Ekaterine studied classical ballet at the State Ballet School in Berlin, and modern and contemporary dance at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. During her education she danced the role of Aurora in Sleeping Beauty by Jan Linkens at the Komische Oper Berlin. She was a guest dancer with the Tanztheater Wuppertal in the seminal work Rite of Spring by choreographer Pina Bausch. She has danced with the Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Staatstheater Kassel, La Compagnia dell‘Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome and the Stadttheater Gießen. She has worked with choreographers including Pina Bausch, Wayne McGregor, Jacopo Godani, Ismael Ivo, Robyn Orlin, Johannes Wieland, Lior Lev, Tarek Assam, David Williams and Mirko Hektor. During her engagement at the Stadttheater Gießen she choreographed two duets, A Closer Look and Das Grundgefühl. Since August 2012 she is based in Frankfurt, Germany working as a freelance artist. She worked as a performer with the collective Swoosh Lieu, Susanne Zaun and Marion Schneider, Richard Siegal and others. She co-choreographed The Beauty and the Beast for the Theaterhaus Frankfurt. Currently she is working on future projects for MuddyBoots, teaching professionals and children in dance, and performing as a dancer.
Jason Jacobs is a choreographer, dance teacher, rehearsal director and performer originally from Rochester, NY. His focus lies in the way knowledge is stored in the body and how exploratory approaches to physicality can be facilitated. He has created his own work and has danced internationally with Hofesh Shechter, Johannes Wieland, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and the North Carolina Dance Theater, among others. In 2014 he completed his Master in Contemporary Dance Education at the HfMDK Frankfurt. He was a lecturer for the dance department of the Anton Bruckner University in Linz (AT) and a guest lecturer at the Justus Liebig University Gießen and Zurich University of the Arts. Most recently, Jason worked as rehearsal and training manager for tanzmainz at the Staatstheater Mainz. Together with Ekaterine Giorgadze, he creates his own choreographic works as MuddyBoots and develops movement research projects. As part of his current research on physical empathy and its effects on social justice, he is creating a “handbook” for the embodiment, reflection and deconstruction of social and racial privileges. He is currently completing an Executive Master in Business Administration at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
Camilla Vetters – Light Designer and Dramaturgical Collaborator
Camilla studied Applied Theatre Sciences in Giessen (GER), as well as one year each in Vienna (Theatre Studies) and Istanbul (Contemporary Dance). She received a Masters degree with a thesis on temporality and authorship, regarding approaches to reconstruction in dance. During and after her education she worked in different constellations as performer, dramaturgy adviser, light designer (lately for Susanne Zaun, Lea Martini, Skart). She also pursues her own independent projects and research.
Konstantin Bessonov – Musical Collaborator (going places)
Born in Novosibirsk, Russia, Konstantin works as a musical composer, performer, DJ and journalist in Hamburg, Germany. He studied Systematic Musicology, Theater Sciences and German Literature at the University of Hamburg. As a co-founder of the musical performance groups HZWEIO and DIE MAEDCHEN AUS HAMBURG he explores the correlation and dependence between dance music and it’s movement potentials in formats of concerts, dance performances and sound installations. Recently he has been working for and collaborating with Victoria Hauke, Antoine Effroy, Chris Lechner, Andi Otto, Swanhild Kruckelmann, Brenda Isabel Steinecke Soto and Philipp van der Heijden, among others. Konstantin collaborated with MuddyBoots as a sound designer and performer for the production GOING PLACES. www.diemaedchen.bandcamp.com
Johannes Eimermacher – Musical Collaborator (doingthings and MORBUS)
Johannes lives and works in Brussels. He studied music at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen. Currently he is involved in multiple musical projects, creating and performing music for short films, videos, installations, performances, theater and dance pieces. Johannes has collaborated with MuddyBoots for the artistic research and performances of the project “doing things”.
Anastasia Ivanova – Performer (doing things)
Nastia was born in St.Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from the University for Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt in the department Contemporary and Classical Dance (ZuKT) in 2012. Nastia worked as an apprentice with The Forsythe Company (2013) and the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (2011). She has participated in a variety of international projects and workshops. Nastia has collaborated with Muddy Boots for the artistic research and performances of the project “doing things” in Outokumpu, Finland and Frankfurt am Main.
