Celine Fortenbacher

Performer, Photographer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

Celine is a 25-year old London based performer and photographer. Her performance background includes training in in ballet, contemporary, house and voguing, as well as acting and physical theatre. As a dancer, she has been appearing in music videos (La Roux, Frida Sundemo, The Pressure), commercials (Vodafone UK, G-Star Raw UK)) and performed on stage for Sam Smith at the Brit Awards 2019. As a performer she’s starred in her own physical theatre piece Putzi Kamionka, which debuted at The Place Theatre in 2019. Simultaneously she’s kept working as a freelance photographer, mainly focusing on portrait and movement shots for dancers and actors, as well as documenting the European Ballroom scene, and has had her work published in Sleek Magazine, Hero Magazine & Indie Magazine. Throughout her Drama & Theatre arts Degree at Goldsmiths University, she found her paths to be continuously crossing over between movement and directing, and aims to expand her work further in this field.

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Skills

  • Dance
  • Organisation
  • Art Directing
  • Communication
  • Physical Theatre
  • Acting
  • Photography
  • Retouching
  • Fashion Photography
  • Casting

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Brit Awards

    Brit Awards

    • Events
  • Vodafone

    Vodafone

    • Technology
  • T

    The Place

    • G

      Goldsmiths University of London

      Work history

      Currently

      In Store Voguer

      G-Star Raw

      Sep 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • For the event Uniform of the Free

      2020

      Casting Associate

      Lane

      Sep 2019 - Jul 2020
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      2019

      Dancer

      Vodafone

      Jun 2019 - Jul 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance

      2019

      Feb 2019 - Feb 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance

      2018

      Photographer

      Yamuna Forzani

      Jun 2018 - Jul 2018
      • Rotterdam, Netherlands
      • Freelance
      • The Utopia Ball was a special event mixing a traditional vogue ball with a fashion show by young and upcoming designer Yamuna Forzani.

      2018

      Photographer

      Bikini Berlin

      Jun 2018 - Jun 2018
      • Berlin, Germany
      • Freelance
      • Being involved with the London and European Ballroom Scene since 2015, I have styled and designed outfits for runway categories and traveled for ballroom documenting various vogue balls. The On the Cover of Vogue Ball was inspired by the photography of Irving Penn and hosted by Bikini Berlin.

      2018

      Marketing Administrator

      Goldsmiths University of London

      Feb 2018 - May 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • A theatre festival which I worked for as a photographer and publicity rep. I ensured the production of posters, images and coordination of social media content for marketing purposes of the festival while also working as a lighting designer on two shows.

      2017

      Mar 2017 - Apr 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Director of "Colder Water," a play written by Laurie Ogden and produced by Antonym Theatre. This show explores the experience of living in a female body through „full bladders, awkward dance moves, and consent.“ It was performed at the N16 theatre.

      2017

      Director

      Ceva

      Feb 2017 - Mar 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • This piece of theatre tells the story of a young immigrant woman through combining movement and speech. Her character was inspired by French philosopher Simone Weil and was performed as part of the semi-finals at the London Student Drama Festival.

      2016

      Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Dancer in black for the music video We Are Dreamers by artist Frida Sundemo, directed by Silent Tapes.

      2016

      Directing and Dramaturgy Assistant

      Kammerspiele Theatre

      Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
      • Hamburg, Germany
      • Freelance
      • Organization of rehearsal schedules, reading over scripts, noting changes and visual documentation for the production Next to Normal. Prompting the actors during rehearsals and responsible for behind-the-scene footage and production photography.

      2015

      Directing and Dramaturgy Assistant

      Thalia Theatre

      Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
      • Hamburg, Germany
      • Freelance
      • Helping with the staging of visual imagery, movement, and choreography for the actors due to my background in dance for the production Das Tierreich.

      2014

      Production Assistant Intern

      Fortune Cookie Film Production

      Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
      • Hamburg, Germany
      • Internship
      • While working for Fortune Cookie Film Production, I acquired an understanding of filmic language and furthered my knowledge of budgeting, resourcing and maintaining relationships with creatives involved in the productions run by the company.

      2014

      Event Management Assistant

      Fortenbacher Erlebniswelet

      Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
      • Hamburg, Germany
      • Freelance
      • Working closely with the marketing team on editing the visual content of their webpage and resourcing artists for upcoming events produced for corporate companies.

      2014

      Director Of Photography

      Forore

      Jan 2014 - Jan 2014
      • Hamburg, Germany
      • Freelance
      • Designing the visual execution and content of Carolin Fortenbacher’s Album Kamionka. Part of my job was to find the accurate visual communication and representation of her music.

      Education

      Currently

      Sep 2015
      • London, United Kingdom