Jury member of Benois de la Danse
Samuel Wuersten’s life in dance is multifaceted. He enjoyed a diversified career as a contemporary repertory dancer, created self-produced as well as commissioned work as a choreographer and is a sought after teacher of contemporary dance around the world. He is the artistic and general director of the renowned Holland Dance Festival, executive co-director of Codarts Arts University Rotterdam as well as the artistic director of the Bachelor Dance program at Zurich Arts University in Switzerland.
He regularly serves as a jury member and consultant to various dance and arts organizations. For over a decade, he was the artistic co-director of the Steps International Dance Festival in Switzerland as well as a member of the artistic committee of the Prix de Lausanne. Since 2013, Samuel Wuersten has been the international curator of Diana Vishneva’s CONTEXT festival in Moscow and St Petersburg.