Hamburg Ballet
Hamburg Ballet, also known as the Hamburg State Opera Ballet, is an internationally acclaimed ballet company located in Hamburg
-History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

. Since 1973 it is directed by the American dancer and choreographer John Neumeier
John Neumeier
John Neumeier is a well-known American ballet dancer, choreographer, and director. He has been the director and chief choreographer of the Hamburg Ballet since 1973. 5 years later he founded the Hamburg Ballet School, which also includes a boarding school...


In addition there is a Ballet School of The Hamburg Ballet, established in 1978. Since 1989 the Ballet School has its own building in Hamburg-Hamm.

Notable Former Dancers

  • Maria Eglevsky
    Maria Eglevsky
    Marina Eglevsky ia an American ballet dancer, was born in New York City. She is the daughter of ballet star Andre Eglevsky. Marina studied at the School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre School. Marina performed professionally in New York City Ballet's production of The...

     - American ballet dancer, Harkness Ballet
    Harkness Ballet
    The Harkness Ballet was a major New York ballet company named after its founder Rebekah Harkness. Harkness inherited her husband's fortune in Standard Oil holdings and was a dance lover...

     Company, principal dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet
    Royal Winnipeg Ballet
    The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is Canada's oldest ballet company and the longest continuously operating ballet company in North America....

     and the Hamburg Ballet
  • Marcia Haydée (* 1937) - Brazilian ballet dancer, choreografer and director
  • François Klaus
    François Klaus
    François Klaus , is a ballet dancer and choreographer.He began dancing with the Geneva Ballet in Switzerland, continuing with the Stuttgart Ballet and later the Munich Ballet both under the direction of John Cranko becoming a principal dancer. Francois joined The Hamburg Ballet under the direction...

     - Geneva Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet
    Stuttgart Ballet
    Stuttgart Ballet was the first major German ballet company. It rose to fame in the 1960s under Artistic Director John Cranko. The company, which is renowned for presentations of full-length narrative ballets including Romeo and Juliet, Eugene Onegin, The Taming of the Shrew, John Neumeier's Die...

     and principal dancer at Munich Ballet (both under John Cranko
    John Cranko
    John Cyril Cranko was a choreographer with the Sadler's Wells Ballet and the Stuttgart Ballet....

    ), Hamburg Ballet. Artistic Director of Bern Theatre and Queensland Ballet
    Queensland Ballet
    The Queensland Ballet, founded in 1960 by Charles Lisner OBE, is the premier ballet company of Queensland, Australia, and is based in Brisbane.- About Queensland Ballet :...

  • Marianne Kruuse - Danish ballet dancer, soloist at Hamburg Ballet under John Neumeier
  • Lawrence Leritz
    Lawrence Leritz
    Lawrence Leritz is an American dancer, singer, actor, producer, fitness expert and choreographer.-Life and career:...

     - American dancer, fitness expert and choreographer
  • Ivan Liska (* 1950) - Czech-German ballet dancer, soloist at Hamburg Ballet under John Neumeier, later director of Bayerisches Staatsballett, Munich
  • Magali Messac
    Magali Messac
    Magali Messac, a European/American ballet dancer, was born and raised in the south of France, where she received her early training from Olga and Henry Taneeff. At the age of seventeen, she joined the Hamburg Ballet, and four years later, was promoted to principal dancer. That year, she received...

     - European ballet dancer. As a principal dancer with the Hamburg Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet
    Pennsylvania Ballet
    Founded in 1963 by Balanchine student and protégée Barbara Weisberger, Pennsylvania Ballet is one of the leading ballet companies in the United States. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the company’s annual local season features six programs of classic favorites and new works, including the...

    , Pacific Northwest Ballet
    Pacific Northwest Ballet
    Pacific Northwest Ballet is a ballet company based in Seattle, Washington in the United States. Founded in 1972 as part of the Seattle Opera and named the Pacific Northwest Dance Association, it broke away from the Opera in 1977 and took its current name in 1978. It is said to have the highest per...

     and the American Ballet Theatre
    American Ballet Theatre
    American Ballet Theatre , based in New York City, was one of the foremost ballet companies of the 20th century. It continues as a leading dance company in the world today...

  • Max Midinet - Soloist at Hamburg Ballet under John Neumeier
  • Colleen Scott - Soloist at Hamburg Ballet under John Neumeier

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