Born in 1969 in Austria. Studied journalism and history at the University of Vienna. Since June 2012 artistic and financial director of SZENE Salzburg and festival Sommerszene and head of the European network apap – advancing performing arts project. From 2008 until 2012 curator for International Sommerfestival Hamburg at Kampnagel together with artistic director Matthias von Hartz. From 2007 until 2009 responsible curator of the City of Vienna for funding in the performing arts. 2005 until 2007 project leader for the European network IDEE – Initiatives in Dance through European Exchange. From 2004 until 2007 production and tour manager for Austrian choreographer Philipp Gehmacher. From 2000 until 2004 responsible production manager for the newly founded Tanzquartier Vienna and for KunstenfestivaldesArts in Brussels. From 1997 until 2000 production manager for several artists working in the field of performing arts/choreography in Vienna. Before, journalist for weekly magazine in Vienna.
1990 Graduated in French language and literature and in Comparative literature 1991-1992 DEA in Contemporary French Literature at Université Paris VIII Free-lancer in culture as translator, translating contemporary French literature, classic literature, theatrical pieces and essays in human sciences. Since 2003 she has been a free-lance dancer/choreographer of contemporary dance. Coordinated and help initiate the first Slovene contemporary choreographers and dance pedagogues holding work-shops abroad. First working as a dancer in non-institutional projects (Dance Theatre Ljubljana, Movens) and in theatrical performances (Mladinsko Theatre). She started doing choreographic work in team-projects and choreographies for theatre performances. Her solo projects were always developed in close dialogue with artists working in other disciplines. In her first (Pathtraders, 1994) and second pieces (Quintet, 1997) she confronted herself and her co-dancers with the physical presence of musicians and their instruments. For The volume of the skin (2000) she worked with visual artist D. Grassi who made a video work for her piece. In the solo Group portraits (2003, Rhodes) she collaborated with the painter Angelos Spartalis. Since 2003 she has been collaborating in dance and theatrical projects as an assistant or performer. In 1996 she co-choreographed the piece Kelkemo with the French hip-hop group Acrorap (Lyon), a dancing echo of the war in ex-Yugoslavia. She was one of the founders of the Slovene Contemporary Dance Association. In the years 1990-1996 she was writing reports about dance and theatre performances for Radio Student, newspaper Republika, magazine Maska.
Eddie Nixon is Director of Theatre and Artist Development at The Place in London. Eddie started tap and ’modern’ dancing classes when he was 5 years old. He also loved singing and acting and appeared in The Sound of Music and Bugsy Malone in London’s West End. As a teenager he was a member of the youth dance company at Swindon Dance. After studying Chemistry at Bristol University he changed career direction somewhat and gained a BA (Hons) and MA at London Contemporary Dance School. For 12 years he performed for a wide range of companies and choreographers including New Adventures, The Featherstonehaughs, Protein Dance, DV8 Physical Theatre, Adventures In Motion Pictures, Rosemary Lee, Aletta Collins and Mark Bruce. In 2004 Eddie was awarded a Fellowship from The Clore Leadership Programme. He began working as Associate Director of The Place in 2005, programming theatre seasons and leading the theatre’s projects and artist development programmes. He was appointed to the role of Director in 2009. During this period he has initiated many new season programs and projects at The Place – Work Place, Pivot Dance, Exit Visa, Choreoroam, Summer House, Currency, Touchwood and Fringe at The Place, as well as developing established season programs such as Resolution!, Spring Loaded and the Place Prize for Dance. He is the UK representative for the Aerowaves network and represents The Place on the National Dance Network and European Dancehouse Network.