Simon Mayer

Artistic Director

Simon Mayer, performer, choreographer and musician, was born in Austria in 1984 and studied at the Vienna State Opera Ballet School, at the Performing Arts and Research Studios in Brussels (PARTS) and was a member of the Vienna State Opera Ballet. 2009 he founded his band „Rising Halfmoon“ as singer, songwriter and guitarist. In 2014 Simon released his latest music album "Monkeymind". Simon worked amongst others for Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Wim Vandekeybus and Zita Swoon. He choreographed several solos, duos and grouppieces which are internationally presented (o feather of lead, dancing with the soundhobbyist/zita swoon, Monkeymind, SunBengSitting, Sons of Sissy etc.). He received the outstanding artist award from the Austrain Chancellery in 2017. Simon was artist in residency at Theatre de L’L in Brussels and together with his association spiel he organizes the international artfestival “spiel”. Simon is teaching contemporary dance, community dance and traditional dance and voicetechniques (Impulstanz Vienna, steirischer herbst, and other international festivals, ...) and is a guest teacher at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität.