Lou Steiger's scholarship for the Accademia Teatro Dimitri
Louise Noemi Steiger or Lou, how she fondly calls herself, was born in 1992 in Bern (CH) and dances for as long as she can remember. She started with ballet lessons at age five and soon afterwards she starts with hip-hop dance too. Her driving force is her love for dancing and that’s why she also has a go at some other dance styles. After completing grammar school in 2012 she participates in a five month intensive dance programme at "Steps On Broadway" in New York (USA). Even so she prefers to study psychology and German philology in Switzerland, for the moment. The 5-times Swiss champion in jazz dance formation works alongside her studies at the university also as a teacher and as a dancer for the "Xpression Dance Company" in Bern. Soon she becomes aware of the fact that she rather spends her time at the dance studio and on stage instead of spending her time at the university. During her stay in Berlin (ERASMUS programme) she gains her first experiences with dance improvisation and acrobatics. The time in Berlin makes her incredibly happy and bears fruits: she becomes interested in a lot of new dance styles and dance forms, she gets to know her body a lot better and gets inspired by various performers. At that point it becomes impossible for her to return to her old life. She decides for herself to do a formation in which the body serves as the starting point for every artistic product/outcome. She starts her studies (Bachelor of Arts in Physical Theatre) in 2017 at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in Verscio (CH). Louise Noemi Steiger was granted a scholarship from the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation for the school year 2019/2020 for her studies at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri.