Michael Banzhaf

SOLOIST

born in Friedrichshafen, Lake Constance

BALLETEDUCATION

Ballet Academy Munich/Heinz-Bosl-Foundation

COMPETITIONS | AWARDS

2007 Daphne-Prize Berliner TheaterGemeinde

ENGAGEMENTS

1998 Ballett der Staatsoper Unter den Linden /// 2001 Demi-Soloist Ballett der Staatsoper /// since 2005 Soloist Staatsballett Berlin

REPERTORY IN BERLIN

Marek Rozycki´s “Peter and the Wolf“ (Cat), Rudolf Nurejew´s “Sleeping Beauty” (one of the Gentlemen), Patrice Bart´s “Romeo and Juliet” (Mercutio, friend of Count Paris); “The Nutcracker” (Nutcracker Prince, Patissier, companion of the Snow Queen); “Swan Lake” (Benno, Pas de trois); “Verdiana“ (Violinist), Twyla Tharp´s “Variations on a theme by Haydn“, Peter Martins’ “Fearful Symmetries“ (Solo), Christian Spuck´s “this–“, Nacho Duato´s “Without Words“; “Arcancelo“ (“Duato | Forsythe | Goecke“) and “Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness” (main part), George Balanchine´s “Ballet Imperial“ and “Serenade”, Vladimir Malakhov´s “Cinderella“ (drunken Ballerina); “La Bayadere” (Grand Pas); “Sleeping Beauty” (King Florestan, Carabosse), John Cranko´s „Onegin“ (Lenski) and “Romeo and Juliet“ (Graf Paris), Uwe Scholz‘ “Ein Lindentraum...“ (Mozart-Piano-Concert: Solo, Schumann second Symphony: Solo) and “Feuervogel“ (main part), Angelin Preljocaj‘ “Le Sacre du printemps“, Maurice Béjart´s “Ring um den Ring“ (Siegfried), “Shut up and dance!“ (Nadja Saidakova´s “Just a little bit...“), Leo Mujic‘ “Out of 99“, William Forsythe´s “The Second Detail“ and “Herman Scherman“ (“Duato | Forsythe | Goecke“), Boris Eifman´s “Tchaikovsky“ (main part), Jerome Robbins' “The Concert“, Frederick Ashton´s “Sylvia” (Apollo), Nadja Saidakova´s “Wake it!“ and “Egopoint“ (“Shut Up And Dance! Reloaded“), Ronald Savkovic´s “Mother Tongue“ (both within “Shut up and dance! Updated“), Giorgio Madia´s “Alice's Wonderland“ and “OZ - The Wonderful Wizard“ (OZ, The Wonderful Wizard), Peter Schaufuss' “La Sylphide“ (Madge), Jodie Gates' “Courting the Invisible“ (Creation), Mauro Bigonzetti´s “Caravaggio“ (Creation, Solo), Angelin Preljocajs “Snow White” (Prince), Itzik Galili´s “The Sofa“ and “The Open Square“, Tim Plegge´s “Sonett XVIII“ (“Shut Up And Dance! Reloaded“), Tomaz Pandur´s/Ronald Savkovic´s “Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs“, Yuri Burlaka´s/Vasily Medvedev´s “La Esmeralda“ (Claude Frollo, Dompropst from Notre-Dame), "The Nutcracker“ (Drosselmayer), Nacho Duato's ”Multiplicity. Forms of Emptiness and Silence“ (Bach); "Sleeping Beauty" (Carabosse); "The Nutcracker“ (Drosselmeyer)

OTHER PARTICULARITIES

partners: Nadja Saidakova, Polina Semionova, Diana Vishneva
invitations: 2007 Nijinsky-Gala in Hamburg
guest performances: China /// Festival “Basel tanzt“ /// Japan 2005 /// Spain 2006