EMPLOYMENT:

Stellaris DansTeater, Dance & Film Artist/ Project Manager / Collaborator 2018 - today. www.stellaris.no
DanseFestival Barents, Artistic & Administrative Director 2016-2018 www.dansefestivalbarents.no
Stellaris DansTeater, Dance Artist/Web/Design/Editing 2003 - 2016. www.stellaris.no

EDUCATION:

00/03 London Contemporary Dance School at The Place, BA (Hons) Dance Degree Course, UK
99/00 Skolen for Samtidsdans (School of Contemporary Dance) Oslo, Norway

FILM EXPERIENCE:


Upcoming: Birds
(2018)
(M. H. Jensen/S. Leinan-Hermo/K. Barbour) Performing, Filming & Editing

Whenua
(2015)
(K. Barbour) Filming & Editing

Whispers - by The Pearly Gates (2015)
(S. Leinan-Hermo) Editing WATCH THE FILM

Anew (2014)
(M. H. Jensen) Directing, Choreographing, Performing, Filming & Editing WATCH THE FILM

Skårungen/The Rookie (2002)
Original Film: P. I. Jensen/ SD: S. Leinan-Hermo), Actress/dancer , The Rookie has won many awards, among them Tromsø Palmen 2002. Nominated for Amanda 2002 and short-listed for Dance On Screen Festival at The Place, London. Bought by Canal +


CHOREOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE:


Frolic (2016)
Welcome to the world of fairytales, games and movement. My aim was to create an enjoyable and entertaining experience of popular culture, memories of childhood and to embrace the spirit within our growing dance community in the Waikato. Performed at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival, 20-22 February, 5 performances.

Anew - excerpt (2015)
Celebrating contemporary dance in Waikato. International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Committee -ITI, UNESCO. The day is celebrated on the 29th of April around the world across political, cultural and ethical boundaries. The main purpose of Dance Day events is to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance. FREE dance performance 29.04.15, 12-1 pm Village Green, featuring choreographies and excerpt from choreographers Karen Barbour, Marie Hermo Jensen, Helene Burgstaller and Eve Veglio-White. The event was supported by The University of Waikato, The Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts and Stellaris DansTeater.

Anew (2014)
My first full-length work, where I explored the process of change - an experience involving conflicting feelings, sometimes ending in disappointment, sometimes in joy or wonder.  Different voices, new paths and surprising roles emerge and to follow every option is impossible. But certainly something develops - a rebirth, even a renaissance within. Performed at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival, 22-24 February, 5 performances. Also developed into a short-film.

Echo (2013)

Four dance artists meet to explore movement material in relation to the theme ‘echo’, seen through the eyes of two cultures, Norwegian and Kiwi. A collaboration between stellaris dance nz, Stellaris DansTeater and Waikato Contemporary Dance Project Trust. Performed at Te Pahu Hall, Te Pahu, Friday 18th of January.

Passing through (2012)
A walk through life, performed at the Dance Studio, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts Thursday 11 October.

Unravel (2011)
‘Unravel’ reflects on loss and the process of grief. Performed in the Playhouse Theatre at The Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts 16 and 17 September.

.cyclic. (2011)
‘Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.’ - Seneca. Performed at Artz Electro, 27th of May 2011at WEL Energy Trust Academy of Performing Arts. Presented by the Conservatorium of Music.

Simplicity (2011) - with Dr. Karen Barbour and Patti Mitchley
Site-specific work for the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

Push (2010)
“Don't let them push you. Don't let them change you. Love will never leave us alone - but could you be loved?” A Hip-Hop inspired modern piece. Performed at Arctic Culture Centre, Hammerfest, Norway as a part of the performance ‘Route 9600’ 11.11.10 and at the Culture Palace, Murmansk, Russia. Produced by Stellaris DansTeater.

Joint Encounters (2010)
Piece informed by the process of new meetings and interactions, performed on the 10th of September 2010 at 4pm and 7.30pm at the WEL Academy of the Performing Arts in Hamilton, New Zealand

Change (2009)
Piece for five dancers created with support from HCAC, initiated by Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects Trust. Premiered 21st of August 2009 at The Dance Studio at WEL Energy Academy of Performing Arts. Re-developed for Streetworks in 2009 and performed at Alphacare Riverview Rest Home and Hilda Ross retirement village in Hamilton.

