Hans van Manen

An acknowledged master of contemporary choreography. One of the few ballet masters who has successfully popularized contemporary dance with techniques that combine classical ballet, modern choreography and other schools. The creator of more than 120 works, performed by 40 companies across the globe.

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Ted Brandsen

Director of the Dutch National Ballet, he began his career as a dancer there. During his long artistic way, he worked with different American and European ballet companies and presented results of this work on numerous international festivals. And after that, he returned to his own company, but this time, as a director and choreographer.

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Jean-Christophe Maillot

As a choreographer, Jean-Christophe Maillot combines dance with theatre, makes it enter the ring under a big top, evolve into the arena of visual arts, is fuelled by the most diverse scores and explores different forms of literature... His repertoire draws from the world of art in the broadest sense. Over 30 years he created more than 60 pieces. 

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Alexei Ratmansky

Both the audience and critics are looking forward to each his creation. All his works are becoming events of the year. The New York Times names him the most promising Russian-born choreographer since Balanchine. His productions are going at the mayor ballet stages all over the world and it is he who opened a new page in the history of the Bolshoi Theatre.

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Krzysztof Pastor

Glorious master of narrative plastique, director of the Polish National Ballet, resident choreographer of the Dutch National Ballet, initiator of the "Creative Impulse" project. His ballets win prestigious prizes all around the world, and he himself is coveted as a jury member by numerous international dance competitions.

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Alexander Ekman

He is known for his fast paced timing and witty humor and clever transitions. He aims to create work which the majority can connect to, finding subjects that we can all relate to. He aims to always surprise the audience. “The most important question I always ask myself before I begin creating a new work is, Why do we need this piece?” – says Ekman.

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David Dawson

British choreographer David Dawson is one of the most innovative dance makers working in classical ballet today. His personal choreographic style transforms classical ballet in new ways, and his signature works are atmospheric, emotionally physical, abstract/narrative pieces that have been praised by critics and audiences worldwide.

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Yuri Possokhov

Yuri Posokhov started his ballet career in the Bolshoi theatre as a principal dancer, and now he is a very successful choreographer. Among all his productions there isn't a one that would look the same in any way to any of his own or other choreographer's works. He is well known for his perfectionism in choreography.

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Stephan Thoss

A very productive choreographer with more than 90 works of various formats, from short pieces to full-length performances on his record. An experienced artistic leader, he influenced the development of 3 ballet companies that he directed. One of those who today makes the tomorrow of the world choreography.

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Alexey Miroshnichenko

One of the leading Russian choreographers with a brave approach and stylish signature continues to search for the new ways to express “what cannot be expressed by words” while putting the meaning into every movement and paying particular attention to music.


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Jacopo Godani

Italian dancer and choreographer, Godani started dancing in 1984 and seven years later already became a leading soloist in the legendary Forsythe Ballet Company. He preaches a philosophy of progress rather than brooding on the past, uses a classical ballet as a basis, using its language, but talks of something that happens today. 

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Sergey Vikharev

Vikharev was not a choreographer in the true sense of the word, he did not create the original choreography. He was not a creator, but he was a keeper of the school’s traditions. In this sense, Vikharev belonged to the same profession as Petipa, and it would be more correct to call him a ballet master.

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Jose Antonio Ruiz

José Antonio Ruiz is one of the most famous Spanish contemporary choreographers, who devoted his entire life to the development of Spanish dance.
 
 
 

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Dwight Rhoden

He is one of the most important contemporary choreographers (The New York Times). He has created over 80 performances for Complexions as well as other famous theaters of the world including Mariinsky Theater. He has staged lots of performances for U2, Lenny Kravitz, Prince and many other musicians. And he never stops.

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Patrick de Bana

Ex-principal dancer of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and Nacho Duato's ballet company, he was keen on Portuguese Fado, participated in the project with a famous Iranian composer and collaborated with the Shanghai Ballet Company. Reconsideration of the huge personal dance experience has given him an opportunity to form his unique style.

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Jiří Bubeníček

A Czech citizen born in Poland, he is the star of one of the most famous ballet companies in Germany. Demanded all over the world as a virtuoso soloist, he reconsidered his artistic experience in such a way that starting from his very first independent productions he was considered as a perspective choreographer.

