Ballet Director and Main Choreographer of Ballet Nuremberg
Prix de Lausanne Prize Winner 1994
About his participation as jury member in 2017
“My ‘liaison’ with the Prix de Lausanne goes back until 1994 when I won the Professional Level Prize as a young dancer. Since then I had the honor to be asked to participate in the Prix several times as coach as well as member of the jury (in 2012).
My choreographies were part of the repertoire and I even created exclusively two solos for the Prix. I am more than proud and grateful for this long story together and I am very much looking forward to be part of this year’s jury.”
Biography and Interview
Training: Formed by Carmen Roche, Azary Plisetzski, Mirta Pla, Aurora Bosch, and Lazaro Carreño
Prix de Lausanne: Prix Professionnel 1994
Previous companies/positions: Principal Dancer in Deutsche Oper Berlin. Soloist in the Leipziger Ballet,Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Royal Ballet of Flanders
Current company/position: Balletdirector and Head Choreographer of the Staatstheater Nürnberg Ballet
Favorite roles/choreographies: Mercutio in Romeo and Julia, Basilio in Don Q and Puck in Midsummer Nights Dream.
Career highlights: As dancer my 5 years in Deutsche Oper Berlin. As choreographer: the present.
Message to the Prix de Lausanne candidates: If you think that you are only competing with yourself everything else will be a joy.
Message to the Prix de Lausanne organisation: I cherish my experience in the Prix de Lausanne and some people I got to know have been very important in my career. Thank you for being there for these young artists.