Who are we?
To discover the career paths as well as photos and videos of the Igokat Company dancers, click on the links below. Former soloist and principal dancers with Maurice Béjart, they get together in 2007 to share their passion for DANCE.
Kathryn Bradney was born in the USA and studied dance in New York.
She danced with various companies : Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre ( Balanchine repertoire), New York City Opera Company at Lincoln Center and afterwards with the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, where she performed principal roles of the Bejart repertory…keep reading
Igor Piovano was born in Italy.
He danced as a principal dancer for the companies: Teatro Nuovo Torino in 1990, Compagnia Italiana di Balletto Carla Fracci (dance partner with Fracci) in 1991, the Arena di Verona (won a gold medal at the Concours de Chiavari), Perti Virtaneen Dancers, Compagnia Veneta di Balletto, and in 1994 for the Béjart Ballet Lausanne where he performed principal roles for 12 years…keep reading
Julie Lamby was born in Belgium. She received a diploma from the Académie Grétry de Liège under the directorship of Suzy Keteleer.
From 1993 to 1999, she completed her studies at the Athénée de Fragnée with the «Humanités Chorégraphiques».
In 1999, she joined the Rudra Béjart school and in 2001 up until 2003, she was offered a contract as a soloist dancer for Béjart Ballet Lausanne where she danced…keep reading
Pasquale Alberico was born in Marcianise in Italy in 1979. He studied at and received a diploma from the Académie de Danse de Mara Fusco and perfromed soloist roles with Compagnia del Balletto di Napoli.In September 1998, he was accepted into the Rudra Bejart school in Lausanne, and a year later he received a contract with the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, where he performed principal roles such as…keep reading
Giuliano Cardone was born in Naples where he studied classical ballet at the school «Lyceum Mara Fusco» for 6 years. He won first prize at the Concours Danza Si in Rome.
The choreographer George Iancu created the role Tadzio (Mort à Venise) for Giuliano Cardone with the Opéra de Gênes.
In 2000, he was accepted to join the Rudra de Maurice Béjart school.
In 2002, he was accepted into the Béjart Ballet Lausanne company where he danced…keep reading
Pauline Schopfer was born in 1992 in Lausanne and discovered dance at 7 years old with Brigitte Roman. She continued her dance studies in Geneva with Geneviève Chaussat and she obtained the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ‘Level V’ diploma with distinction in 2003 and the ‘Intermediate Foundation’ with distinction in 2004. In 2007, Pauline was accepted in the AFJD dance school. In 2008, she was accepted by audition in the Rosella Hightower International Dance School (France)…keep reading
Emma Sandall was born in Australia and studied at the Academy Ballet Sydney. She took part in the Adeline Genée Awards in 1993 winning Silver and the Prix de Lausanne in 1994 winning a Bourse (scholarship). She continued her training at the Royal Ballet School and the Australian Ballet School.
Through her subsequent international career she trained with renowned teachers such as…keep reading
Francesco Rovea est né à Mondovi, Italie en 1994 et il commence ses études de danse à 10 ans.
En 2008, il est accepté dans la formation professionnelle de l’école du Teatro Nuovo de Turin dirigé par Germana Erba Mesturino.
En 2012, il gagne le concours de « Vignale Danza » dans la section contemporaine et en 2013 le « Mad for Dance » de Rome.
De 2009 à 2013, il danse au Teatro Nuovo de Turin différentes productions y compris Coppélia, la Fille Mal Gardée, Carmina Burana, Harlequinade… lire la suite
Aurélia Peixoto est née en 1991 à Lausanne, elle débute la danse à l’école de danse classique de Danièle et Nicole Schild. À l’âge de 11 ans, elle entre au Geneva Dance Center à Genève ou une année plus tard elle commencera sa formation professionnelle. En 2006, elle intègre le Jeuneballet.ch sous la direction de Claudine et David Allen ou elle dansera comme soliste dans des oeuvres du répertoire classique tel que “Paquita” de Marius Petipa, “Who Cares ?” et “les 4 tempéraments” de George Balanchine…lire la suite
Sarah Frassanito est née en 1986, dans le canton de Neuchâtel, elle commence la danse à l’âge de 6 ans à l’école de danse Hélène Cazes à Cernier.
Formée avec la méthode de la «Royal Academy of Dance de Londres», elle passe avec succès les examens du RAD et reçoit en 2007 son «Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies» pour l’enseignement de la danse...
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