Foto Credit Andreas Zihler

Maja Zimmerlin

Based in Berlin, Germany 

Internationally working as a Dancer, Choreographer, Dance-film-director and Yoga-Teacher

Foto Credit Andreas Zihler



Maja has been born and raised in Switzerland, where she completed her first studies as a professional dancer at the Zürich Tanz Theater Schule (ZTTS). She graduated with a solid base in various styles, such as Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Flamenco.

Hungry for more in depth knowledge in contemporary dance and choreography, she continued her studies at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in Belgium in the Bachelor Contemporary Dance.

Thereafter she moved to Brussels, where she created her first evening length piece RACHIS, which toured in Switzerland and Belgium.

As she met Kritonas Anastasopoulos, acrobat and Michel Bernard, theatre director, a new creation begun: EXODOS by Unités/Nomade – a piece moving between dance, acrobatics and visual theater. It premiered successfully in Théâtre Marni in Brussels and toured afterwards in Switzerland as well as Greece.

During two years she lived in Greece, where she completed her next creation, the Duo REDBIRD RISING, which premiered in Paris in Théâtre L´Etoile du Nord.

Nourished by the nature of Greece, she got into the direction of dance films and her two first dance films have been created in collaboration with the filmmaker Thomas Delord: ANASA and GENNA, both of them touring internationally at dance film festivals and receiving several prizes.

Since 2020 she is living in Berlin, where she is raising her children and continuing her artistic creation and research – to mention some:  RÄUME TEILEN (2020), MUTTER UND KÜNSTLERIN SEIN (2022) and a new dance film creation: ARCHI (2022).


Choreographers she worked with:

     Sarah Keusch (cie Quilla), Marisa Godoy (Oona Project), Daniell Ficola, Patricia Woltmann


Great Improvisers she worked with, to mention some amongst others:

     Dimos Vryzas, Eva-Maria Karbacher, Emilio Guim, Elisa Arciniegas Pinilla, Alfred Zimmerlin, Harald Kimmig, Daniel Studer, Flo Stoffner, David Meier


Further educations/diplomas:

  • SWARA Yoga School – Yoga Teachers Training
  • Zen-Shiatsu Belgium – Diploma in Family Shiatsu
  • Pranic Healing with Master Choa Kok Sui – Diploma in Basic Pranic Healing
  • Disciple of Master Dong in Tai Chi Chuan Yang Stile