Born in Copenhagen in 1990, Edith Buttingsrud Pedersen began studying ballet and modern in 1993 with the Ballet Academy Copenhagen. After a childhood of classical training, Edith spent 2006 exploring styles such as hip hop, jazz, house, and locking at Stepz Dance Education. Inspired by the work of Pina Bausch, DV8 and Allain Platell Edith moved to Munich to study contemporary for 4 years with Iwansson International School of Contemporary Dance.
Having completed her education in 2011, Edith has been working as a dancer and choreographer in Europe, Africa & Middle East with, but not limited to, Dali Touiti (DE), Jiří Kylián/Karine Guizzo(FR/NE), Sebastian Prantll/TanzAtelier Wien (AU), Stephan Dreher (DE), Ilona Roth/Transitheart Productions (AU), Rasmus Soerinus/CampNorr/Varq de Alvo Co. (DK), Joao Cidade/REVOLVEr Dancetheater (DE), Corinna Speith (DE), Rolf Heim (DK), Morten Rosen (AU/DK), Per Linderoth (DK) , FIGURA Ensemble (DK), Doris Schäffer/Regenbogen Tanztheater (DE), Frank Balve (DE), Martin Eder (DE) RP KAHL (DE) Jahman Davine (AUS/DE) Keeping up her creative investigation and practise in finding new personalities in her movement and the complexity of the individual physicality. By using the body as a instrument, and search opportunities, emotional and physical. Continuously studying with different teachers such as Maya M. Carroll, Katie Duck and Julyen Hamilton, to mention a few.
In 2014 Edith discovered a passion for teaching when she choreographed for the new opera "All the world, Goodnight" / "Alverden Godnat" at the Copenhagen Opera House. Since then she is regularly giving workshops for acting and directing students on body awareness, approaching a character through movement, and releasing reliance on the brain. Feeding her creative impulse, Edith co-founded the dance film collective ZIZ.Cie with filmmaker Valquire Velkoviq. Edith is also a co-founder of CompanyHAA and collaborative dance collective ONE:THIRD.