Korina Stolz-Franke


Korina Stolz-Franke was born in Brandenburg. She received her dance training at the State Ballet School Berlin and joined the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin in 1978, where she became a solo dancer in 1980. In 1979, she was a prize winner in the national ballet competition of the GDR. Her repertoire included some of the major roles in the classical repertoire, such as Princess Aurora, the Lilac Fairy, or Princess Florine in Rudolf Nureyev's Sleeping Beauty, the title role in Nureyev's Raymonda, Pas de trois and big Swans in Egon Bischoff's Swan Lake, and many others. In Tom Schilling's Abraxas, she danced Margarete, in Schilling's Coppélia the title role, in Brigitte Thoms' Cinderella the title role and one of the stepsisters, or Marie in Vasily Vainonen's The Nutcracker. She also danced Brambilla in Maurice Béjart's Le Concours, Roland Petit's Dix or Eros and Thanatos, one of the four ballerinas in Patrice Bart's Verdiana, as well as an extensive Balanchine repertoire.

In 2000, Korina Stolz-Franke completed training as a choreologist at the Benesh Institute of the Royal Academy of Dancing in London. Since then, she has been engaged as a choreologist, training, and ballet mistress at the Ballet of the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and later at Staatsballett Berlin.