Solo (2009)
Produced by Stellaris DansTeater. Premiered Hammerfest 29th April at Arctic Culture Centre.

Du Ett (2009)
Produced by Stellaris DansTeater. Premiered Hammerfest 29th April at Arctic Culture Centre. Performed excerpt under Barents Sea Conference in Hammerfest in April. Performed during DanceFestival Barents 2009 in Hammerfest. Touring as a part of Barents DanceCouncil's Route B2 in Norway, Sweden, Russia and Finland in 2010 .

Mind Over Weather (2008)
Produced for the Ignition Festival in Hamilton 14-16th of June 2008. Performed in October 08 at DanceFestival Barents in Hammerfest, Norway and in Kirov Culture Place in Russia.

Touch (2005)
Produced during YoungChoreographer project at Stellaris DansTeater. Premiered Hammerfest 16th and performed in Harstad 18 June 05.

Lose my breath (2005)
Produced during YoungChoreographer project at Stellaris DansTeater. Premiered Nikel, Russia 24th of April 2005.

Innimellom Hjerteslag / In-between Heartbeats (2004)
Produced during YoungChoreographer project at Stellaris DansTeater. Premiered during DanceFestival Barents in Hammerfest, October 2004. New premier during Ny Norsk Dans (New Norwegian Dance Festival) in Oslo at Dansens Hus (House of Dance), 4th and 5th of February 06. Also shown in Russia, and during the Ignition Festival in Hamilton 14-16th of June 2008.

Dance, Drum and Bass (2004) - with Solveig Leinan-Hermo
Produced under direction from Stellaris DansTeater and Musikk i Finnmark. Tour Finnmark, Norway autumn 2004, spring 2005 and February 06.

Evakuering (2004)
Produced during YoungChoreographer project at Stellaris DansTeater. Premiered Hammerfest, 24th October 2004.

Steg for Steg (2004)
Choreography assistant for S. Leinan-Hermo, Stellaris DansTeater, March and April 2004.

Entroduserer (2004)
Produced during YoungChoreographer project at Stellaris DansTeater. The piece has been shown at Stellaris Dance Studio, Hammerfest Cinema, during DanceFestival Barents in Hammerfest October 2004 and as a part of the tour Steg for Steg.


PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE:


Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects Trust Productions:


Frolic (M. H. Jensen) Hamilton, New Zealand - 2016
Anew
(M. H. Jensen) Hamilton, New Zealand - 2014
Bliss
(Karen Barbour) Hamilton, New Zealand - 2013
Places we call home (Karen Barbour) Hamilton, New Zealand - 2012
Whispering Birds (Karen Barbour) Hamilton, New Zealand - 2012
Simplicity (Dr. Karen Barbour, Patti Mitchley and M. Hermo Jensen) Hamilton, New Zealand - 2011
Joint Encounters (Marie Hermo Jensen) Hamilton, New Zealand - 2010
Between Spaces (Sue Cheesman) Hamilton, New Zealand - 2010
Gift (Karen Barbour) Hamilton, New Zealand - 2009
Juliet (Karen Barbour) Hamilton, New Zealand - 2008
Intoxicating Flicker (Sue Cheesman) Hamilton, New Zealand - 2008

stellaris dance nz productions:


Echo (S. Leinan-Hermo, Stellaris DansTeater) Hamilton, New Zealand - 2012
.cyclic. (Marie Hermo Jensen), Hamilton New Zealand - 2011

Stellaris DansTeater productions:


