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.

Irina Meier

Since my childhood in Kazakhstan, I was interested in dancing, through which my love for aerobics developed after a while. With the move to Germany, I had discovered more sport activities for me. There is nothing better than feeling good in your body, which is why I decided to train as a fitness trainer and get people excited about sports.

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-Barth

“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.

„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.

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.

Tanja Volk

Tanja found her love for art in Vienna. In addition to music, dance and musical, she started silk painting. In the following years she then developed a fondness for free drawing and painting on paper and canvas. Another talent of Tanja is the artistic processing of dried flowers and blossoms.

Husam Aldori

Husam was born with artistic talent. Through various classes, he had specialised in drawing year after year. With training in graphic design, fashion design, and as a make-up artist, he turned his hobby into a career.

Ekaterine Robakidze

Like her husband and coaching partner Ucha, Ekaterine was born in the capital of Georgia in Tbilisi. Already at the young age of 5, she became passionate about dancing. She joined the folk dance ensemble as a soloist and solo dancer and later, at the age of 18, began her diploma career as a ballet dancer at the Tbilisi State Choreographic College. After graduating she worked as a dancer and character dancer as well as soloist at the ‘State Academic Theatre’ for opera and ballet Tbilisi. In Germany, she learned pantomime and worked thirteen years as a leading actress, solo dancer and as a choreographer. She is the recipient of several international prizes, i.e. the gold medal of the state competition in folklore dance of St. Petersburg (Russia).

Ucha Birkadze

The art of pantomime has accompanied Ucha Birkadze all his life. Born in the capital of Georgia Tbilisi, he graduated from the State University ‘Shota Rustaveli’ in theatre and film with a focus on pantomime. Until 2000, he was actively working as leading actor at the State Theatre in Tbilisi, until he then took the lead role in the theatre ensemble ‘Momodram’ in Germany. During his time in Germany, Ucha was able to put on numerous performances on major stages. He has already participated in major productions at Europa-Park among other things. Since 2007 he has been self-employed as a dance teacher for mimodramatic dance and choreography. In 2015 he founded the dance school ‘Storydance Art’ in Freiburg with his wife Ekaterine Robakidze.

Mirko Büchele

Mirko discovered his love for music when he was 12 years old. He learned to play the piano and has since participated in many different projects as a pianist, singer, bassist, arranger and composer. In 2015 he completed his music studies at the ‘International Music College Freiburg’. He also composes music for film and television. As a choirmaster, he wants to pass on to his students the sheer fun of music as well as his wealth of experience.

Cecilia Alvarez

Cecilia comes from a family of dancers and has been dancing since she was a small child. She studied Spanish dance at the dance school in Valencia. After completing her studies, she worked in the city's various theatres until she came to Europa-Park in 2005 as a flamenco show dancer. Since 2010, she has been directing the flamenco show group with everything that comes with it: choreography, music and costume choices. Her new challenge is to share and convey her love of Spanish dance to her students.

Sebo Falkovic

Since he was a teenager, Sebo has been passionately dancing hip-hop with all its styles and facets. What began as a hobby became a profession. As a hip-hop dancer and choreographer, he has plenty of references, not least his participation in the TV show ‘Got to Dance’ 2015 and a second place at the German Championship of the United Dance Organization 2018. As a coach he passes on the skills he has learned over the years to the children.

Ina Yeutushenka

Ina Yeutushenka is a freelance artist, who has already appeared on various stages in Germany - not least at the Circus Roncalli in Dortmund. She trained at the State University of Arts and Culture in Minsk, where she graduated as an artist, choreographer and teacher. Nevertheless, she has completed further training at the Hamburg School of Entertainment. Since March 2019 she teaches tap-dancing at the Professional Artist Program of the Talent Academy, where she will now teach children how to tap-dance.

Iurii Grynchuk

Iurii Grynchuk started practicing acrobatics at the age of 12. While still a student at the National University of Physical and Sports Education in the Ukraine, he began his career. Having received many awards, he has astonished people all over the world; in North and South America, Asia and Europe. During this exciting journey, he has gained a lot of stage experience as well as acrobatic know-how, which he now wants to pass on to students at the Talent Academy.

Anderson Hilberer

After his degree as a Circus Artist which he obtained from the 'National Circus School' of Rio de Janeiro, he imparted his skills to children by supporting a social project at the capital of Brazil for 15 years. From 2007-2015 he was an Artist at Europa-Park and has taken part in several shows. His artistic focus is on acrobatics, clownery and juggling.