Zoe Gyssler is a dancer, performer and choreographer in the field of dance and theater. She was born in Basel and grew up in Mallorca, Spain. She was trained as a gymnast from the age of 6 until 20. She started her studies in "Anthropology of Cultures" and "Sport Science" at the University of Basel and went on to contemporary dance formation in 'Varium', Barcelona. Back in Switzerland she worked as a freelancer for the Cathy Sharp Dance Ensemble, Marcel Leemann, continued with her studies at the University and started to do her own work. In 2012 she left to Israel to study in the Music and Dance Academy in Jerusalem.

 

One year later she returned to Switzerland and co-founded the dance collective Bufo Makmal, with whom she created Into Pieces. Later the full-lenght evening piece ALL.ES was created and showed in several swiss cities like Zürich, St. Gallen, Winterthur, Herisau, Lausanne and Luzern. The site specific piece Bufo Makmal & Guests @Flatterschaft followed in 2015.

 

In 2015 she ended her studies at the University of Basel with a BA in "Anthropology of Cultures" and "Sport Science" and then joined the Johannes Wieland Dance Company in Kassel, Germany until 2018. While being a full time member at the Staatstheater Kassel, she also had the opportunity to work with guest choreographers like Maxine Doyle, Tom Weinberger and Helder Seabra. In 2019 she will be working with Wim Vandekeybus for the Residenztheater in Munich, Germany and Luke Murphy in Ireland.

 

While being a performer, she is developing her path as a choreographer: The short piece Almost There was shown in 2016 and followed by her next piece Silence Is Red in 2017 in Kassel, Germany. In 2018 she created This is Erol, a collaboration with Victor Rottier. After leaving the Theater in june 2018, she is now working as a freelancer based in Mallorca, where she started her new work The Villager.