I.C.E. (International Choreographic Exchange) is a one-year postgraduate program that offers young choreographers the opportunity to create their own work independently within a supportive artistic environment. At SEAD, I.C.E. students will have the benefit of dancers, rehearsal space, performance opportunities and feedback from a faculty of international dance professionals.
Anastasia Valsamaki graduated from Greek National School of Dance- KSOT in 2015 where she trained in ballet, graham and contemporary dance. During her studies in KSOT she got involved with choreography, creating short pieces in and out of the school context . On June 2016 she makes her debut as a young choreographer with the piece Sync and continues choreographing and performing. Anastasia is now one of the Aerowaves Twenty17 Artists and continues her post-graduate studies in SEAD for the I.C.E. program 2016/2017 aiming to explore more aspects of her choreographic method.
Barnaby Booth is a choreographer and lighting designer from England. Since he gained a first-class honours degree from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, UK, Barnaby's choreography has been shown at various festivals up and down the UK and in Europe. Alongside this he has been commissioned to make work for youth companies, theatre companies, postgraduate companies and music videos. Notably he has worked with bands Fwar and The Drones Club, as choreographic assistant to Mala Kline and as movement director for Headlock Theatre Company at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His lighting design credits include work for DeNada Dance Theatre, Utopia Theatre Company, Feet Off the Ground Dance, MAZPOD, Mala Kline, Tora Hed and Lewys Holt whilst as a performer he has worked with Ben Duke, DeNada Dance Theatre, and Folk Dance Artist Hannah Moore. He also continues to work around the UK and in Ireland as a theatre technician and teacher of choreography, physical theatre, movement improvisation and lighting design.
Mathilde Pailley attended various private schools training in ballet and contemporary dance and then she joined, at the age of 21 the International Academy of Dance in Paris to further her versatility in dance and concentrate on pushing her technical skills as well as improvisation skills.
In September 2015, she joined Dance in Art Junior Company (Haarlem, Netherlands). Soon after beginning in Holland, she started her choreographic work on professional dancers with guidance from well known and talented choreographers as Ms. Rianne Slenema (Korzo production/theater), Ms. Ester Natzijl (NDT), Mr Antonin Comestaz (Korzo production/theater), Mrs Martine Van Santen (artistic director and choreographer of DiA company).