artists in residence 2019/20

Felipe Salazar Hidalgo is artistic director, dancer and producer in Safari Poliédrico.
Felipe has twenty years of experience in scenic arts.  He graduated from T.N.D Conservatorio el Barco in contemporary dance and form T.N.T in theatrical performance (Costa Rica); he continues his studies in dance in S.E.A.D (Austria). Felipe is winner of the award Mireya Barboza to the best interpreter in contemporary dance in Costa Rica 2017. He has worked with different artistic groups from Austria, Costa Rica, Dennmark, Spain, Holland and Panama. He currently combines his artistic work with universitary teaching.

Daniela Cubero Murillo is a scenic and plastic artist who focuses mainly in contemporary dance, aerial dance and graphics. She has got her formation in circus in Lahti Circus school (Finland) and Danzaire Escuela de danza aérea (Costa Rica), in contemporary dance she has had and is having an independent formation through regular courses, eventual workshops and co-creating with other artists, she has had as teachers Jimmy Ortiz, Maria Amalia Pendones, David Zambrano, Peter Jasko to mention some. In architecture she has had her formation in the Faculty of architecture of the UCR (University of Costa Rica) and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She currently continues her formation in scenic arts and works as freelance artist and teacher.

Felipe Alvarado Dancer in Safari Poliédrico.
Contemporary dancer and floor acrobat who has had his education in "Danza Abierta" from "University of Costa Rica". Besides working with Safari Poliédrico he has also worked with "Colectivo Patas frías", with dance and circus company "Metamorfosis " as well as contemporary dance teacher.


artists in residence 2018/19

  • Rotem Weissman

  • Elodie Tiny Emilisa Schillemans

Rotem Weissman (Israel) graduated from the Dance Department at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in 2015, which is one of the largest and most prestigious in Israel. She than completed two years at the 'Maslool' - professional dance program in Tel Aviv and in 2018 completed I.C.E. – International Choreographic Exchange postgraduate program at SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Austria. Her choreographic work "And the woman had spoken" took part in 'Gvanim' dance festival and she was awarded a residency at the Play Practice Residency in Balgalore, India. Her recent work “BAUHAUS” has been selected to a prestigious Machol Shalem Dance House Jerusalem International Choreography Competition and Dance Festival. Rotem is currently artist in residence in SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance.

Elodie Tiny Emilisa Schillemans (1992) is a choreographer, dancer, teacher and multidisciplinary artist from the Netherlands. She attended a preparatory dance training at Codarts (Rotterdam, NL), finished her Bachelor and Honours Programme at the ArtEZ Danceacademy (Arnhem, NL) and was one of the choreographers in the postgraduate I.C.E.programme in 2017/2018 here at SEAD. She grew up dancing, acting, making music, art, philosophizing, making jokes and climbing trees and never stopped. Now she is part of the Artist in Residency program, where she focusses on the physicalization of the imagination. “In my work I question how to give form to the world we live in, how to relate to each other, to nature, to society, to our roots. I question and philosophize by thinking, by doing, by opening my senses to receive and let it manifest through the body into dance.”



artists in residence 2017/18

  • ran brown

  • shira eviatar

Ran Brown is a dance thinker and practitioner based in Tel Aviv. Following a career as a dancer with various Israeli choreographers, Ran expanded his interest in the intersection between studio practice and theoretical study through continuously developing different platforms and exploring modes of making and thinking dance. He is founder and co-editor of the online journal Maakaf for performing arts (, and the Editor and co-author of the book Place for Action: Contemporary Choreography in Theory and Practice (Asia Publishers, 2014, in Hebrew). In August and September 2017 Ran is working with students, the dancers of BODHI PROJECT and I.C.E. choreographers in the context of Hidden States - an intercultural dance exchange project of Salzburg/Austria and Tel Aviv/Israel (2016-2018) at SEAD.

Shira Eviatar is an independent choreographer and dancer based in Tel Aviv. She is a DanceWeb scholarship program participant (2015) and holds a degree in dance theatre from Kibbutzim College. She studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York and in Kelim- a body for choreographic research. She has performed her works in festivals throughout Israel and Europe, such as Curtain Up, Diver Festival, International Exposure, Malta Festival, Fresh – Tanztage Braunschweig, EPOS Film Festival/ Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and recently been invited by the Bat-Sheva Dance Company to perform her newest work Rising. "Shira Eviatar is one of the leading and most promising artists in contemporary dance in Israel, and is leading dance research in ethnic identity“, writes The Diver Festival for contemporary dance 2017. In September 2017 Shira is working with students in the context of Hidden States - an intercultural dance exchange project of Salzburg/Austria and Tel Aviv/Israel (2016-2018) at SEAD.

Patricia Hastewell and Alexandros Anastasiadis
Both graduates from SEAD have spent rehearsal time at their former school to finalize the piece "Bardo Vals" in August 2017. 

Daphna Horenczyk
The former SEAD student is currently based in Munich. She spent a few weeks in July and August 2017 at SEAD to finalize her piece "Above&Beyond" which will premiere in January 2018 in the national theater of the Faroe Islands. Daphna dances with Bui Rouch from the Faroe Islands, and has the dramatic advice from Ariel Cohen, also assistant to the choreographer Ohad Naharin from Batsheva Dance Company in Israel.