Our team

About us

Very well trained teachers work in our team, each one is very concerned about the implementation of anatomical requirements. Focused on every specific field of expertise, our team brings you closer to the course contents in an inspiring way.

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Who we are

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Sara Marin

Sara Marin is the co-owner and artistic director of Bewegungswelt since 2019.
She leads her classes with passion, intention and humour and focuses on the single development of each individual. In parallel to her work as a teacher and coach, she works as a freelancer in her own dance ensemble « Pinion & Crown” as well as in other projects, often choreographing for festivals and competitions.

2023: Graduated Spiraldynamik® specialist;
2022: Judge for the Swiss Championships in Jazz/Modern/Show dance category;
2022: Board member of the association: Tanzwelt;
2021: Certified Blackroll® trainer;
2020: J+S leader in gymnastics and dance;
2019 Spiraldynamik® expert level intermediate with specific in Med for Move;
2012 Graduated Pilates Trainer: Comprehensive Teacher Training Course (mat & studio equipment);
2012: Certified Aerial Yoga Trainer;
2008 – 2010: Bachelor degree in Dance at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance);
2008-2009: Certification for completed course in pedagogy and teaching methodology;
2004 – 2008: National Academy of DANCE in Rome (A.N.D.);
1996 – 2003: Centro Studi danza Classica & Moderna in Rome

Italian: mother tongue, German: advanced level, English: advanced level, French: basic level, Spanish: basic level

Maja Kucharczyk

Maja Kucharczyk and her dance partner are among the best dance couples in the world. Since the summer of 2017 they have been dancing together in all three disciplines of Latin, Standard and Ten-Dance. In addition to teaching, Maja is planning to study at the University of St.Gallen.

since 1996 the first Swiss to reach the final of a WDSF World Championship; Owner of the Swiss Olympic Elite Card; Part of the national squad; first TanzSport athletes who are part of the top sport of the military; J+S Head of Gymnastics and Dance Language skills: Polish: mother tongue, German: advanced knowledge, English: advanced knowledge, French: advanced knowledge

Soraya Leila Emery

Soraya, born and raised in western Switzerland, is a freelance dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. She completed her studies as a professional contemporary dancer at SEAD in Salzburg and CFP Applied Arts in Geneva. Since then she has been training the Junior Company SSD (CH) for Swiss and World Championships and the Academy Kristina Broadway Dance Center (AT) for the DanceStars competition.

2014 – 2017:Diploma in Contemporary Dance from SEAD
2017: Stay at the New York University TISCH School of the Arts
2011 – 2014: Diploma in Arts & Performance from CFP Applied Arts in Geneva

Language skills: French: mother tongue, English: advanced level, German: intermediate level

Ana Paula Alves Elias

Ana Paula has many years of in-depth experience in the field of movement and offers TRX® and personal training in addition to Aerial Yoga. Antara is another of her passions. Ana Paula conveys movement competently with her charming manner and addresses the individual needs of the participants.

2005 – 2019 Yoga training with subsequent deepening and regular further training in Power Yoga, TRX Yoga and Aerial Yoga.
2008 – 2011 Antara training for group and individual classes

Language skills: German: advanced level, English: advanced level, Portuguese: mother tongue

Mara Natterer

Mara graduated from the Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance in London with a Master in Community Dance and has worked on numerous dance and performance projects worldwide. In addition to teaching, she works as a choreographic assistant and in the field of cultural education. Currently, she is conducting a training to become a craniosacral therapist.

2014 – 2015 Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance
2000 – 2005 Ballet School of the State Theatre Stuttgart

Language skills: German: mother tongue, English: advanced level, French: advanced level, Portuguese: advanced level, Spanish: advanced level

Alexandra Kunz

Alexandra has been accompanying the passion of dance and movement since she was 15. 30 years ago she started teaching various classes nearby and in collaboration with various associations as well as her own studio. Most recently, she ran a movement studio in St.Gallen with Esther for ten years. The main focus was on Nia®. In addition, she continuously trains in Spiraldynamik®, back and pelvic floor training and Fayo.

2004 – 2019 Nia® training, since 2019 Nia® 1st Degree Black Belt
1994 – 1997 Instructor / project manager FA with federal diploma Language skills: German: Mother tongue: English: advanced knowledge, French: basic knowledge, Italian: basic knowledge

Esther Thürlimann

As a moving loving person, Esther has made dance and movement as a form of therapy to her profession. After four years of training, she focused on Nia®. Most recently, she ran a movement studio in St.Gallen with Alexandra for ten years. The many years of experience is particularly reflected in the joy of exercise and the appealing course content.

