Saskia Tindle was born in England in 1970 and received her Professional Dancers Diploma (contemporary and ballet dance) at the Ballet Rambert School in London in 1990. She was engaged as a ballet dancer at various theaters, for example at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf (under Paolo Bortoluzi and Heinz Spoerli), the National Ballet in Lisbon (under Armando Jorge) and the Staatstheater Braunschweig (under Pierre Wyss). She is a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance and gained the ZAM Certificate in Dance Medicine from the tamed Germany e.V with honors. She is currently studying at the University of Bern for the Masters Degree in Dance Science.
Andrew Greenwood is an international ballet master who has been working with top dance companies all over the world for about 30 years. After his friend and colleague was diagnosed with Parkinson’s he became dedicated to “health through dance” by developing his S2M methodology, an inclusive dance program incorporating a variety of aids ranging from movement pathologies to political advocacy for innovation in health care. He is Co-founder of the foundation Dance for Health (NL) educating professionals and establishing classes for specific medical conditions throughout the Netherlands (2012-2016); Board Director of the foundation Dance for Health Alliance, Sydney, Australia (2014 –now); Co-founder and director of the Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation acting on a European level (2015-now); Founder and creator of the Switch2Move program (2015); Educator of the S2M method for professionals from all over the world including Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Australia, Russia and others
Detlef Kappert is a psychotherapist who runs his own office and is the head of the Institut für Tanz- und Bewegungsdynamik in Essen. He studied Psychology andthe Art of Dance in Germany, the US and Haiti and has received a PhD for the connection of dance training and the teaching of perception with his concept of humanistic psychology. He taught this concept in Universities and training schools for a variety of professions including dance education, therapy and art in Germany, France, Ecuador, Spain, Poland and Switzerland.
Javier Cura has developed a methodical approach to movement applying it specifically to Physical theatre, Contact Improvisation, Tango and Somatic Movement. He has taught and performed in Dance Theatre, Contact Improvisation and Tango festivals worldwide. He has collaborated with the Berlin Free University on a research about expression in Contact Impro. He has been invited by the Royal London Hospital to develop a palliative movement treatment for Sickle Cell patients. He has also developed social theatre projects in Italy, Morocco and Germany.
Corinna Janson is a naturopath (Heilpraktikerin) and a dance teacher certified in Dance Medicine (ZAM Certificate by tamed e.V.) She devotes her professional activities primarily to the question of how far dance can contribute to maintaining people’s health. On the basis of her studies with Dr. Detlef Kappert, she developed the training concept of Tanzhologie® . In her dance studio in Bad Kreuznach Corinna is teaching Ballet to recreational dancers of all ages and Tanzhologie to adults. Currently she is studying Dance Science at the University of Berne (Switzerland) in the MAS degree program.