Director and head Choreographer of Ballet Basel
Two of his variations are proposed to the candidates 2020 ((A) Swan Lake – one version for boys, one for girls)
Richard Wherlock has been Director and head Choreographer of Ballett Basel since the 2001/2002 season, and Artistic Director of the renowned festival « basel tanzt » from 2004 to 2009. Richard Wherlock was born in Bristol (GB). After studying at London’s prestigious Ballet Rambert School, he joined their company as a dancer. He was Ballet Director at Hagen Theatre in Germany from 1991 to 1996, then spent three seasons as director of the Lucerne Ballet before moving to Komische Oper Berlin as Artistic Director and Choreographer of BerlinBallett. He worked as Choreographer for many renowned companies and also created a full-length ballet for Les Étoiles de l’Opéra National de Paris. In 2000, he received the Prix Italia for the award-winning dance film «Passengers» produced by the Swiss broadcasting company DRS, RM Associates and 3SAT. His most recent film success « One bullet left » – also produced by Swiss broadcasting company DRS – was awarded the Golden Rose of Montreux in 2003. Richard Wherlock’s particular interest lies in supporting talented up-and-coming dancers. He serves on the juries of numerous international dance competitions.