Mareike Franz - Vita/Curriculum Vitae

  • 1988-2000 Pre-dance teaching (Ballet, Contemporary Dance) at the Dance Academy Brakel, Hannover, Germany 
  • 2000-2005 Completed her dance studies at Palucca School Dresden, Germany, with diploma and master degree
"Hommage à Palucca"; photo: Gabriele Gorgas
"Hommage à Palucca"; photo: Gabriele Gorgas

  • 2005-2006 Dance contract at Ballet Kiel, Germany
  • 2007-2012 Solo contract for choreographer Susanne Linke, international tours: Poland, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, New Zealand, Indonesia, Germany
"The Death and the Maiden" by Susanne Linke; rehearsal photo: Bettina Stoess
"The Death and the Maiden" by Susanne Linke; rehearsal photo: Bettina Stoess

  • 2008 Scholarship of the Young Academy of Arts Berlin
  • 2008-2014 Guest contract at Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, international tours: Germany, Spain, Brasil, Egypt, South Korea, Poland, Taiwan, Russia, Sweden, France, Italy, Belgium
"The Rite of Spring" by Pina Bausch; photo: Oliver Look
"The Rite of Spring" by Pina Bausch; photo: Oliver Look

  • 2009-2011 Dance contract at Folkwang Dance Studio, Germany
  • 2011-2014 Freelance dancer and freelance artistic activity working with choreographers Teet Kask (Estonia), Lars Scheibner (Russia/Germany), Avi Kaiser (Israel), Sergio Antonino (Italy), Lihito Kamiya (Japan), Rodolpho Leoni (Brazil); and starting to create own short solos
"Joanna Tentata" by Teet Kask; photos: Andres Adamson
"Joanna Tentata" by Teet Kask; photos: Andres Adamson

  • 2015-2017 Dance contract with Susanne Linke at Theater Trier, Germany

    Series of workshops for the theater students at the National Theater School, Delhi/India, summer 2015/17
  • 2018 Dancer and freelance artistic activity, France

    "Baggag", solo, played at the festival MIMOS OFF in Périgueux, July 2018

    Workshops for students of the International School of Mime Etienne Decroux, Paris

  • Teacher training in the GYROKINESIS® movement method ...
photo: PériGueuse
photo: PériGueuse

I am deeply grateful to:

Susanne Linke, Lars Scheibner, Peter Shub, Walter Vogel, Teet Kask, Avi Kaiser, Sergio Antonino, Urs Dietrich, Arila Siegert, Hanne Wandtke, Malou Airaudo, Enno Markwart, Michael Diekamp, Loni und Eckhard Brakel

The Academy of the Arts Berlin: Nele Hertling, Christian Schneegass, Renate Schubert, Marion Neumann

... and Camilo Clown