Esther Balfe
“Sensational Ballet”

August 5 - 9
12.15 – 14.15 H
Studio D
Advanced/ Professionals
In English


After many years as a dancer and performer with William Forsythe’s experimental performance based touring company The Forsythe Company, Esther Balfe teaches a classical ballet class placing emphasis on the kinesthetic sensation for movement and healthy placement of the limbs to allow for a vibrant and organic approach to ballet. Esther leads you through a musical and enjoyable class looking at dissolving unnecessary tension in the body, capitalizing the flow of movement through a series of coordination techniques and organizing the body through the designated space. This class is for all types of advanced and professional dancers.

Esther has been a performer since 1987. Her extensive international collaborative experience includes Philip Landsdale, Liz King, Catherine Guerin, Jai Gonzales, Nigel Charnock, Christoph Winkler, Benoît Lachambre, Ivar van Hagedoorn, Michael Keegan-Dolan, Alex Gottfarb, Willi Dorner and John Gerrard to name but a few. She is a former dancer with both of Forsythe‘s companies for over a decade. Esther is currently a lecturer for the Dance Program at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna.