Verena Kutschera is a dancer, choreographer, teacher and certified Pilates instructor. She graduated in 2008 from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Theatre and received the ‘Simone Michelle Award’ for outstanding choreography. She is experienced in various dance techniques such as release, improvisation, partnering and floor work. A major influence on her teaching and artistic approach has been David Zambrano. In recent years she is exploring improvisation in performance contexts and the dialogue between body-mind practices and floor work techniques in her teaching. As a dancer and performer, she has worked with companies such as SomoSQuien, Junges Tanztheater Bremen, La Fura Dels Baus, Scott Lyons & Company. She worked and is inspired by choreographers such as Jeremy Nelson, Rosalind Crisp, Lea Anderson, Jun Takahashi, Isobel Cohen and Nina Berclaz. Following her curiosity in choreography, she joined the postgraduate program Dance Beyond Borders where she created and toured her own work around Europe. She is one of the co-founders of Cie. La Familia Collective, and co-choreographed and performed the production ‘shuffle’, which was shown in Berlin and Sweden. As a teacher she worked as a choreographic assistant giving contemporary dance workshops in various contexts at Tanzbasis in Berlin, Centro De Danca Deborah Colker and Nomad Gondwana in Rio de Janeiro, La RUCHE in Lyon. To further work on her movement research, and to deepen her experiences as an artist, Kutschera enrolled in the MA CoDE program since October 2016.
Simon Michelle Award (Outstanding Achievement in Choreography) received from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.