Nadja Bartel [Co-Founder and Artistic Director of BoNana Dance] is a passionate dancer as well as a specialist dance educator. Supported by her knowledge as a physiotherapist B.Sc., she is focused on helping people to connect to and understand their own body.
During her study at Tanz Zentrale Leipzig, Germany and Area Espai de dansa i creació in Barcelona, Spain she took part in several performances and choreographed solos as well group pieces . She finds her feet rooted in gymnasts, dance acrobatics, urban-styles, ballet, modern-jazz and contemporary dance. Her interests in physical acting, painting and music open her senses and guide her through a creative process that includes different types of art and connect them through dance.
She currently teaches at different schools, Dance and Fitness Centers around Pietermaritzburg.With BoNana Dance she fosters to spread dance in our world and works towards a German – South African dance net.