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Company & Team

Our team has created pieces for renowned dance companies and performed works for the world’s leading choreographers and theaters including Mikhailovsky Theatre (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Deutsche Oper (Berlin, Germany), George Balanchine, John Neumeier, Semper Opera Ballet Company (Dresden, Germany), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jiri Kylian amongst others. Their knowledge and insight into what creates a captivating and visually stunning performance is key to DANCÆ’s success as a production entity. 



Annick Schadeck

Annick Schadeck is a performance artist and choreographer mainly working and collaborating with artists between Luxembourg, Berlin and Paris. Her interest centers around developing new works while continuing to create and research innovative formats in which dance and movement can be presented.

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Managing Director

Ryan Roybal

Ryan Roybal is the founder of NFT Collective, a community aimed at merging the digital and physical realms through education and creative empowerment. An ArtCenter College of Design alumnus, Roybal's multifaceted career as an artist, collector, and producer found its niche in the intersection of digital and traditional art. In 2021, he opened a gallery in New York, orchestrating Web3-centric exhibitions like VerticalCrypto Art's "Proof of People", NFT Collective's "Evenings" series, and Zancan's "Organic Matr". Leveraging his digital art expertise, Roybal has significantly contributed to DANCÆ, enriching the group's ability to integrate dance with other media forms. His role is crucial in providing choreographers, dancers, and production teams with innovative tools to push the boundaries of creativity, artistry, and performance execution.

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Micheal Beliov

Mihael Belilov is a freelance professional dancer and artist originally from Varna, Bulgaria currently based in Berlin, Germany. Previously he has danced at the Mainfranken Theatre Würzburg, Victor Ullate Ballet, Theater Dormtund, Theater Magdeburg,Tanztheater Innsbruck, Tivoli Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet.  Throughout his dance career he has worked with choreographers such as Nacho Duato,Marco Goecke,Mauro Bigonzetti,Andreas Heise,Victor Ullate,Gonzalo Galguera and Arshak Ghalumyan

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Soraya Schulthess

Soraya Schulthess trained at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia and performed with the Boris Eifman Ballet in Saint Petersburg. She returned to Germany to work with Deutsche Oper in Berlin and pursue a second bachelor's degree in cultural studies. She has performed repertoire spanning from Marius Petipa and Mikhail Fokin to Jiri Killian and William Forsythe. In recent years, Soraya has shifted her focus towards blending dance with other art forms and breaking traditional boundaries to foster innovative creations. Currently, she works as a freelancer, dividing her time between Berlin and the US, where she continues to push the limits of dance and art integration.

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Renato de Leon

Renato is from El Paso, Texas, USA, and is a freelance professional ballet/contemporary dancer. He has previously danced at the Czech National Ballet in Prague, Czech Republic and the Polish National Ballet in Warsaw, Poland. He has performed in North America, Europe, and Asia throughout his dance career performing pieces from world-renowned choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, George Balanchine, and John Neumeier.

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Imogen Rose Walters

At the age of 15, the Australian began her professional ballet training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow before moving a year later to the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg. There she completed her studies under Tatiana Solomianko. As a dancer with the Mikhailovsky Theater, her repertoire included classics such as the Dance of the Wilis from "Giselle," the Snowflake Waltz from "The Nutcracker," "Swan Lake" and "Coppélia". Currently she works for Deutsche Oper am Rhein.

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