Benois de la Danse nominee

Terence Kohler was born in Sydney, Australia in 1984. He studied music and piano playing, attracted attention for creation of some dance compositions. In 2002 he was invited by Birgit Keil to Mannheim Dance Accademy and got the “Birgit Keil Ballet foundation” scolarship. In the Accademy he created the first version of the ballets Just Before Falling and Intermezzo for 20. In 2003 within Art on the costruction Media Forum he created the ballet Elevation in colaboration with “Birgit Keil Ballet foundation“ and with the support of the „HypoVereinsbank”. In autumn 2003 especially for Karlsruher ballet company he created the extended version of Just before falling ballet. In 2003 he created the frst ballet for Mannheim Dance Accademy Writing the Light — der Lebenstanz. In 2004-2005 season he was invited to Baden Staatstheater as the dancer and choreographer. In 2005 there were the world frst performances of his ballets In the near distance and Intermezzo for 20 and the company was invited to the V Terpsichore —Gala at the Bayerischen Staatsballett in München. In 2005 Terence Kohler created Transcended — in a movement and a half for the 10th anniversary of “Birgit Keil's Ballet foundation”.

In 2007 the frst show of Anna Karenina ballet, based on Leo Tolstoy's novel took place in Baden Staatstheater. In 2007 The Temple of the Dancer the version of La Bayadère by Marius Petipa followed. In October 2007 Terence Kohler created the light and choreographic installation Étude d'après Séraphin to the music by Wolfgang Rihms dedicated to the 10th anniversary of Arts and Mediatechnology Centre (ZKM) in Karlsruhe. In 2007 he produced Just Before Falling for the West Australian Performing Arts Academy in Perth. As a dancer of Karlsruhe ballet company Terence Kohler participated in choreographic pieces by William Forsythe, Jorma Uotinen, Philip Taylor, Peter Wright and Renato Zanella and danced the party of Mercutio in Kenneth MacMillans Romeo und Julia.

In 2007 for choreographic achievements he was awarded the German Dance prize Zukunft. At the end of 2007/2008 season Terence Kohler left Karlsruhe ballet company and introduced the ballet Once Upon an Ever After to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky for the Bavarian Staatsballett in Minich. This ballet is dedicated to the the 100th anniversary of Diyagilev Russian seasons. Since January 2010 Terence Kohler has been the permanent Choreographer of the Bavarian Staatsballett.