An Boekman

Member of the management team since 1997.
Dance mediator, choreographer, and promoter of dance in all its forms.
An dialogues, initiates, and tries to keep an overview as 1st board member. She also represents Marameo in public.


Ronja Grabow

Theater and film scholar, editor, works with text, dance and movement in various forms.
Since 2017 in the management team of marameo and deals with everyting that moves marameo, supports the managing board, thinks about the program, plans and realizes workshops, the summer program and the contemporary dancer training.


Katharine Shephard
Office management / Kids & Teens

Katharine joined the Marameo team in April 2022 and is responsible for office organization, communication and as well as the
Supervision of the children and youth track. She enjoys dancing 5Rhythms by Gabriella Roth and has a bachelor's degree in German studies and is trained as a theater pedagogue.


Britta Heitkamp
Office assistant/front desk

After completing her studies in architecture, Britta's interest in interdisciplinary work grew. She completed internships and further training in dance and dance pedagogy, for example, at the Staatstheater Braunschweig, the PSP at the Limón Institute, Seneca Intensiv and the Motionlab Frankfurt.

Since 2014, Britta has been a part of Marameo's front desk team and took over the coordination of the front desk in 2017. She supports Marameo in planning and public relations and is responsible for the organization of the Classical Dance Training.


Laurence Chaperon

Laurence Chaperon is a former classical dancer. She comes from Paris, where she was trained by the dance master Raymond Franchetti. When she was 17, the former director of the Paris Opera brought her to dance. Engagements with Roland Petit and Peter Van Dick at the opera house of Theater Bonn. After 12 years of dance, she studied photography and has worked as a photographer.

At Marameo, Florence teaches Floor Barre, a whole-body training for dancers which improves the silhouette and corrects bad posture. Florence is also a board member at Marameo and is passionate about the ideas and visions for dance that the team develops together. Her motto is: Nothing is impossible!

Heidi Weiss

Marameo has been Heidi’s dance home here in Berlin for over 20 years. About five years ago, she became a regular teacher for the evening classes, in the summer intensives and performance projects. In addition, she co-leads the Group motion workshops. She’s a new member of the managing board where she is actively involved in the decision-making and growth of the studio.

Heidi contributes to Marameo her insights as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. By providing perspective from this viewpoint, she hopes to represent the community. Her assets clearly lie in communication, networking, and creative planning. Heidi not only initiates new ideas, she also listens to the needs of the young generation. Her wish is to support young dancers with better infrastructures, so they may flourish in the field.

Andrew Wass

Dancer. Choreographer. MA degree in Solo/Dance/Authorship from Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum für Tanz Berlin. Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry/Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego. Teaches Contact Improvisation and organizes the Thursday night Jam at Marameo. Helps out where he can.