Jubilee Celebrations

In 2015 Stellaris DansTeater celebrated 35 years as art business and Solveig Leinan-Hermo 40 years as a dance artist, which was celebrated with many dance experiences December 2014 to March 2016. It was a comprehensive program with guest performances and tours in Norway and abroad; in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia and New Zealand.
Der Fastlandet Flyt
(S. Leinan-Hermo) Hammerfest, Norway - 2015
Det blir som det blir - It will be will be
(Olga Zitluhina) Hammerfest, Norway - 2010
Route 9600 (S. Leinan-Hermo) Hammerfest, Norway - 2010
In-between Heartbeats / Innimellom Hjerteslag (M. Hermo Jensen)
Hammerfest / Oslo, Norway - Nikel, Russia - Hamilton, New Zealand - 2004-2006-2007-2008-2009
Open Zone (S. Leinan-Hermo) Hammerfest, Norway - 2009
20 - Forum for nordnorske Dansekunstnere's jubeliee performance and tour. Tromsø, Bodø and Narvik, Norway - 2009
Trio (S. Leinan-Hermo) Hammerfest, Norway - 2009
Solo (M. Hermo Jensen) Hammerfest, Norway - 2009
I og mellom husan (S. Leinan-Hermo) Hammerfest, Norway - 2008
Mind Over Weather (M. Hermo Jensen) Hamilton, New Zealand - Hammerfest, Norway - 2008
DanceWalk 07 (S. Leinan-Hermo) Hammerfest, Norway - 2007
Dunongen og Tempusegget (S. Leinan-Hermo) Tour Nordland County in Norway - 2006
Dance, Drum and Bass 2004-2006 (S. L-Hermo, M. H. J) Tour Finnmark County in Norway - 2006
Touch (M. Hermo Jensen) Hammerfest /Harstad, Norway - 2005
Lose my breath (M. Hermo Jensen) Nikel, Russia / Hammerfest, Norway - 2005
Dansens Dag (S. Leinan-Hermo) Nikel, Russia / Hammerfest, Norway - 2005
Dær Veiene Møtes (S. Leinan-Hermo) Arkhangelsk, Russia / Hammerfest, Norway - 2004
Steg for Steg (S. Leinan-Hermo) Tour North of Norway - 2004
I Hengende Snøre (S. Leinan-Hermo) Tour North of Norway - 2004
YoungDancers project (S. Leinan-Hermo) Brønnøysund, Norway - 2004
Entroduserer (M. Hermo Jensen) Hammerfest, Norway - 2003
Fragmenter til Bodøgaard (S. Leinan-Hermo) Hammerfest, Norway - 2003
I Hengende Snøre (S. Leinan-Hermo) Tour North of Norway - 2003
YoungDancers project (S. Leinan-Hermo) Hammerfest, Norway - 2003

RELATED EXPERIENCE:


Computer Graphic design / Human Interaction project
Choreographic/Dance Researcher, 2010

Wondeful Underland - Whaingaroa Youth Movement
Rehearsal Director, December 2010

Dance Research assistant - University of Waikato
December 2010

Judge - Waikato Diocesan School for Girls

In House Dance Competition, May 2010

Dancing through paradise - Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects Trust

Rehearsal Director, February 2010

Dunongen og Tempusegget - Stellaris DansTeater

Choreography assistant, Rehearsal Director, week 37 2005

Steg for Steg - Stellaris DansTeater
Choreography assistant for S. Leinan-Hermo, March and April 04

I Hengende Snøre - Stellaris DansTeater
Production assistant, Aug. and Sept. 03/ May and June 04

Dær Fastlandet Flyt - Stellaris DansTeater
Production assistant, Spring 2000


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:


Contemporary Dance Classes and Projects
St. Peter´s School in Cambridge 2009 - 2013

Community Evening Classes in Contemporary Dance
Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects Trust 2008- 2011

Pilates
Classes at Stellaris DansTeater 2007 and 2008

Street Jazz
Youth, Bootleg youth club (Autumn 03, Autumn 04, Spring 05). Youth, Stellaris Dance School (Spring 2004)

Children’s dance
Temping, Hammerfest Cultural School, 2004

Dance Fitness
Adults, Temping, Stellaris Dance School, 2004

Contemporary Company Classes
Stellaris DansTeater, 2003 and 2009 - 2011

CHOREOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE WITH STUDENTS:


None of Dem (2013)
Somebody that I used to know (2012)
Hotride (2011)
Drifting (2010)
Faces (2010)
Choices (2009)



OTHER EXPERIENCE:


Artistic Committee, DanseFestival Barents 2018
Trustee,
Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects Trust
Member DANZ, New Zealand
Board member. Stellaris DansTeater
Member, Forum for nordnorske Dansekunstnere
Member, Norske Dansekunstnere (Norwegian Dance artists)
Member, Barents DanceCouncil
Previously Secretariat and board member, Forum for nordnorske Dansekunstnere (Forum for North-Norwegian Dance artist)