BRANKO POTOČAN, choreographer and dancer, was born in Trbovlje in 1963 (Slovenia). In primary school he learned ballroom and traditional dances. In the eighties, he founded his own breakdance group Gumiflex.
Before he began his professional dance career, he worked as a miner in a coalmine in Hrastnik, and later studied at the Faculty of Sports.
In 1986 he joined Plesni Teater Ljubljana and in 1990 he became a member of the Belgium group Ultima Vez, led by Wim Vandekeybus. In the next two and a half years, he danced with him. In 1994 he founded another group of his own, called Fourklor. With his dancers he has already staged ten performances and had numerous guest appearances at home and abroad. The group received and award at the alterantive and new theatre festival INFANT 97 and at the inernational theatre festival MESS 98 in Sarajevo. In 1996 the author, Branko Potočan, received a national award in the field of artistic creation, »Zlata ptica«, for the performance I Dream a Memory, But I Remember Dreaming.
Branko is an active choreographer and movement adviser in different theatre productions. For several years he has been co-operating with the theatre MGL, where he has choreographed many successful theatre performances and now works on his own project as a director. In 2005 he received and award »Golden Wand« for directing children's movement performance »Kekec«.
In 2003 he started to co-operate with the Sarajevo National Theatre as a choreographer.