2009 – 2019 various Nia® training courses in Germany and abroad, all training levels up to the 1st Degree Black Belt, Moving to Heal, 52 Moves, 5 Stages
2003 – 2007 Training as an integrative clinical dance and movement therapist in the dance process

Language skills: German: mother tongue, English: basic knowledge, French: basic knowledge, Italian: basic knowledge

Alexandra Schilken

Alexandra discovered Inside Flow, a modern yoga style, after in-depth yoga training at home and abroad. She combines Yoga and Nia Technique in an inspiring way.

2018 – 2021 Inside Flow Gold Level Training (Yoga Alliance recognised).
2021 – today Training as a Yoga Therapist
2019 Hot Yoga Training in California
2014 – 2015 A- and B-Licence Intensive Yoga

Language skills: German: mother tongue, English: advanced knowledge, French: advanced knowledge

Janis Moser

Janis is a secondary school teacher phil. I in Wittenbach and has many years of experience as a dance teacher, Group Fitness, Thai Bo and BodyART instructor.

2010 Training as an international bodyArt instructor
2005 Training as dance instructor for Hip Hop L.A. Style
2000 Training as Thai Bo instructor
1999 Training as aerobics instructor

Language skills: German: mother tongue, English: advanced level, French: advanced level, Italian: intermediate level

Elenita Queiroz

Born in Brazil and living in Switzerland since 2016, Elenita Borges is a freelance choreographer, performer, dance teacher and cultural manager with more than 15 years of experience. Her knowledge includes Capoeira, Brazilian & African dances, folk dance, somatic technique, improvisation, contemporary dance and theatre.

2019 J+S Director Gymnastics and Dance
2016 – 2018 Master in Expanded Theatre at the University of Arts, Bern
2014 – 2015 Cultural management at SESC, Sao Paolo (Brazil)
1998 – 2003 Bachelor in Dance Pedagogy at the State University of Campinas (Brazil)

Language skills: Portuguese: mother tongue, German: intermediate level, English: advanced level

Irène Chesini

Irène Chesini graduated from the renowned Tanz Theater Schule in Zurich. She continued her education in various dance styles, including flamenco, salsa and jazz dance, and completed training as a dance teacher. For many years Irène Chesini has been working as a kindergarten teacher and also gives dance lessons for children and teenagers as well as for adults at various dance schools.

2013 – 2014: Training in dance pedagogy at the Dance Art School in Austria
2004 – 2006: contemporary stage dance training at the Zurich Dance Theater School

Language skills: German: mother tongue, English: elementary level, Spanish: elementary level

Claudia Nappi

Claudia Nappi is a qualified systemic coach & consultant, prevention pedagogue, educator and dance pedagogue. In recent years, she has especially supported and encouraged children and young people in her courses and seminars. Claudia was trained in ballet and tap dance and later devoted herself to hip hop and jazz dance, completed the dance pedagogical training in Austria and continuously attends further and advanced training courses. With a lot of joy, empathy and humour, she has been teaching mainly kids and teens for 7 years in a mix of hip hop, jazz dance and contemporary dance.

Since 2021 Member of netzwerkTanz Vorarlberg – Association for Contemporary Movement Art
2014 – 2019 Advanced training in children’s street dance, choreography and technique, modern dance/contemporary, pedagogical dance projects for primary and secondary school levels.
2013 – 2014 Training in dance pedagogy at the Dance Art School in Austria

Language skills: Ger,man: mother tongue, English: advanced level.

Eliana Kaufmann

Eliana Kaufmann passed the diploma exam to become a gymnastics teacher many years ago. She has always continued her education in the field of movement and health (e.g. aqua fitness, Pilates, …) and also works as a sports masseuse.

2016: Swiss Sports Massage School
1995 – today: annual further education in aerobics, pilates, …
1993 – 1994: Gymnastics school Limmathaus

Language skills: German: mother tongue

Diana Bischofberger

Diana Bischofberger takes care of the individual administrative enquiries and concerns of our clients.

Daria Höhener

In the organisation daCi International, which belongs to the UNESCO, she leads the activities in Switzerland as president.

2016 – 2018: Training in physical education in preparation for the professional examination as a specialist in movement and health promotion with a federal certificate
2015 – 2017: Spiral Dynamics Expert Level Intermediate
2017 – 2019: Training and further education to become J+S Head of Gymnastics and Dance, J+S Head of Children’s Sports and J+S Coach
2015 – 2016: Training as certified children’s dance teacher

Language skills: German: mother tongue, English: advanced level, Italian: intermediate level, French: elementary level, Spanish: elementary level