Jury BDF 2014

Bucharest Dance Festival 2014 competition will be judged by a team of professional, experienced, well-known in the dance world. It’s a professional jury – choreographers, teachers and dancers.


Christopher Jammin


This International B-boy and dancer has traveled all over the globe, first as a dancer in performances, TV-shows and video clips. Now providing seminars or workshops for schools or federations and attending as a jury for several dance competitions such as the World Dance Masters, Dance Point, Youth&Dance and also national competitions .
His CV include International Dance Performances, Master Workshops and Judging in over 14 different countries in Europe, the middle-East, North-Africa and the United States.

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Gregor Hatala


Born in Vienna, Gregor Hatala grew up in the world of ballet. His father, Milan Hatala, a solo dancer with various companies and ballet master of the Vienna State Opera for almost 30 years, became his major teacher, while his mother, Christine Hatala, directs the family’s private ballet school.

In 1990 Gregor Hatala became the youngest member of the Vienna State Opera Ballet and was promoted soloist in 1996 and principal in 2000. During the 1994/95 season he danced as a soloist with Boston Ballet (director B. Marks) and was a permanent principal artist with the Hungarian and Slovakian National Theatres from 1999 to 2004. He has an impressively long list of major roles to his credit, many of which were world premières.

From 2003 to 2008 Gregor Hatala was the organiser of theGala di Danza within the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, and consultant to Francis Menotti.

In 2009 he was elected chairman of the Vienna State Opera Ballet Association for which he organises ballet performances and company tours.

In 2011 Gregor Hatala became the President of the Austrian Dance Council. In 2012 he started the highly successful dance festival Ballet Days in Vienna. Besides he gives workshops/ master classes and works as a guest Ballet Master.

Gregor Hatala has choreographed for the Vienna Volksoper (Der Vetter aus Dingsda, The Merry Wives of Windsor), the Spoleto Festival, the Istanbul International Music Festival (Firebird), as well as the internationally televised Midsummernight’s Concerts 2011 & 2012 of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Valery Gergiev and Gustavo Dudamel respectively Since 2013.

Evelyn Téri


Born in Budapest. Trained at the Hungarian State Ballet School, graduated with honors.1959 Member of Budapest States Opera Ballet. 1965 Joined John Cranko in StuttgartPrincipal dancer in Kiel / Lübeck, State Opera Hamburg as well in Mannheim.Grand Ballet Classique de France Paris, Tokyo City Ballet. Studied with Hedwig Hidas, Horwath Margit, Boris Kniaseff, Olga Lepechinskaya, Marika Besobrasova, Anne Wooliams and Victor Gsovsky.Worked with John Cranko, George Balanchine, Anton Dolin, Gyula Harangozo,Peter van Dyck, Horst Müller.Repertory as a ballerina: Giselle, Odette/Odile, Sylphide, Swanilda, Kitri, Lise, Julia, Cinderella Tours with Hungarian State Ballet in Moscow, Helsinki, Stockholm and Cairo. Tours with Grand Ballet Classique de France under the direction of Liliane Daydee, in Paris, Bruxelles and South America.

1977 Teacher for ballet, Musikhochschule Mannheim
1981 Teacher for ballet, Balletschool of the Vienna State Opera
1984 Principal teacher for ballet, artistique projekt direktor and a Professor at the Conservatory Vienna Privatuniversity
2005 Teacher for ballet,character dance and repertoire – theater class of the Vienna State Opera

Activ internationaly as teacher in Kyoto, Tokyo and other cities in Japan,
Budapest, Marseille, Paris, Santiago de Chile, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Zürich.
Juror in many International Competitions
At present lives and works in Vienna, Austria, as a teacher and choreographer
Fregently guest teacher of Accademia Nationale de Danza Roma

Also presently:
Executive Director, Vienna’s International Ballet and Dance Competition,
ÖTR-Austrian Dance Council Correspondent for Dance Magazine, New York and Ballet Journal, Germany
Danceart Budapest, Hungary

In April 2001, awarded the Europe Price from Austrian Dance Council from CID (UNESCO) to:
Evelyn Téri,professor of dance,catalysator between pedagogik and choreography, between east and west

2002 Award the honorary titel Professor from Budapest Academy
2003 Award the honorary titel Professor from the Austrian Government.

Írisz Galuska


Irisz Galuska was born in Eger, Hungary and has danced since she was 3. Her first professional performance came at the age of 16 with Hungary’s Szeged Contemporary Ballet company in Mozart: Requiem.

She soon developed an interest in teaching dance, mainly to children as a way of enhancing
their personal development. She graduated from the Hungarian Dance Academy in 2009 as a Modern Dance
and School Health teacher and began teaching dancers age 3 to 40 full-time.

She’s created many choreographies and her students recently qualified in the ESDU and IDO competitions, placing 1st and 3rd. She often conducts dance camps and workshops in Hungary and abroad
and was recently awarded a scholarship from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Dance Academy in Arnhem.

Recent projects include dancing and acting for The Phantom of the Opera tour in Germany, Austria
and Switzerland, as well as a series of projects in Turkey and Tunisia. She’s currently completing
a performance tour with Dancing Strong as part of the LightSteps project.

Irisz enjoys improvisation and creativity in all things. She likes trying out new ideas and experimenting
with various forms of dance, usually starting from nature and human emotion.

Chiemi Fukimori


Chiemi was born in Japan and was in a member of modern dance company in the begging of her professional dance carrier.

She graduated B.A Creative Arts ( DANCE ), Deakin University, Melbourne Australia and HBO of Lucia Marthas dance academy, Groningen, the Netherlands.

So far she works in the variety of dance fields, teaching and performing in Japan, Serbia, Bosnia, Romania, the Netherlands and Australia with her own dance production, ANT-ARKTICA dance production and with a member of several dance companies; Under-current dance company ( AUS/KO), IZAKI YAYOI Dance company(JP) and so on.

After living in Australia, she published the full-length piece ‘Without sugar’ in Japan. Her collaboration works with Serbian Film Company CRV2studio ‘scenery of life’ was awarded second best at Mikro film festival in Serbia and entered the top 10 selection at Dansens Dag festival.

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