After his training in dance in his hometown in Germany and later London, Hannes was offered a place in the unique European interdisciplinary program D.A.N.C.E. (Dance Apprentice Network aCross Europe) where he was learning, working, creating and performing under the artistic direction of Angelin Preljocaj, Frédéric Flamand, Wayne McGregor and William Forsythe.
He then went on to join DV8 Physical Theatre as a performer in 2007, and was an original cast member of the critically acclaimed stage productions "To Be Straight With You" (2007-2009, nominated for an Olivier Award) and “Can We Talk About This?” (2010-2012), both conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson.
Hannes is currently DV8’s Creative Associate and plays the title character in their latest production “JOHN”.
Further, Hannes has also worked with Punchdrunk (UK), Wayne McGregor | Random Dance (UK), Thierry de Mey (B), Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre (IRL) and Akram Khan Company (UK), among others.
He has been a guest member of the contemporary teaching faculty of the English National Ballet School (UK), Iwanson international school for Contemporary Dance (D), and has taught workshops and classes internationally for schools and companies since 2007.
Ermira Goro started dance at Art Lyceum of Albania and graduated from the Greek National School of Dance. With scholarships from Koula Pratsika Foundation and Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) she continued her studies in New York where she collaborated with international dance companies and created her first choreographic works.
Her last work A Quiet Voice was presented last year at the Athens & Epidaurus Festival. Artists from all over the world who live and work in Greece interact to create a multicultural performance. Modern practice meets traditional dance to produce an innovative, personal and unique record of experiences.
In 2007 Ermira joined DV8 Physical Theatre as a performer to be part of the original cast of To Be Straight With You (2007-2009), Can We Talk About This? (2010-2012) as a performer as well as research and development / choreography assistant. Most recently, Ermira has been performing in DV8's current production JOHN.
Maurice Causey - Ballet
Maurice Causey is an American born European based artist. He began studying Ballet at the age of 15 in his hometown of Florence, Alabama with Patsy Hill and Michael McCadden. His training includes Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, School of the American Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre School, and the Joffery Ballet in New York City.
Maurice was for eight years a Principal Dancer with William Forsythe's Frankfurt Ballet. He has also danced with the Cleveland Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and as Principal Dancer with the Gothenburg Ballet in Sweden.
Mr. Causey has been Ballet Master for both the Royal Swedish Ballet (2002-2003) and The Netherlands Dance Theatre 1 (2004-2010). He has choreographed original works for companies including The Netherlands Dance Theatre 1, Northwestern Dance Project, Hubbard Street 2,Milwaukee Ballet, Company C, Stockholm 59 North, Augsburg Ballet, Tanz Luzern Theatre, Ballet Arabesque of Sofia , Bulgaria and dance company iMEE of which he is Resident Choreographer. Maurice has also guest taught for companies such as Norwegian National Ballet, Cullberg Ballet, NDT 1 and 2, Royal Swedish Ballet, Norwegian Institute of the Arts, HJS in Amsterdam and Wayne McGregors Random Dance in London, England. Maurice has been on Juries for several Ballet Competitions and has taught at The Prestigious Varna International Ballet Competition and The II International Baltic Ballet Competition in Riga, Latvia. He has choreographed for Galas and Schools throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Korea and Australia (Khio) and as well stages Ballets by William Forsythe. He has given workshops of creative and choreographic movement and teaches Forsythe's improvisational Technologies around the world. He has been featured in several short films, documentaries, publications about dance and is currently a patron for the Austinmer Dance Theater in Australia directed by Michelle Forte. He is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Melanie Pappenheim - Voice
As a theatre performer, Melanie has devised work with many leading multi-media groups such as Lumiere & Son, DV8 Physical Theatre (Strange Fish) and the CLOD Ensemble (An Anatomie in Four Quarters).
Other performances include parts in: Misper (Glyndebourne); Saint Joan (National Theatre); Dr Dee (Manchester International Festival/ENO); Home (Tour); Hearing Voices (Queen Elizabeth Hall/BBC Radio 3) and most recently she appeared in Peter Pan (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).
Melanie’s voice can be heard on many TV and film soundtracks including the upcoming Warner Brothers film of Pan directed by Joe Wright. Other recordings include: Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York; Dr Who, including the 2009 BBC Prom celebrating the music from hit TV series. Film appearances include The Alien, Strange Fish (DV8 Physical Theatre - winner of the Prix Italia) and Warren Beatty’s Coat by Station House Opera.
She has featured on many CD recordings most notably by the composer Jocelyn Pook with whom she has collaborated for over two decades. As a composer Melanie has written and recorded music for several BBC radio drama productions, plays and sound installations.
Alongside her work as a performer, Melanie has her own production company, FLAM PRODUCTIONS specialising in Voice Theatre and workshops. She enjoys leading voice and movement workshops and has worked with Protein Dance, Volcano Theatre, Jasmin Vardimon, Arthur Pita and is the company vocal coach for DV8 Physical Theatre.
Juliet Knight - Acting
Juliet is a director, actress and facilitator. She is also currently in the process of establishing her own theatre company to continue making work that is playful, honest, significant, authentic and collaborative.
Her directing credits include The Day After by Miran Hadzic (Vault Festival), White Boy by Tanika Gupta (Soho Theatre), Stars Over Kabul by Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Tramway Glasgow), Weekday Nights by Luke Barnes (Unicorn Theatre), Cardboard Dad by Alan Harris (Sherman Cmyru), Prime Resident by Stella Duffy (Soho Theatre), A Just Act by E.V Crowe (Clean Break Theatre), There are Mountains by Chloe Moss (HMP Askham Grange), Talking to Byron by Tanika Gupta: creative director of workshop (Tour/ performance at the Home Office), Sex, Tents and Sea Creatures with The National Youth Theatre and co directed with David Grewcock (Hackney Empire).
Juliet’s acting credits include: Caught in the Act by Ray Cooney (Vaudeville Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Creation Theatre Oxford), End of the World Romance (Lilian Baylis Theatre), Wuthering Heights (ACT Paris), Faust (Vienna’s English Theatre) and most recently Tomorrow by Sam Evans (White Bear)
She is a regular teacher at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Clean Break Theatre Company, The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and recently led acting workshops for the cast of DV8 Physical Theatre’s latest production, JOHN. Juliet’s approach to rehearsals involves creating a playful ensemble company: encouraging authentic, honest performances and offering a collaborative space for writers to develop new work.
Domenico Angarano - Musician
After his degree in jazz at the Conservatory of Napoli, Domenico Angarano attended masterclasses in Italy and New York, with artists such as Medeski Martin & Wood. He toured all over Europe and India, published several albums with the NY label 'Moonjune records' and specialized in arrangement and composition.
He is currently working as a composer for film and documentary music & sound design as well as for advertisements and started his own audio postproduction company (his clients now include AOL, Durex, Chevrolet).
He was introduced to the contemporary dance world in 2012 and has composed music for Riccardo Buscarini, Hagit Yakira, John Ross, Lee Brummer, Leila McMillan and currently works as a musician and composer.
Philip Feeney - Musician
Philip Feeney is a pianist and composer, specializing in composing music for dance. He has written works for many companies including several full length ballets for Northern Ballet Theatre, including Dracula and Cinderella, and one act ballets for Cullberg Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Scottish Dance Theatre and Rambert Dance Company with choreographer Didy Veldman. He has a forged a longstanding collaboration with choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan for Fabulous Beast, for whom he has written eight works, including Giselle and the Bull. Philip is currently musical director of Ballet Central.