Dance teachers & choreographers

Our experienced and qualified lecturers

We believe that the quality of instruction is paramount to the success of our Balance 1 dancers. That’s why the Dance Academy has assembled a team of experienced and qualified dance teachers who are passionate about teaching and dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Our lecturers have extensive professional dance experience and have trained with renowned institutions and dance companies around the world. They bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and industry connections to the classroom, ensuring that you receive the highest quality of training. And not only they possess exceptional technical skills but also have the ability to inspire and motivate. They understand the unique challenges and joys of a career in dance and are committed to nurturing and guiding you every step of the way. With their guidance, you will be able to refine your technique, develop your own artistic voice, and navigate the dance industry with confidence. The team teaches our Contemporary Dance Education, the Dance Intensive program and the Pre-Professional Dance Training.

Miriam Drechsler


Miriam Drechsler Artistic Direction, Rehearsal Supervision Miriam completed her dance education in in Berlin, New York, London and Paris (among others Judith Jamison, Bill T. Jones, Takako Asakawa, Milton Myers). To unite the experience and knowledge...

Stephanie Drechsler


Stephanie Drechsler Executive Board, Naturopath Completed her formation in acting, dancing and singing in Berlin, Milan, London and Paris. For many years she was a member of the acting studios „Jack Garfein“, „Jack Waltzer“ (both from the...

Philipp Krüger


Philipp Krüger Lecturer for Classical Ballet, Floor Barre, Dance Theory Born in Berlin, Philipp Krüger graduated from the Palucca Schule Dresden and has performed numerous pieces of dance repertoire including Maurice Béjart’s...

Johanna Aubrun


Johanna Aubrun Lecturer for Classical Dance, Floor Barre Johanna completed her formation at the state ballet school in Leipzig (from 1992-2002) and was asked to join the Leipziger Ballett right upon graduating. She started performing with the company...

Lydia Klement


Lydia Klement Lecturer for Contemporary Dance, Composition, Gyrokinesis, Yoga, Choreographer Lydia is a freelance dancer and choreographer since 1995. Participations in numerous theatre productions as well as in the event area, among others C....

Ortrun Stanzel


Ortrun Stanzel Lecturer for Contemporary Dance, Modern Dance (Graham), Partnering, Applied Anatomy, Composition, Choreographer Ortrun Stanzel lives in Berlin and has been working as a freelance artist in the fields of contemporary dance and fine arts...

Cristina Perera


Cristina Perera Lecturer for Modern Dance (Horton), Composition, Partnering, Choreographer, International audition director Cristina Perera had her dance education in classical Ballet at the Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro and Salle Pleyel in...

Salvatore Siciliano


Salvatore Siciliano Lecturer for Contemporary Dance, Modern Dance, Choreographer Salvatore was born in Cosenza, Italy, where he studied for many years piano and painting. He attended the Brera Academy of Arts, in Milan and graduated at the Accademia...

Rachel Tack


Rachel Tack Lecturer for Modern Dance (Horton), Jazzdance Rachel was born in Pennsylvania, USA. She completed her BA in dance and physical therapy at James Madison University where received several dance scholarships and was named the 2013...

Dioni Birmpili


Dioni Birmpili Lecturer for Jazzdance Dioni Birmpili started her dance career at a very young age in her home town Schweinfurt. Being part of the DDC Company, she had her first huge performances with „Breaking´ Mozart“ at the Wintergarten Berlin...

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