ABOUT Heike Salzer:
Heike Salzer is a German performer and choreographer, screendance artist and curator, lecturer and researcher, having lived and worked in several countries.
Under the name of Salts she collaborates with international artists and her screendances, installations and choreographies have been invited to numerous international venues and festivals such as the International Videodance Festival Burgundy (FR), Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (US), Bang-VII Barcelona Videoart Festival, (SP), Athens Video Dance Project (GR), ATLAS Institute (US) among others.
Heike has had a varied career teaching in vocational and Higher Education. She has been a faculty member at the conservatoires Fontys Dance Academy, ArtEZ Dance Academy, Stedelijk Lyceum (NL) and The Icelandic Ballet School (IS). She set up and chaired the dance department at Teesside University (UK) from 2008-2017. As a visiting lecturer, she has been invited to teach and choreograph at international professional dance institutions such as Dancehallerne (DK), University of Malta (MT), Texas State University (US), Slippery Rock University (US), Icelandic Dance Company and Stichting voor Art and Culture Gelderland (NL). Additionally she has been invited to teach internationally in Iceland, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, United States and Malta. Most recently she joined the University of Roehampton as Senior Lecturer in Dance Professional Practice.
Together with Mexican/American artist Ana Baer she founded the screendance company WECreate in 2014, producing collaboratively site-specific screendances, inspired by their travels to extreme landscapes. Their work has been shown in the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Portugal, and the United States.
In 2017 she was invited to join the board of directors of the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema.
Heike graduated as a certified Anna Herrmann Gymnastic teacher/somatic movement teacher in Germany, trained at ArtEZ-Dance Academy (NL) and holds an MA Choreography from the University of Leeds (GB) / Fontys Dance Academy, (NL). She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and gained a PhD by published works at the University of Roehampton (UK) with the title: Wanderlust in Screendance - The body in landscapes