SHARE The Dance Intensive is thrilled to welcome Joy Alpuerto Ritter to Berlin for our three days professional workshop platform dedicated to Akram Khan.

Where: DOCK 11 EDEN ***** Breite Str 43, 13187 Berlin, Germany

When: August 9th, 10th, 11th 2021

Deadline for applications: No Deadline / 25 places only base on the first come first serve.

About SHARE Workshop | Akram Khan Company

These three days of professional workshop training is a great opportunity for pre-professional and professional dancers, movers, and performers to work on Akram Khan’s practice and repertoire with company member Joy Alpuerto Ritter here in Berlin in the magnificent 300m2 dance studio at Dock 11 Eden*****.

Guests Artist
Joy Alpuerto Ritter.

Joy Alpuerto Ritter was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. In her youth she was trained at the Ballettschule Armin Krain and learned Philippine Folk Dance in the cultural dance group led by her mother. In 2004 Joy graduated at the Palucca School (Dresden, Germany) with a dance diploma. She started working as a freelance dancer with choreographers like Christoph Winkler, Heike Hennig Wangramirez, Constanza Macras and Yui Kawaguchi. After expanding her repertory in urban dance styles, she became part of the Hip Hop and Voguing Ballroom culture scene in Berlin and has won prizes in several Dance Battles like Voguing out Berlin, Defipayette, Oval Battle and Funkin stylz. In 2011 she joined Cirque du Soleil as a dancer and aerial artist for the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour. Since 2013 she has been a dancer and rehearsal director of the Akram Khan Company where she continues her touring life all around the world. She was nominated as “Outstanding Female Dancer (contemporary)” at the UK National Dance Awards in 2017 for her performance in Until the Lions.

Since then, Joy has been creating her own work with Unda (premiered at the Barbican London), Alter Egos (Sophiensaele Berlin and Heimkehr (coproduction LOFFT das Theater). Her solo work Babae found a wide international response, and she was one of the Aerowaves artists 2020. As a choreographer, she established new collaborations with Akram Khan (UK), Ballet Black (UK), Chen Shi-Zheng (New York), Riz Ahmed (UK), Viviana Durante (UK), Floria Sigismondi (USA/CA), Florence and the machine (UK) and Garin Nugroho (Indonesia). 

As a teacher, Joy has been giving workshops all around the world such as at IDW – International Dance Week Budapest, Marameo Berlin, Orsolina28, Ugnayan (Online), Towards Vivencia (Online) and has created commissioned works at SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy, DAF- Dance Arts Faculty in Rome and Beijing Dance Academy in China.

Akram Khan 
Artistic Director/Choreographer
Akram Khan is one of the most celebrated and respected dance artists of today. In just over 20 years he has created a body of work that has contributed significantly to the arts in the UK and abroad. His reputation has been built on the success of imaginative, highly accessible and relevant productions such as XENOS, Until the Lions, Kaash, iTMOi (in the mind of igor), DESH, Vertical Road, Gnosis and zero degrees.
As an instinctive and natural collaborator, Khan has been a magnet to world-class artists from other cultures and disciplines. His previous collaborators include the National Ballet of China, actress Juliette Binoche, ballerina Sylvie Guillem, choreographers/dancers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Israel Galván, singer Kylie Minogue and indie rock band Florence and the Machine, visual artists Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley and Tim Yip, writer Hanif Kureishi and composers Steve Reich, Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook and Ben Frost.
Khan’s work is recognised as being profoundly moving, in which his intelligently crafted storytelling is effortlessly intimate and epic. Described by the Financial Times as an artist “who speaks tremendously of tremendous things”, a highlight of his career was the creation of a section of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony that was received with unanimous acclaim.
As a choreographer, Khan has developed a close collaboration with English National Ballet and its Artistic Director Tamara Rojo. He created the short piece Dust, part of the Lest We Forget programme, which led to an invitation to create his own critically acclaimed version of the iconic romantic ballet Giselle.
Khan has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career including the Laurence Olivier Award, the Bessie Award (New York Dance and Performance Award), the prestigious ISPA (International Society for the Performing Arts) Distinguished Artist Award, the Fred and Adele Astaire Award, the Herald Archangel Award at the Edinburgh International Festival, the South Bank Sky Arts Award and eight Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards. Khan was awarded an MBE for services to dance in 2005. He is also an Honorary Graduate of University of London as well as Roehampton and De Montfort Universities, and an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Laban.
Khan is an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells, and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London and Curve, Leicester. 


Monday, August 9th, 2021: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Application Requirements:

Before applying, make sure to be able to attempt these conditions and the full workshop course duration. This workshop will be operated within the German government’s Covid-19 guidelines effective as of August 2021.

Dancers submitting their application need to have a strong dance and physicality technique and/or any other background that supports your participation in this workshop.

To be a professional or pre-professional dancer, mover, or performer, with a minimum age of 16+.

To have a maximum 1-minute video link (Vimeo or Youtube) of your dancing, either improvising or choreographed solo. No group piece.

A full resume.


Once we will have reviewed your application and if you have been accepted, we will send you an email with a link to pay your tuition. Due to the tremendous amount of applications to our professional courses, we can not hold places for more than 7 days. Your tuition secures your place.

How to apply: Application:

Costs for participants: 195€ / 10 First applications acceptance = 10% off

Contact details: Email:
Mon – Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 10am – 2pm

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