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Mateo Klemmayer

Mateo Klemmayer started dancing at the Tanzgymnasium in Essen-Werden as well as the State Ballet School of the Hamburg State Opera under John Neumeier.

 

His first engagement took him to the Zurich Ballet. This was followed by the Boston Ballet, the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet.

Mateo went through all ranks from Corps de Ballet Dancer to 1st Soloist.

Mateo also guested as a 1st Soloist in place such as: Helsinki, Madrid, Rome....etc.

 

Besides having created several Solos and Pas de Deuxs for Competitions, and Gala Performances, Mateo choreographed 4 Ensemble Works.

2008 he choreographed " my head is your head is" on dancers of the Boston Ballet.

It has been performed in Boston, Dusseldorf/ Germany and Bytom/Poland.

2009 he choreographed " la rue" on Dancers of the San Francisco Ballet which has been performed in Warsaw/Poland, Krakau/Poland and Cologne/Germany

2010 he choreographed " Stufen" and "worst case scenario" with Dancers from San Francisco Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Hannover Ballet and three Actors. " Stufen" has been performed in Cologne in the Symphony Hall.

Also 2010 he choreographed " Danse" with 80 socially disadvantage Children which was performed in the Symphony Hall in Cologne.

 

His interest in cooperating with all different kinds of Artforms, and other Peoples interest in supporting Mateo made him start his own Company, m & company, in 2007.

 

in 2009 he was asked to be the Head of " Ballett fuer Koeln"

 

Since 2010 Mateo is General Manager of the Company Plasti meca in France

 

Since 2011 Mateo is the CEO of the Company Polymeroptix


Viktor Plotnikov

Viktor Plotnikov

A native of Ukraine, Viktor Plotnikov received his training at the Vaganova Institute in St. Petersburg. He achieved fame in the ballet world at the Boston Ballet, where he performed as a first soloist for ten years. But before joining the Boston company, he worked in Donetsk, Mississippi and Tulsa. He is also a sought-after guest, and has danced as a character first soloist with many ensembles. In 1999, he expanded the scope of his career to include choreography. He rapidly gained recognition in this field, and the Boston Ballet went on a summer tour with one of his pieces. Since then, the Festival Ballet Rhode Island has performed his works nearly every year and he has been choreographing for Boston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet Moscow and others. Together with Gino di Marco, he initiated the Raw Dance project, which was elected one of the top ten live performances of 2002 by the Boston Globe newspaper. He has concentrated increasingly on choreography, with considerable success. In 2004, works by Viktor Plotnikov earned recognition as the finest pieces of choreography presented at the international ballet competition in Helsinki and in 2005 at the American Youth Grand Prix.


Christopher Wheeldon

Christopher Wheeldon

Christopher Wheeldon (* 22.03. 1973 in Yeovil, Somerset, England) is an international choreographer of contemporary ballet. In 1991, Wheeldon joined the Royal Ballet and in 1993 the New York City Ballet. Wheeldon was named Soloist in 1998.

 

He began choreographing for the New York City Ballet in 1997, and in 2001, Wheeldon became the New York City Ballet resident choreographer and first resident artist. He quickly developed a reputation as a talented choreographer, and several other eminent ballet companies, such as the San Francisco Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, and the Royal Ballet, London have commissioned dances from him. In November, 2006, Wheeldon announced the formation of Morphoses, a transatlantic company with a US base at City Center, New York and in the UK at Sadler‘s Wells Theatre, London.

 

Today, Wheeldon is one of the top ballet choreographers. Among his awards are the Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, the London Critics’ Circle Award, the

American Choreography Award, the Olivier Award, and the Dance Magazine Award.

 

 

 

 

 

Jorma Elo

Jorma Elo

Jorma Elo was born in Finland and trained with the Finnish National Ballet School and the Kirov Ballet School in Leningrad. Prior to joining Netherlands Dance Theater in 1990, he danced with Finnish National Ballet from 1978 through 1984 and with Cullberg Ballet from 1984 through 1990. Throughout his career as a dancer Elo worked closely with numerous master choreographers, notably Jirí Kylián, Hans van Manen, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe and Paul Lightfoot. These influences led Elo to a choreographic career of his own.

 

Elo has choreographed for Basel Ballet, Ballet Debrezen (Hungary), Alberta Ballet (Blank Snow and L’Apres Midi d’un Faune/Spectre de la Rose), Norwegian National Ballet (Cut to Drive), Finnish National Ballet (Happy is Happy, Twisted Shadow, Two Fast, Offcore), Stockholm 59° North (in my DREAM team), and Netherlands Dance Theatre 1 (1st Flash and Plan to A). For Boston Ballet, Elo has created three world premieres: Sharp Side of Dark (2002), Plan to B (2004) and Carmen (2006). He is also a skilled designer of costumes, lighting and video effects for his ballets.

