artists

Philippe Lebhar
Philippe Lebhar

Philippe Lebhar was born in France. He is gratuated from the \"National Superior Conservatory for Music and Dance\" of Lyon (FR). He works for several companies in France, Spain, Belgium and Sweden, with choreographers as Andy Degroat (FR), Lena Josefsson (SE), Philippe Jamet (FR) , J-C. Gallotta (FR) or Angelin Preljocaj (FR). He joins Company Linga and takes part in the productions No.thing and Falling grace.

Kim Hyekyoung
Kim Hyekyoung

Hyekyoung Kim is born in South Korea. She is gratuated from the SungKyunKwan University in Seoul and worked with Arzid Modern Dance Company (KR) and Eun Me Ahn Company (KR). She joins linga in 2009 and takes part in the productions no.thing and re-mapping the body.

Dorota Lecka
Dorota Lecka

Dorota Lecka (Poland) graduated from the Institute of Dance Arts in Linz (AU). She collaborated with Rose Breuss - Cie Off Verticality in Linz (AU), Joe Alter Dance Group and teaches at the State University San Diego (US). She joined LINGA in 2011.

Gérald Durand
Gérald Durand

Gérald Durand was born in France. He graduated at the school of the Paris Opera. He worked with Maurice Béjart and danced with several companies: the companies of Stadttheater Basle and Bern (CH), the Monte-Carlo Ballet (MC), the Gulbenkian (PT). He joined linga in 2005 and takes part in the productions Go!, La kitchen, Speeed, Accidents et incidences (film for ARTE), Kissme goodnight, no.thing, Falling grace and the project Lampman.

Ai Koyama
Ai Koyama

Ai Koyama was born in Japan. She started Ballet at 5 years old with Tatuo Kasuya. She graduated from the Ochanomizu National University in Tokyo and from the School for New dance Development in Amsterdam. She worked for the Heddy Maalem Company (FR) and joigned linga in 2007.

Michalis Theophanous
Michalis Theophanous

Michalis Theophanous (Cyprus / Greece) was born in Greece. He graduated from the Greek State School of Dance in 2009. He worked for the Hellenic Dance Company (with choreographers Hofesh Shechter, Rootless Root, Jasmin Vardimon, Richard Alston), Greek National Theatre, Carte Blanche (NO) and Konstantinos Rigos (GR). He cooperates currently with Dimitris Papaioannou (GR), Robert Wilson (USA) and Compagnie Linga.

David Gernez
David Gernez

David Gernez was born in France. He studies in Hyères (FR) and follows a lot of workshops in Europe. He collaborated in several independant projects with, for example, Guillaume Bordier (FR), Stéphanie Batten Bland (USA). He worked with the Angelin Preljocaj Ballet (FR) and the Emmanuel Gat Company (FR) and joins Company Linga. He takes part in the productions No.thing, Step1 and Re-mapping the body.

Marie Urvoy
Marie Urvoy

Marie was born in France. She studied at the National Superior Conservatory for Music and Dance of Lyon and trained for the young ballet. She worked for Cie Arcosm (FR), Samuel Mathieu (FR), Grupo Tapias (BR) and Als / Cécile Laloy (FR).She joins Company Linga and takes part in the productions Kiss me good night, No.thing, Falling Grace, Step1 and Tabula.

Raquel Miro
Raquel Miro

Raquel Miro Roca was born in Spain. She studied at the Institute of the theatre of Barcelona. She worked for the yound company of the theater of Barcelona (ES), Philipp Egli (CH), Titoyaya / Gustavo Ramirez (ES), Alicia Herrro Dance Company (ES) and Lanonima Imperial (ES) and Joshua Monten (CH).

Blenard Azizaj
Blenard Azizaj

Blenard Azizaj (Albania) graduated from the National State School of Dance in Athens (GR). He worked with the Hellenic Dance Company, the “Martha Graham Repertory” and Athina Vahla. He joined LINGA in 2011 and took part in the productions re-mapping the body and Additional Tones.

Bert De Raemaecker
Bert De Raemaecker
Light designer. Bert De Raemaecker (BE) works for Compagnie Rosas (BE) and Susanne Linke (DE). Independent stage and light designer in Switzerland since 1988, he stages operas, as for the Bern Opera and the National Theatre of Luxemburg. He collaborates with LINGA since 1994.
Valentin Henri
Valentin Henri

graduated (Bachelor’s degree in technique of music and dance) from the Conservatoire de Bordeaux and continued his training at CNSMD in Paris and Lyon, where he worked pieces of Jiri Killian, Maguy Marin and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He joins Compagnie Linga in 2019.

Kinda Gozo
Kinda Gozo

attended courses at the Conservatoire de La Rochelle before being admitted to CNSMD in Lyon. She worked for Nasser Martin Gousset, Pierre Pontvianne, Meyer Chaffaud Company before joining Compagnie Linga in 2019.

