Born in Reggio Calabria (Italy), graduated in Milan at the Theatre Dance Academy
directed by Susanna Beltrami.
After graduation, Marika received two scholarships to study at the Broadway Dance Center
in New York. During this time in the US, she also attended master classes at the Merce
Cunningham Dance Company. In 2008, she moved to Berlin, where she could finally
dedicate herself to her many passions like climbing, floor work, capoeira, breakdance, acro,
and vertical dance, while also working as a freelance contemporary dancer and aerial &
musical performer. Through extensive exploration, she distilled the essence of these
disciplines and composed from them her personal language that she expresses through her
movement and in her classes.
From 2007-2011, she was a member of the Materiali Resistenti Dance Factory and went on
a world tour with the production “Waterwall”, by Ivan Manzoni. She took part in productions
of different companies like “Mouvoir” by Stephanie Thiersch, “RØRSTRØMSK” by Lise
Løsmann, “MDK” by Daniele Ziglioli, “Tansik” by Chizu Kimura, “battleROYAL” by Brendan
Shelper and large scale events produced by Salzburger Festspiele and Balich Worldwide
Shows. In 2013 and 2014, she danced with the Berlin based company Cie. toula limnaios.
Currently she is on the cast of various productions at the Komische Oper Berlin.
The Faculty for CDL reggio Calabria / Italy
Born in Italy and currently based in Berlin, Giacomo works with worldwide known
choreographers such as William Forsythe, Angelin Preljocaj, and Wayne McGregor. He
performs in site specific installations at the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Istanbul Theater
Festival and the Versailles Gardens. He is for two seasons soloist at the Staatstheater Kassel
under the direction of german choreographer Johannes Wieland and
he is for four seasons member of the cie. Toula Limnaios Dance Company with base in Berlin and touring worldwide.
In 2018 he performs at the massive opening ceremony of the Asian Olympic Games in
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan From 2019 he is in the cast of the permanent live performance
Giudizio Universale, at the Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome with over 500.000 viewers in
one year and music score composed by Sting. He appears in different movies, commercials, music videos and tv series such as Axe, Berlin I love you, Chanel Perfume Campaign, A Cure for Wellness and the latest three seasons of Tv Serie Babylon Berlin.
Born in Rosario, Argentina in 1994, Magdalena has always been a girl on the move.
Fortunately, at the age of 14, she met the circus with aerial acrobatics and, through it, met
herself. Thanks to her thirst for learning and the desire to make the performing arts her
professional life, she entered the Escuela Munici-pal de Artes Urbanas in Rosario (EMAU), a
two-year course that offers a complete teaching of circus disciplines as well as practice
theater, improvisation and dance. However, this was not enough and in 2015 she embarked
for Europe to continue her training. She entered the Center National des arts du cirque de
Rosny-sous-Bois (ENACR) as Agile hand in hand. She continues her journey, research and
learning with his partner, Nicolò.
Born in Rome in 1994, at the age of 14 he began to juggle and practice acrobatics on the
ground. Animated by strong motivation, at the end of high school,he joined the National
School of Circus Arts in Rosny-sous-Bois (ENACR) with the aim of creating a link between
juggling and acrobatics. At theCenter national des arts du cirque (CNAC) in Châlons-en-Champagne, he continues and develops his research in “acro-juggling” by adding dance and balance. In the last year of school he meets Magdalena, with whom he forms the duo Zenzero and Cannella. Always looking for novelties, he believes that man’s evolution is in the exchange and accumulation of knowlwdge. With the infinite curiosity of a child he supports the fusion of arts, he believes that circus is hybrid discipline that allows to do anything and everything.
Salvatore la Ferla
He is an ex professional contemporary dancer that, after a back surgery which forced him to
give up his career, decided to start a healing journey.
Initially, this journey brought him to study the Gyrotonic ® method (in London and Berlin).
This was for him a fundamental step to live in health and take responsibility for his
well-being. In 2017 he discovered the YBR method and since then he has focused all his attention on the benefit of this method. For this reason he decided to become a trainer himself to help others to be more compassionate towards their body and improve their physical daily routine.
Salvatore currently works in Catania at the Motomimetico studio, and holds workshops such
as at Public Scenario (Catania).