Valentina Migliorati

Dancer

Valentina Migliorati was born on 1986 in Brescia, Italy. She studied rhythmic gymnastics from age 6 to 15 and competed from 1996 to 2001, attending the National Championship in 2000 and 2001. Along with gymnastics she also trained in ballet with Nadja Bussjen.
At the age of 22, she entered the DanceHaus Academy, state department of contemporary dance in Milan under the direction of Susanna Beltrami. She graduated in 2011. After graduation she danced and collaborated in different projects in Milan and Genoa, with the young theater company “ControRilievi”, and with the choreographer Valentina Benedetti. After moving to Berlin in 2013, she started to work with the Brasilian choreographer Clebio Oliveira in Ugly and XXX- ein Versteckspiel. She danced for many creations with the Siciliano Contemporary Ballet and in many other projects like Selfportrait 24 directed from Marcela Giesche, Park Bennets Films' video with Choreography by Kianì del Valle and the movie Le printemps sauvage, a project from the French director Salma Cheddadi, with the support of the Centre the Pompidou of Paris. She is a founding member of Siciliano Contemporary Ballet.

Maria Carmela Giannoccari

Dancer

Marika was born on the 14th July, 1992 in Martina Franca, Italy. In 1996 she started to study classical dance in Locorotondo (Bari, IT). She started to study contemporary dance in 2006 and graduated from DanceHaus – Accademia di Susanna Beltrami in Milan in June 2014.
Marika received first place in the competition BariDanza 2009, category Ballet Senior. She worked as a dancer and performer in Dance Gala with Andrè de la Roche, Body and Light, a collaboration with the European Institute of Design in Milan, La Darsena ritrovata, Milan Dance EXPO, blenDRUMStheatre with Leonard Eto, FiveHorizons : the first international Pearl Jam photo exhibition, the site specific creation Dancing Island Amorgos (GR), and UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony 2015.
She also worked in 2 TV programs and a film as a background actress and dancer.
She moved to Berlin in October 2014, and in July 2015 she started to work with Siciliano Contemporary Ballet.

Rachel Tack

Dancer

Rachel was born in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. where she began studying dance at Hershey School of Dance under the direction of Kelly Strange. Rachel completed her BA in dance and physical therapy at James Madison University where received several dance scholarships and was named the 2013 outstanding dance graduate.
Rachel has studied at the American Dance Festival and Pennsylvania Regional Ballet and with many companies including Amy Marshall Dance Company and CityDance D.C. After graduation, Rachel worked as a teaching assistant with Attack Theatre in Pittsburgh. In October 2013, she moved to Berlin to work with Isabel Gotzkowsky in the CrossoverProjekt. Rachel began working with Siciliano in early 2014 and is a founding member of Siciliano Contemporary Ballet. She has recieved her Master of Arts in Dance Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London where she was a member of the Transitions Dance Company and a Leverhulme Arts Scholar.

Emmy Louise Thomsen

Dancer

Emmy was born in Lynge, Denmark near Copenhagen. In 2012 she completed her dance training at Stepz in Copenhagen. She continued her education in Munich, Germany at Iwanson International School of Contemporary dance. During her training she worked with choreographers such as Jan Kodet, Jochen Heckman, Katja Wacther and Caroline Finn. After her education she worked for Black Box Dance Company in Holstebro, Denmark where she performed in pieces by Fotis Nicolau, Mari Carrasco, Melody Putu, Thomas Bentin, Stephanie Thomasen and artistic director Marie Brolin Thani. Emmy joined Siciliano Contemporary Ballet in August of 2017.

Marie Theres Zechiel

Dancer

Marie was born and raised in Göttingen (Germany) where she began her dance training under the former dancer of Bolshoi-Theatre Boris Spassov and continued her pre-professional dance education with the teachers Rebecca Schütt and Judith Kara.
In 2008 Marie moved to Hamburg for studying dance and dance teaching at Lola Rogge Schule. She continued her studies in London, where she graduated in 2012 from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. Right after graduation Marie was invited to join the Ombetja Yehinga Organisation Dance Company in Windhoek (Namibia) to devise and perform the piece “Magda”. Since 2013 Marie is based in Berlin/Germany and collaborated with various Ensembles and Choreographers, such as the Das Da Theater Ensemle , Clébio Oliveira, Gerda Raudonikis, Kiani del Valle and Isabel Gotzkowsky.Marie began working with Siciliano in early 2014 and is a founding member of Siciliano Contemporary Ballet.

