Trainer Stefan Hilterhaus
Stefan Hilterhaus studied romance philology and history, trained as a boat builder and studied and gained a diploma in dance in Cologne and Essen. He has worked internationally as a dancer, performer, director, choreographer and lecturer with renowned companies, has taught at the Folkwang University and led workshops throughout Europe. Since 2002, Hilterhaus is the artistic director and co-founder of PACT Zollverein, Essen. PACT Zollverein’s program consolidates international productions and events, focusing on contemporary dance and performance with a residency program and various exchange platforms and symposium formats. Cooperating with different partners from various fields PACT brings artists, academics and students from diverse artistic disciplines into dialogue with scientists, architects, philosophers and experts from fields of natural sciences and technology, for example art and science or urban issues. Within an art and social engagement working group PACT initiates projects and is currently developing a new satellite communal space in a former shop close to the venue. Hilterhaus is a member of numerous juries and advisory boards.