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The team

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Ulrike Hager

Managing directors

Choreographer, freelance dancer, dance coach and dance teacher. 

Ulrike Hager founded the tanzhafenFESTIVAL 2013 together with Ilona Roth. Since then she has been responsible for the artistic direction and the program schedule. Chairwoman deputy of the RedSapata cultural initiative.

Ilona Roth

Conception, strategy, project development

Co-founder of the Tanzhafen Festival alongside Ulrike Hager, strategic and conceptual development. Active at the interfaces of art, business and interdisciplinary. Member of the Regional Cultural Advisory Board of Upper Austria, Chairwoman of the RedSapata Cultural Initiative, own artistic activity and

Photo: Violetta Wakolbinger

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Anni Taskula

events, program development,

community management

Anni Taskula is a freelance dancer and cultural producer based in Linz, Austria. After completing her studies in cultural management (BA, Helsinki, 2012) and stage dance and education (BA, Linz, 2015), she worked with the Linz dance collective The Crew Dance Productions, the choreographers Sita Ostheimer (DE) and Jarkko Mandelin (FIN) as well as as a lecturer for dance and gyrokinesis in Europe. Taskula develops and organizes art events and festivals.

Cornelia Lehner

Curator Hybrid Space

Cultural manager, mediator, dance teacher - for many years festival director of SCHÄXPIR international theater festival for young audiences. It offers project navigation for artists and cultural initiatives, makes art-culture projects visible, designs, plans and networks. Dance reporter for the Festspielhaus St. Pölten Community.

Photo: Catherine Roider


Inez Ardelt

Press, PR

"die schreiberin" offers texts, PR and more - as a satellite for us when needed - responsible for press, newsletters and communication in and with various media.

Photo: Celia Ritzberger

Samer Alkurdi

hybrid art projects, support in the area of events

All-rounder in the field of art, culture and events - one-man show about technology, design, art projects. Professional dancer and choreographer, event manager, technical manager, sound & light design

Photo: Herman Erber

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