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Roman Van Houtven BE

Roman Van Houtven (Belgium, 1992) is a dancer, actor, choreographer and theatre maker, living in Antwerp (Belgium). From 2010 until 2014 he studied at P.A.R.T.S. After graduating, Roman was active as a dancer in Un Sacre du Printemps (Hiatus, Daniel Linehan), as a dance teacher (Rosas Education and Kunsthumaniora Brussel) and choreographer (It’s Frankenstein, studid! by Bronks and La Monnaie). Since 2016 he was part of the BRONKS-show ‘Us/Them’, which became a huge success after a sold out series at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and toured internationally until 2020. In 2019 he played the theatre monologue ‘Razen’ (Theater A tot Z) and he was active as a choreographer for Dance X Performance (Rosas Education). In 2020 he created the show Club Toulouse for Kopergietery (Ghent), which is still touring. From 2022 onwards, Roman started engaging in a couple of tv-projects, one of them playing a lead role in the Flemish tv-series “Dertigers”.

During and after his studies at PARTS, Roman worked closely together with Libby Farr (at f.e. Impulstanz and PARTS Summerschool) in an ongoing research on how a contemporary dancer can benefit, grow and take care of his body through practicing ballet. This research has let him to teach in various places, such as PARTS as a guest teacher in their audition series.