Benois de la Danse laureate

He was born in 1975 in Gotha, German. He studed in Palucca School, Dresden and than at The School of The Hamburg Ballet. His main teachers were Hans Joachim Metz, Ralf Arndt, German Pribylow, Anatoli Nisnevich, Kevin Haigen. He came to Hamburg Ballet in 1994, became f Soloist in 1998, and Principal in 2004.

His Creations: Thomas Nijinsky (Nijinsky), The Star of the Revue (The Seagull), Carsten (Préludes CV), The Fisher King (Parzival — Episodes and Echo), A Shepherd (Christmas Oratorio), Liliom (Liliom), and solos in Time after Time (Images from Bartók), Winterreise, Valse lente, Nachtwanderung (Songs of the Night), Verklungene Feste, Night and Echo, 1909: Final, VIII.  (Christopher Wheeldon), My Dear Love (Orkan Dann).

His repertory includes: Endymion and Eros / Thyrsis / Orio (Sylvia), The Evil Fairy, Prince (The Sleeping Beauty), King Koll / Fortinbras (Hamlet), Antonio (VIVALDI or What You Will), Lysander, Flute/Thisbe and Bottom/Pyramus (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Günther and Fritz (The Nutcracker), Gaston and Monsieur Duval (Lady of the Camellias), Count Alexander and The Man in the Shadow (Illusions — like “Swan Lake”), Hilarion (Giselle), The Golden Slave (Sheherazade) and The Faun (L'Après-midi d'un faune in Nijinsky), Lancelot (The Saga of King Arthur), Peer (Peer Gynt), Oliver (As You Like It), The Wanderer, the Gondolier, a Dance Couple, Dionysos, the Hairdresser, the Guitar Player (Death in Venice), He (Odyssey), Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet), The Music and Leopold Mozart (Windows on MOZART), A Bird Spirit (A Cinderella Story), Edvard / The Prince (The Little Mermaid), Trigorin (The Seagull), Gahmuret (Parzival — Episodes and Echo), Potiphar (The Legend of Joseph), Dorkon (Daphnis and Chloe), Stanley Kowalsky (A Streetcar Named Desire), The Time in Seasons (The Colors of Time), The Moon (Seven Haiku of the Moon), The Husband (Christmas Oratorio). And also roles in ballets of Marius Petipa, Frederick Ashton, Jerome Robbins, José Limón, Nacho Duato, Mats Ek, Christopher Wheeldon, Kevin Haigen, George Balanchine, Stefano Palmigiano.

Guesting: Queensland Ballet (Australia), Stuttgart, Moscow and Oslo. He worked on Donya Feuer's documentary: The Work of Utopia. He awarded Dr. Wilhelm-Oberdörffer-Prize 1999.