Born
in Miami, Florida, USA. American

Education
School of American Ballet, NYC.
American Ballet Theater School, NYC

Engagements
American Ballet Theatre, NYC. Stuttgart Ballet. The Hamburg Ballet 1976-1983. Nederlands Dans Theater 1983-1985. Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo as dancer, Ballet Master and choreographer 85/86. London Festival Ballet 1986-1988. Béjart Ballet Lausanne in 1988. The Hamburg Ballet as Ballet Master for the school and the company since 1991, since 2006 Principal Ballet Master. Since 2011 he is also Artistic and Pedagogical Director of the National Youth Ballet.

Creations

  • Joseph in The Legend of Joseph
  • Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Catalabutte and Blue Bird in The Sleeping Beauty
  • Petrushka in Petrushka
  • Lancelot in The Saga of King Arthur
  • Emble in The Age of Anxiety
  • A principal role in Saint Matthew Passion
  • Fourth Symphony of Gustav Mahler
    (Hamburg version)
  • Armand in Die Kameliendame (Hamburg version)

Repertory

  • Armand and Gaston in Lady of the Camellias
  • Günther in The Nutcracker
  • Romeo in Romeo and Juliet
  • Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty
  • Daphnis in Daphnis and Chloë

    and solos in

  • Vaslav
  • Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler
  • Fourth Symphony of Gustav Mahler
  • Lieb' und Leid und Welt und Traum
    (Mahler's 1st and 10th Symphony)
  • Les Noces (Jerome Robbins)
  • Le Train Bleu (Bronislava Nijinska)

Guest Teacher
Royal Swedish Ballet, Malmö Ballet, English National Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Ballet der Deutsche Oper Berlin, Ballett Dresden and Le Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris and its Ballet School.

He staged
Les Sylphides at the age of 17 for the Royal Danish Ballet, with Erik Bruhn. Yondering for the National Ballet School of Canada and the Ballet School of the Opéra National de Paris. The Little Mermaid for the San Francisco Ballet and the Stanislavsky Ballet Moscow. Lady of the Camellias for the American Ballet Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet. Romeo and Juliet for the Tokyo Ballet.

He danced
Joseph as a guest in The Legende of Joseph productions of Munich and Vienna, and also for the video production of this ballet with the Ballet Company of Vienna State Opera.
John Neumeier's Opus 100 - for Maurice with Ivan Liska at a Gala, in Lausanne, for the 70th Anniversary of Maurice Béjart.
He also performed this ballet in May 98 and during the season 98/99. In the same evening, The Hamburg Ballet danced a ballet that Kevin Haigen choreographed for Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in December 30, 1985, Moments Movements Mendelssohn (Original title: After Dawn).

He choreographed
for the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre II, Les Ballets de Mont-Carlo, English National Ballet, Spoleto Festival, Malmö Ballet, The Hamburg Ballet, Ballettschule der Österreichischen Bundestheater Wien and The Ballet School of The Hamburg Ballet.

Donya Feuer made a documentary about him: The Work of Utopia.

     

 
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