Christine Quint - Studio Owner
“If I had the chance, I’d ask the world to dance.” Anyone that has the desire to dance can do so. The key is to love the way you move — no matter what. Movement, whether through dance, fitness or everyday life, is one of the greatest abilities we have. The capability to do so is a gift.
Dancing and teaching dance are two of my greatest passions! I began dancing when I was 3 years old, and by the age of 12 I realized that I loved teaching dance too! For 15 years I trained, performed and competed nationally with California Academy of Performing Arts in Moraga, California. In high school I began a teaching internship and after graduation had the pleasure of training with some of the best choreographers in the San Francisco Bay Area. For over 17 years I have taught Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Ballroom and Zumba to dancers aged 3 to 83 years old; I have also worked as a resident musical choreographer and I am a certified Mat Pilates and Zumba instructor. After recovering from a severe spinal injury when I was 29, I came back to teaching with a renewed purpose and appreciation for proper technique and body alignment: this is the foundation of all of my classes. More than anything, I love watching my students experience the joy of dance!
Irisz Galuska - Ballet
Irisz Galuska was born in Eger, Hungary and has danced since she was 3. Her first professional performance came at the age of 16 with Hungary’s Szeged Contemporary Ballet company in Mozart: Requiem. She soon developed an interest in teaching dance, mainly to children as a way of enhancing their personal development. She graduated from the Hungarian Dance Academy in 2009 as a Modern Dance and School Health teacher and began teaching dancers age 3 to 40 full-time. She created a variety of choreographies across music styles, and students recently qualified in the ESDU and IDO competitions, placing 1st and 3rd. She has also taken part in International Dance Festivals as a jury member and conducts dance camps and workshops in Hungary and abroad. She was also recently awarded a scholarship from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Dance Academy in Arnhem. Recent projects include dancing and acting in The Phantom of the Opera in a tour across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, a role as a dancer in the London film "To Trend On Twitter", and a series of dance projects in Italy, Spain,Morocco, Turkey, Tunisia and Hungary as well.
Darien Laird - Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Ballet
Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!
Darien has loved the art of movement since she was a child. Her training began with gymnastics and ballet, then she quickly adopted and competed nationally in all other forms of dance: jazz, lyrical, modern, tap, hip hop and musical theater. She trained with elite studios and musical theater programs in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Phoenix. As an early teen, she began teaching and mentoring younger dancers and the passion for teaching stuck! Her formal teaching career was with a wide variety of studios across the West Coast of the USA, including owning her own ballet studio in Seattle, Washington. She is thrilled to have found Quint Studio upon moving to Switzerland with her family and is excited to continue teaching and sharing her passion with a new generation of dancers.
Lorenza Berto: Hip Hop, Dance Mix and Ballet, Ballet Workout for Adult
Lorenza Berto was born in 1990 and grew up near Venice. She completed her classical dance training with "AIDA" under F. Olivieri, "Teatro alla Scala" in Italy and further developed her classical and contemporary techniques at the "American Ballet Theater" in New York and the "Edge Center" in Los Angeles. She danced as a ballet soloist for "Veneto Balletto" under Mariolina Giaretta in Italy and for the "Ajkun Ballet Theater" under Leonard Ajkun and Ellen Sinopoli in New York. She completed her training for urban style such as hiphop, dancehall, house etc. in Los Angeles at "Debbie Reynolds Studio". Among other things, she choreographed a dance performance on the occasion of a concert by Andrea Bocelli in the Hallenstadion and danced for Swiss radio and television (SRF) and Radio NRJ (Hallenstadion events). For 7 years she has been teaching in several dance schools in Switzerland and abroad (Italy, Spain, USA).
Andrea Furger - Studio Manger, Zumba and Barre concept
Dance through your life and smile!
Andrea started dancing when she was in primary school and has never stopped. At the age of 20 she joined the Show-Jazz-Dance-Troup «Dancesense» with whom she performed with for over 17 years in various small and big shows. In 2010 Andrea graduated as an official Jazz Dance Teacher and started to teach Jazz and Hip Hop to teens and adults. Even during the few years of maternity leave, she couldn’t stay out of the dance studio. She just graduated as a certified Zumba-Teacher and is now excited to teach Zumba and Jazz Dance to everyone who loves to move… It’s all about having fun with the music!
Eveline Skarlatos - Ballet
Evelin began her dancing education at the age of 3 in Greece, following the Royal Academy of Dance methodology. During her education she acquired all R.A.D. ‘s certificates (amateur and professional level), and started studying modern and contemporary dance.
In 2015 she passed her exams in the ministry of Culture and Sports (Greece) and got accepted to study as Dance Teacher for Ballet and Contemporary in Thessaloniki from where she graduated with honours in 2018. In this period, she had the chance to dance and work with distinguished Greek dancers and choreographers such as Maria Kousouni, Thanasis Solomos, Christine Brikman, Dimikritos Sifakis, Olga Kiriakopoulou.
Zurich came in her life in autumn 2018 when she was accepted to continue her studies with Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, in the dance department in the Program MA of Arts, Teaching and Coaching Dance Professionals. There she worked with leading dance professionals such as Friederike Lampert, Naomi Perlov, Dimitri Chamblas, Emanuel Gat and many more.
Evelin has worked in various dance projects and productions in Switzerland as well as with the BA, Contemporary Dance in ZHdK.
Panna Schnitzer - Ballet
Panna is a native of Thalwil who speaks both German and English, as well as Hungarian. Panna began dancing at the age of 3 in Adliswil. There she discovered her passion for different dance classes: from ballet, figure dance, modern and contemporary to jazz and hiphop.
To date, she has completed five levels in the Russian academy system, Vaganova. Panna currently dances at the ballet school for the opera in Zurich. Every summer she has a performance in the opera house. In addition, Panna has been in a musical ensemble since elementary school. They are currently working on the play "The Christmas Story" and will perform it in the winter. She has many years of stage experience.
Panna loves spending her free time in the ballet hall, where she can live out her greatest passion and pass it onto the next generation!
Anvita Pandey - Traditional Indian Dance
Anvita Pandey is a professional Kathak dancer based in Zürich. Kathak, an Indian classical dance from North India, is an art of storytelling through rhythmic footwork, pirouettes, delicate hand gestures and subtle face expressions.
Anvita is a disciple of Guru Shovana Narayan, and under her tutelage she has practised and performed for more than 10 years. Trained in the Lucknow gharana (style), she also holds advanced degrees with distinction from Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad and ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers Dancing), London.
She is now actively performing and teaching in around Switzerland. You could read more about her and her work at https://anvitapandey.com/