Who is the dancer in Automatic?

The German-born DJ and music producer brings a classic to life with excellent production and super video clip.

Tensnake’s Automatic feat. Fiora makes the 80s fanatics happy with the official retro-style music video, but who is the dancer in Automatic?

The dancer in the official music video of Tensnake – Automatic (feat. Fiora) is the Dutch Sylvana Merién born on August 16, 1996. The choreography and retro effects give the music video a real 80s feelings. 

She is described as a true all-round dancer who can perform any style of dance.

“This is Sylvana Merien. A beautiful dancer with beautiful lines and a beautiful power. She is a true all-round dancer and is able to perform any style of dance! She knows Roy Jonathans since she has also been a dance student of him,” says the3.0project on Instagram. Roy Jonathans is a creative director, choreographer, dance trainer, former dancer and an interior stylist at Dutch Dance Artistry.

On her Instagram, you can see all kinds of posts from which you can conclude that Merién is a professional dancer collaborating with big names such as Armin van Buuren.

Sylvana Merién Showreel

You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram. We have asked Sylvana Merién to participate in this article. As soon as we have a response we will update it.


Automatic original act is performed by the Pointer Sisters released in 1983, which was very popular in the clubs at the time.

The Nu Disco version of Automatic, released by Armada Music, is a fantastic production thanks to the American singer and songwriter Fiora Cutler and the German music producer Marco Niemerski, known professionally as Tensnake.

The duo has managed to revive the original song which of course deserves a lot of respect. The Aston Shuffle remix from Automatic is the dance version of this tasteful song.

Meanwhile has Tensnake released a new dance song called Somebody Else (The Shadow Child Apollo Remix).

Automatic is available in all online stores such as Beatport, iTunes, Tidal and more. Click here to download.