alpha group team
Name: Darrel Toulon
Job title: Founding Artistic Director of the alpha group
Darrel Toulon attended the United World of the Atlantic and Central School of Ballet in London. From 2001 until 2015 Ballet Director at Opera Graz, creating dance and interdisciplinary works for Opera Graz, National Theatre Maribor, Slovak Dance Theatre, National Ballet Pristina, Zurich University of the Arts, Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and at European Forum Alpbach in 2006. Lecturer for Musik Dramatische Analyse at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and currently teaches Classical Ballet for Contemporary Dancers at Bruckner University in Linz. Awarded the Austrian Dance Productions Special Prize in 2002, and the Goldene Ehrenzeichen des Landes Steiermark in 2016.
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Name: Bostjan Ivanjsic
Job title: Production Manager of the alpha group
Bostjan Ivanjsic comes from Istria, Slovenia. He is a dancer, choreographer, dance pedagogue, Entrepreneurship lecturer, and production manager of the alpha group. In 2017 he graduated with an Executive Master in Arts Administration from University Zurich. He worked for Danse Suisse, responsible for finances and organization of events such as Talent scouting Days and Summer dance. Currently, he is the administrative assistant for Master in dance at the Zurich University of Arts ZHdK.
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Name: Bianca Bauer
Job title: Production Assistant | Choreographic Assistant | of the alpha group
Bianca Bauer was born in Munich, Germany, and studied contemporary dance and pedagogy at Anton Bruckner University, in Linz | Austria. Since her graduation, she works as a freelance dance artist based in Vienna. Moving in different fields of dance expands her perspective from various angles, enriching each other: being a contemporary dancer and performer, a pedagogue, and working as a dance video editor and supporting community and trauma-transformational dance theatre productions as a choreographic assistant with Darrel Toulon | the alpha group.
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Name: Jessica Moretto
Job title: Choreographic assistant | Movement researcher | In the name of the father production
Jessica Moretto was born in São Paulo, Brazil where she started her studies at the State Ballet School of São Paulo. She graduated in contemporary dance and dance pedagogy at the Anhembi Morumbi University (São Paulo-Brazil) and acted as a dancer for ten years in companies and projects in São Paulo. Since 2015 Jessica is based in Graz where she has been working as an independent artist and teacher. Currently, she is a choreographic assistant on the production In the name of the Father from The Alpha Group.