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Who We Are

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Birgit Aust

Founder & CEO

Diploma in political scienes, trainer, choreographer and founder of the eiskunst-werkstatt.


I explore the creative and artistic potential of dance on ice and build diverse bridges into new spaces.

Let's talk about Dance & Ice I created as a space to learn from and with each other and to make possible the encounter of different people with different backgrounds under the guidance of experts in dance mediation.

In this project we are approaching the ART in dance on ice with a wonderful team.

Elisa Siegmund

Tech Lead

Professional dancer and choreographer on ice and stage floor in the versatile world of modern and contemporary dance; graduated from Folkwang University of the Arts; among others, founder and artistic director of the research and performance project IceDanceTheater-Fusion and co-founder of UNFREEZE - Contemporary Ice Skating Festival Berlin.

The idea for Let's talk about Dance & Ice originated with Birgit Aust. Together we have been pioneers in the field of contemporary ice skating for many years. With my many years of experience in dance, with and without blades, I take over the artistic assistance in this project.


Maren Witte

PhD. in dance and literature, freelance dance dramaturge in Berlin, professor for theater and dance in social settings at the Hochschule für for Arts in the Social, Ottersberg.

I like to go ice skating a couple of times in winter with friends and family.

As a dance facilitator and founder of TANZSCOUT, Birgit approached me to moderate Let's talk about Dance & Ice, in order to open contemporary dance art to a non-specialist audience and to offer access, views and perspectives.

I am happy to bring my "insider knowledge" from the field of dance into the conversations and I am very excited to see how a connection to the ice will develop.

I think there is exciting potential slumbering here.

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Eva Blaschke

CMA (Certified Movement Analyst), dancer, trapeze dancer, dance educator, choreographer and instructor in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies Berlin as well as in dance education at TUT in Hannover and in dance therapy, Berlin.

I am happy to join the team in the 2nd series as a facilitator with my expertise in movement analysis.

As an artist I am especially interested in dealing with sensitivity. The exciting dialogue with live music, the sensual handling of material and the exploration of unusual stage spaces indoors and as outdoors have been driving me for a long time.

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Julia Heinrichs

Theater director and dance dramaturge, psychologist, coach and trainer. As an assistant director at the Schauspielhaus Zurich, she worked with Peter Brook, Peter Zadek and others. She has been working as a director for over ten years. Her productions have been shown at numerous festivals. She teaches performance at the F+F School of Art and Media Design.

As a dance dramaturge I have already accompanied several dance platforms such as "12MIN.MAX" for young choreographers. I am strongly interested in all forms of communication, such as special feedback formats.

The contact to Elisa and Birgit came about through the Berlin free performing arts scene. I am very excited about the connection between ice skating and contemporary dance and look forward to moderating the conversations about the pioneers in 20th century figure skating.

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