Dasniya Sommer was trained as a classical dancer in Berlin and New York, later working with the Berlin Staatsballett, the Cie Felix Ruckert and co-founding Schwelle7. Since 2008, she has developed her own choreography and collaborations with practitioners such as Helena Waldmann, Romeo Castellucci, Angela Schubot, Florentina Holzinger, Das Helmi and others. Sommer founded her own studio—Haus Sommer at Uferhallen Kulturwerkstatt—in 2016, where she is researching kinds of physical expression with a number of artists. She is a forerunner in combining ballet, contemporary dance, butoh, shibari, yoga, puppet play, masks, body paint, photo sessions and ability to new forms of performance. Sommer is also a teacher and advisor to directors and choreographers, both from her studio and abroad.
As of September 2021