Johanna Roggan, who lives in Dresden, has been working as a freelance dancer and dance creator throughout Germany and internationally since 2008, having trained in Nuremberg, Berlin and Linz. After her studies she went to Israel from 2008 – 2010.
In addition to volunteer work at TanzNetzDresden, the association of the independent dance scene in Dresden, Johanna Tanz- und GYROKINESIS® gives training for professional dancers* as well as workshops for interactive systems at home and abroad (sound-specific movement for interactive environments®).
Her own works, workshops and festival invitations as well as her work with changing choreographers have brought her to South America, Canada, Russia and various European cities, in addition to Germany.
Her work “wo es eben passt, Kapitel II” was invited to the first Dance Platform Saxony in May 2013. A jury awarded her work for a co-production of a new work in 2014 with HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts Dresden and the Societaetstheater Dresden.
In the same year she founded the dance company the guts company. Together with the Societaetstheater the guts company was supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation in the Doppelpass fund for the seasons 2015/16 and 2016/17.
In 2017 Johanna Roggan / the guts company received the Ursula-Cain Prize for her choreography “Das Eigene/ HEIMAT” as part of the Saxon Dance Prize.
Johanna Roggan, together with Katja Erfurth, is the artistic director of VILLA WIGMAN and is intensively involved in the cultural-political field for better working conditions for the liberal performing arts, especially in Dresden and Saxony.