Hello, we are Jazzmatics
Founded in September 2007 by Bettina Lütolf and Sibel Gürler, Jazzmatics is now an association affiliated to the University Sport Basel. All dancers of Jazzmatics are members of the association and most are students or alumni of the University of Basel.
Our choreographies include elements of show dance, classical ballet, contemporary and urban dance as well as modern jazz dance. The technique of classical ballet forms the basis of our dance style.
Get to know us.
The dance group trains jazz and modern dance every Monday and ballet every Friday. All members attend additional external dance, yoga or pilates classes of their choice. Moreover, we organize training weekends on a regular basis, where we either work towards a specific show or train with renowned dance professionals.
So far, Jazzmatics has worked with Fred Mazaudou, Agata Lawniczak, Natalie Wagner, Lesli Wiesner, Rena Brandenberger, Yannick Badier, Soledad Steinhard, Patricia Rotondaro, Marco Volta and Antonia Dzajo. With these dance workshops, we continuously increase our dance quality as well as profit from valuable artistic input provided by such experienced experts.
PRESIDENT, ADVERTISEMENT & DANCER
Media management graduate and currently working as a marketing manager in Zurich. Has tried many dance styles, but her favorites remain jazz, show dance & ballet. Passionate about the Friedrichstadtpalast Berlin and musicals.
VICE PRESIDENT, CHOREOGRAPHER & DANCER
Postdoc in Neuroscience who is trying to figure out how the brain makes sense of sounds. Deeply in love with contemporary and modern jazz.
FINANCES & DANCER
PhD student in synthetic biology. Loves dancing, singing, podcasts and spending time in nature.
Economist/Data Scientist fostering worldwide financial stability. Passionate about modern dance, ballet and group fitness. Loves to travel the world and learn from other cultures.
CHOREOGRAPHER & DANCER
PhD student at Swiss TPH studying the health effects of pollen. Passionate about telling stories through dance, be it through lyrical jazz or jazz funk. Loves coffee with friends, playing music and exploring nature.
After a PhD in neuroscience in London, currently doing a postdoc in cellular biology. Passionate about dance in general, with a particular interest in contemporary, ballet and jazz dance. When not dancing, Liza loves to hike, read, go to the mountains and travel .
Master student in clinical medicine. Loves to dance, especially jazz and ballet, music and cooking.
Bachelor student in economics. Passionate about dancing from hip-hop to ballet. Loves ice cream, exploring, community and podcasts.
Hotel Management & Business Administration (Master in Advanced Studies).
Olivia loves making music, evolving with her voice; dancing in rhythm & letting the sound travel through her body.
PhD student in Bioengineering studying protein production in bacterial cells. In addition to dancing Simon loves trail running and any other form of moving outside.
CHOREOGRAPHER & DANCER
PhD student in the pediatric infectious disease unit. Loves to dance not only in the studio but also on hikes in the mountains.