Director, Braswell Arts Center
Contemporary Teacher, Summer Intensive - European Preselection 2019 and 2021
Jury member, Prix de Lausanne 2021
Contemporary Teacher, Prix de Lausanne 2020 and 2022
I have known about the Prix de Lausanne for almost as long as I knew about dance. I am originally from New York and even though I grew up on the other side of the ocean, the Prix de Lausanne’s high-quality reputation was clear to me at an early age. As an adult, the Prix still represents one of the best artistic platforms for young dancers in the world.
Armando Braswell is a professional dancer and teacher from New York City. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance from The Juilliard School in 2006, Armando danced with Ballet Theater Munich, Gauthier Dance Stuttgart and most recently was a Soloist with Ballett Theater Basel.
Aside from his dancing career, Armando has established himself as a guest teacher in high demand, teaching amateurs and professionals worldwide including at the Prix de Lausanne. Armando has also choreographed for many dance and opera stages as well as television.
In addition to his artistic activities, Armando is also active in the journalistic field. His popular arts blog, “Interview En L’air“, has become widely known in the international dance scene and earned him a place at Dance For You Magazine as a permanent correspondent and his media company “Creative Promotional Media” has earned him opportunities to work with clients such as Fondation Beyeler, Basellandschaftliche Kantonal Bank and Theater Basel in Switzerland.
In 2015, Armando began to build an arts community in Basel where dancers of all levels and all body types could train in a supportive and professional environment. This idea has since expanded and in 2017, he and his wife Lisa founded the Braswell Arts Center – a space for innovation and collaboration in all art forms located in Basel, Switzerland – and in 2019, they officially founded the “Braswell Arts Association”, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to support emerging and established artists. Through arts education and exchange, Armando hopes to encourage collaboration and the creation of new works of art and to promote networking and entrepreneurship within the local and international arts community.
More info: www.armandobraswell.com