Intensive program


Intensive program '24

Jun 9, 2024 – Jun 16, 2024
A program dedicated to the study and practice of repertoire by Marco Goecke. Teaching artists Giovanni di Palma, Anne Jung, Roger Van Der Poel, and program director Mario Alberto Zambrano will lead classes, workshops, and repertoire sessions. Morning classes will alternate between ballet and ballet lab.

The Coreographer

As house choreographer of the Stuttgart Ballet for many years, house choreographer at Scapino Ballet and associate choreographer at Nederlands Dans Theater, associate choreographer at Gauthier Dance, and director of the Staatsballett Hannover, Marco Goecke has created around a hundred works since 2001. These also include commissions for many international companies such as Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, the Paris Opera Ballet, the Vienna State Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet Seattle, and the Sao Paulo Compania de Danca. He has received numerous international awards, starting with the Prix Dom Perignon in 2003 and the Nijinski Award in 2005. Most recently, he was voted Choreographer of the Year 2021 in Tanz magazine's international critics' poll. The book Dark Matter (Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg), published in 2016, offers a concise overview of his oeuvre.
Marco Goecke is one of the most interesting dance makers of our time. He pursues his artistic vision without any compromise.


  • Mario Alberto Zambrano

    Program Director

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    Mario Alberto Zambrano is currently the Associate Director of Dance at The Juilliard School. During his dance career, he worked with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Batsheva Dance Company, and was a guest artist with Ballett Frankfurt over the course of five years. He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature, a Princess Grace Award in Dance, and was a Presidential Scholar in the Arts in 1994. Also a novelist, his debut novel Lotería was published in 2013 by HarperCollins and reprinted in five different countries. In 2020, he was awarded the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction for his short story Some of you.

  • Giovanni Di Palma

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    During his career as a dancer, Giovanni Di Palma performed works from Uwe Scholz, George Balanchine, Jiří Kylián, Mauro Bigonzetti, Marco Goecke, Glen Tetley, Jerome Robbins, John Neumeier, and many others from the classical as well as the modern repertoire. Since 2009 a key aspect of his work has been restaging famous choreographies of Uwe Scholz and Marco Goecke with international companies such as Paris, Vienna, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Poznan, Brno, Istanbul, Mulhouse, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Toronto, and Beersheva.

  • Anne Jung

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    Anne Jung trained at the Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne. Thanks to a scholarship from the Kunstststiftung NRW, she joined Ballettmainz and danced under the direction of Pascal Touzeau. From 2009 to 2013, in addition to Touzeau, she worked with Jacopo Godani, Georg Reischl, and Didy Veldman. In January 2014 she moved to Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and danced in works by Marco Goecke, Paul Lightfoot, Sol León, Jiří Kylián, Medhi Walerski, Crystal Pite, Mats Ek, and Franck Chartier. Her work as a choreographer began with #onewithtwo for NDT Switch in 2016, followed by #twowiththree and #threewithfour for the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company. As a Dysart Prize winner, she was commissioned by Louisville Ballet and created #fourwithsix. Anne Jung received a nomination for the Benois de la Danse 2020/2021 as best dancer for Carnegie Solo.

  • Roger Van Der Poel

    Ballet Teacher

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    Roger Van Der Poel started his dance education at the National Conservatory of Lisbon at the age of eighteen. His dance career includes Ballet Gulbenkian, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève and, for the last fourteen years, the acclaimed Nederlands Dans Theater.
    Roger’s performance repertoire includes existing works and creations by Jiří Kylián, Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, Crystal Pite, Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier, Marco Goecke, Hans van Manen, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe and Mats Ek, among many others.


Download the schedule

*schedule subject to change

07:30-08:45 BREAKFAST
10:00-11:30 BALLET / BALLET LAB


01:30-03:00 LUNCH
07:45-09:00 DINNER

* Gravity classes are upon sign-up at the moment of the check-in: 10 participants per class


On Sunday, June 9th, the O28 shuttle bus will leave from the Torino Porta Nuova train station at 3:00pm.

On Sunday, June 16th, the O28 shuttle bus will leave Orsolina28 at 10:00am for Torino Porta Nuova.

The ride is about 1 hour, depending on traffic.



Our intensive courses are experiences meant to be shared as are our accommodations. All participants are required to stay on campus, dance, live and laugh together.


  • Application Fee: € 30.00 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition: € 1,400.00 all-inclusive (classes, room, full board, and round trip shuttle bus)

* The program is intended for students aged 18 and over


  • In case of cancellation before MONTH XX / 90% refund
  • In case of cancellation after MONTH XX / 50% refund
  • In case of cancellation after MONTH XX / no refund


  • MONTH XX - 12:00 pm UTC+1 / Application deadline
  • MONTH XX / Acceptance announcement
  • MONTH XX / Tuition Payment deadline


  • MONTH XX - First Early Bird: € 1,300.00
  • MONTH XX - Second Early Bird: € 1,350.00

Orsolina28 has the right to cancel the workshop in case of insufficient enrollment or force majeure. Received tuition payments will be refunded in full to all participants. In case of such cancellation, Orsolina28 cannot refund any invested travel expenses or international financial transaction costs.

MARCO GOECKE Jun 9, 2024 – Jun 16, 2024