Rotraud Kern (AT) was born in Austria. She lives and works in Vienna as a freelance dancer and choreographer since 2004. 2000-2003 contemporary dance training at SEAD in Salzburg. Since 2004 she has been working with Paul Wenninger/Kabinett ad Co. Own projects and collaborations at home and abroad, among others with Lisa Hinterreithner, Eva Musil, Daniel Zimmermann, Amanda Pina,TWof2, Clelia Colonna and Mirjam Klebel. She has worked among others for Saskia Hölbling, Lucie Strecker and Klaus Spieß, Anne Juren, Georg Blaschke and Theaterkombinat/ Claudia Bosse. She has been practising Tai Chi / San Feng for 11 years and is a pupil of Dr Ming Wong. She is a founder member of cowbirds, who deal with the heritage of traditional polyphonic song, and with fish in search of water in search of original folk culture from various traditions.