Although Arisa had a little bit trouble on the way to
Salzburg (sorry for that but it was a very good lesson
for her!), she's finally got there and now she's
enjoying the class. I spoke to her on the phone last
night and she told me that she was happy for the coming
performance. So I could feel safe and secure for her
In fact, she had been so much looking forward to SIBA
workshop since the last year and I'm sure she enjoys
every moment that she spends at your side.
I hope everything's going well. It's a pity for me that
I can't see the performance this year but wish you a
very big success for all of you. Please send my best
regards to Peter, all the teachers, the accompanists and
Yumi Inagaki (Indonesia)
We have no words to thank you for a wonderful learning
and social experience our daughter had at SIBA. She
can't wait for next year. I just wanted to thank you for
a lovely evening Gala and also on a personal level,
seeing her and her friends on the stage but also at the
Was so exciting to see all the audience enjoys a
stunning singer and violinist, and especially when the
crowd stood on its feet with Hava Nagila. Even those who
choose not to give up and stand were few.
I think your project is important and fills the heart of
all its participants from all over the world and I wish
there will be more such events of the education of the
young generation to create and share a common love of
We as parents and grandmother. This year we won it and
feel close and the energy that filled our hearts will
Thank you for the opportunities she received from dance
teachers. This greatly strengthened the feeling that she
has chosen the right direction despite her difficulty
and as Peter said to an audience that allows dancers to
feel what this world of dance tour of coexistence and
living together. so dear Nili, we wish you the strength
and patience & health and to continue for years to come
in this amazing project.
Van Cliffen Foundation
I want to thank you for having me back to Salzburg this
year =)) This year was also more magic for me, and you
was right...I have a new family at SIBA and was very
hard to go away... and is still hard waking up and not
see all of you... this year was so magic also for the
Swan Lake...is a magical ballet...I feel it so much, I
miss being a swan...I new I was going to miss being a
swan already before the last week... and for this year
was so important and so special working with Fabrice, he
is really a special person, not only a great dancer and
teacher, he was giving us something also when he was
sitting to watch rehearsal, just being there. And also
Lana, Miss Ildiko and Cristina are always so close to
me, they always bring me up when I was down and not only
at SIBA but thanks to facebook and e mail they are with
me always, during the year...as You do.
And this year we have had the special guest Jordy!!! Is
incredible how this little boy came in our life! he was
just the Joy in person and also if he is a football
player, how he always was saying, and not a dancer he
understood us all the time, and he was with us always
and helping us in everything. Give a big hug from me to
him, I miss Jordy <3
Now I m preparing to go to St Poltien and start my new
life there, I will go on the 27th of August, I feel is
going to be very important for me.
I love you very much Nili, I always think about you.
Thank you for everything. I will write to you when I'm
in St Poeltien and what we will be doing =))
I send to you a big big kiss and you have a wonderful
time before we see each other again.
Much much Love and Light to You,
always your Noemi (Italy)
Dear Nili, Ladislaya had a wonderful week with SIBA. She
learnt so much even in one week and is inspired to work
harder. She enjoyed meeting so many dancer friends again
and being part of a company.
I will spread the word of SIBA in London and look
forward to next year when I hope to be able to send
Ladislaya's sister, Marie Stella too. With best wishes,
Such a shame its come to an end for another year!! As
usual everyone is upset when leaving as they have had an
amazing time and learnt so much,,
Thanks to you all and hopefully Paige and Kayleigh will
see you next time xx
To all of the wonderful people I met at SIBA,
Thank you so much for letting me into your lives just
for a little bit. This has been one of the best summers
of my life. I miss you all so much and I don't know what
I'll do without you guys. I really hope to see all of
you again. I feel like I've been torn away from my
family. I love you! See you soon! —
My dear SIBA friends!!!
I left you only two days ago, but it feels like weeks. I
can't stop repeating all the fun memories in my head,
because it's one of the best summers in my life and
that's thanks for you guys. I want to thank my super
hilarious, beautiful, funny, dirty and extremely cool
roommates Pinja and Natasha. When I'm thinking about you
all, it makes tears come to my eyes...
I wish you all the very best I could possibly wish. I'll
love and remember you...
Going to the Siba program with Nili last summer was
amazing! I had so much fun meeting new people from
around the world and learning so incredibly much from
the amazing talented teachers. I can't wait to go again
next summer and learn more, make more friends and having
fun! Thanks Nili it's awesome
I really hope I can come and work again with you!! You
and all the Teachers I met in Salzburg are in my heart
and I alweys think about you and all what you thought to
I send to you much much Love Miss Nili!
And a very big hug!
Your Noemi (Italy)
If you're wondering whether or not you should attend
SIBA then the answer is YES! This was such a great
experience for all ages, professional and
pre-professional levels. When else are you going to have
a chance to dance all day in the wonderful city of
Salzburg and work on exciting and challenging
I want to thank Nili and the whole faculty of EDAS Siba
workshops on behalf of my daughter Gulce Su.
