Peer Support Community

For graduates, entering a professional dance career is often associated with many questions and challenges. Networking and exchange with each other as well as with experienced experts and dance professionals can therefore be particularly helpful. With the peer-to-peer counselling COMPANY LIVES, the team of DIS-TANZ-START invites all dancers having a placement supported by the programme not to walk the path of starting a career alone, but to support each other and to learn with and from each other.

Our peer support sessions will alternate between open and focused discussions. In the open sessions, all topics that the participants would like to talk about are welcome. In the focused sessions, specific topics can be discussed - among the peers or with the support of invited experts. 

Joining our peer support community, will help you to

  • Strengthen your connections with the dance community
  • Cultivate networking skills
  • Build professional contacts
  • Gain valuable career-development advice and much more.

The event takes place online via Zoom once a month in English, partially in German language.


20.03.2023 | 7-8 pm
Online via Zoom

facilitated by Alice Gaspari 

Open sharing of personal experiences in the dance world with peers. Any topic is welcome.

Register here

Alice Gaspari

Alice Gaspari (*1986) trained as a dancer at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (UK) and subsequently received an engagement at Phoenix Dance Theater in Leeds. After a few years of freelancing in England, she was a permanent member of the company of the Staatstheater Braunschweig, first under the direction of Jan Pusch and then under Gregor Zöllig (2014 to 2020). Since 2021 she has been working as a freelance dancer and lives in Berlin. In the last 10 years she has worked with many different choreographers such as Roy Assaf, Guilherme Bothelo, Guy Nader and Maria Campos, Isham Rusty, Henrietta Horn, Reinhild Hoffmann, Xenia Wiest or Emanuele Soavi. In 2022 she was a permanent member of the DIS-TANZ-START project team at the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland. Since the beginning of 2023 she works as a choreographic assistant at cie. toula limnaios.