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Nicole Peisl
Performance Studies

Nicole Peisl is a dancer, teacher and choreographer. She joined the Frankfurt Ballet in 2000 and has continued to work with William Forsythe as a member of The Forsythe Company until 2014. Peisl’s trilogy Vielfalt, Ueberblick, and Spiefeld I, II have been staged in Frankfurt, Dresden, Munich and Vienna. In 2019 she debut with the choreographic work for_rest in the Bay Are as part of The HMD Bridge Project “Signals from the West, Bay Area Artists in Conversation with Merce Cunningham at 100″. Peisl has also worked as a freelance collaborator with, among others,  Anouk van Dijk, Joseph Tmim, the Episode Collective (with Richard Siegal und Prue Lang), and with Daghdha Dance Company (with Michael Klien).

Nicole Peisl has worked widely as a teacher. She has taught dance at Impulstanz in Vienna, the FACT/SF Summer Dance Festival, LaCaldrea Les Corts in Barcelona in Spain, at Anton Bruckner Private University of Linz in Austria, the Justus Liebig University of Giessen in Germany, and the University of Limerick in Ireland. In addition, she is a guest professor at the University of Dance and Circus (DOCH) in Stockholm.

Peisl is a certified practitioner of Craniosacral Therapy (Milne Institute), Somatic Experiencing (Peter Levine) and  continues to study Somatic Blueprint Work (Castellino, Chitty). In 2014 she moved to the United States to begin the Phd program in Performance Studies at the University of California, Davis. She lives in Berkeley with her family.

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