Ole Kristian Tangen

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Ole Kristian (Norwegian) is educated from Spin Off and did two years at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2011-2013).

After his education he started working in the company IT Dansa under the direction of Catherine Allard. In the company he did pieces by choreographers such as: Ohad Naharin, Alexander Ekman, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jiří Kylián, Catherine Allard, Montse Sánchez/Ramón Baez and Ina Christel Johannessen.

He also does project in collaboration with Jesús Benzal and they’ve been performing there work in different festivals and competitions.

Ole Kristian choreographed his first commissioned piece for the company South Bohemian Ballet in Czech Republic spring 2016.

In 2016 he joined zero visibility corp and will be seen in the company’s upcoming productions.

Chiara Mezzadri

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Maria Chiara Mezzadri is Italian, but is currently based in the Netherlands. She has been part of several dance companies such as the GöteborgsOperans DansKompani under the direction of Adolphe Binder, and the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and the Nederlands Dans Theater 2 before that. In such companies, she has been involved in numerous creations and existing works of choreographers such as Saburo Teshigawara, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Frank Chartier/Peeping Tom, Michael Keegan-Dolan, Sharon Eyal, Marie Chouinard, Stijn Celis, Jiri Kylian, Pedro Goucha Gomes, Constanza Macras, amongst numerous others. It is in Göteborg, where Ina created the piece ‘Wasteland’ that she and Chiara have met.

While dancing professionally, Chiara has obtained her bachelor degree in ‘International Studies’ with the British ‘Open University’.

She graduated in dance at the ‘Ballettschule der Wiener Staatsoper’ and received her A-level at the ‘Höhere Internatsschule des Bundes’, both in Vienna, Austria.

She speaks fluently Italian, English, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese. 

Antero Hein

Photo: Yaniv Cohen

Photo: Yaniv Cohen

Finnish/Swedish Antero was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, and he is currently based in Oslo, Norway, where he studied at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and graduated in 2012. Before his Bachelor degree, Antero attended Lunds Dance & Musical Gymnasium, a 3 year fulltime professional dance education. 

 

Antero has been dancing in musicals like “Cats the musical” in Malmö and “Sweet Charity” in Lund, Sweden in addition to a wide range of film and TV projects. In addition to this dance training he masters Parkour/Free-running, filming and photography.

 

He has been working with 4 1/2 Film/Nordic Film, Curry Film, NRK and SVT, and been performing in productions with Flukt Productions, Peer Gynt As, Stian Danielsen, Andre Danielsen, Kari Hoaas productions, Christopher Arouni/Arouni Dance, Masja Abrahamsen/ink production, Yossi Berg and Oded Graf.

 

Since 2012, Antero has worked with zero visibility corp. in the productions AGAIN, Terra 0 Motel and The Guest.

 

Camilla Spidsøe

Photo: Erik Berg

Photo: Erik Berg

Spidsøe began her studies at the Norwegian National Academy of Dance in Oslo before continuing at the Madrid International Centre of Dance. She was a trainee before joining the Norwegian National Ballet in 2000.

 

Together with Daniel Proietto, she won first prize at the 2007 Hanover International Competition for Choreographers for his work, My mood made her betray her secret, and in 2008 she received two first prizes for Øyen's ... and Carolyn, at the Burgos Contest of Choreography in Spain and the Kedja Dansolution Competition in Copenhagen.

 

Between 2003 and 2013, Spidsøe was part of the Norwegian contemporary dance company Carte Blanche, where she took leading roles in all productions by Ina Christel Johannessen. Choreographers such as Eyal, Bjørnsgaard and Øyen have also created roles for her, and she has starred in works by Ohad Naharin – in 2006 she received the Critics' Award for her part in in the production of Carte Blanche à la Naharin. In autumn 2013 she was awarded the Tom Wilhelmsen Opera and Ballet Prize.

 

Camilla Spidsøe returned to the Norwegian National Ballet in 2013, but has also worked and toured with zero visibility corp. in the performances AGAIN (2012) and The Guest. (2015) 

Cecilie Lindeman Steen

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Photo: Erik Berg

Cecilie is educated at The National Academy of Ballet in Norway where she now teaches regularly. She has worked as a dancer for 30 years, since 1985. Just as long, she has worked with Ina Christel Johannessen in Scirocco and zero visibility corp, ever since they studied together.

 

Except for 2 years in Carte Blanche, the performing arts free groups have been her working place, mainly Collage Dansekompani, Zakraz Dansekompani, Scirocco and zero visibility corp. She has worked with choreographers such as Jo Strømgren, Sølvi Edvardsen, Kristina Gjems McGill, Odd Johan Fritzøe, Lise Nordahl, Kjersti Alveberg, Karen Foss, Un-Magritt Nordseth, Øyvind Jørgensen, Ingun Bjørnsgaard, Eva-Cecilie Richardsen, Mia Habib, Emilia Adelöv, Giorgio Rossi og Kenneth Kvarnström.