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SIR Kenneth MacMillan

Оne of the leading choreographers of the 20th century, he went up to become a legend in the world of ballet. The first choreographer who included psychological insight and expressive choreography language in the classical decorations. His main focus was on long ballets: no other choreographer of his generation has produced so many full-length works.

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Paul Lightfoot and Sol León

They literally represent the choreography of today. Inventive, inexhaustible, always discovering the dancers with bright individuality, they are never tired to look and find something new there, where it seemed everything is already said and found.

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Ohad Naharin

For decades he has been hailed as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary choreographers. The innovative Gaga philosophy which he develops with his dancers, looks like an anti-technique, a way to escape the tried-and-tested styles of modern dance and break into a new range – and this is why it is followed by thousands all over the world.

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Boris Eifman

Creator of his own auteur theatre, where repertoire impress with its diversity: tragedy and physical comedy, Biblical parable and psychological drama, rock-ballet and fairytale… In his performances he approaches to the most complex aspects of human existence such as the quest for the meaning of life, strives for plumbing the mysteries of human’s mind.

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Christopher Wheeldon

He has been compared to ballet masters George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Born in England, he was working on his own inimitable style in New York, founded his own ballet company, became the first Englishman invited to create a new work for the Bolshoi Ballet, and choreographed a piece for the closing ceremony of the London Olympic Games.

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Johan Inger

Former NDT 1 dancer Johan Inger (Stockholm, 1967) has been an associate choreographer at NDT between 2009 and 2015. In 1995 he made his first choreography for NDT 2. The resulting Mellantidmarked his official debut as a choreographer and was immediately a resounding success.

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Тhierry Malandain

With over 75 works to his credit, Thierry Malandain continues to develop a coherent repertoire and a very personal vision of dance deeply linked to the concept of «Ballet» that is used here as a reference to an aesthetic movement where priority is given to the dancing body, its power, its virtuosity, its humanity, and its sensuality.

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Edward Clug

Artistic director of SNG Maribor and choreographer, whose ballets are in demand all over the world. His choreography often has an abstract and minimalistic nature, showing a deep research in dance language. Clug also uses classical plots for absolutely nonstandard interpretations – including unexpected choice of music.

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Marco Goecke

His movement vocabulary is unique, many of his creations are voted “Best production of the year”, indeed, all of them are unforgettable, with its completely individual atmosphere. In less then ten years, he already created more than 45 productions, some of which are often performed by different theatres worldwide.

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Viacheslav Samodurov

This choreographer makes a history of the Russian ballet right before our very eyes. Since his first works included in short list of the theater awards, Samodurov reforms the Ekaterinburg ballet company that can perfectly and easily perform just as Petipa masterpieces so too Lightfoot miniatures. At the same time he fosters “the next generation” of the world choreography at his creative laboratory.

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Pontus Lidberg

He has been called a rising star of the world choreography and he has already secured a personal page in the history of dance manuals for future generations. The art lovers all over the world applaud to the works of this Swedish dancer, director and ballet master, who is focusing on cinematography features in his choreography language.

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Jeroen Verbruggen

A prodigy dancer who is rapidly establishing his personal style as one of the most interesting and promising choreographers of nowadays. There are all grounds to believe that Jeroen Verbruggen will surprise the choreographic world again and again.

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Juanjo Arques

He developed his own very personal form of dance, which lies within the classical form, continually pushing the boundaries of recognised dance/theatre conventions. As a choreographer he mixes modern dance language with the influences he has accumulated during his life and career such as mythology, literature, architecture, dance, new media and others.

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Helen Pickett

Extensively collaborates with installation video artists and film makers, develops workshops for dancers. Helen Picket's productions are already in repertoires of numerous ballet theatres around the world, and the choreography created by her is a part of the permanent collection of the museum of modern art in New York. 

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Natalia Horecna

Since her first experiments, she was immediately noticed as a distinctive and talanted choreographer. After making a desicion to work as an independent choreographer in 2012, she was very soon named a "Choreographer of the Year" by Tanz magazine, and in 2014 she was awarded as the best Young Choreographer on the Taglioni European Ballet Award.

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Jae Man Joo

Ballet Master, Choreographer, Photographer, Costume designer. He is a recipient of 2009 Princess Grace Award for Excellence in choreography. Along with Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Jae Man Joo founded the worldwide education project  ”CODE3-3 Artistic Director’s Education & Movement creation project.”

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