Staatsballett Berlin 23/24


© Photos Florian Hetz


New Season, new artistic director, new design! We are excited to announce our 23/24 season programme with our upcoming Artistic Director Christian Spuck.
Tickets to all shows will be on sale from April 24!
To mark the beginning of a new era, the Berlin-based design agency Eps51 provided us with an expressive new corporate design, complemented by a photo series by Florian Hetz featuring eight of our dancers.
Take a look at our 23/24 season featuring four premieres and four revivals by internationally sought-after choreographers as well as new formats for conversation and discourse and a comprehensive education programme. 

Portrait Christian Spuck
Photo: Antje Berghäuser

Ballet and Dance

Dear audience, dear friends of the Staatsballett Berlin,

the faster the world spins, with a seemingly endless stream of information in its wake, the more important it is to pause and cultivate new ways of thinking.

Creative processes deal with topics that were unheard of only yesterday and seek solutions where none have yet been found. Dance, like ballet, is a vibrant art form that thrives on the here and now. Its inherent creativity is the source of enormous potential. But if there is no interconnectedness between creative people, art comes to a standstill. To think as an interconnected group also means acknowledging the quality of this process. To shape creativity, and for it to develop freely, a suitable space is needed. Together with my team, this is the vision I have been working on at the Staatsballett for the past year and a half. Our institution in Berlin, a unique city that stands for diversity, tolerance and openness, is to continue to be a space for interconnection, discussion and the shaping of creativity in the future.

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In the coming season, we will present four premieres, and four productions will reappear in the repertoire. In my premiere production at the Staatsballett Berlin, the world premiere of Bovary, inspired by Flaubert’s novel Madame Bovary, dream worlds and realities overlap, springing from a longing for self-determination. In the ballet 2 Chapters Love, the joint forces of Sol León and Sharon Eyal present another two world premieres. William Forsythe will come to Berlin to work in person with the ensemble on three choreographies, all from different periods of his oeuvre. In our last premiere, we present Angels’ Atlas by Crystal Pite, created in 2020 for the National Ballet of Canada, and a creation by Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau: Overture.

I wish to make the Staatsballett Berlin a creative company that provides inspiration and a springboard for new choreographic works, taking many steps into the unknown to rethink ballet and dance.

We are pleased to welcome the choreographer Marcos Morau as our artist-in-residence. His choreographies and theatre works are characterised by a unique visual language in which he blends various working methods and techniques. In the coming seasons, he will develop further productions with the ensemble.

My central concern is that the extensive repertoire of the Staatsballett Berlin continues to be cultivated in all its diversity. Patrice Bart’s Giselle and Marcia Haydée’s Sleeping Beauty, two beautiful, challenging ballet classics, will once again feature in the repertoire. I am pleased to present Sharon Eyal’s acclaimed dance piece Half Life again this season together with Alexander Ekman’s fascinating production LIB. In addition, my own production Messa da Requiem returns to the stage.

Our new Next Generation series enables dancers to find and develop their own choreographic signature. The dance education programme Tanz ist KLASSE! gives us a chance to grow in the coming season, offering an extensive range of visits to dance training sessions and schools, workshops and own performances.

Alongside ballet performances, we are looking forward to engaging in an open dialogue with the public in three very different discussion formats. On the occasion of the Staatsballett Berlin’s 20th anniversary, we invite you to a festive gala at the Deutsche Oper. Thus, a major Berlin institution will receive a fitting 20th-anniversary celebration, and we will look to its future too. I eagerly await a creative exchange between artists, staff and the wonderful orchestras of Berlin’s opera houses.

May you experience unforgettable moments with us in which we strive to deal with the here and now of the human condition and the world in which we live. Let yourself be moved and inspired.

Yours cordially,

Christian Spuck


Premieres and Revivals

Half Life

Choreographies by Alexander Ekman and Sharon Eyal
from Sept 2, 2023
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
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Choreography by Christian Spuck after the novel by Gustave Flaubert
from Oct 20,2023
Deutsche Oper Berlin
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Sleeping Beauty

Choreography by Marcia Haydée after Marius Petipa
from Nov 9, 2023
Deutsche Oper Berlin
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2 Chapters Love

Choreographies by Sol León and Sharon Eyal
from Dec 9, 2023
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
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William Forsythe

Choreographies by William Forsythe
from Feb 16, 2024
Deutsche Oper Berlin
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Choreography by Patrice Bart after Jean Coralli und Jules Perrot
from Mar 8, 2024
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
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Choreographies by Marcos Morau and Crystal Pite
from Apr 28, 2024
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
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Next Generation

Choreographies from the company
from May 11, 2024
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Tischlerei
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Messa da Requiem

Choreography by Christian Spuck
from Jun 8, 2024
Deutsche Oper Berlin
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20th Anniversary Gala

Jul 7, 2024
Deutsche Oper Berlin
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Season Programme

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Elisa Carrillo Cabrera / Ksenia Ovsyanick / Iana Salenko / David Soares / Polina Semionova (Principal Guest)


Alexandre Cagnat / Jan Casier / Aurora Dickie / Weronika Frodyma / Matthew Knight / Martin ten Kortenaar / Meiri Maeda / Murilo de Oliveira / Alexei Orlenco / Rafaelle Queiroz / Haruka Sassa / Luciana Voltolini / Michelle Willems


Emma Antrobus / Cohen Aitchison-Dugas / Alexander Bird / Maria Boumpouli / Bruna Cantanhede / Mark Geilings / Julia Golitsina / Sarah Hees-Hochster / Shaked Heller / Cameron Hunter / Cécile Kaltenbach / Marina Kanno / Konstantin Lorenz / Ross Martinson / Fiona McGee / Danielle Muir / Loïck Pireaux / Vera Segova / Oleksandr Shpak / Alizée Sicre / Kalle Wigle / Dominic Whitbrook

Corps de ballet

Alexander Abdukarimov / Liza Avsajanishvili / Jessica Beardsell / Yoko Callegari / Chloe Capulong / Filipa Cavaco / Gustavo Chalub / Marina Duarte / Grégoire Duchevet / Timothy Dutson / Gregor Glocke / Suren Grigorian / Achille De Groeve / Désirée Guler / Tyler Gurfein / Wolf Hoeyberghs / Théo Just / Mari Kawanishi / Vivian Assal Koohnavard / Anna Liening / Sacha Males / Yuka Matsumoto / Leroy Mokgatle / Jordan Mullin / Minori Nakashima / Filippo Pagani / Blanka Paldi / Giovanni Princic / Alicia Ruben / Tabatha Rumeur / Eloïse Sacilotto / Dominik White Slavkovský / Chinatsu Sugishima / George Susman / Erick Swolkin / Anthony Tette / Daniela Thorne / Clotilde Tran / Lewis Turner / Pauline Voisard / Wei Wang

Acting roles

Martina Böckmann

Ballet masters

Christine Camillo / Eva Dewaele / Nadja Saidakova / Barbara Schroeder / Yannick Sempey / Alexandre Simões / Korina Stolz-Franke Choreologin


Nodira Burchanowa / Peter Hartwig / Xiaoqiong Luptak Huang / Başak Dilara Lakatos / Alina Pronina / Samuel Solís-Serrano

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