Ka Rustler is a performer and researcher. Originally trained as a gymnast and classical dancer, she continued her education at the SNDO in Amsterdam working with pioneers in the field of improvisation and performance in the early 80s. She received her degree as a Body-Mind- Centering® Practitioner and Somatic Movement Educator profoundly influencing science and somatic practice into dance education.
Ka has been a leading member of Tanzfabrik Berlin, networker and organizer of ECITE and CI festivals. She co-authored and performed with many renowned dance artists. Her work for film and stage has been featured at dance and theatre festivals all over the world.
Currently she teaches approaches and methods derived from BMC® and other somatic practices and their application in Movement Research and Choreographic Exploration at Universities in Berlin, Frankfurt and Dresden. She is co- founder of the Berlin based Institute for Body, Dance and Therapy and the Aesthetic Practice and Embodiment Research Group at the Inter-University Center for Dance/HZT Berlin.