Team of Divadlo Štúdio tanca
We are people from different continents, from different cultures and with different experiences in the field of culture and arts work. Diversity sometimes unites us and sometimes divides us. We see it as a challenge and a way to push ourselves and expand our horizons. We value common understanding and count on daily surprises.
We value common understanding and count on daily surprises.
Lucia Kašiarová graduated from the J. L. Bella Conservatory in Banská Bystrica, the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and the Academy of Arts in Prague. She was a founding member of the art ensemble of Divadlo štúdio tanca. She is the founder of ALT@RT and the artistic director of the creative space Studio ALTA. Since 2022 she is also the director of Divadlo Štúdio tanca.
Zebastián Méndez Marín
Zebas is originally from Costa Rica. He attended Conservatorio El Barco (Costa Rica), and his notable projects include EU.GENUS (Honey and Dust) and What the body does not remember (Ultima Vez). In October 2021, Divadlo Štúdio tanca premiered PUNK PAJAMA PARTY, a project created by a team of artists led by Zebastián and Lívia Balážová MM. Since 2022, he has been the artistic director at Divadlo Štúdio tanca.
Tibor comes from Bytča and has been working in Divadlo Štúdio tanca since 2004. His first full-length choreographic debut was the dance production The Tower of Babel (2013), for which he won the Slovak Literary Fund Prize. In 2015, he successfully performed the duet Androgén as a reaction to the then unpleasant situation in the Banská Bystrica region, Right Angle (2018) as part of the project 3x 20 Men. And the latest dance production Touch of Alžbeta (Dotyk Alžbety) (2022) as a tribute to Alžbeta Gwerk Göllner. He is the recipient of the TAOS Dance Personality of the Season Award (2009).
Miška comes from Žilina, where she started her 20 years long dance journey. She is a multiple Slovak champion and has won several medals at the European and World Championships (IDO). She has collaborated with Zuzana Burianová, Tomáš Nepšinský on various dance projects and participated in creative workshops with various artists. Since 2016 she has been a member of the artistic ensemble of Divadlo Štúdio tanca. She also leads movement and dance classes for children in the theater.
Originally from Malaysia, he lived and studied in Hong Kong. Since September 2019, he is a member of the artistic ensemble of Divadlo Štúdio tanca. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and graduated with a first class honours degree in Contemporary Dance. In 2017, Jason created his choreographic debut entitled Kill Your Darlings. He initiated the formation of STAGE Creators Collective, an interdisciplinary artistic team. As of 2019, he has a dance podcast called The Background Dancer.
Indira studied at SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria, graduating in 2017. She began her dance education at the National School of Dance and Choreography “Marcelle Bonge de Devaux” in Guatemala City (2003-2008) and later continued her dance training in Costa Rica at the El Barco Conservatory (2010-2013). In addition to her formal training, she has attended intensive workshops with Edivaldo Ernesto on several occasions. She is currently a dancer at Divadlo Štúdio tanca in Banská Bystrica and is also working on independent projects in Central America and Europe.
Diego Álvarez Sanóu
He started training at the age of 19 in Olympic gymnastics, and at the age of 20 he began training as a dancer at the “Conservatory El Barco” in Costa Rica. He started a project with his brothers called Tres Hermanos and created the REVES workshop festival, which is attended by people from all over the world. In 2014, he received the “Best Company Dance Award” in Costa Rica for his work both inside and outside the border. He has been invited to various workshops and has performed his work in festivals in countries such as China, Australia, France, Russia, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Argentina, El Salvador, Colombia, Costa Rica and more.
She was born and raised in Malaysia. After graduating from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA) in 2019, Cindy joined a postgraduate company called BODHI PROJECT Dance Company at SEAD. In addition to being a performer, Cindy has also created her own choreographies such as Parasite, Amidst the F.O.G. and F.O.G. She has also collaborated with directors and filmmakers on documentaries – Darren Tan’s I Don’t Walk, I Dance, which premiered in Macau, Hamburg, Taiwan and the Netherlands, and on Mu Wang’s short film Unpoetic Poems, which premiered in Stuttgart.