Eun-Me Ahn
Eun-Me Ahn

From the age of twelve she started her apprenticeship of Korean traditional dance, notably at the Korean school of contemporary dance in Seoul. Living alternately in Korea and in New York, she pursues her study of dance and works as a dancer and choreographer. Eun-Me Ahn was given many prizes and awards, notably the Arts Fund Award of Manhattan in 1999 and a scholarship offered by the Arts Fund of New York in 1998 for her choreographic work. Often praised by the press, Eun-Me spends now much of her time in her homeland where she is in charge of the artistic direction of the “Deagu City Dance Company”. In 2002, she made the choreography of the opening ceremony of the World Cup of Football in Deagu, South Korea and was invited in 2001 and 2004 at the Pina Bausch Festival. She collaborates at the production Mucus and Angels.

Katarzyna Gdaniec
Katarzyna Gdaniec

Katarzyna Gdaniec was born in Poland. From the age of 8 she dedicated herself to artistic gymnastics and won the Artistic Gymnastics European Junior Championships in 1974. Then she started her studies at the National Ballet School in Gdansk, where she graduated. In 1983 she won the 1st prize at the National Dance Competition of Gdansk, which enabled her to participate in the Prix de Lausanne and to obtain a Johnson Foundation Prize. Once her studies in Gdansk completed (baccalaureate), she was offered a scholarship at the Ballet School Princess Grace in Monte-Carlo. In 1985 she entered Maurice Béjart’s Ballet du XXe Siècle and danced with the company as principal dancer until 1991. Katarzyna Gdaniec has been a choreographer since 1987. She created her first piece for a young choreographers workshop of the Ballet du XXe Siècle. From 1992, she entirely devotes herself to the choreography leaving Béjart’s Ballet Lausanne to fund with Marco Cantalupo the Compagnie Linga for who she co signs more than forty choreographies. Several of them received important awards. Some of them, like Concerto, are part of the repertoire of the Opera of Ankara, Firenze and Lisboa.

Manuela Spera
Manuela Spera

Manuela Spera (Italy) graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower and worked at the Cannes Jeune Ballet (FR) before joining company Linga for the production Tabula.

Pascal Bayart
Pascal Bayart

Pascal Bayart (France) graduated from the Ecole de l’Opéra de Paris and the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, and worked at the Cannes Jeune Ballet (FR). He joins Linga and takes part in the productions Concerto and Tabula.

Marti Güell Vallbona
Marti Güell Vallbona

Marti Güell Vallbona (Spain) graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School The Place. He worked in Holland with United-C and and with De Kiss Moves (DKM), as well as with different choreographers in England before joining LINGA in 2014.

Jean-Yves Phuong
Jean-Yves Phuong

Jean-Yves Phuong (France) graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower and worked at the Cannes Jeune Ballet (FR). He joins Company Linga and takes part in the productions Concerto and Tabula.

Nathalie van den Hombergh
Nathalie van den Hombergh

Nathalie studied at the Dance Academy of Arnhem (NL). She worked for the Korzo Theater (NL), Keren Rosenberg (NL) and Antonin Comestaz (DE).

Cindy Villemin
Cindy Villemin

Cindy studied at the Conservatory of Bordeaux. She worked for the CNN of Nantes (FR), the Collectif a.a.o. (FR), the Lassen Compagnie (FR). She joined Linga in 2015 for the new production ONA.

Clara Villalba
Clara Villalba

Clara studied at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Danse et Musique of Paris and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Danse of Marseille. She worked for the Nederland’s Dans Theater2 (NL), Hofesh Shechter Company (UK), Korzo Theater (NL) and as indipendant artist in Argentine. She joined Linga in 2015 for the new production ONA.

German Schwab
German Schwab

German Schwab is an independent lighting lesigner and musician. He works currently as technician at the Octogone Theatre. Since 15 years, German is the tour technician of the Compagnie Linga for whom he has created the lighting design of many productions (Step 1, We are not I, Solographies, Tabula and ONA).

Igli Mezini
Igli Mezini

Igli Mezini born in Tirana, Albania. He studied at the National Ballet School of Albania. In 2011 He joined Cannes Jeune Ballet in Cannes, France. In 2014 he joined Hessisches Staats Ballet Wiesbaden/Darmstadt in Germany. In 2018 he joined Ballet Preljocaj where he danced different pieces from Angelin Preljocaj. He was part of the artistic team for the opening of the museum Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus. Igli was part of the cast of a short movie from the European Commission in Marseille, France. He joins company Linga in 2019. 

Csaba Varga
Csaba Varga

Csaba studied at the Experimental Dance Academy Dance of Salzburg (AT) and at the Contemporary Dance School of Budapest (HU). He worked for Kubilai Kahn Investigations (FR and the Ballets C de B (BE) before joining Compagnie Linga. In parallel Csaba is currently working with Anton Lachky Company and GN/MC (Guy Nader et Maria Campos) and is teaching through Europe since 2013.

Aude-Marie Bouchard
Aude-Marie Bouchard

Graduated from the CRR of Boulogne-Brillancourt (FR), Aude-Marie Bouchard (France) works for the Compagnie Junior Marchepied (Lausanne / CH). Former student at the Manufacture (Lausanne /CH), she joined Compagnie Linga in 2018.

Andor Rusu
Andor Rusu

Andor Rusu (Hungary / Romania) is graduated from the University of Art Târgu Mureș (RO) and the Hungarian Dance Academy. He worked for the Duda Eva Company (HU) and the Hungarian National Ballet before joining Linga in 2017.