 

Elo was awarded the choreographic prize at the 2005 Helsinki International Ballet Competition.

 

Elo was named Resident Choreographer of Boston Ballet in 2005, was singled out as a “talent to follow” by Anna Kisselgoff in her 2004 Year in Review for The New York Times. During the 2005-06 season Elo choreographed Pointeoff for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Carmen for Boston Ballet, and Slice to Sharp for New York City Ballet. During the 2006-07 season, Elo will create new works for Boston Ballet, BalletX in Pennsylvania, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Royal Danish Ballet, State Theatre Nuremberg (Germany), and Norwegian National Ballet. In addition, Cincinnati Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Finnish National Ballet will stage existing works.

 

Bridget Breiner

Bridget Breiner

Bridget Breiner was born in Connecticut, USA, and raised in Columbus, Ohio, where she received her early dance training at the BalletMet Dance Academy. She completed her training at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung in Munich and subsequently joined the Bavarian State Ballet in 1992 under the direction of Konstanze Vernon, who promoted her to Demi-Soloist. In 1996 she joined the Stuttgart Ballet under the direction of Reid Anderson and quickly became one of the company's most celebrated dancers, being promoted to Soloist in 1997 and Principal in 2001. From 2006 to 2008 she danced with the SemperOper Ballet in Dresden under the direction of Aaron Watkin. Currently she is a regular guest artist with the Stuttgart Ballet and makes frequent appearances with other German ballet companies.

 

In 2005 Ms. Breiner made her choreographic debut in the prestigious "Young Choreographers" evening of the Stuttgart-based Noverre Society. In 2006 and 2007 she was invited to create two more works for the Noverre Society; her work Sirs was so successful that it was immediately taken into the repertoire of the Stuttgart Ballet.

In 2007 she choreographed Zeitsprünge, a site-specific piece in the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, using 32 students from the John Cranko School. The piece utilised most of the exhibition space and was highly praised by local dance and art critics. In 2008 she choreographed Adagio Assai for the Ballet de Santiago in Chile for herself and Friedemann Vogel. She has also created the choreography for the musical parody Der Prinz von Dänemark, which was commissioned by the State Theatre Company of Stuttgart. The production starred Harald Schmidt, one of Germany's most celebrated television personalities. In January 2009 she created Hold Lightly to Ludwig van Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto for the Kevin O'Day-Ballet Mannheim. In March 2009 she choreographed the pas de deux La Grande Parade du Funk to music by Chris Brubeck for the Stuttgart Ballet couple competing in the Erik Bruhn Competition in Toronto. Most recently she has created and performed her solo Au'leen for an enthusiastic audience at the premiere gala of "Ballet for Cologne", January 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

Leo Mujic

Leo Mujic

International guest Artist/Choreograph

Leo mujic studied ballet at at the National Ballet School of Belgrad. Following his time there he moved to Lausanne, Switzerland to complete his studies at the 'L'ecole-atelier Rurdra. From there he went on to perform with a variety of well-known companies in Europe such as the Bejart Ballet, Opera de Lyon and Saarländisches Staatstheater. He was named Dancer of the Yearby the German dance magazine 'Tanzaktuell'. Throughout his career he has worked on pieces bysuch renowned choreographers as Nacho Duato, Maurice Bejart, Jiri Kylian, William Forshyte, Matz Ek, Amanda Miller, Ohad Naharin, Blanca Lee, Carilyn Carson, Philippe Decloufle und JCBlavier. Working freelance for the last 6 years,Leo Mujic has been an International Guest Artistin various international dance projects with the Paris Opera, the Stuttgart Ballet and the BerlinBallet. He is in great demand as a guest at various international Ballet Galas worlwide. In additionto his career as a dancer, Mujic also started making his own choreographies a couple of years agoand has proved to be very succesfull. He has created new pieces on Berlin State Ballet, theSlovenian National Ballet in Ljubljana, the Croatian National Ballet Zagreb, for Aurelie dupontof the Paris Opera, for the Academy for Music and Dance in Zurich and for many gala eventsworldwide. He has repeadetly received the finest critical acclaim as a highly talented choreographer. Leo Mujic also works as a Balletmaster and is invited to be the guest tutor by manyschools and companies in countries such as Japan, Croatia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy and manymore.