Artistic leadership, Production, Organisation

Anna Possarnig

Anna was born in Klagenfurt, Austria. She holds a Bachelor degree in Dance and Dance Pedagogy from Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität. Since 2011 she has been actively engaged with national and international projects working with such companies and choreographers as Neoba Dance company, Bakarti Dance Company, Liz King/ D.ID Cie, Tanzcoop and many others. She is actively teaching Contemporary Dance and Ballet and is a licensed GYROKINESIS® Method trainer and Nuad Thai practitioner. Her recent occupations include Tanzquartier Wien, Beat1060, Totem Dance Kiev and Sozo Kassel. Anna is founding member of Pop-Up Collective (PUC) and Movement Lazuz.

Maria Shurkhal

Maria was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine. She started her professional education at the Serge Lifar Kiev Municipal Ukrainian Academy of Dance and continued at the Anton Bruckner University, Linz. Now she lives and works in Austria as a freelance dancer, choreographer and pedagog, collaborating with such artists and institutions as Rose Breuss, Cie Off. Verticality, PUC collective, the National Austrian team of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW, MDW among others.

Amir Ahmadi

Amir A. Ahmadi was born in 1988 in Iran. He studied Engineering at the university of Ahvaz and meanwhile Amir also studied piano, music theory and composition. After the graduation he followed his desire to study music and moved to Austria. At the moment he studies composition under the supervision of professor Carola Bauckholt at the Anton Bruckner University Linz. Next to the studies he also works as a pianist and organises contemporary, jazz and classical music events in Austria and Iran. In 2015 he founded an ensemble Studio Fugu that works in a field of Contemporary arts.

On Stage

Jerca Roznik Novak

Born in 1992 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Jerca Rožnik Novak studied at the High School for contemporary dance in Ljubljana where she graduated in 2011. In 2019 she graduated at Academy of Contemporary Dance Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz, Austria with a master’s degree in dance pedagogy. She has worked as a freelance dancer with choreographers such as Willi Dorner, Rose Breuss, Gisela Elisa Herdia, Anna Gulyás, Maria Koliopouplou, Matjaž Farič, Enya Belak Gupta, Johannes Wieland, Vita Osojnik, and Damian Cortes Alberti. She was part of the production “L’Italiana in Algeri” for Tiroler Festspiele Erl.  She has been working with editta braun company since 2014, like ways with SILK Fluegge.  She is a part of PUC Collective and is a part of the “Bauhaus tanzt II”.

Off Stage

Stefanie Schiefermair

born 1990 in Linz (AT) is another member of PUC. After some years in Graz, studying Art History and Culture Anthoropology, she returned to her hometown to continue her studies at Kunstuni Linz, where she is studying currently Media Culture and Art Theory.
While she was focused many years onto architectural and historical aspects at her studies, she got lately more and more interested into contemporary art and media arts. That`s why she started to work for several festivals in the last years, like transmediale Berlin, tanzhafen festival Linz, Urbanize Vienna and International Short Film Festival Linz, as part of the organisation and communication teams. Beside that, she tries to develop also some of her own artistic research projects, where she is questioning different aspects of society and gender as a method and way to understand her own background. At PUC she works behind the stage and is responsible for PR, communication and organization.