Staatsballett Berlin

Since January 1st 2004 Berlin has once again one big independent ballet institution: The Staatsballett Berlin. This new Ballet company emanates from the “Stiftung Oper in Berlin”, a foundation which was brought into being by the state of Berlin in order ...

Since January 1st 2004 Berlin has once again one big independent ballet institution: The Staatsballett Berlin. This new Ballet company emanates from the “Stiftung Oper in Berlin”, a foundation which was brought into being by the state of Berlin in order to create modern structures for the three institutionalized opera houses and to release forces that create space for artistic and creative development. The former ballet companies of the three opera houses were transferred into one single institution.

The Staatsballett Berlin turns its proud name into a programme and claims to not only make its location Berlin the capital of dance but also to radiate from there into the international world of dance. Appointed as the artistic director was Vladimir Malakhov, one of the most famous and renowned artist-personalities in the world of ballet. He is entrusted with a heritage, that roots in a diversified local ballet history: The art form of ballet has a tradition, it has survived dry spells and numerous magic moments – signs of its lively identity.