Portrait

The Staatsballett Berlin was founded in 2004 as a result of the reunification of the former ballet ensembles of Berlin’s three opera houses – the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Komische Oper Berlin and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. The consolidation made the Staatsballett the biggest company in Germany (92 dancers) and the only classically trained ballet ensemble under the umbrella of the Stiftung Oper in Berlin. With the 2018/2019 season Johannes Öhman is taking over as Director of the Staatsballett Berlin and will be joined by Sasha Waltz from 2019/2020 onwards in a Co-Directorship. The focus of their artistic curation is to introduce and create new original works for the company as well as display the rich heritage of dance from its beginnings to the present day.