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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Franziska Wolf

Already at a young age, Franziska started to take dance lessons and gained experience on stage during different performances and competitions. Her passion turned into her profession when she completed a 3-year education to become a professional dancer and dance teacher. During her stays in New York and Los Angeles she was able to further broaden her knowledge of dance. Franziska also danced several productions of theatre and shows in Germany and abroad. As leader of different groups she won several gold, silver and bronze prices for her choreographies. She is also part of workshops as a teacher.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mira Jayne

The artist from New York has already conquered many stages of the world through her diverse training in dance, acting and singing. In 2020 she successfully completed her training in the famous and renovated Broadway Dance Center. Mira was able to show off her skills in the Europa-Park Show Ballet, as well as in several film and TV productions. She will give the children an insight into stage life with plenty of fun in her course. Her participants can look forward to choreographies created by her, as well as choreographies from the Broadway repertoire.

Daniel Johnson

After completing his training as a scholarship holder at the Stage School Hamburg, Daniel earned his degree in Popular Music at the University of his hometown Paderborn and has been an enthusiastic all-round talent ever since. Whether as a singer, actor or voice actor, Daniel is a true artist, performing all over Germany. The half-German, half-British performer has grown through various musical productions (‘The diaries of Adam and Eve’, ‘Kiss me Kate’, ‘Rulantica-The Musical’, ‘Tommy Tailors Traumfabrik’ and many more), TV appearances (‘The Voice of Germany’) and live shows (AIDA Cruises, Europa-Park and much more). At Europa-Park, he is an inspiration to the audience in his shows.

Bethan Bache

At the age of 6, Bethan discovered her passion for tap dancing. Her talent took her to the IDO Tap World Championship, where she brought back five gold medals to her home country Great Britain with the group ‘Tap Attack’. Since graduating from the Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts in 2019, she has been part of the Europa-Park Show Ballet. Bethan has always had a great passion for teaching and wants to inspire other people by passing on their knowledge and skills to the next generation.

Thomas Janke

As a child, after attending shows with his father, Thomas developed a great interest in the art of juggling, so he began to train at home with fruit and eggs. At the age of 11, Thomas Janke was considered an exceptional talent at competitions & festivals. In 2006, he was discovered by well-known show producers at the renowned ‘European Youth Circus’ in Wiesbaden, among others. His still-young career began with numerous appearances in TV, gala, circus and variety shows. He made his hobby his career and is now considered one of the best & fastest professional jugglers in the world. He's currently showing off his skills in Europa-Park.

Iryna Bessonova

At the age of 6 Iryna discovered acrobatics for herself and went on to win several world championships. In 2003 she worked as an artist at the Junior Festival in Monte Carlo, where she was awarded a prize by the prince. Iryna has already conquered the stages of the world and has worked as an artist in Australia, the USA, Italy and many other countries. She is excited about passing on her expertise so that children can discover their passion for acrobatics.

Кatya Ostrovski

Katya Ostrovski is a charismatic DJane & dancer. She lights a fire in the hearts of the most sophisticated clubbers in Ukraine, in Germany, in the Seychelles, in India and many more countries. In addition to her love for music, Katya is also a successful dancer. She has showcased her talent on many international stages and holds a Master’s degree in choreography.

Anna Moskalenko

Anna started folk and modern dance at the age of 6. She has successfully graduated from the University of Culture and Art as a choreographer and artist. Since 2015, she can be seen in various shows at Europa-Park. In 2017 she discovered the Vogue style for herself. With this extravagant dance style, which is both feminine and stylish at the same time, she can use her skills in a special way.

Yulia Savchenko

During my studies at the Children School of Art, I realised that I wanted to be a professional choreographer. I joined a ballet school at the age of 13 and graduated in folk dance. After the graduation I enrolled in a university for choreography and started to work as an ensemble artist. During many years working as a dancer in Russia, Europe and some time in Asia, I learned about choreographies of different styles and directions. I’ve been working at Europa-Park since 2012.

Brigitta Koscis

At the age of 7, ballet lessons laid the foundations for the artistic career of Britta. She soon realised that she wanted to make her passion her profession. She passed the admission exams at the Hungarian Dance Academy where she was trained to be a qualified ballet dancer, holding a diploma in the subject. Thanks to her talent and discipline, she became a member of the Hungarian Festival Ballet, where she realised her dream by taking part in productions such as ‘Phantom of the Opera’, before she took international engagements. One of those led her to Europa-Park. From 2015-2017, she was part of the Europa-Park Show Ballet and became Dance Captain. Simultaneously, she completed an apprenticeship in Tourism and Leisure Management and has since been working as a project manager in the Entertainment department. In this role she has planned and implemented production such as ‘Spook Me!’, ‘Rulantica – The Musical’ and the ‘Dinner Show’.

Jennifer Lehmann

Jennifer studied Media and Information Science in Offenburg, where she specialised in the area of Animation and character design. She has been working at Europa-Park as a character and costume designer since 2015 and contributed to several game and TV productions as a freelancer.

Katja Linse

Katja had found her love for painting long before her studies at the Academy of Visual Arts. Painting is her absolute passion which has been with her since her childhood. It is therefore no surprise that, over the years, creativity and design education became the focus of her work as a trained pedagogue.

Tatjana Nock

Tatjana gained her first experience on stage in Russia as a child at the age of 5. Later she graduated from the "Institute of culture" in Khabarovsk. Her journey as an artist then took her to China and the Europa-Park, among other places. In the Preschool Ballet, Tatjana takes the children into a colourful fairytale world.