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Instructors

Backstage Studio: Audrey Moreno in dance pose

Audrey Moreno

is co-director and choreographer of «Bagesti Dance Crew». Audrey teaches "New Style", her own creative interpretation of melody and music. Audrey's enthusiastic and positive attitude towards life is contagious.

Backstage Studio: Barbara Duffy performing during Zurich Tap Festival 2014 Concert

Barbara Duffy

is considered a brilliant pedagogue and is invited to festivals worldwide. Her excellent tap technique is the basis for many of today's young tap stars. Her courses are a must for all tap dancers.

Backstage Studio: Bella Farni performing

Bella Farni

works as an entertainer, dancer, choreographer, actress and singer. In her MTV-Dance classes she combines hip hop, funky jazz and show dance. Bella teaches to popular songs from MTV or VIVA. Her classes are electrifying and full of energy.

Backstage Studio: Cartier Williams, Performance Zurich Tap Festival 2013

Cartier Williams

is considered an exceptional talent of the tap scene. With his Dadaist productions «Rhyhtm-Refix» and «Peter & The Wolf», he gets international attention. A new generation of Tap.

Backstage Studio: Céline Bardy performing

Céline Bardy

convinces with her experience and competence. In addition to her career as a professional dancer, she is engaged as a choreographer in projects worldwide. Her unique modern jazz dance style is thrilling!

Backstage Studio: Daniel Borak performing

Daniel Borak

celebrates national and international engagements. He teaches the latest trends and tricks of the international tap dance scene. Enjoy his musicality and inspiring choreographies!

Backstage Studio: Danny Schmid performing

Danny Schmid

is devoted to dance with body and soul. He is an excellent and experienced pedagogue for children and adults. As dance captain of the «Backstage Studio Tap Company» he has been performing for many years.

Backstage Studio: Danny Nielsen, Performance Zurich Tap Festival 2014

Danny Nielsen

is an outstanding and exceptional talent from Canada. He teaches at the big Festivals worlwide and thrills audiences in his productions and performances. We are very proud to have Danny Nielsen teaching in Backstage Studio since 2012.

Backstage Studio: Debbie Zehnder doing a split, sitting and leaning against a fence

Debbie Zehnder

is a passionate dancer, dance teacher, choreographer and co-founder of Dem-A!-Dis. Energetic lessons with a mix of Dancehall Basics and Ragga choreographies - Let's vibe together!

Backstage Studio: Derick K. Grant, Performance Zurich Tap Festival 2012

Derick K. Grant

Is simply one of the most outstanding and inspiring tap artists of our time! His productions «Imagine Tap!» and «A Night Out: Tap» tour all over the USA. His teaching is highly motivating.

Backstage Studio: Dodo Usteri dancing with ballroom partner

Dodo Usteri

is co-founder of the dance school DanzaMania. She teaches ballroom dance with emphasis on Salsa Cubana. Workshops and private lessons are held at Backstage Studio.

Backstage Studio: Two Lindy Hop dancers dancing

Downtownswing

offers Swing-Dances at different locations in Zurich. In Backstage Studio various Lindy Hop courses are hold.

Backstage Studio: Silhouette of a dancer

Flavia Gosteli

is a co-choroegrapher and a member of «Tap Dan’s Company», the company of Daniel Borak. She interprets songs in a rhythmically exciting variety, and her lessons are a pleasure for beginner to advanced students.

Backstage Studio: Jason Janas performing during Zurich Tap Festival Concert 2014

Jason Janas

, born in New Jersey, is one of the renowned tap artists of the USA. He is invited to festivals worldwide. Since 2012 he has been a regular guest at Backstage Studio.

Backstage Studio: Jason Samuels Smith in a jump tap dancing

Jason Samuels Smith

is one of the established tap artists. For his work as dancer, choreographer and director he received numerous awards. He is regarded worldwide as an advocate and spokesperson of tap.

Backstage Studio: Lane Alexander Performance during Backstage Studio-Zurich Tap Festival 2014 Concert

Lane Alexander

is artistic Director and founder of the «Chicago Human Rhythm Project». As an experienced pedagogue, he teaches outstanding technique and musicality for all levels.

Backstage Studio: Larissa Chapelle in dance pose

Larissa Lachappelle

teaches various fitness classes such as Zumba, Pilates, «Bauchexpress» and Aquafit. Her Zumba training is full of energy and power.

Backstage Studio: Lisa La Touche tap dancing balancing on heels

Lisa La Touche

is an exceptional tap artist from Canada. She excelled in «Stomp» and Savion Glover's «Stepz». In 2016, she was featured in his latest production «Shuffle Along» on Broadway.

Backstage Studio: Regine Ochsner in dance pose, one leg raised high in the air

Regine Ochsner

is the founder and director of Backstage Studio. After her long career as a professional dancer, she shares her profound knowledge with children, teens and adults with enthusiasm and motivation.

Backstage Studio: Rena Brandenberger performing

Rena Brandenberger

has completed her training as a dancer in Berlin. As a young choreographer, she is awarded for her productions. Her classes in contemporary dance are popular all over Switzerland.

Robie Atienza

is co-director of the renowned HipHop Dance Crew «Bagesti». He has many years of teaching experience and teaches the trendy, creative HipHop style of his dance group.

Backstage Studio: Sabine Bräuer performing

Sabine Bräuer

is a long-term member of the Swiss tap dance scene. She has immense teaching experience. With Sabine, you learn rhythmical diversity, a profound technique and how to dance and swing.

Backstage Studio: Sabine Schindler performing

Sabine Schindler

is one of the most renowned jazzdance instructors in Switzerland. She loves to share her skills with the students. Her dance begins in the heart and continues through body and spirit.

Backstage Studio: Sandro Minasi teaching HipHop class

Sandro Minasi

is one of the leading forces in the Swiss hip-hop scene. He is a co-founder of the award-winning group «Stylize». His style is characterized by Old School, House, Popping and B-boying. Sandro lives the hip-hop culture, is innovative and an inspiration for every dancer.

Backstage Studio: Sibylle Schweizer performing

Sibylle Schweizer

is graduated pedagogue, dance and acrobatics instructor. Teaching with children is especially important to her. Her classes are motivating, playful and full of fantasy.

Backstage Studio: Ursina Meyer performing

Ursina Meyer

is already as a child a promising tap talent. She attracts attention from international tap teachers and receives scholarships to the biggest festivals in the USA. She convinces with a fresh, modern tap dance style.

Backstage Studio: Zoltan Farago performing

Zoltan Farago

inspires with his unique flowing, and passionate choreographies. His jazz classes are based on solid technique, lots of creativity and Hungarian charm!