Teachers & Coaches

This is only an example. The Teachers and Coaches for our upcoming course will be announced soon.



Teacher and Coach of John Neumeier ballets

Ivan Urban was born in Gomel, Belarus. He was educated at the Minsk Ballet School and The School of the Hamburg Ballet. Mr. Urban became a member of the Hamburg Ballet in 1994, was promoted to Soloist in 1997 and to Principal Dancer in 1998. He has danced principal roles in many ballets by John Neumeier including Odysseus in Odyssee, Hamlet in Hamlet, Armand Duval in Lady of the Camellias, King Ludwig in Illusions – like Swanlake, Eros in Bernstein Dances, Serge Diaghilev in Nijinsky, Kostya in The Seagull, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and Stanley Kowalsky in A Streetcar Named Desire. Mr. Urban has also performed as an invited guest artist at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, or at the Bayerisches Staatsballett in Munich. Mr. Urban is ballet master since 2016 and also stages John Neumeier’s works.


Coach for William Forsthe ballets

Ana Catalina Roman was born in Madrid- Spain where she completed her dance studies at the «Real Conservatorio Superior». She continued her studies for two years at the »John Cranko Ballett-Akademie« in Stuttgart-Germany and has learned Ballet Pedagogic from Kathy Bennets.


Choreographer and Artistic Director

trained in ballet (Conservatorio Profesional de Mallorca and with Carmina Ocaña), in Argentinean Tango and in Linguistics (BA and MA, Universidad Complutense de Madrid) before moving to London to  obtain a Certificate in Higher Education at London Contemporary Dance School. In 2005 she became part of the D.A.N.C.E. programme  led  by Jason Beechey, where she worked and performed internationally under the artistic direction of William Forsythe (The Forsythe Company), Wayne McGregor (Random Dance), Frédéric Flamand (Ballet de Marseille) and Angelin Preljocaj (Preljocaj Ballet). She obtained a Postgraduate Degree from Palucca Hochschule Dresden. From 2010-2018 she has been Associate Artist of the European Centre for the Arts Hellerau Dresden (Germany).

Since 2014 her company is Associate of Creative Academy Slough (UK). She is Associate Artist in Residence 2019 at the Teatro del Lago (Chile). Avatâra is Associate Artist of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance (UK) where she has worked for 12 years. She was nominated for the 2015 National Dance Awards in the UK.

Avatâra founded ɅVɅ DANCE COMPANY in 2008 developing relationships with artists from different cultures and disciplines (from architecture, to poetry, visual arts and costume design).


PhD in Dance Science

Head Physical therapist of the National Dance Company of Spain since 2001. 

Professor and researcher of dance science at Conservatory of Dance in Madrid since 2013. 

He has also collaborated with differents company’s like Royal Ballet London, Scapino Ballet, Dresden Frankfurt ballet, Kibbutz dance Company, Hoffesh Shechter, Jan Fabre, Ballet national de Marseille.



Muriel Romero is a dancer and choreographer and co-director of Instituto Stocos. Her work is currently focused on the investigation of generative choreographic structures and the incorporation of abstractions taken from other disciplines such as music or mathematics. She won several international prizes such as Moscow International Ballet Competition or Prix de la Fondation de Paris-Prix de Laussane.


Ballet Teacher

Born in Madrid, 1972. Ballet Master at the Compañía Nacional de Danza, Spain, since 2012 under Artistic Director,José Carlos Martínez. Elna was trained mainly by her mother, Carmina Ocaña, following the Danish School of Balletestablished by August Bournonville in the 19th Century, and later on, by Willy Burmann and David Howard in New York City.

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