Christopher Basile – Costumer Designer (doing things)
Christopher studied dance in his hometown Pescara (Italy), continuning his studies in different styles in Rome (IALS). While studying Chinese Language and Oriental Culture at the Sapienza University in Rome he received a scholarship for dance in New York City at Alvin Ailey American Dance School. He participated in dance festivals throughout Italy and freelance projects in Stuttgart and Cologne (Germany) with choreographer Lior Lev. Beginning in 2010 he was engaged as a dancer by the Stadttheater in Giessen and then with the Staatstheater in Darmstadt. While working in Darmstadt he developed his passion for fashion, where he began design and creating his own garments. He is currently freelancing, participating in musical, theaterical productions, and concerts in and around Germany, and continuing to pursue his passion for sewing and making clothing.
Andrea Schuler – Performer (doing things)
Born in Taormina, Italy, Andrea began his ballet and contemporary dance training at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt. During his education, he performed choreographic pieces by Georg Reischl, Sjoerd Vreugdenhill, Peter Mika, Marco Santi, Ted Stoffer as well as excerpts from Enemy in the Figure and Herman Schmerman by William Forsythe, Political Mother by Hofesh Shechter, Symphony of Psalms by Jiří Kylián , Blue by Marguerite Donlon and Melodious Gimmick by Marc Sprandling. In 2012, Andrea worked with choreographer Kristina Veit in Kassandra.Sehen at the Hessiches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. He was an original cast member for Raphael Bianco’s Le Sacre with Compagnia EgriBiancoDanza in Turin. In 2013/2014, he performed as a guest artist with the National Theater Mannheim and the Saarländiches Staatstheater Saarbrücken. Andrea collaborated as a performer for the production “doing things” with MuddyBoots.
Andrew Maddick – Musical Collaborator and Performer (3:1)
Andrew has performed with the likes of Smokey Robinson, George Benson, The Bootleg Beatles, Kathryn Jenkins and Paolo Nutini, whose album Sunny Side Up he also plays on. Andrew performed on Sting’s DVD A Winter’s Night and toured the show to Paris and Germany. In 2008 he played violin and viola in the National Theatre’s production of Revenger’s Tragedy and in 2009 the Sam Mendes production of The Cherry Orchard at the Old Vic. Andrew is a principle musician for the Hofesh Shechter Company. With them he has toured extensively performing on violin, viola, electric guitar and bass. In 2011 Andrew collaborated with dancer Jason Jacobs on Yesterday’s Bird which they performed in Germany and London. In the same year Andrew composed the music for Small Giants, a short film shown at the One Young World Summit in Zürich. Having completed a Masters degree in music performance from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2004 Andrew moved to the UK to further his studies with Marianne Thorsen and Pete Lale. He was awarded a scholarship to attend the Dartington Summer School on Baroque violin in 2005 and in 2008 the Freiburg Academy on both baroque and modern violin. Andrew is currently working on a PhD on interdisciplinary collaboration at the University of Queensland Andrew performed 3:1 with MuddyBoots in 2013. www.andrewmaddick.com
Evie Poaros – Performer (MORBUS and going places)
Evie was born in England and began dancing at a young age. In 2010 she started her full time professional training in classical ballet and contemporary dance at the Akademie des Tanzes in Mannheim. In 2011 she moved to Frankfurt, continuing her training at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. Since starting her education, she has worked with choreographers such as William Forsythe, Richard Siegal, Regina van Berkel, Marguerite Donlon, Spenser Theberge and Sjoerd Vreugdenhil. Evie had an apprenticeship with The Forsythe Company during the 2014/15 season. Evie collaborated with MuddyBoots as a performer for the production MORBUS.
Judith Altmeyer – Costume Designer (MORBUS and going places)
Judith was educated as dress maker in Cologne at Noni GmBH. She worked at the Costume department of Bühnen der Stadt Köln in 2009/2010 and as Costume Assistent at Pfalztheater for the Opera „Falstaff“ by Giuseppe Verdi directed by Bernd Weikl. Since 2012 she has been studying Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen. In addition she studied half a year at the Costume- and Stage department of Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach and at the Acting Department of the Norwegian Theatre Academy. Since 2013 she contributed to several performances as performer and costume designer (lately with Jan-Peter Horstmann in Zurich, Susanne Zaun and Marion Schneider and MuddyBoots). She also pursues her own projects and research.