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General Director and Artistic Supervisor
John Neumeier
Artistic and Pedagogical Director
Kevin Haigen
Managing Director
Yohan Stegli
Ballet Master
Raymond Hilbert
The Dancers
Justine Cramer
Pepijn Gelderman
Lennard Giesenberg
Thomas Krähenbühl
Diogo Maia
João Vitor Santana
Mirabelle Seymour
Airi Suzuki
Anna Zavalloni
Pianist
Marshall McDaniel
Event Technology
Simon Zander
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Costume Interpreter
Sonja Kraft
Head of Administration / Project Management
Sascha Hartmann
Voluntary Social Year
Robin Wehl
Contact Press and Public Relations
Friederike Adolph
Alumni
2011-2019

 

DANCER
NATSUKA ABE

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Born
July 11, 1997 in Gunma, Japan. Japanese

Education
Acri Horimoto Ballet Academy
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Massimo Acri, Miwa Acri, Gigi Hyatt, Leslie Hughes

Engagement
National Youth Ballet 2017-2019
Tivoli Ballet Theatre since 2019


DANCER
DAAN VAN DEN AKKER

 

Born
May 17, 1991 in Voorburg, Netherlands

Education
Royal Conservatory, The Hague

Teachers
Christopher Powney, Wim Broeckx, Laurence Korsenti, Pierre Darde

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2011-2013
Training as Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist for the Hamburg Ballet

 

DANCER
JEMINA BOWRING

 

Born
March 30, 1994 in Johannesburg, South Africa. South African

Education
Ballet Theatre Afrikan Academy Martin Schönberg, Johannesburg
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Martin Schönberg, Marianne Kruuse, Kevin Haigen

Engagements
Natinonal Youth Ballet 2013-2014
Hamburg Ballet 2014-2017
Gast Dancer at Theater Kiel 2017-2018
Ballett Vorpommern since 2018

 

DANCER
GABRIEL BRITO

 

Born
February 27, 1997 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Brazilian

Education
Escola de dança de Paracuru
Escola de Ballet Goretti Quintela
Academy of Dance Mannheim
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Flávio Sampaio , Goretti Quintela, Eric Blanc, Vladimir Klos, Birgit Keil, Kevin Haigen, Januz Mazon, Gigi Hyatt, Stacey Denham

Engagements
Hamburg Ballett in 2017
National Youth Ballet in 2018
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch since 2020/2021


DANCER
SARA COFFIELD

 

Born
March 11, 1992 in Singapore. American

Education
Canada's National Ballet School, Toronto
One-year HBO-phase of the National Ballet Academy Amsterdam

Teachers
Vera Timashova, Carina Bomers, Shaun Amyot, Joanne Zimmermann

Engagements
Ballett Dortmund 2011-2013
Natinonal Youth Ballet 2013-2014  
Hamburg Ballet 2014-2019
Royal Swedish Ballet 2019
Management Klever Dance 2019

 

DANCER
MARIA DEL MAR HERNANDEZ

 

Born
January 10, 1993 in El Palmar, Spain. Spanish

Education
Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Murcia, Spain
Centro de Danza Victor Ullate, Alcorón (Madrid), Spain
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Kevin Haigen, Marianne Kruuse, Carmen Paris, Victor Ullate

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2013-2015
Theater Basel 2015-2017
Croatian National Theater in Rijeka since 2017

 

DANCER
WINNIE DIAS

 

Born
March 23, 1991 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Education
Compasso Academia de Dança, Belo Horizonte
Akademie des Tanzes, Mannheim

Teachers
Birgit Keil, Vladimir Klos, Svetlana Kusnezowa, Tíndaro Silvano, Lùcia Vieira, Bettina Bellomo

Engagements
Ballettstudio – Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
Ballet de l'Opéra National du Rhin
National Youth Ballet 2013-2014
Hamburg Ballet 2013-2017
Freelance dancer and choreographer since 2017

 

DANCER
PATRICK EBERTS

 

Born
August 12, 1992
in Bamberg, Germany

Education
Tanzetage, Bamberg
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Claudia Orlovsky, Ingrid Glindemann, Beatrice Schickendantz-Giger, Christian Schön, Kevin Haigen, Stacey Denham

