Elena Petrakova

Ballet gives you a great feeling, not only when practicing the highest form of ballet, the toe-dance. Elena is looking forward to delicately conveying this artful dance form. Her knowledge is vast, having gained a lot of experience over the last 30 years as a choreographer, ballet instructor and director of a dance collective. Elena Petrakova has become a major figure in the ballet culture of Kazakhstan, through international competitions and festivals, with the ‘Arabeski’ Theatre, who hold the 2001 Ensemble of the Year award. Elena also received a government medal for her contribution to the development of culture in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Alla Arkhipova

Alla is delighted to be able to share her experience and inspire children with the many types and forms of ballet instruction. And it is a true wealth of experience indeed. As a qualified ballet master, choreographer and dance instructor, she has been part of many worldwide tours and video productions. Alla enjoys sharing her love of ballet with students and was a ballet teacher and choreographer at Europa-Park for 13 years, having been responsible for the selection and choreography of many dances and shows, including the Variety Show, the dinner show and the Teatro Colosseo.

Viktoria Tereschenko

Viktoria won first prize in 2000 for the ‘Instructor of the Year’ and has received numerous other certificates, such as the ‘Certificate of International Olympic Committee’. In addition to her high level of expertise, she is distinguished in her educational skill. With international experience in Moscow, Zagreb, Osihek and Tbilisi, she is definitely one of our best coaches.

Erika Reiswich

Erika’s greatest passion in life is dance! She trained at the Freiburg Academy of Dance and went on to start a career as a professional stage dancer. She performs as part of the musical ‘Aida’ and loves to share her knowledge and skills to children in the classroom.

Beatrix Tanyi

At the tender age of 6, Beatrix Tanyi took her first step onto the ice. Thus began her journey to ice rinks around the world. As an ice dancer and synchronised skater, she has travelled to countries such as Mexico, Italy, Spain and Greece. Beatrix has also achieved great success in her home country Hungary, and has already begun to pass on her skills to the next generation. Having spent several years as an artist in the Europa-Park Ice Shows, she is now even more delighted to also be a part of the Europa-Park Talent Academy's qualified coaching team and share her knowledge to our future talents.

Ricardo Sacramento

When it comes to conveying his skills to the children, for Ricardo, there’s nothing to it; it’s a labour of love. He began his career as a circus performer at the National Circus School in Rio de Janeiro. He has superb skills in juggling, fire artistry, unicycling, stilt walking and clowning. He has twice won the TV talent competition ‘Se vira nos 30’ thanks to his diverse set of skills.

Vitali Zhuravel

Vitali is an athlete through and through, and throughout his career has earned many athletic achievements and awards. He’s been champion and runner-up in artistic gymnastics of both floor and bar, and was awarded the gold medal at Paris circus festival ‘Circus of Tomorrow’. Through his diverse artistic compositions, Vitali has travelled to many continents, having worked in Mexico, Sweden and Japan. From 1998 - 2010, he proved his talent at circus ‘Flic Flac’ as the lead performer on the bar routine and the flying trapeze, as well as solo aerial acrobatics. For a year and a half, Vitali has trained artists at Europa-Park, inspiring his protégés through his coaching talent and disciplined nature. In September, Vitali will be working as a trainer on ‘Aerial Acrobatics/Aerial Cloth’ and ‘Circus School’, enriching the Talent Academy with his great skills, patience and discipline.

Dominik Büchele

In 2009, Dominik became widely known after appearing on the casting show ‘Deutschland sucht den Superstar’. This was followed by two solo albums that placed in the German charts. Since then he has been touring the country, playing concerts with his band ‘Umleitung’. In 2016, Dominik completed his studies at the ‘International Music College Freiburg’ and now works as a composer, singer and guitarist for various projects. He taught himself to play the guitar at a young age and is excited to share what he has learned about music to his students.

Mathieu Schmitt

Mathieu has had a burning passion for music since he was eleven years old. Since then, the French-German musician has been a bassist, guitarist and drummer in numerous bands and projects. He completed his musical education at the Jazz & Rock School in Freiburg, where he further refined his chosen craft. Mathieu is full of motivation and is keen to teach and develop a sense of interplay and rhythm with every student, as well as training their hearing intensively.

Uta Tebel

“Science is the mind of the world, art is the soul.” After completing her studies, Uta's path took her further and further into the artistic realm. Working with a tri-national theatre project awoke Uta's passion for painting. She is impressed by how painting helps children to see the world with open eyes and how they try to recreate what they see on canvas.

Olga Mai

"Painting is an expression of one's own personality. A balance for soul and spirit.” Even as a child, Olga was the creative inventor of the family. She participated in numerous art competitions and became fascinated in her professional life with the fields of decoration and design. She learned the ropes of painting & drawing in various workshops ran by Gisela Richter.

„The K“

The street dancer ‘The K’, who made a name for himself through the TV show ‘Got to dance’ has been teaching the group ‘The K. Crew’ since September 2015. ‘The K’ regularly hosts workshops in Romania, France, Italy, Peru and Japan. As a dancer, choreographer and model, he brings plenty of international experience and is an asset to the coaching team of the Talent Academy.

Jens-Hagen Wegner

Jens-Hagen Wegner recently completed his studies at the University of Music in Freiburg. During the seven years there, he focussed on classical music and improvisation on the piano. He performed at concerts, as a soloist and with other musicians in the ensemble, in both Germany and abroad. For him, it is important to pass on his musical experiences and his love of music to students.

Brigitta Pal

Brigitta was a passionate dancer at the National Ballet in Hungary. In addition to this, she successfully completed a postgraduate degree and thus earned the title ‘Master of Advanced Studies ZFH in Dance Education’. Today, Brigitta oversees the direction of the Europa-Park Ballet with absolute passion. Having taught at many ballet schools, she brings a wealth of experience in instructing children and adolescents.

Alla Klyshta

Power, elegance, coordination and energy: Hula Hoop is Alla’s ultimate passion. The native Ukrainian is the record holder for the mostly whirled hula hoops at the same time. In 2010, Alla Klyshta became internationally famous through the TV show ‘Das Supertalent’. She currently works with many fantastic productions and shows; at Europa-Park, on cruise ships and many more. See for yourself!

Heinrich Herrmann

Heinrich Herrmann is a dancer, choreographer and dance instructor. He has been German Champion multiple times, with his groups ‘Dopies’ and ‘Dope Skit’. Fun, motivation and passion are never missing in Heinrichs lessons. Come and see for yourself!

Sandra Escoda

Sandra Escoda loves figure skating and thinks it's something extraordinary that, as a Spaniard, she's interested in something that takes place on the cold ice. But as a 6-time Spanish champion and having participated in several European and World Cups, she realised it is right where she belongs. Sandra has therefore made her passion a profession. On one hand she has completed her sports studies, on the other she has qualified as a trainer for figure skating. Since 2009, she has been responsible for the ice show at Europa-Park.

Anja Liapunova

When it comes to power and balance, you can’t fool Anja: Born into a successful family of artists, she was ready to make art of sports and acrobatics in the cradle. After many years of training, Anja then taught children for the Junior Olympics in Kiev for 5 years. The artist has already worked for the Circus Festival in Monte Carlo, the Circus Roncalli and the Circus Vazquez in the United States, among other notable performances. Anja has been performing as an artist at Europa-Park for several years now and this year performs in the show ‘Times’ at the Globe Theatre.

Carlos

Dagmar Junggeburth

Ekaterine Robakidze

Ucha Birkadze

Mirko Büchele