Matresanch

Composer

Matresanch was born in Genoa, Italy. He began studying opera at a young age while also experimenting with electronic music and manipulation through tape recorder and then computers. He later abandoned opera singing and briefly explored the musical scene.

In 2013 he moved to Berlin to attend dBs Music Berlin where he began collaborating with contemporary dance choreograpehrs. He has been working intensely with Salvatore Siciliano writing music for six works premiering between 2014 and 2015. In October 2014 he collaborated with Clébio Oliveira, a brazilian choreographer, writing the music for XXX – ein Versteckspiel and collaborated with him and São Paulo Companhia de Dança on the project Museu Dançante writing the music for “Coreogravity” and “Céu Cinzento” which debuted in São Paulo at the MAM – Museu De Arte Moderna in February 2015.

In 2015 he began working with director Dafna Maimon on one of her short films called The She The He and also on a video installation project that shown in Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, in September 2015. He then worked with director Savio Debernardis on his film-doc Play shown in Paris in spring 2015. He is currently working with Siciliano Contemporary Ballet to the new show GOTTLOS and with Clébio Oliveira for his new show Tiefsee, both of them debut in fall 2015.

Underskin

Photographer & Video Director

Underskin was born in Vicenza, Italy in 1989. His work in photography took him to San Diego where he studied and refined his artistic vision.
In 2015 he moved to Berlin where he has established himself as a freelancer. His work ranges from experimental and editorial work to promotional material.
His photography has been shown in the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza and later in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, as well as other venues around Europe. In 2017 he brought to light his first short film, Connection, which was screened in the 2017 Verona Film Festival and in galleries in Berlin.
Underskin considers photography and videography as an expressive means, which transcends the reality all around. It is the main key to access the "Unseeable".

Chizu Kimura

Ballet Master

Chizu Kimura was born in Japan and moved to the U.K. to study at the Legat School of Dance and London Studio Centre. After studying, she joined the Vienna Festival Ballet in London in 2002.
In 2005 she moved to Berlin and worked as a freelance dancer. She worked with Documenta 12, SETanztheater, Micheal Rooney, RØRSTRØMSK, Angus Balbernie, Norman Douglas, Yui Kawaguchi and Flying Steps.
Since December 2009, she has been a classical ballet instructor and is also a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® trainer. She joined the company as ballet master in 2017.

Sara Migliorati

Costume Designer

Sara Migliorati was born in Brescia, Italy in 1986 and developed a passion for design and particularly for theater and stage costumes from a young age. In 2005, she graduated from the Scientific-Art school Leonardo Institute in Brescia. She continued her studies in modern literature at Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and after attended the Fashion Accademy Istituto Moda Industriale, where she wrote her thesis “Comme des garcones–Japanese fashion beginning from the early 20th century„ and graduated with top marks. Sara took part of several national contests for young fashion desiger such as “Stil daunia ModaII„ in Foggia and “Vesti la musica...in abito da sera„ in Desenzano del Garda.
She was selected as an intern for Ame Soeur based in Berlin where she designed several items for the Spring/Summer collection 2013 shown at fashion week in Paris. After the internship she collaborated with the shop Wardrobe in Brescia where she created and sold unique handmade pieces.
In 2014 she started her collaboration with Siciliano Contemporary Ballet for the productions Orikbem, Pierrot, and The world in the void out there. Sara has also designed for German singer Florian Korty for the festival LS Stadtfest 2015 and created the collection „Hybrid” for the contest International Talent Support 2015.

Miss Natasha Enquist

Electro-Accordion Chanteuse

Miss Natasha Enquist is a Professional Accordionist and Singer, Actress and Model based in Berlin, Germany. Originally from British Columbia, Canada, she studied classical piano and dance as a child, and voice and accordion since then.
Her previous dance performance experience has been with SNAFU Dance Theatre (Victoria BC, Canada) and collaborated with Hoopnotica's Jacqui Becker for a dance piece in Prague CZ at the first annual Hoopurbia Festival.
Enquist has performed her way from Canada, within theatre and with several of her own musical ensembles as well as with Walt Disney World. Now residing in Berlin, Germany, she has performed at the Wintergarten Varieté and has four of her original songs on the soundtrack for the Berlin-based short film The Birthday.
She focuses on progressing with her dreamy, dark, romantic sound of mixing electronic music with her accordion chanteuse style. She has a debut album coming out this autumn 2015, which focuses on sound design and distortion done all with her accordion, combined with her voice and electronic beats.