Photograph/Fotoğraf: Olivier Baumann
Natalie Wagner Swiss
Natalie Wagner (1979) is currently working as a contemporary dancer for the Gerhard-Hauptmann-Theater in Görlitz, Germany. She started her dance education at the Swiss National Ballet School (today Tanzakademie Zurich) and continued with her studies mainly in the USA and Israel. She has worked as a dancer for different choreographers and companies such as Zaccho Dance Theater (USA), Adi Salant (Israel), Lior Lev (Israel, Germany), Charlotta Öfverholm (Sweden), Manu Accard (France/ CH), Katja Grässli (NL) and Jérôme Bel (FR) to name some. She was also a guest dancer at the Theatre Giessen in Germany (Director Tarek Assam) and at the House of Opera (Choreographers Phillip Egli & Kinsun Chan) in Switzerland. In 2006 she founded her own company naway company where she created short pieces such as «It is, what it is!» (2014), «Dark Passenger» (2013) and full length pieces «Neighbor’s Garden» (2015), «Comme un cocon» (2010), «Diarios» (2008), «da_gegen_über» (2007) and «Ausbruch» (2006). She's been hired as a choreographer for different Theaters and Companies in Switzerland and Germany, as well as guest choreographing two solos for the Dance Academy in Zurich that took place at Prix de Lausanne and Youth America Grand Prix (1st place in Talinn). In 2015 she received a 6-months sabbatical, sponsored by the Culture Departement of Zurich. Natalie has been invited to guest teach in Spain, Poland, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Colombia and the USA. For more information: www.nataliewagner.ch / www.naway.ch