Dagmar Benda

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dance training: 1974 children's dance classes (Chladek) and ballet classes until 1978 1980 first tap classes, 1983 regular tap classes in Vienna, continuing until 1989 1984 Ballett, Modern and Jazzdance, continuing until 1993 1987/89 (?) Workshops with Carnell Lyons in Vienna 1988 first visit to NYC (Brenda Bufalino, Germaine Salesberg, Charles Goddertz, many more) 1989-1987 attending workshops in Germany (Brenda Bufalino, Sam Weber, Diane Walker, Lynn Dally) 1992, 1993, 1998 und 1999; again visits to NYC (Barbara Duffy , Margaret Morrison, Robin, Herve Le Geoff at Woodpeckers, Workshops with Brenda Bufalino, Gregory Hines, Chuck Green, Buster Brown, Carnell Lyons, Harriet Browne, Heather Cornell, and many more in open classes) 1999 - 2000 attending workshops at Vienna Tap Festival (Ted Levy, Robert Reed, Gene Medler) 2012 - 2015 attending tap festivals in Düsseldorf, Prague, Stockholm 2014 and 2015 again visits to NYC (workshops: Tap City, Heather Cornell, Andrew Nemr + many open classes) musical training: 1972 - 1976 classical piano 1989 - 1999 various workshops for conga and percussion, bodypercussion 1994 - 1995 voice-classes for jazzsingers, 1996 - 1999 various workshops for jazzsingers 2000 - 2002 regular rhythm classes with drummer

teaching: Studio eMeM Margit Manhardt (1989-1996) - all levels, mostly adults, average 5 classes/week Tanzstudio Maar (1990-1993) - teenagers/adults, 2 classes/week Musical Theater School am Schubertkonservatorium Wien (1990-1994) - 2 classes/weel Musisches Zentrum (1993-1996) - children/teenagers - 2-3 classes/week Operetten- und Musical-Abteilung am Konservatorium der Stadt Wien (public University for musical theater and acting) (1993/94, sowie 1995/96) - 4 classes/week Musical Theater & Acting School Schauspielausbildung GAMES am Graumanntheater (1993-1994) - 2 classes/week Children Musical Company Wien (1991-1997, from 1994 also administrative work) - ages 7-16, once a week Universitätssportinstitut Wien (1991-2001) - students at University - 2 classes/week Favoritner Ballettschule (1990-2001) - children (10-14), teenagers, and adults, average 4 classes/week Vienna Musical School (1995-2001) - Musical Theater School - 6 classes/week Tanzschule Dorner, Kinderkurse (1999-2005) - children 8-13, once a week Tanzforum Wien/Performing Center Austria (2000-2003) - children 8-12, teenagers - average 4 classes/week Hochschule für Musik, Musical Theater School (SS2005) - 2 classes/week Daphne's Studio (my studio) (1997 - today) - adults, beginnerst to advanced, average 3 classes/week People with Down Syndrome (1998 - today) - longtime students, average once or twice a month Performing Center Austria (2012 - today) - children, teenagers, adults, average 3 classes/week Performing Academy Austria (Musical Theatre school) (2012-today) - 2 classes/week Some Like It Hot Vienna (Swing Dance community) (2014 - today), adults, 2 classes/week Sunrise Studios (Musical Theatre school) (2015 - 2016), subbing once in a while MUK (Musical Theatre school, Vienna) Oct 2016-Jan 2017 holding workshops: 1990-2003 weekend workshops in Graz, Melk, other small towns (average 8/year) 1990-1996 one week workshops in the south of Austria (Klagenfurt), 2/year 1995-2003 three-week workshops every August in Graz (southern Austria), two levels, Adults July 2000 - one week workshop with Dan Puric's actors ensemble in Bukarest

performing: 1989 + 1991 with my teacher Martina Sagmeister (Tap Duet in a Modern Dance production) then performing and collaborating with several other tap dancers: 1990 Tap Dance Project (tap evening for three people in a Jazz Club)(own choreography: 1) 1992 Tap Dance Project in a very small theatre (own choreography: 2) 1992 Tap Dance Project: 5 evenings in small theatre (own choreography: 3, + producing) 1993 Rhythm and Shoes - tap show with live music (own choreography: 2) 1993 Double Feature - Shows (3x) with guest artists (some more choreographies, solos) 1994 Steptett - tap show for two dancers and live music (2x) 1996 - 1997 programmes with classical singer and pianist, various styles (once a year) 1997 Rhythm and Shoes (different ensemble), supporting role (ensemble) 1999 Vienna Tap - very small theatre, live music, three soloists 2000 - 2002 holding a monthly Tap Jam in Vienna 1992 - 2002 various small gigs at balls, business events etc.

choreography work: 2002 Dafke (Schauspielhaus, Wiener Festwochen) director: Barrie Kosky 2003 Der verlorene Atem (Schauspielhaus) director: Barrie Kosky 2016 Tap Coaching Sandra Cervik for first premiere of „Sieben Sekunden Ewigkeit“ (author: Peter Turrini)