International Teachers


Paul Jesseph Hickman

Paul Jesseph Base Hickman (Company performer and member of the Creative Advisory Board). Paul is a 2000 graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (School of Dance). In his final year he was awarded an opportunity to choreograph his peers in “Infected Kinaesthsia” which was performed in Sydney & Melbourne. He has performed works for various choreographers including Jane Mortiss, Anna Smith, Lambros Lambrou, Sandra Parker, Brett Daffy, Philip Adams, Lucy Guerin, Jane Blanche, Angela Wong and Paige Gordon.


Nejla Yatkin

Princess Grace Special Project Award from the Princess Grace Foundation in New York in 2009. Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship from the Princess Grace Foundation in New York in 2008. Metro DC Dance Award for “Outstanding Overall Production in a small venue” in 2006.  Metro DC Dance Award for “Outstanding Individual Dance” in 2006. Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch” in 2005. D. C. Mayor’s Arts Award for “Outstanding Emerging Artist” in 2004. Metro DC Dance Award for “Outstanding Multi-Media” in 2004. Metro DC Dance Award for “Outstanding Scenic Design” in 2003 Metro DC Dance Award for “Outstanding Individual Performer” in 2002. Dance USA Scholarship to attend the Dance USA/National Roundtable in Miami, Florida. 2002 “Vaslav Nijinski Award” for Contemporary Choreography (Kiev, Ukraine).2002 Winner of the category “best female modern solo” at the Music World 2000 (in Fivizzano, Italy). 2000.


Jonno Katz
is a performer, director, producer, editor, singer, musician and dancer. He is highly trained in theatrical improvisation and contact improvisation dance while also having extensive experience with Acroyoga and Capoeira.

The workshop is aimed at both people with professional aspirations as well as people wishing to explore an extraordinarily fun way to express and develop themselves as individuals.



Daniel Mang
Contact improvisation has been Daniel’s primary movement practice since 1986. He also does aikido and is strongly influenced by the Feldenkrais method, Body Mind Centering and ideokinesis. He has been teaching contact improvisation since 1990 – mostly in Europe, but also in South East Asia and Australia.


Sze Chan

Sze first started sharing weight when she was three, with all sorts of furniture. Today she is an improviser, creator, performer and contact dancer. She has shown her work and performed with dance and theatre productions in Singapore and internationally. Since 2012 she has facilitated and taught contact improvisation in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Netherlands and Sweden. Her approaches to movement are influenced by contact improvisation, yoga, martial arts, Body-Mind Centering and the Radical Contact movement.


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