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2011-2013
Freelance Dancer and Choreographer since 2013


DANCER
SARA EZZELL

 

Born
June 9, 1995 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. American

Education
Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program
Gelsey Kirkland Academy
NYU Tisch Precollege Program
Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists
Classical Ballet Academy of Minnesota

Teachers
Edward Ellison, Erin Forrest, Oleg Vinogradov, Gelsey Kirkland, Karina Elver, Andrew and Cheryl Rist

Engagements
Stuttgart Ballet 2015-2016
Oleg Vinogradov's Saint Petersburg Ballet 2014-2015
National Youth Ballet 2016-2018
Hamburg Ballet 2018-2019
Freelance dancer and choreographer (a.o. Klever Dance "Framework")

 

DANCER
MARCELO FERREIRA

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Born
May 22, 1998 in São Paulo, Brazil, Brazilian

Education
Escola de Ballet Adriana Assaf
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Kevin Haigen, Gigi Hyatt, Janusz Mazon, Christian Schön, Adriana Assaf, Josias Martins

Engagement
National Youth Ballet 2017-2019
Leipzig Ballet since 2019

 

DANCER
GABRIELA FINARDI

 

Born
July 29, 1992 in São Paulo, Brazil

Education
Pavilhão D - Centro de Artes, São Paulo
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Ricardo Scheir, Marianne Kruuse, Kevin Haigen, Stacey Denham, Beatrice Schickendantz-Giger, Carolina Borrajo

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2011-2013
Ballett Bratislava at Divadlo Nová Scéna 2013-2014
Cinevox Junior Company (Switzerland) 2014-2015
Theater Nordhausen since 2015/2016

She choreographed "Pogrom Night / Requiem" for the National Youth Ballet

 

DANCER
GRAEME FUHRMAN

 

Born
June 2, 1991
in Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Education
Canada's National Ballet School, Toronto

Teachers
Deborah Bowes, Alexander Gorbatsevich, Glenn Gilmore, Jeremy Ransom

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2011-2013
Hamburg Ballet 2013-2019
Les Grands Ballets (Canada)

 

DANCER
MAURUS GAUTHIER

 

Born
August 17, 1992 in Thusis, Switzerland

Education
Schule Ballirina, Chur
taZ – Tanz Akademie Zürich
Studio Akar, Bern
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Kevin Haigen, Marianne Kruuse, Stacey Denham, Lloyd Riggins

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2011-2013
Gauthier Dance 2013-2019
Ballet of the State Opera Hanover since 2019

 

 

DANCER
GIORGIA GIANI

 

Born
December 15, 1994 in Milan, Italy. Italian

Education
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Carolina Borrajo, Kevin Haigen, Gigi Hyatt, Christian Schön

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2014-2016
Hamburg Ballet since 2016

 

DANCER
NICOLAS GLÄSMANN

 

Born
August 3, 1993 in Dusseldorf, Germany. German

Education
Gymnasium Essen Werden
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Kevin Haigen, Heinz Loigge

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2013-2015
Hamburg Ballet since 2015

 

DANCER
REBECCA GOLLWITZER

 

Born
July 6, 1998 in Munich, Germany. German

Education
Ballet Academy University of Music and Performing Arts Munich
School of the Hamburg Ballet
Rottaini and Merlo international Centre of Arts

Teachers
Tatjana Vogler-Nemtseva, Carolina Borrajo, Lisa-Maree Cullum, Alen Bottaini

Engagements
Milano Contemporary Ballet 2017
National Youth Ballet 2018-2019

 

DANCER
YEHOR HORDIYENKO

 

Born
April 26, 1993 in Kirovograd, Ukraine. Ukrainian

Education
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Kevin Haigen, Christian Schön, Brita Adam

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2013-2015
Aalto Ballett Essen since 2015

 

DANCER
MINJU KANG

 

Born
May 10, 1995 in Seoul, Korea. Korean

Education
Seoul Arts High School
Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Vladimir Kim, Margerita Kulik, Kim Sun-hee, Kim Yong-geol
Carolina Borrajo, Ann Drower, Kevin Haigen, Gigi Hyatt, Janusz Mazon

