Board of Directors

The current board was elected by the General Assembly that took place on 31 May 2017 in Düsseldorf.


Pia Krämer
O Espaço do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo (PT)

Pia Kraemer

Pia Krämer was born in Nabburg, Germany and finished her studies in Dance and Psychology with a Master Degree at the University of Regensburg. As a student, she found her first Dance and Performance Space, Loft, an old soap factory in the city of Regensburg, where she worked as a dance teacher and choreographer and organiser of international workshops. In 1990 she went to New York to study again Contemporary Dance, Dance Movement Therapy and Contact Improvisation. Back to Germany she worked as Dance Movement Therapist at Loew, a private Institute for mentally and physically disabled people. In 2000 she moved to Portugal where she was teaching Master Classes in Dance Movement Therapy at several Universities. At the same time she started the community and educational work at O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo, a 16th century monastery, transformed in a residence and production space. Since 2012 she is assisting Rui Horta, the artistic director. She is responsible for the international residences, the coordination of the Portuguese Platform of the Performing Arts and the collaboration with international partners and networks. She is the Portuguese partner for Aerowaves.


Bettina Masuch
Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf (DE)

Bettina Masuch_Foto_Monika Rittershaus

Bettina Masuch was born in Solingen and graduated in Applied Theatre Studies. Since January 2014 she is the director of Tanzhaus NRW. Initially working as a dance dramaturge, among others at the Kaaitheater in Bruxelles and the Theaterhaus Jena, she changed to the Volksbühne at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin in 1998, also working as a dramaturge for productions from Castorf, Schlingensief and Pollesch, among others. In 2002 and 2003 she simultaneously worked as production dramaturge with choreographer Meg Stuart in Zurich. From 2003 until 2008 she worked as a dance curator for the newly founded Theater Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, headed by Matthias Lilienthal. Until 2008 she was a member of the artistic direction of Tanz im August and in 2013 she was the director of its 25th anniversary issue. She has shaped the Springdance Festival in Utrecht as artistic director from 2009 to 2013. She is the publisher and author of diverse specialized publications and has received various teaching assignments.


Paul-Eric Labrosse
CDC Toulouse (FR)

Paul-Eric Labrosse was born in Marseille, France. During his PhD in History of Arts at the University of Aix-en-Provence, he started working in the cultural field, beginning with contemporary music, and has been engaged in this field until now both with individual artists and structures. He joined CDC Toulouse in 2008, and has been involved in several cooperative projects funded by the EU within this institution. He teaches administrative and financial management of cultural structures at the University of Toulouse – Jean-Jaurès.

Board members

Roberto Casarotto
Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa (IT)

Roberto Casarotto

Since 2006, Roberto Casarotto has been director of the dance projects for the CSC di Bassano del Grappa and Operaestate Festival Veneto. Associate director of Aerowaves, he is currently involved in several international projects supported by the EU. He develops initiatives aimed at supporting the artistic research, mobility and artists’ development in the field of dance. He is the Italian initiator of Dance Well-movement research for Parkinson’s dancers, a project aimed at research the impact that the practice of dance has on people with Parkinson’s. He is the author of the book Nigel Charnock published in 2009 by L’Epos, in the Dance forward/Dance for word series. In January 2015 he was appointed Artistic Director of Balletto di Roma.

Kerstin Evert
K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg (DE)

Kerstin Evert studied Applied Theatre Studies in Gieβen, where she did her doctorate on the theme of “DanceLab-Contemporary Dance and New Technologies”. From 1997 to 2000, she was a doctoral candidate in the post-graduate program “Körper-Inszenierungen” at the Freie Universität Berlin and with Oliver Behnecke founded the production label “Stadt Raum Inszenierung” (Festival ZeitenWende, Gieβen 2000). From 2002 to 2006, she worked as dramaturge at Kampnagel. She founded the choreographic center K3 in Hamburg in August 2006, and has been the director of K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg since then. She works as a lecturer at universities in Berlin, Bern, Gieβen, Hamburg, Frankfurt/Main and Salzburg, among other places, and she is member of several juries and advisory boards.

Hazel Hodgins
Dance Ireland Dublin (IE)

Hazel Hodgins has been the Programme Manager for Dance Ireland since late 2015. Within this role, she is responsible for interpreting the needs of the Dance Ireland membership to imagine and implement the organisation’s training and development activities, as well as the access and participation initiatives. She is responsible for delivering these initiatives on a local, regional, national and international level. Hazel works to continuously develop new and existing partnerships as well as the reach and impact of the Dance Ireland programme of activities now and for the future. Hazel holds a BA in Voice and Dance (Dance) and a MA in Festive Arts, both with first class honours and from the University of Limerick.

Marc Olivé
Mercat de les Flors Barcelona (ES)

Marc Olivé works as artistic programmer and curator at Mercat de les Flors since 2005. He studied Contemporary Dance in Barcelona and London. He has collaborated with different dance companies in Europe as dramaturge, assistant choreographer and producer. He is graduated in Social Work at Ramon Llull University. Marc has participated as a dance jury in national and international choreography awards, as guest teacher in different Master degrees in Production Policies in Barcelona, and as member of different dance commissions and residency programmes in Europe.