Born in 1965 in Finsterwalde (Brandenburg), he is trained as a dancer at the Palucca school in Dresden and began his career in 1983 as first soloist at the Leipzig Opera, under the direction of Uwe Scholz. At the same time, he studied at the Academy of Dramatic Art of Ernst Busch in Berlin. He was then appointed director and choreographer at the theater in Würzburg and then in Kiel. He created more than 80 choreographies and works in Japan, Taiwan, the USA, Russia, Mongolia, France and in many European countries. In Germany, his plays are produced at Deutsche Oper, Komische Oper Berlin, Aalto Balet Theater Essen and Oper Leipzig. He collaborated with Ruth Berghaus, Maxim Desau, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Dietmar Seyferth, Thilo Reinhardt and Uwe Scholz. He is a member of the board of the Federal German Ballet and the Dance Theater Directors Conference (BTK). Since 2010 he has been conducting the Leipzig Opera Ballet. He notably created Chaplin, Carmina Burana / A Dharmat Big Sur, Jim Morrison, Mörderbaladen (Murder Balads), Catuli Carmina, A Christmas Carol, Ein Liebestraum, Das Nibelungenlied, Othello, West Side Story, Die Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm, Lobgesang, Johanes-Pasion, The Rite of Spring and Swan Lake. In 2012, 2014 and 2016, he choreographed pieces for the Leipzig Festival of Lights, on the occasion of the anniversary of the 1989 Revolution.

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