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Diana Cuni Mancini

Dancer in The Dancing Human

  Trained at the Royal Danish School of Ballet and became an Apprentice with the company in 1991.  In 1993, she joined the Corps de Ballet and was promoted to Soloist in 2001.  Her roles in Bournonville ballets include “Teresina” in Napoli, “Eliza” & “Victorine” in The Conservatory, “Senorita” in La Ventana.  Principal roles include “Clara” & “Princess” in various versions of Nutcracker, “Helena” in Midsummer Nights Dream and “Kitri” in Alicia Alonso´s version of Don Quixote.  Her soloist roles include “The Pupil” in Flemming Flindt’s The Lesson, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, Russian Girl in Serenade, Pas de Deux from Flower Festival in Genzano, “Effy” in La Sylphide, and various roles in Dances at a Gathering, Napoli, Folktale, Sleeping Beauty, Twyla Tharp´s The Fugue, and Balanchine’s Symphony in 3 Movements.  Diana Cuni has been teaching the Bournonville technique at the Royal Danish Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet School since 2013.  She also taught at the first annual Royal Danish Ballet Summer School in 2014, and has been teaching Bournonville master classes and staging Willhelm Tell and Napoli at the Perm State Choreographic College in Russia.   In addition, she has taught at the Bournonville seminars in Biarritz, France, the Inoue Ballet in Tokyo, and master classes in Paris.  

Wubkje Kuindersma

Dancer in The Dancing Human

  Born in  Cameroun, the Dutch Wubkje Kuindersma was a dancer with the Danish  Dance Theatre, Random Dance, the Gulbenkian Ballet, Djazzex, Rogie &  Company, and was involved with other companies and projects. In 2009,  she created her first choreography, Aquasomnia, which immediately won  her an award for ‘originality of movement vocabulary and outstanding  movement quality’ at the Choreography Competition in Cologne. Her first  dance videos were presented at the 2010 Dansensdage in Copenhagen.  Various choreographies and dance films followed for which she was  awarded a number of prizes. Through works she created with the Noverre  Society in Stuttgart, she came to the attention of Kevin Haigen,  artistic director of the National Youth Ballet in Hamburg (Germany)  where she is currently creating her third production. After having  worked abroad for years, Wubkje moved back to the Netherlands in the  summer of 2014. In the fall of that year, Korzo and Nederlands Dans  Theater invited her to create a piece for the dance event Here We Live  And Now. She recently worked with actors of the Toneelacademie  Maastricht; she made a work especially for them entitled BLINDSPOT. In  addition to her work as a choreographer, Wubkje works as an instructor  with companies such as Introdans, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Project  Sally, Danish Dance Theatre, Skanes Dans Teater, the Henny Jurriens  Foundation, Academy of Dramatic Arts Maastricht, Copenhagen Film and  Theatre School, and she writes for the Danish dance magazine  Terpsichore.