Douglas Bateman (UK) is a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher he completed his education at the London Studio Center and worked with various companies in Europe, such as the London City Ballet, Ballet Braunschweig, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and Pretty Ugly Tanz Köln. He teaches at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln, is currently performing with Prue Lang and continues to work closely with Tony Rizzi.

His first creation sol’O circles won the 2nd prize in the International Choreographic Competition in Hannover and was performed by Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. He has created pieces for both the Rotterdam and Köln dance academies.

Douglas has been creating with the Dansateliers for the last 4 years his first piece, a dance theatre solo “Wonderland” has been performed in various guises in and out of the traditional theatre setting. “Wonderland” has toured around Europe and Canada and was also invited to the “dansclick” showcase, a platform for new dance in Holland.

Douglas founded the MichaelDouglas kollektiv in 2009 with Michael Maurissens.