Dancers

Ana Štefanec Knez

Slovenia (1984), member of EnKnapGroup since July 2007. Ana started her dance education in Dance Forum Celje and continued in Ljubljana where she finished High School for contemporary dance. On different occasions she got her education from numerous teachers and choreographers such as Maja Delak,...

Ana Štefanec Knez

Luke Thomas Dunne

Great Britain (1985), member of EnKnapGroup since July 2007. Luke is a Laban graduate with a degree in Dance Theatre. His formal background is in ballet, which he studied since the age of 10. He grew through the experience of improvisation and release techniques which have given him an integral understanding...

Luke Thomas Dunne

Jeffrey Schoenaers

Belgium (1994), member of EnKnapGroup since January 2016. Jeffrey started his professional dance education at de!Kunsthumaniora of Antwerp in 2009, under the direction of Guy Pauwels. After he graduated in 2013, he enrolled in the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp under the direction of Iris Bouche. During...

Jeffrey Schoenaers

Lada Petrovski Ternovšek

Croatia (1985), part of the EnKnapGroup since December 2008.  Lada studied dance at SEAD (Sazlburg Experimental Academy of Dance) where she worked with Andrew Harwood, Martin Sonderkamp, Milan Kozanek, Ori Flomin, Zuzana Kozankova, Sana Myllylahti, Salva Sanchis, Anton Lachky and others. Before...

Lada Petrovski Ternovšek

Matea Bilosnić

Croatia (1991), member of EnKnapGroup since January 2017. Matea started her informal education in native town of Zadar before she graduated from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in 2013. Afterwards she proceeded to work as a freelance dance artist in Zagreb, Croatia where she worked with Zagreb...

Matea Bilosnić

Gilles Noël

Belgium (1995), member of EnKnapGroup since January 2017. Gilles graduated from the contemporary dance section of De!Kunsthumaniora of Antwerp in June 2013 under the direction of Guy Pauwels. The following year he studied at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (under the direction of Irish Bouche) before...

Gilles Nol

Bence Mezei

Hungary (1991), member of EnKnapGroup since May 2012. Bence Mezei studied dance at the Hungarian Dance Academy, and attended several dance courses during his studies. At a young age he was working as a child actor taking up roles in musicals and plays. After graduation he worked as a freelance dancer...

Ida Hellsten

Sweden (1986), member of EnKnapGroup since May 2012. Ida studied contemporary dance at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance SEAD, where her teachers included Anton Lachky, Ted Stoffer and Milan Kozanek. She attended various workshops and received training in the areas of ballet, improvisation...

Tamás Tuza

Hungary (1990), member of EKG since January 2010. Tamas studied at the Budapest Dance School, where he studied with teachers, such as so Iván Angelus, Andrea Boll in Miriam Friedrich. Plain and Lunatic (2008 in 2009, Éva Duda), and Death and the Maiden/Wedding (2009, Yvette Bozsik) are...

Anja Rupnik

Croatia (1992), member within the project »EKG+, contemporary dance ensemble«, since January 2015. Anja graduated at the Dance academy Ljubljana, Slovenia, Jazz and Contemporary Dance Programme. Prior to that she was trained in classical ballet and hip-hop. In the field of contemporary...

Veronika Valdés

Slovenia (1992), member within EKG+, Contemporary Dance Company Project, since July 2015. Veronika finished Conservatorium for Music and Ballet in Ljubljana, and also Art Gymnasium - contemporary dance department. In 2011 she graduated and continued her studies at the Academy for Dance, Ljubljana. ...

Lisa Magnan

(France, 1989), member within the project »EKG+, contemporary dance ensemble«, since January 2015. Lisa graduated at the C.N.S.M.D. (National Conservatoire) of Lyon in contemporary dance. She was trained in jazz ballet, salsa and theatre improvisation, and also took classess in joga and...

Nik Rajšek

Slovenia (1993), member within EKG+, Contemporary Dance Company Project, since June 2015.  After finishing Gymnasium for Dance in Ljubljana, Nik went to Amsterdam, where he completed his studies at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten - MTD – Modern Theatre Dance. Each year he participated...

Noriko Nishidate

(Japan, 1988), member within the project »EKG+, contemporary dance ensemble«, since January 2015. Noriko comes from Tokyo, Japan, and came to Slovenia to join the company M&N in the 2014 for the project Urban Tales. She finished her professional dance studies at JWCPE (Japan Woman’s...

Katja Legin

Katja Legin (Slovenia) graduated from Laban in 2007. After graduation she worked with an international dance company EnKnapGroup (EKG), who’s artistic director is Iztok Kovač and which is based in Ljubljana. In two years with the company she created, performed and toured with various choreographers...

Ilkem Ulugün

Ilkem Ulugün comes from Turkey, currently one of the youngest and most exciting contemporary dance scenes. She acquired dance knowledge in Turkey and later in Austria, where she studied at SEAD in Salzburg. Her formal dance range is wide and comprises various techniques, from classical, modern to...

Tomás Nepšinský

Tomás Nepšinský started his dance career at the age of 14 at a folklore group in Brezno, Slovakia. He studied modern dance techniques in Banska Bistrica, where he encountered various teachers, among them Julyen Hamilton and Ariella Vidrach, who are familiar to the Slovenian dance...

Gyula Cserepes

Hungary (1986), part of the EKG since June 2008. Gyula studied at the high school for folk dances in Hungary, and collaborated during his studies with the professional folklore group Honvéd. He continued his education at the Budapest Dance School, where he joined various workshops and...

Evin Hadžialjević

Slovenia (1986) part of the EKG between September 2010 and May 2011. Evin Hadžialjević finished High School for contemporary dance in 2005. After that she graduated from BA(Hons) Dance Theater, Laban in London. Since 2004 she has appeared as a dancer in several projects by choreographers such...