Liberti has graduated at Codarts-Rotterdam Dance Academy in 2004.
After graduation Fabio has been engaged full time in: Conny Janssen Danst (Holland), Stadttheater Hildesheim (Germany), Stadttheater Sankt Gallen (Switzerland), AIEP-Ariella Vidach (Italy), Danish Dance Theatre (Denmark).
As choreographer he has taken part to several young choreographers productions in Germany, Switzerland and Denmark.
In 2013 he received Third Prize at Copenhagen International Choreography Competition. In 2014 he received Critic Award at Hannover International Choreography Competition. In 2015 Fabio has been commissioned to choreograph “Carmina Burana” for Danish Dance Theatre national tour. In the same year he got selected to be part of NAO Performing Festival in Milan, Italy.

In 2016 Fabio was commissioned to choreograph for Dark Circles Contemporary Dance in Dallas, Texas, and was selected for Permutazioni Choreographic Residency in Torino, Italy.


Paweł Malicki

Paweł Malicki (1983) soloist, choreographer and pedagogue of Polish Dance Theater in Poznan. Pedagogue of dance in Ballet School in and at the University School of Physical Education in Poznan (Poland), and workshops. Dance education: Secondary Ballet School in Poznan, National School for Culture Workers in Kalisz, specialization: Contemporary dance, Higher School BA diploma in the specialization: Education, Master degree and Diploma of Choreography at The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Cooperated with choreographers such as: Ohad Naharin, Jo Stromgren, Ewa Wycichowska, Jacek Przybyłowicz, Yossi Berg, Yoshiko Waki, Takako Matsuda, Thierry Verger, Iwona Pasinska, Krystyna Mazurówna. Awarded for his work: laureate of “The best duo performance” prize at the International Solo&Duo Dance Festival in Budapest 2008, first prize in polish TV for young artists “Creative Valley” 2009, “White Lilac” prize for popular artists 2009, scholarship “Young Poland” from polish Department of Culture 2013, Medal of Young Art 2015. Author of many choreographies and performances: “46”, “Few steps from\to love”, “Mat”, “secondhand”, “The Unknown”, triptych “Hello, My Friend!”, “Hello, Stranger”, Hello. And Goodbye”, “Chronicles of the Future Time: The Living History. The Subject of the Thought”.


Dorotea Saykaly

Canadian dancer, Dorotea Saykaly, currently lives in Sweden and has been working with the Goteborg Danskompani since 2014. Since joining the company, she has worked with choreographers Ina Christel Johannessen, Michael Keegan-Dolan, Marina Mascarell and Saburo Teshigawara and Alan Lucien Oyen. She has also performed works by Sidi-Larbi Cherkaoui and Hiroaki Humeda.
Prior to this, she worked in Montreal with Compagnie Marie Chouinard from 2006 to 2014, touring internationally with the company and performing lead roles such as Marie Chouinard’s “Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune". While in Montreal, Dorotea experimented with the mediums of screen dance and installation work. She co-created, choreographed and performed in the screen dance films “PAINTED” (2012) and “Brief Candle” (2013) which were featured in international film festivals such as Dance Camera West in LA, Cinedans in Amsterdam, Dance on Camera in NY and Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal. Her installation "In A Box" was created for and presented in the Harlem Arts Factory Fest in New York City in 2013.

She choreographed the solo “UNraveling” which was presented in Goteborg in May 2016 at 3Vaningen.


Carmelo Segura

Carmelo Segura - Artistic Director & Choreographer

He received diploma in Dance & Performing Arts from the Millennium Dance school in London. He was awarded a scholarship for 3 years and received a distinction of merit on his graduation. During his time in London he formed part of the Royal Opera House ballet and perfomed in several West End productions.

On his return to Spain, he founded his own dance company in Madrid in 2013. The Company receives support and funding from Inaem (Spanish Arts Council) Centro de Danza Canal, Spanish National Dance Company, Sgae (Spanish Performing Rights Society) and Teatro del Bosque.

Carmelo Segura created few works for the company, Walking City, State of Mind, Man, Tempo, Relatos, 34/35 and Osaka.

