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

We would like to tell you more about us…

Sara Marin

In addition to her teaching at the Bewegungswelt Sara works as a freelancer with her dance ensemble Pinion & Crown. With passion, will and humour she inspires her classes and focuses on the individual development of each student. She has choreographed for several festivals and competitions.

2021 BLACKROLL® Trainer
2020 J+S Director Gymnastics and Dance
2019 Spiraldynamik® Expert Level Intermediate with Specific Med for Move

2012 certified Pilates trainer: mat and studio equipment
2012 Certified Aerial Yoga Trainer
2008 – 2010: Bachelor degree in dance at SEAD (Salzburg experimental Academy of Dance) in Salzburg
2004 – 2008: National Academy of Dance in Rome

Knowledge of languages: Italian: mother tongue, German: advanced level, English: advanced 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)

Conoscenze linguistiche: Portoghese: madrelingua, Tedesco: livello intermedio, Inglese: livello avanzato

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

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

Debora Eggmann

Debora Eggmann completed her training as a movement and health promotion specialist in Winterthur and successfully passed the diploma exam in 2019. Born in Herisau, she works in the movement and health sector alongside her job at Bewegungswelt and loves the contact with children and adults.

2016 – 2019: Training as a movement and health promotion specialist EFZ (HWS Huber Widemann Schule Basel)

Language skills: German: mother tongue, English: intermediate knowledge

Hazel Brugger

Dancing has always been part of Sandy’s life. At the age of 20, she turned her passion into a profession and began teaching alongside her studies ( movement sciences and sports, sociology, health sciences). She now has many years of experience as a dance teacher and in working with children and young people. As cantonal director of roundabout AG/LU, she accompanied many young women in their work as dance instructors.

Since 2020: Training as a dance therapist
2010 – 2013: J+S Head of Gymnastics and Dance, J+S Head of Children’s Sport, J+S Coach

Knowledge of languages: German: mother tongue, English: advanced level, French: elementary level

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

Knowledge of languages: 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

Knowledge of languages: 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

Knowledge of languages: German: mother tongue, English: advanced level, French: advanced level, Portuguese: advanced level, Spanish: advanced level

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

Knowledge of languages: Swiss German: mother tongue, English: advanced level, Italian: intermediate level, French: elementary level, Spanish: elementary level