Hilla Steinert moves at the interface between dance and performance. She started dancing in 1978. In 1981, she met Deborah Hay`s work in Austin, USA, which had a lasting impact on her own process. After training as a movement and dance teacher she turned to performance in 1986 and began to develop her method of Free Dance, in which all her own experience of dancing, teaching and choreographing is incorporated. From 1999 - 2004 she completed training as a dance therapist at the Frankfurt Institute for Dance Therapy. She is particularly interested in the basis of dance-based creativity, to develop clarity through expression through simplicity and authenticity, which is the prerequisite for any exciting performance.