As well as creating new works for his own company he has also been commissioned by leading international companies to create pieces for their dancers. Such as, Ballet Jovem palacio das artes, Belo Horizonte, Brasil, Sao Paulo Companhia de Dança on emerging choreographers program, Bale da Ciudade de Sao Paulo, Choreographic research at the headquartes. MDD company, London, UK, Links dance company, Autralia.


• Act festival, Best Performance for Osaka – 2016
• Talent Madrid, Dance award for State of Mind - 2014
• International ADAE dance festival, Best Dance piece for Walking City – 2013



Didier Theron

Didier Theron as born in Béziers, in south of France, lives and works in Montpellier. Studied dance with masters as Merce Cunningham, Dominique Bagouet, Trisha Brown. In 1987, founded his own company, created his first piece “Les partisans” and received the first prize for choreography from Dominique Bagouet, president of the jury at the Festival “Les Hivernales d’Avignon”. First tour in Japan in Tokyo and Mito in 1993, received in 1995-1996 a Villa Medicis Scholarship for a residence at the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto - Japan. In 2010 his piece “HARAKIRI” is nominated for three Robert Helpmann Awards in Australia. In 2013 received the first prize of SETOUCHI International Contemporary Art Triennale in Japan for the performance of “GONFLES / vehicules”. In 2016 He was invited at the Palais de l’Elysée for the reception in honor of Sir Peter Cosgrove, gouverneur general of Commonwealth of Australia after many exchanges of Company last ten years with Australia.

The dance company presents its work at prestigious theaters and develops co-operation in Europe –Great Britain (The Place – London), Scotland (Tramway – Glasgow / Edinburgh Festival), Germany (Mousonturm – Frankfurt / Halleschen Ufer – Berlin / Aachen – Ludwig Forum), Czech Republic (Prague), Slovakia, Ukraine (Kiev Theater / Odessa Theater); in Spain (Sevilla Festival / Valencia Festival VEO); in Asia – in Japan (Shizuoka - Performing Arts Festival / Tokyo), in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Art Festival); in India and Pakistan; in Australia (Perth – Pica – His Majesty/Performance Space- Sydney), in the USA (Dance Space Project – New York).



Fernando Troya

Fernando Troya (16/05/89) was born in Madrid, Spain. There he did his classical training at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid (2004-08). Right after graduating he went to Germany to dance first with Goyo Montero (2008-10) and then with Stephan Thoss (2010-11).

He joined Netherlands Dance Theatre II on 2011. After 3 years with the company, he started freelancing as an independent young choreographer, teacher, performer and repetitor. He stages works mainly for Alexander Ekman, but also for Ivan Perez and Jiri Pokorny.

As a choreographer he has done his own productions like ‘Essential Rights’, a research in childhood, bulling and parenting; or ‘Withering’, recently awarded in the Stuttgart Solo Festival and to be presented at Warsaw Zawirowania Dance International Choreographic Competition.

Just had his first world premiere at the Finnish National Theatre with Uncertain Distance, work created for Ballet Finland. And will create for the Budapest Dance Theatre in the coming months to present the work at the National Theatre of Hungary.

*Fernando Troya is currently doing a BA in Choreography at the Superior Conservatory of Dance Maria de Avila in Madrid. His main focus nowadays is to develop a choreographic vision and vocabulary that allows him to talk about what matters to him (link to philosophy). He is also very interested in getting closer to the theatre world, and considers to do a MA in theatre direction in the near future.


Tomer Zirkilevich

Tomer Zirkilevich is an Israeli Choreographer, director, performer and teacher, based in Berlin. Graduate of The School of Dance Arts of Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv; Studied theatre, dance and composition at Studio Play and at the preparatory course at the Nisan Native Drama Studio.
Choreographer and dancer in the pieces: "Like Father Likes Son (part 2),"LOVERS1" together with Shlomo Lieberman, “What have i got?”; Co-creator of the piece “Un/Known” with Sharon Hilleli-Assa; Choreographer and director of the piece “Auf Wiedersehn”; Co-creator and performer of the piece “Tigers” by Sharon Reshef Armony; Creator and dancer of the piece “Like Father Likes Son” (part 1); dancer in “Fons Amoris” by Niv Sheinfeld. Received a study scholarship from the Caesarea Fund for outstanding dance-theatre students. Was awarded the Oded Kotler Prize for young artists in Ashdod.