Board of Trustees

The board of trustees has six representatives from cities, federal states and federal government, two from each administrative level, plus three representatives from the dance scene who are put forward by the Tanzförderung Stadt-Land-Bund (Dance Promotion Local-Regional-National) initiative group. The board’s tasks include discussing and confirming the funding guidelines, the appointment of the six-strong jury of experts and supporting the cultural-political implementation of the programme.

The board of trustees of TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund is composed as follows:

For the federal government
Caroline Waldeck, Head of Division K 27: Theatre, Dance, Performance for the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM)
Katarzyna Wielga-Skolimowska, Artistic Director of the German Federal Cultural Foundation

For the federal states
Markus Pitz, Senate Director Hamburg, Head of the Office of Culture
Eric Seng, Head of the Department of Arts and Culture, Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts

For the municipalities
Dr. Skadi Jennicke, Mayor and Councillor for Culture of the City of Leipzig
Apostolos Tsalastras, First Alderman, City Treasurer and Head of Cultural Affairs of the City of Oberhausen

For the dance scene
Nele Hertling, Director of the department of Performing Arts of the Academy of Arts Berlin
Bertram Müller, former Director of Tanzhaus NRW, member of the Board of Directors of Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, member of the Stadt-Land-Bund initiative
Madeline Ritter, Artistic and Executive Diector of Bureau Ritter gUG (formerly DIEHL+RITTER gUG), member of the Stadt-Land-Bund initiative