Simona Tonková (Droppanová), (1990, Zlaté Moravce, SK)
is a graduate of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. She has been dancing since childhood, when she previously had access to the hip-hop style. Later on, she got to know jazz, modern, contemporary dance, and contact improvisation with great enthusiasm. She continues to use her experience as a performer, teacher, and choreographer. Her whole life has been devoted to the movement and dance education of children and youth in various dance ensembles (Zlaté Moravce Leisure Center and Jumbo Dance Bratislava). She adapts her training program to the age of dancers, but focuses on a fit and physically efficient body, technical preparation, coordination of movement and independent creative work. She likes teaching dance variations, but also explores movement through improvisation. She enjoys observing the impact of dance art on amateur dancers of various ages, the part of which is also a more sensitive perception of the self and surroundings, the development of self-confidence, creativity and cooperation, and thus prevents socio-pathological phenomena in children and adolescents.
In her experience, she has performed in musicals (Street Story, Sweet Charity, Tisícročná včela) and TV projects. In student, foreign, and other dance projects she has collaborated with choreographers such as Anton Lachký (SK/BE, "Cartoon Universe", "Night Illusion"), Davide Sportelli (I, "Skin"), Joe Alegado (CZ/MEX, "Dance Transformations”), Vladislav “Benito“ Šoltys (SK, “Women“), Virginie Dejeux (F, “Through the text...faces“), Marta Poláková, Peter Šavel, Yuri Korec, Tomáš Procházka (SK, “Sensory Understanding “, “.TOUCH“), Katarína Brestovanská (SK, “We create sound by movement“), mimoOs association (SK, "Moving Mountains"), Move-you association, Lívia Méndez Marín Balážová (SK, "Women 2020").
Simona is a member of the civic association mimoOs, and she is also one of the founders of the Move-you association and its intensive dance program Move-you Camp. She currently finds her movement/dance in new contexts as a woman, mother, pedagogue, and performer.