Gulce Su is from Istanbul, studying ballet in Istanbul
State Conservatory. She has attended to SIBA workshops
twice 2011 and 2013 at the age of 12 and 14. The
workshops added a lot to her ballet and with Nili’s care
she did not miss us a day! She did not need to. She She
had a family in Salzburg. Whole SIBA team is like a big
family. She returned back very happily each time with
lots of memories and friends from all over the world,
wishing to go back again next year. I recommend SIBA
workshops to parents without any doubt.
Gulcin Gumus (Turkey)
Hello Dear Nili:
Just a short note to say hello. I received the SIBA
newsletter email a week or 2 ago and saw with happiness
that you are celebrating the 10th anniversary. What a
wonderful program you have all created. We are forever
grateful to you and your team for allowing Erika to be a
part of your "SIBA Family" She has great fondness and
warm memories of her 2 summers at SIBA.
She is still in Europe and is thankful to have
consistent work...both dancing with companies and her
own projects/creations ...finding her way and creating a
name for herself little by little...working hard as is
her custom...we all recognize the importance SIBA played
in her development as an artist...Thank you anew for
your kindnesses and encouragement.
All the best for a successful program this season and
congratulations on 10 wonderful years!!
hi Nili just saw some updates from you for this year's
workshop looks so nice and brings back great memories
from Salzburg summers, Ii wish this years group lots of
success , the last two summers I have been super full
dancing in Switzerland currently freelancing in
contemporary and physical theater, and setting up my own
collectives with some friends all is really exiting ,
and am always reminded of working in the summers with
dancers from all over this is a super preparation for
any dancer in the world to go on to almost anything I
think , I think of this often when teaching to kids from
other backgrounds as me , thank you for creating the
opportunity hopefully one of these years I can manage to
came back somehow .would be great to see you again and
Salzburg too all the best for this years preparations
and a big hug to you . Kindly Erika
Thank you so much for a wonderful summer! I'm really
looking to watch the DVD of the performance. I'm writing
you from a train to home after my first week at St.
Polten ballet conservatory. So far I really liked it and
I'm very grateful that you offered me a scholarship for
SIBA summer workshops this year where I got a chance to
work with different teachers and got a lot of
corrections which helped me to improve.
...thank you Miss Nili, I have enjoyed so much to be at
SIBA with you this year, was one of the biggest gift I
ever had...was a very magic time for me at SIBA, this
month made on me a lot of changes and this changes now
are changing my life too.
I really thank you and all
of the teachers and the pianists, everyone of you gave
me a piece of your hearts that I will always keep in
Thanks for sending the link to all the pictures. Of
course Juliana will be at SIBA in 2014. She, again had
such a great time dancing and meeting new and old
friends. She is always full of stories when she comes
home, even though she does not want to come home but
keep on dancing and living with her group of friends. I
guess she is growing up and some time soon she will
leave the nest, but till then I enjoy her company.
Again, thank you Nili for taking such good care of her.
..."I don't know how to thank you and the wonderful
staff of SIBA for having given Noemi Castellaro this
wonderful experience, she is literally over the top.
Noemi is a very special girl and holds a special place
in my heart for the dedication, love and respect she
brings to the Art of Dance, one in a million. She has
grown a greatdeal as a person and artist and this
experience has been a real moment of growth in her
The Vancliffen organization, (Canada)
.."Katarina had a terrific time at SIBA, thanks to you.
We are very grateful that you gave her this wonderful
Hi Nili! I just read the email with the SIBA Newsletter
about 2013 and it made me remember this past summer and
how much fun I had! I just wanted to let you know that,
looking back, I REALLY enjoyed it and I will never
forget all the fun times I had and all the good friends
I made. It was a very valuable experience, and it was
also very nice to expand my dancing experience beyond
classical by getting a taste of contemporary. I would
definitely come back if I could I feel like I would get
so much more out of coming a second time now that I know
what to expect and how to make the most of my training
Just to let you know girls got home
safe and sound and I thank you soooooooooo much for
everything! Although girls happy to see us they said can
we go back to Siba now LOL!!
I have never known the
girls come away from a summer school so positive, saying
they feel they have improved so much and learnt a great
deal, also their confidence has also grown, so that is a
big THANK YOU to you and your teachers you are all
wonderful all the girls words :)
Jayne (mother of
Paige & Kayleigh (UK)
I just wanted to thank you again for taking
such great care of Juliana. When I picked her up at the
airport last night she was just beaming with excitement.
This year SIBA was a 100% success for her. She had a
super time in class and also made a lot of friends, not
to forget the baseball guys. I am so happy for her. She
wants to come back next summer and be part of the
program again. You know that I really like that idea
because you guys are just super. She is also talking
about auditioning for some full time ballet programs in
Europe and maybe you can hep me setting those up ahead
Again thanks and I will see you next year.
'till then have a good rest of the year.
