Barbara Schroeder


got her dance education at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin, was twice awarded a third prize at the National Ballet Competition of the GDR and joined the company of the Berlin State Opera in 1987. In 1993 she became soloist dancer, since 2004 also with the newly founded company of Staatsballett Berlin.

Her roles in the repertoire included Calliope in Balanchines Apollon Musagète, William Forsythe’s Love Songs, the role of Gretchen in Don Juan und Faust, Bianca in John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew, Mercedes in Patrice Bart’s Don Quixote. She was dancing the role of Bettina in Maurice Béjart‘s Nacht/Verklärte Nacht Ada in Béjart’s Le Concours, Pas de cinq in Béjart’s Apropos Scheherazade. In Vaslav Nijinsky’s L’Après-midi d’un faune she danced the Solo-Nymphe, in George Balanchine‘s Prodigal Son the Siren. In Pierre Lacotte‘s Le lac des fées she was dancing the role of Katharina, in Patrice Bart‘s Verdiana one of the four ballerinas, the part of the Tall Swans or the Hungarian Princess in Patrice Bart’s Swan Lake. She also danced one of Solo-Viles and the role of Bathilde in Patrice Bart‘s Giselle, one of the fairies and Pas de cinq in Rudolf Nureyev’s Sleeping Beauty, the role of Mother Stahlbaum and the Arabian Dance in Patrice Bart’s The Nutcracker.

Since 2007 she is dedicating herself to the profession of a Ballet Mistress at Staatsballett Berlin.