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Our managing team

Our managing team

was elected last time in 2021

Markus Lehner

Chair, treasurer

Markus Lehner has been the chairman of the association since 2017. He has been working as a teacher in the field of historical dance since 1984. His specialty is the Renaissance in Italy. In 1997 he published "A Manual of Sixteenth-Century Italian Dance Steps." Since 2004, he has organized the now world-renowned Symposium of Historical Dance at Rothenfels Castle.

Johannes Feneberg

Vice chair

Johannes Feneberg, vice chairman since 2017, has been practicing historical dance for many years as a hobby within the framework of "Les Plaisirs - Münchner Kreis für Historische Tänze". In addition, he attended numerous courses with Lenchen Busch, Markus Lehner, Deda C. Colonna and Lieven Baert, among others. He organizes the annual Country Dance Seminar in Benediktbeuern in November.

Birte Hoffmann-Cabenda

Committee member

Birte Hoffmann-Cabenda has been a committee member since 2021. She discovered her love for historical dance in her school days. Meanwhile she has decades of experience in teaching and reconstructing dances of past eras, from the 15th to the early 20th century. In addition, she regularly conducts historical balls. She also deals theoretically with dance history and researches the life and work of some North German dance teachers.

Nicolle Klinkeberg

Committee member

Nicolle Klinkeberg has been a member of our leadership team since 2017. She has been working as a teacher for historical dance and international folk dance for many years. Her teachers in historical dance include Lieven Baert, Markus Lehner and Sigrid T'Hooft. In addition to her teaching activities, she is also active as a dancer. As a member of Ensemble Corpo Barocco, she danced in productions of the Handel operas "Radamisto" (2009-10), "Amadigi" (2012) and "Imeneo" (2016), among others. In her own productions, her interest in different dance styles is expressed above all.

Michaela Mettel

Committee member

Michaela Mettel was also elected to the management team in 2021. She holds a degree in cultural studies and teaches historical dance (especially Renaissance) practically in various workshops and theoretically as a university lecturer and private speaker. She is currently working on her dissertation in the field of Renaissance dance and is committed to more attention for historical dance in the field of cultural education and further mediation opportunities.

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