Erika Milena Pico

... was born in 1975 in Columbia. She received her initial training in contemporary, classical and jazz dance in Columbia and worked with various companies in Latin America before continuing her studies in 1995 at the Folkwang Academy in Essen. She worked with choreographer, Henrietta Horn, for the first time in 1996 on the production "Gewege". At the Euroscene Festival in Leipzig in 1998, Erika Pico won the award for the best German dance solo for her first choreography "Inmemorias". She has performed in productions choreographed by Malou Airaudo and Jean Laurent Sasportes and joined the Folkwang Tanzstudios in 1999.