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2014-2016
Northern Ballet since 2016, First Soloist

 

DANCER
KRISTIAN LEVER

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Born
December 29, 1993 in London, England. Finn

Education
Finnish National Ballet School
Bolshoi Ballet Academy
Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden

Teachers
Jane Spackman, Juha Kirjonen, Anastasia Dunets, Mikhail Sharkov, Jason Beechey, José Cruz

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2015-2017
Freelance Choreographer
Founder and Choreographer of the Klever Dance Company | kleverdance.com


DANCER
FREJA MARIA LÜTZHØFT

 

Born
October 6,1997 in Køge, Denmark. Dane

Education
Tivoli Ballet School
Royal Swedish Ballet School

Teachers
Niels Balle, Astra Sterns, Peter Lewton-Brain, Dennie Frank, Nathalie Nordström, Anders Nordström, Marina Antonova, Peter Bo Bendixen, Cecilia Olson 

Engagement
National Youth Ballet 2017-2018

 

DANCER
LARISSA MACHADO

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Born
August 23, 1994 in Porto Algarve, Brazil. Brazilian

Education
Balé Jovem de Sao Vicente
Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden

Teachers
Geyssa Alencar, Sabrina Olimpio, Avra Hammerli, Jason Beechey, Olga Melnikova, Marina Antonova, Fernando Coelho

Engagements
National Youth Ballet since 2015-2017
Aalto Ballett Essen, since 2017 guest dancer, since 2019 corps de ballet

 

DANCER
NATALIE OGONEK

 

 
Born

April 11, 1992 in New Jersey, USA

Education
Canada's National Ballet School, Toronto

Teachers
Deborah Hess, Lindsay Fischer, Raymond Smith

Engagements
Apprentice at the National Ballet of Canada 2010-2011
Natinonal Youth Ballet 2011-2012
Hamburg Ballet 2012-2015
Hong Kong Ballet 2015-2017
Royal Ballet (Sweden) since 2017

 

DANCER
TILMAN PATZAK

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Born
March 12, 1996 in Munich, Germany . German

Education
Ballett-Akademie der Hochschule für Musik und Theater München

Teachers
Jan Broeckx, David Russo, Olivier Vercoutère, Kirill Melnikov

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2015-2017
Landestheater Coburg 2017-2018
Croatian National Theatre "Ivan Pl. Zajc" Rijeka since 2018

 

DANCER
JOEL PAULIN

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Born
May 24, 1996 in Sydney, Australia. Italian/Australian

Education
Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy
Ballett-Akademie der Hochschule für Musik und Theater München

Teachers
Tanja Pearson, Julia Horvath, Jan Broeckx, Olivier Vercoutère, David Russo, Kirill Melnikov

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2015-2017
BallettCompagnie Oldenburg 2018-2019

 

 

DANCER
ARTEM PROKOPCHUK

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Born
January 1, 1998 in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Ukrainian

Education
Accademia Nazionale di Danza Roma
Ballet School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Irina Rosca, Brunella Vidau, Manuela Cerreto, Janusz Mazon, Kevin Haigen 

Engagements
Le Vie del Teatro in Terra di Siena
National Youth Ballet 2017-2019
Hamburg Ballet since 2019

 

DANCER
FEDERICA RICCIARDELLO

 

Born
November 7, 1995 in Palermo. Italian

Education
Studio di danza di Marisa Benassai, Palermo
Centro Formazione A.I.D.A., Milan
John Cranko Schule, Stuttgart

Teachers
Sabrina Radicello, Elisa Scala, Marisa Caprara, Galina Solovieva, Vera Potashkina

Engagement
National Youth Ballet 2014-2015

 

DANCER
PASCAL SCHMIDT

 

Born
April 29, 1992 in Kathmandu, Nepal. South German

Education
The Dance Center, Jamaica W.I.
Akademie des Tanzes Mannheim

Teachers
Tony Wilson, Birgit Keil, Rosemary Helliwell, Eric Blank, Alexandre Kalibabchuk

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2014-2016
Hamburg Ballet 2016-2019

 