 

Cecilie has received several national and international prizes for her work in the performing arts, and was the first to receive the Rolf Gammleng Award from Fund For Performing artists in 2003. Other prices are Performing Arts Hub Norway’s performing arts award in 1997 for the solo performance 180157 56780 and the jury’s Special Award for the same solo at THESPIS Internationales Monodramafestival in Kiel in 2001.

 

Dimitri Jourde

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Photo: Erik Berg

Dimitri is born in France. He is educated from The National Circus School, CNAC in Châlons from 1994 to 1998 and since education working both in the dance and cirques-field. Dimitri has been working with directors, choreographers and companies such as Guy Alloucherie and Cirque Désaccordé, Kubilai Khan Investigations (1999-2005), François Verret, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jo Strømgren, zimmernan & de perrot and Yoann Bourgeois.Since the success “..it’s only a rehearsal” premiered in 2003, he has been working with Ina Christel Johannessen and zero visibility corp. in several creations such as: I have a secret to tell you (please) leave with me, It was November, (im)possible,  and the upcoming premiere of The Guest (January 29th at Dansens Hus Oslo)

Edhem Jesenkovic

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Photo: Yaniv Cohen

Edhem Jesenkovic is born and raised in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and is now living in Copenhagen. Through his childhood and adolescence he explored different ways of expression. He was strongly dedicated to music and enrolled at the former Conservatory of Music in Sarajevo. In 1993 he migrated to Sweden, where he discovered dance. His career as a dancer started when he was 16 years old, and he graduated from The Royal Swedish Ballet School in 1999. He has worked for several different companies and been part of many projects in Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. He has also choreographed several performances based in Copenhagen.

Working for zero visibility corp. since 2013, he has been part of the productions Terra 0 Motel and The Guest.

 

Jon Filip Fahlstrøm

Photo: Erik Berg

Photo: Erik Berg

Jon Filip has danced for Carte Blanche, Iceland Dance Company, Eastman and zero visibility corp.

 

Working with choreographer Sidi Larbi he has been both dancer and assistant in the performances Babel and Puz/zle that both won the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award. He has also assisted Cherkaoui in works for ballet companies such as Het Nationale Ballet and Koninlijk Ballet van Vlaanderen. He has also danced for and assisted the choreographers Mia Habib and Chrisopher Arouni.

 

Working with zero visibility corp., he has danced in the performances 37,7, and the latest production The Guest. 

Kristina Søetorp

Photo: Yaniv Cohen

Photo: Yaniv Cohen

Kristina is educated at The National Academy of Ballet in Norway (2003-06).

 

She has worked with several productions and choreographers as a freelance dancer since education; amongst other Eva Cecilie Richardsen, Francesco Scavetta, Hooman Sharifi, Therese Markhus and DanceDesign. Kristina is also active choreographer and performer in the dance company The Line, creating both stage performances and film, which she runs together with Ida Wigdel.

 

Kristina has worked with zero visibility corp. in 6 productions to date, the latest being (im)possible (2011) and AGAIN (2012)

Line Tørmoen

Photo: Yaniv Cohen

Photo: Yaniv Cohen

Line is educated from The National Academy of Ballet in Norway. She was engaged with Carte Blanche, the National Company of Contemporary Dance in Norway, between 1993-2000 where she worked with choreographers such as Ina Christel Johannessen, Kenneth Kvarnström, Jo Strømgren, Rui Horta, Jens Østberg and Ørjan Anderson.
 

She has worked freelance since 2000 mainly with Ina Christel Johannessen and zero visibility corp. She has danced in 14 productions for the company, among them the duet ”It’s only a rehearsal…” that was the international breakthrough with 130 performances in Europe, Australia, USA and all around Norway. Previous years, Line has been part of the following performances: Now She Knows, (im)possible, Leave.Two.House, AGAIN, Terra 0 Motel and The Guest.  
 

In addition she has worked with Kublai Khan Investigations, François Verret, and Jo Strømgren.

In 2007 Line received Rolf Gammleng Prisen from Fund For Performing artists.


Line is employed by the Alliance for Actors and Dancers, which secure professional performers income and social rights between jobs. To read more about Line and the Alliance, click here.

 

Mate Meszaros

Photo: Yaniv Cohen

Photo: Yaniv Cohen

Máté Mészáros is born in Hungary and studied dance at the Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest. During his studies he joined the Szeged Contemporary Dance Company, the lead contemporary dance ensemble in Hungary. He received several prizes during the four years that he performed with this company; the Keresztes Mária prize (1999), the prize for the best male dancer at the 4th National Art Fesztival (2001) and the Zoltan Imre prize (2002).

 

In the spring of 2003 Máté joined Carte Blanche, the Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance, and in 2004 he danced with the experimental Spanish dance company Lanònima Imperial. He also created two pieces of his own; Rush (2001) and Vossa Jass(2006).

 

Máté joined Ultima Vez for NewBlack 2009. Mate has been working with Ina in several productions with Carte Blanche and is dancing in AGAIN and in The Guest, that premiered January 2015.

