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Goyo Montero

Curriculum Vitae

Director and Principal Choreographer, Nuremberg Ballet
Prize Winner, Prix de Lausanne 1994
Jury Member, Prix de Lausanne 2017
Choreographer of the Choreographic Project, Prix de Lausanne 2018 & 2023

About his participation as jury member in 2017

My connection with the Prix de Lausanne goes back to 1994, when I won the professional level prize as a young dancer. Since then, I have had the honor of being invited to participate in the Prix several times as a coach and jury member (in 2012).
My choreography has been part of the repertoire several times and I have even created two solos exclusively for the Prize. I am more than proud and grateful for this long history together and look forward to being part of this year’s jury.

About the Choreographic Project

This wonderful initiative comes from Shelly Power. Ideally, the project has a dual purpose: to create a full-fledged piece and to show young artists the process of choreographic creation. I love working with young talent who are generally unprejudiced, willing to open up and assert themselves.
It will be an exciting challenge to work together with the same objective: to create this piece in record time.
I am really looking forward to this unique experience!

Born in 1975 in Madrid, Spain. He was formed by Carmen Roche and completed his studies at the Royal Conservatory for Professional Dance in Madrid and the School of the National Ballet of Cuba. Among others he received the following awards as a dancer: Winner of the Prix Lausanne in 1994 and Gold Medal and Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition of Luxembourg. Critics of Dance Europe Magazine nominated him Best Dancer of the season 2003/2004.

Goyo Montero was Principal Dancer at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and soloist at the Oper Leipzig, Staatstheater Wiesbaden and the Royal Ballet of Flanders.

As a choreographer he created pieces for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera of Kiel, Ankara and Izmir State Ballet, Modern Dance Turkey, the Company Gregor Seyffert, Ballet Carmen Roche, National Ballet of Cuba, the Ballet de Teatres de la Generalitat Valenciana, the Company Maggio Danza and Compañia Nacional de Danza, Acosta Danza, Context Festival Diana Vishneva/Perm Ballet and National Ballet Sodre, Uruguay, among others.

With season 2008/2009 Goyo Montero is ballet director and principal choreographer of Nuremberg Ballet. Since 2019, he has also been a resident choreographer for the company Acosta Danza.

In 2012 and 2017 Goyo Montero has been member of the jury at the Prix de Lausanne. From 2013 until 2016 his choreographies have been part of the contemporary repertoire of this competition. His creations became part of the Beijing International Ballet und Choreography Competition in 2017.

Among his awards

  • Villa de Madrid” (2006)
  • 1st award of the Iberoamerican Competition of Choreography (2006)
  • Villanueva award by the UNEAC (Union of Writers, Critics and Artits of Cuba)
  • Teatro de Madrid” (2006)
  • Best Italian production” by Danza&Danza for “Sleeping Beauty” (2008)
  • Cultural Prize of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Middle Franconia (2009)
  • Harlequin Award (2010)
  • Premio Nacional de Danza by the Spanish Ministry of Culture (2011);
  • Bavarian Culture Award (2014).
  • ‘Deutscher Tanzpreis’ (German Dance Award) was awarded to the Nuremberg Ballet, under the direction of Goyo Montero, for Outstanding Dance Development (2018).