Berlin. Berlin.  On the 15th of December 2015, for the first time in Berlin State Opera, the Alexander-von-Swaine award will be granted to a young dancer.

The first award winner, Gegor Glocke, was born in Munich in 1996 and is currently completing his training as stage dancer at the Berlin State Ballet School. On this evening as well as on the 9th and 11th of January 2016, he can be see in the production  “The Contemporaries - in the Here and Now”. Gregor Glocke counts among the outstanding young talents in the world of dance in terms of dance expressiveness and technique.

The goal of the award is to recognize extraordinary accomplishments in 
stage dance, particularly in acquiring virtuosity, individuality and creativity of a young dance personality at the beginning of his / her career, and thereby make them known to the public. The other goal is to simultaneously call to mind the exceptional dancer Alexander von Swaine (1905 - 1990).

The endowed award is initiated and founded by “Pro Humanitate et 
Arte”.  It is granted every two years.  For continued granting of the award it is provided that the current award winner on the jury of “Pro Humanitate et Arte” will submit suggestions for the next award winner.


January 31st, 2020
Ballet Festival Week - Intermezzo

Following the invitation of Thuringian State Ballet dancers of Berlin Youth Ballet will present their own works and new interpretations of existing choreographies in a gala at the Theater Altenburg Gera.

November 14/17, 2019
December 1/11/13/17/22/26/30, 2019
January 1/3/10, 2020

Ballet-Feerie in two acts and four scenes with prologue after the tale of E. T. A. Hoffmann
Libretto by Vasily Medvedev and Yuri Burlaka after the scenario of Marius Petipa
Music by Peter I. Tschaikovsky
Participation of pupils of the State Ballet School Berlin in the production of the Staatsballett Berlin.
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September 10/12/14, 2019
November 22/23, 2019
December 23/25/29, 2019
March 1/6/8/13/15/20, 2020
Choreography and Staging by Alexei Ratmansky after Marius Petipa
Music by Ludwig Minkus
Participation of pupils of the State Ballet School Berlin in the production of the Staatsballett Berlin.
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Philippe Kratz - prize winners 2018

We congratulate our graduate Philippe Kratz for the first place for his choreography "O" at the 33rd International Competition for Choreography 2018, organized by the Ballett Gesellschaft Hannover e.V.

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in "tanz - edition August-September 2018"

49/5000 THE event of the season - for the first time! Unique!

We celebrate the 1st birthday of our State Youth Ballet on
June 4, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Volksbühne Berlin.

In addition to contributions from the State Youth Ballet, our guests, the junior companies from Amsterdam, Dortmund, Manaus, Munich, Prague and Zurich, will present classic and contemporary works. It will be a unique international evening with the dance stars of tomorrow, the interested Berliners and the guests of the city should not miss!

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Polina Semionova is Dancer of the Year 2018

She is the exception of dance and at home all over the world. For years, our school has also taken an important place in her artistic life, where she teaches as a visiting professor. Polina Semionova says: "It is one of our tasks as artists to pass on what we have learned to a young generation."

The "Dance" Yearbook 2018 "Heimat? Los!" has been published this month and once again honors our lecturer, Polina Semionova, as the Best Dancer of the Year. We congratulate!

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