Dear Nili, Thank you so much for the amazing workshop
and time I spent here. I met so many new nice friends,
and learned so much. I would love to come again next
year if that's possible. Thank you, Ladislaya (UK)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for an amazing
month! I had so much fun this year!! Thank you for all
the great things you taught me,the great and funny times
and memories from you,for all the opportunities that you
gave for me to show what I can do.But the biggest thank
is for you for believing in me,thank you for loving and
appreciate me just the way I am! it means so much for
me.Everytime when I comming to SIBA I feel like Im on my
second home,and this year Siba was the beat summer
intensive I've ever had ! I think i will come back next
year because I really want to! so I just wanted to say
thank you for eveything,and that I already miss you and
everyone there (: and also thank you for the information
about the company in Nuremberg,that means alot for me
Have a great week!! Kisses,Shone. (IL)
Hallo lieber Peter, Sascha und Christina,
mich noch einmal recht herzlich bei Euch für den tollen
Workshop bedanken. Es hat mir viel Freude
mit Euch zu arbeiten und ich habe für mich sehr viel
Macht weiter so und vielleicht sieht man
sich ja mal wieder in Salzburg.
Ich wünsche Euch für die neue Spielzeit viel Kraft,
Ausdauer und Erfolg.
Herzlichst, Hendryk Voss (DE)
SIBA WORKSHOP was a wonderful experience!
Each teaching was very worthy for my dance development
Thank you very much indeed for everything!!!
I miss everyone ... This year was an amazing group of
dancers that really each and every one I connected, I
think you're all amazing people and good dancers can
show the world who you are and where you come from: *
Good luck to everyone
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Just saw the newsletter for this year's
SIBA workshop...We wish you wonderful success. We know
you will inspire and bless your students...we are
forever thankful that Erika was able to attend SIBA
(2009-2010)...you all were instrumental in helping her
make the transition from student to professional. I know
she thinks of the SIBA family as just that...her
"european family"...So thank you for making such a huge
difference in her life and inspiring both confidence and
All the best and many blessings, Beth
I m happy that my daughter come your great school.
m saying to everybody that work there THANK YOU.
Selma (MERYEM SENGÜL )
I hope you are recovered from your busy
summer! Erika had a wonderful time and told us what a
great experience it was, how kind all of you were to
her, what great teaching she received and what wonderful
friendships she formed...Thank you so much!
you again for making it possible for Erika to attend
SIBA...I am sure we will be in touch in the years to
All the best, Beth Pirl (USA)
Thank you so much for everything! you are an amazing
lady and I don't see how you are able to do everything
that you do! it is really a talent to handle so many
kids !!! I am glad that I came to SIBA this year and
hopefully I will come again in the near future....
Thank You ! Shannon (SIBA 2009)
Thank you for the workshop! I learned a lot and really
enjoyed my time here! best wishes, Laura from Finland
Good morning Nili, I wanted to tell you that I was taken
the auditon for the school of Rudra Béjart this weekend
and I am taken for the coming two years. I wanted to say
it to you because for me SIBA was very important in my
life and made a lot to me worked during a me entirety. I
embrace you very extremely , I miss you !
☺hello nili darling!! unfortunatly i cannot make siba
this year but i recommend it to every dancer it is a
MUST DO, it is truelly an amazing experiance, it is
tough work but you will learn so much and it is amazing
how much everybody dancing improves and how much you
learn!! do it do it dooooooooooo it! miss you nili, hope
you are well and not working too hard ;) xxx Sarah
☺...According to Maria the 2008 SIBA workshop was the
best of all 3 SIBA workshops she has attended from any
aspect and she feels that the teachers were excellent
and helped her to improve her performance and feel more
confident in dancing.... Elena Koupari
Thank you so
much to everyone who attended the SIBA workshop 2008. I
had the time of my life. It was an unforgettable
experience and I've learnt so much.
Hugs and kisses
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Sorry for the delay! I don't have much free time these
The program was four weeks. Not all dancers
were there all of that time. Some came at the beginning
and left early, some came the 2nd or 3rd week. I don't
think there was ever 50 students in a technique class,
maybe pointe class or Bolero rehearsals.
where we had classes were huge! We had plenty of room,
and we got individual attention. The teachers did a
great job with getting to know us and I believe we all
got individual corrections.
It was kind of a mixed
bill performance. There were pieces from Sleeping
Beauty, Terantella, Sugar Plum variation, La Sylphide
and some modern pieces and some students did a variation
that they brought with them. The shows all ended with
Bolero, which is an awesome piece! The show was double
cast (for 4 performances) so there was plenty of
opportunity to perform.
The days were filled with
technique, pointe, mens class, modern, etc. The evenings
were mainly used for rehearsal, until the last week
(dress rehearsals, traveling to the venue, etc.). I was
in 3 pieces one cast and 1 the other cast. I enjoyed the
down time every other day! There is plenty to do in the
evenings. The mall is close by for dinner, we could take
the bus (in groups of 3 or more) to town or we could
watch the rehearsals!! (Big studios... plenty of room
which was wonderful, it seemed like there was always
someone watching, parents, friends, other teachers as
well as students).
It was a truly wonderful