The workshops are led by (ex-)Ultima Vez dancers who have worked with the company for several years and have a broad experience in teaching classes and workshops. Here you can find a short description of who they are.
Laura Arís Alvarez
Laura Arís has been a member of Ultima Vez from 1999-2008. In 2009 Laura Arís created EMBER together with Jorge Jáuregui. They collaborate with different artists and their performances are being presented internationally.
Germán Jauregui began working for Ultima Vez after an audition in 1998. In the meantime he also developed his skills as a dance teacher, leading classes and workshops internationally. He is currently also making his own work.
Following an encounter with Wim Vandekeybus in the ‘90 Iñaki decides to join his company Ultima Vez in Brussels, where during three years he works as a performer in Wims creations. Later he also works as a movement assistant for different performances. Currently he combines his work as an assistant with a more pedagogical occupation: he teaches workshops and gives dance lessons to professionals, teachers and different target groups.
In september 2002 Milan left the University of Arts in Bratislava to enter P.A.R.T.S. for 2 more years. He joined Ultima Vez and Wim Vandekeybus for Puur in 2005, where he now gives classes and workshops on a regular basis. Milan is also co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective.
In 1986 Eduardo moved to Brussels to collaborate with Wim Vandekeybus as a choreography assistant, trainer and performer for the very first Ultima Vez productions. In the nineties he also collaborated with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Rosas) and Jan Lauwers (Needcompany). In 2000 he moved back to Madrid where he acted in film, TV and theatre productions. He was also artistic assistant for the following Ultima Vez productions: “Blush”(2002), “Sonic Boom”(2003) and the revival of "What the Body Does Not Remember" (2013).
Luke joined Ultima Vez in 2012 for the creation of booty Looting and has since performed in various creations of Wim Vandekeybus. He regularly gives workshops and classes, and is now starting to develop his own work.
Gavin joined Ultima Vez from 1998 to 2001 and then again in 2008. Before that he worked for six years in Australia with Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre. From 2005 to 2008 Gavin was Artistic Director of Dancenorth in Queensland, creating and touring seven works in this time. He was also co-founder of Splintergroup and Animal Farm Collective, based between Berlin and Australia and is a regular teacher at ImPulstanz, K3 in Hamburg and throughout Australia.
In 2006 Dawid came to Brussels to study at P.A.R.T.S. In the context of his studies, he started working with Wim Vandekeybus for the repertoire project Hands (as part of What the Body Does Not Remember) and joined Ultima Vez as a fix member for nieuwZwart in 2009. He stayed in the company until 2012.
Robert M. Hayden
Robert has been a member of Ultima since 2002, he regularly teaches Ultima Vez workshops and is now developing his own work.
He joined Ultima Vez in 2004 for the revival - in collaboration with the Portuguese Companhia Instável - of Wim Vandekeybus' second piece, Les porteuses de mauvaises nouvelles. He later performed in several pieces of Wim Vandekeybus. In 2009 Jorge Jáuregui created EMBER together with Laura Arís. They collaborate with different artists and their performances are being presented internationally.
In 1999 Maria Kolegova began her studies at the Contemporary Art Centre in Yekaterinburg. Later she joined the company Dancetrest as a dancer, teacher and young choreographer. In 2006 she moved to Moscow to dance for the Moscow Theatre of Contemporary Dance. In 2012 she joined Ultima Vez and danced in What the Body Does Not Remember, nieuwZwart, Spiritual Unity and Speak low if you speak love…