Mirjam works as an independent choreographer and dance artist in Basel, Berlin and London.

Her current research looks at instant composition, structured improvisation and the correlation between sensation and physicality. In her multidisciplinary collaboration with sound artists she questions the relation between audience, the moving body and sound. 

Most recent works are the duet unknowing which toured with Tanzfaktor 2018 across Switzerland, the performance installation DISPLAY for Candoco Dance Company at the Wellcome Collection London und Public Affairs for wildwuchs Festival 2017 at Kaserne Basel. Her new evening length work SKINNED will be premiered in October 2018 at Theater Roxy Birsfelden and presented during Tanztage 2019 at Sophiensäle Berlin.

As associate artist with Candoco Dance Company London, she works as a choreographer, rehearsal director, teacher and performer. Performances include Trisha Brown's Set and Reset/Reset and Thomas Hauert's Notturnino for STEPS Dance Festival Switzerland, Jérôme Bel's The Show Must Go On (UK Theatre Award) and touring Studies for C by Javier de Frutos to India, Ukraine and Jakarta. 

Born in Switzerland, Mirjam trained at Basel Theatre, the Vienna State Opera, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London (Transitions Dance Company, MA Dance Performance). She teaches professional class and contemporary dance workshops, facilitates workshops and teacher training on inclusive practice and leads international dance projects.

Mirjam is the recipient of the 'Dance UK Mentorship 2015/16 for future leaders in dance'. She was supported by the TANDEM program 2017 of Tanzbüro Berlin and is part of the European program A.T.E.N.A. (Atelier Temporaire Européen de Navigation Artistique) for female artists in Sète/FR.  

www.mirjamgurtner.com