 

Since 2010 his focus next to dancing is on creating his own works such as OneManCrowd 2010, 4Monologs, UnknownKingdom, and his latest full-length piece HINOKI from 2014.

Merete Hersvik

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Photo: Erik Berg

Merete Hersvik is educated from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, with a Bachelors degree in contemporary dance (2009-2012).

 

Merete has worked with coreographers such as Christopher Arouni, Yossi Berg & Oded Graf, and she has also done Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar's "Corps de Walk" with Carte Blanche.

 

For zero visibility corp.,  Merete has been part of "Terra 0 Motel", and now "The Guest".

Pia Elton Hammer

Photo: Erik Berg

Photo: Erik Berg

Pia Elton Hammer started dancing with Fernanda Smith and continued with Jorunn Kirkenær, before she graduated from Fagerborg Upper secondary school in 1994. She then worked as an aspirant at Jeune Ballet International, Rosella Hightower in France for one year.

 

Between 1995 and 2000 Pia worked as a freelance dancer in Oslo, where she was part of productions by Dans Design, Oslo Danse Ensemble, Sølvie Edvardsen, Hooman Sharifi, Eva-Cecilie Richardsen, Stellaris Danseteater, Lise Nordahl and Un-Magritt Nordseth. From 2001 to 2008 she was employed by Carte Blanche, where she worked with choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Amanda Miller Antony Rizzi, Ingun Bjørnsgaard, Alan Lucien Øien, Jo Strømgren and Ina Christel Johannessen.
 

Since 2008 Pia has mainly worked for zero visibility corp. She has dances in 9 productions: 137.7, It was November, I have a secret to tell tou (please) leave with me, Thief After – clip 0, Now she knows, Leave.Two House, AGAIN, Terra 0 Motel and The Guest. She also teaches regurarly at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.


Pia is employed by the Alliance for Actors and Dancers, which secure professional performers income and social rights between jobs. To read more about Pia and the Alliance, click here.

 

Sudesh Adhana

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Photo: Erik Berg

Sudesh is born in New Delhi, India, but is now living and and working in Oslo, Norway.

 

He has a BA in Modern and Contemporary Dance from National Collage of Art (Khio) in Oslo and was earlier educated in Mayurbhanj Chhau at Bhartiya Kala Kendra and in Kathakali from International Kathakali Centre in New Delhi.

 

Sudesh has been working in several Norwegian and international productions with amongst others Frikar, Emilia Adelöv, Wee / Francesco Scavetta, Damini House of Culture and, since 2009, with zero visibility corp. In 2007 Sudesh founded the dance company” Xproarts” – where he has since been both choreographing and dancing. Sudesh has worked with zvc. in 3 productions so far: I have a secret to tell you (please) leave with me,  (im)possible and AGAIN. 

Valtteri Raekallio

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Photo: Erik Berg

Valtteri Raekallio has performed in over 60 productions in 34 countries. He has appeared in contemporary dance performances, opera and theatre productions, as well as feature and dance films.

 

Raekallio was engaged with Helsinki Dance Company from 2006 to 2013. Raekallio´s own choreographic work reaches from multi-disciplinary, immersive site-specific works such as The Representative (2014), Where Does the Light Go? (2013) to dance films of different approaches: Fear is a habit (2014), Sub Terra (2014), Waiting Song (2013) and North Horizon (2010). 

 

His site specific works and dance films have been seen at over 25 festivals around the world. 2014-2016 he is working on a three year artist grant from The Finnish Cultural Foundation. For zero visibility corp., he has done the productions “Terra 0 Motel” and “The Guest”.

Yaniv Cohen

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Photo: Erik Berg

Born In Qiryat Gat Israel. Yaniv started his dancing career at the age of 22 after studying at the Bat Dor school of dance in Tel Aviv. In 2001 Yaniv started freelancing as a dancer, he joined the Suzanne Dallal Center for Dance and Theater in Tel Aviv, and he worked with choreographer Javiar De Frotus (UK) among others.

 

After dancing one project with the Icelandic dance company he joined Carte Blanche and worked with choreographers such as Ina Christel Johannessen, Ohad Naharin, Ingunn Bjørnsgaard, Alan Lucien Øyen, Örjan Andersson, Bruno Listopad, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar, DansDesign, Hofesh Shechter and more. Yaniv joined the Norwegian National Ballet for 'A swan lake' a new creation by Alexander Ekman. In 2015 he was part of the piece “The Guest” with zero visibility corp.

 

Since 2009, Yaniv has choreographed two full evening-length works and several short works that have been performed in Norway, Germany and Israel. He won 3rd prize in Hanover International Choreography Competition 2012 for his duet “I wish I was Johnny Cash”.  In 2013 he created the dance piece 'blanke ark – del 1' for Carte Blanche dance company.

 

In addition to his dance career, Yaniv is an autodidact photographer and cinematographer.