Member of the Jury 2012-2015
(born 1966) is a choreographer, dancer, dance coach and specialist for dance notation. She trained as dancer at the Ballettakademie Zürich and the School of American Ballet in New York. She studied dance pedagogy, movement analysis and notation at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where she was awarded a “1er prix” in core area reconstruction for her “Cycle de Perfectionnement”. She has created choreographies for numerous dance-theatre productions and has experimented with various working techniques in dealing with historical dance works. 2005 and 2008 she was guest artist at the Centre National de la Danse Pantin/Paris. She has been the Chair of the Interantional Council of Kinetography Laban. Karin Hermes has realised numerous projects in the area of dance mediation and is a lecturer in Berne as well as a guest lecturer at various universities abroad.