Irene Velten Rothmund
Assistan Professor in modern and contemporary dance
Irene is educated as a dancer and dance teacher the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) from 1989-1992, and at the European Dance Development Center in the Netherlands from 1992 to 1994 . In 2009 she completed a Masters degree at NTNU, at the NoMaDs program. The title of her thesis is: "Release Technique. Reflections on history, experience and education". In fall 2013 she started as part time PhD candidate in Dance studies at Stockholm University. The theme for her project is "students experiences in modern and contemporary dance." Irene has worked as a freelance dancer since 1994 in different projects, with an emphasis on improvisation based performances. She has long experience as a teacher in release based technique, from among other places PRODA, Studio B, SiO and high schools. She was permanently employed as a teacher in dance at Foss High School for 10 years, and was also employed as an associate professor at Oslo and Akershus University College, responsible for one-year program in dance at teacher training. Has been associated with the Norwegian College of Dance since 2001 and permanently employed since 2007.