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.
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!
Daniela Bertolli - Ballet
Daniela Bertolli is an Italian brazilian Classical Ballet Dancer prized in her homeland.
Her basic training and graduations as a stage dancer are from the Sao Paulo City Ballet School, followed by further trainings in the Vaganova methodology, RAD methodology, Cuban Technique, Choreography and Culture Management. Further stages in her career are the Palucca Schule, Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Theater Kiel, Lisbon Dance Company. Among her latest experiences are the direction of the Wine Tower Ensemble in Zurich and the field of classical dance at „Estação de Dança Arte e Bem - estar“.
Daniela has worked in and off stage in various productions and countries. She is happy to be able to share her experiences and teaching skills with the students under the direction and team from Studio Quint.
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).
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/
Tabea Ermatinger - Hatha Yoga
"Yoga isn't about touching your toes. It's about what you learn on the way down!" Jigar Gor
My 2 year yoga teacher training with Samira Henning and the 2 1/2 year training at the kaleidoscope school spirituality, Mediality and sensitivity has changed a lot in me. The 8 week MBSR meditation course according with Jon Kabat Zinn also shaped my yoga path and I have learned to understand that it is precisely now that I am allowed to decide again and again how the course is set for my MORNING and what can be done with it FOR A YESTERDAY. I am a qualified activation specialist HF and teach Hatha Yoga, Senior Yoga and Laughter Yoga with a lot of love and dedication. I enjoy teaching and fill me with deep gratitude and joy. I am currently training as a yoga therapist with Remo Rittiner. With this knowledge, I would like to be able to individually accompany people with physical problems in individual lessons and focus more on ergonomic yoga exercises during group lessons. Yoga is not about perfection, but about constant progress and the optimization of physical and mental health.
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