Philippe Kratz (2018)
Born in Leverkusen (Germany) in 1985, after first experiences on stage for the project of dance theatre “Bühnenkunst” (direction of Suheyla Ferwer), in 2002 Philippe Kratz began his classical and contemporary dance studies at École supérieure de danse du Québec, Montréal, under the artistic direction of Didier Chirpaz. He continued his studies at Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin, under the direction of Gregor Seyffert, where he obtained a high school degree and a degree as a professional dancer. From 2006 to 2008 he danced as soloist in the Dortmund Ballet under the direction of Xin Pen Wang.
In August 2008 he joined Aterballetto. For the company he created Lettres d’amour (2012), SPRING (2013), SENTieri (2014) and in 2015 L’eco dell’acqua and the duet #hybrid.
In 2017 he created Phoenix and in 2018 Purple Usurper for the dance and photography project In/Finito.
In 2016 he was invited by Manuel Legris, Director of Ballet of Opera of Wien, in order to restage a trio from SENTieri for the Nureyev Gala.
In 2018 he won the first prize of Hannover International Choreography Competition 2018 with “O”.
In 2019 he created for Aterballetto cloud|materia within the triple bill Dreamers.
Philippe Kratz is ‘Member of the stARTacademy of the Bayer Arts & Culture’.
He won Danza&Danza Award 2019 ‘Best Choreographer’.