ARTISTS* 2020/2021 



Anna Possarnig

first received her dance training at the Studio an der Wien and then studied contemporary dance and dance education at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. In recent years she has worked with choreographers* such as Liz King, Reginavan Berkel, Eldad Ben Sasson, Gisela Heredia and Sophia Hörmann. In 2017 she presented her first solo work Protagonist. For the piece Bauhaus dances she collaborated with Maria Shurkhalund the composer and musician Amir Ahmadi. This resulted in the PUC (Pop-UpCollective), which focuses on art education in addition to her artistic activities. Since 2016 Possarnig is a certified GYROKINESIS® trainer and Nuad Thai masseuse and works with professional dancers* as well as with people of different age groups and physical abilities.

Maria Shurkhal

was born and grew up in Kiev, Ukraine. She was trained as a ballet dancer at the Serge Lifar Ukrainian Academy of Dance. She received her Bachelor of Contemporary Stage Dance/Performance/Pedagogy at the Anton Bruckner Private University, Linz. She is currently completing her Master's programme there and works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher. Artistically she is mainly responsible for the artistic and communicative activities of the Pop-Up Collective (PUC) and works as a dancer for the Company Off Vertically



Frida Robles

is an essayist and artist; she observes the traces people leave in public places and then directs them back into the same space. She does this through text, performance, images and moving pictures. An example: To learn more about love, Frida went to a public square in Mexico City and listened to people's love stories, channelled their emotions and translated them into love letters. She has a Bachelor's degree in history (Ibero-American University), a Mater in Social Design and is currently doing her Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

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Julia Müllner

Julia Müllner lives in Vienna and works as a freelance dancer. In 2019, she concluded her studies of dance and choreography at the Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen. Shealso received the 2019 training scholarship at Tanzquartier Wien and the 2021 danceWEB scholarship for the ImPulsTanz festival. Julia works in various collaborations as well as on solo projects.

Camilla Schielin 
lives and works as a performer and choreographer in Vienna she studied contemporary dance/movement studies & performance at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne and at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. Her work has been shown at the performance festival BodySoundSpace Linz, the solo festival Ankara and the interdisciplinary exhibition series "Die Schaukel" in Vienna. As a performer and dancer she worked with the visual artist Nick Mauss for "Treatise on the Veil" (Museum Ludwig Cologne, 2019) and with Doris Uhlich.


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Laura Stoll

was born in Innsbruck and studied human medicine at the Charité University Medical Centre in Berlin. Since 2017 she has been studying at the Applied University in Vienna at the Department of Art and Science (M.A.). So far her work has been shown at the Applied Innovation Lab and the Art & Science Studios and she spent a year at a middle school in China, where she returned for her medical studies. In the medical field she did not only work at the Otto Wagner Hospital in Vienna, but also at clinics and internships in Berlin, Durban, Hangzhou and Tel Aviv. 2014-2016 she participated in a data collection for her doctoral thesis on "Metacognition in Schizophrenia" as a cooperation of the Charité and the Max Planck Institute in Berlin.