Virginia Heinen
received her training at the Folkwang School in Essen, Germany. She studied repertoire and composition with Jean Virginia HeinenCébron and became his assistant. She has been invited to dance for Pina Bausch, Susanne Linke and Felix Ruckert. After arriving in France, she performed for the company Blanca Li, and danced also for Marilèn Breucker, Luc Petton, Laura Simi & Damiano Foà, Laura Scozzi, Renate Pook. In 2002, in collaboration with Enrico Tedde, she created the company Blicke, currently based in Strasbourg. Together, the choreographers have premiered a dozen new works.

Heinen’s pedagogy is based in the fundamentals of the German school (Jooss-Leeder Method, based on principles of Rudolph Laban and developed by Jean Cébron). Heinen has been invited to teach dance at the Ecole Supérieure CNDC d’Angers, the Ballet du Nord – Roubaix, the Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson, the Pacifique/Cie Christiane Blaise in Grenoble, the Defedem of Nantes, Danse au cœur in Chartres, Danse in Lille, the CNR in Strasbourg, the Ecole de la Scala de Milan in Italy, the Conservatoire Supérieur El Barco in San José, Costa Rica and she teaches regularly at the Centre National de la Danse (CND) in both Paris and Lyon, as well as at the Ménagerie de Verre in Paris.