DANCER
TERESA SILVA DIAS

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Born
March 26, 1997 in Lisbon, Portugal. Portuguese

Education
Escola de Danca do Conservatório Nacional

Teachers
Pedro Carneiro, Irina Zavialova, Ângela Clemente, Hiroko Nishikawa, Mikhail Zavialov, Liliana Mendonça, Catarina Moreira, Ana Vian, Filipa Rodrigues, Barbora Hruskova

Engagement
National Youth Ballet 2015-2017

 

DANCER
MADELEINE SKIPPEN

 

Born
August 31, 1999 in Newcastle (New South Wales), Australia. Australian

Education
The Vocational Ballet College
Classically Coaching Australia
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Gigi Hyatt, Leslie Hughes, Ann Drower, Januz Mazon, Marie Walton-Mahon, Sonja Dene, Viktoria Rosek, Janine McGrath

Engagements
National Youth Ballet in 2018
Hamburg Ballet since 2020

 

DANCER
IDA-SOFIA STEMPELMANN

 

Born
May 29, 2000 in Dusseldorf, Germany. German

Education
Ballet School Kaiserswerth
Royal Ballet School Antwerp

Teachers
Katrin Hansen, Kimmy Lauwens, Kevin Durwael, Genevieve Van Quaquebeke

Engagements
National Youth Ballet in 2018
Hamburg Ballet since 2020

 

DANCER
MADOKA SUGAI

 

Born
July 12, 1994 in Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Japanese

Education
Sasaki Mika Ballet Academy (Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture)

Teachers
Mika Sasaki, Mikio Ikehata

Engagements
Natinonal Youth Ballet 2012-2014
Hamburg Ballet since 2014, Soloist in 2017, First Soloist since 2019

 

DANCER
LUCA-ANDREA TESSARINI

 

Born
October 9, 1992 in Basel, Switzerland. Swiss

Education
Ballet School Theater Basel
The John Cranko School, Stuttgart
Academy of Dance Birgit Keil, Mannheim

Teachers
Nicola Biasutti, Tadeusz Matacz, Pyotr Pestov, Birgit Keil, Vladimir Klos

Engagements
Guest contract at the Baden State Theater Karlsruhe
Natinonal Youth Ballet 2013-2014
Hamburg Ballet 2014-2016
Nederlands Dans Theater since 2016

 

DANCER
YUKINO TAKAURA

 

Born
April 27, 1992 in Osaka, Japan

Education
RGB – Rei Grand Ballet School, Osaka
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Rei Kaiami, Marianne Kruuse, Kevin Haigen, Stacey Denham,
Beatrice Schickendantz-Giger, Carolina Borrajo

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2011-2013
Nederlands Dans Theater 2 2013-2015
Nederlands Dans Theater 1 since 2015

She choreographed "Pogrom Night / Requiem" for the National Youth Ballet

 

DANCER
EMILIANO TORRES

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Born
August 8, 1996 in Paraná, Argentina. Argentinian

Education
Estudió arte Carla Tista
Houston Ballet Academy

Teachers
Susana Gomez, Carla Tista, Eugenia Ibarzabal, Priscilla Murphy, Sabrina Lenzi, Andrew Murphy, Claudio Muñoz

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2017-2019
Hamburg Ballet since 2019

 

DANCER
HÉLIAS TUR-DORVAULT

 

Born
March 26, 1994 in Marseille, France. French

Education
Studio Ballet Colette Armand, Marseille
School of the Hamburg Ballet

Teachers
Sylvie Bonsignore, Patrick Armand

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2013-2015
Nederlands Dans Theater 2 2015-2017
Soloist at Croatian National Theater in Rijeka in 2017/18
Aterballetto since 2018

 


DANCER
RICARDO URBINA

 

Born
May 26, 1996 in Torreon Coahuila, Mexico. Mexican

Education
Corpus Danza Idyllwild Arts Academy
School of the Hamburg Ballett

Teachers
Sara Collier, Migdalia Montero, Ellen Rosa-Taylor, Jonathan Sharp, Patrick Frantz, Janusz Mazon, Kevin Haigen

Engagements
National Youth Ballet 2016-2018
Hamburg Ballet since 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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