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Anton Valdbauer

Mats Ek

Anton Valdbauer is a freelance contemporary dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. Born in a small city in northern Russia, his prolific career has taken him all over the world. High points include dancing with the NDT, Cullberg Ballet, and the Royal Swedish Ballet. He was awarded a fellowship during the first edition of the Pina Bausch Fellowship Program in 2016.

Anton has had the privilege to dance and co-create with names such as Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek, Crystal Pite, Johan Inger, Marco Goecke, Sharon Eyal, Alexander Ekman, Wim Vandekeybus, and Sasha Waltz. As a choreographer, Anton Valdbauer has created more than 30 works. In 2005, his piece “6 Seconds” won a Diploma at the 10th International Ballet Competition in Moscow. With “Lemniscate” he won Best Performance at the Burgos-New York Contemporary Dance Competition. In 2019, his first short film “33 Questions” was chosen for the official programming of the Stockholm Dance Film Festival. His choreography was presented in Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Spain.

Anton has extensive experience teaching contemporary dance and improvisation. He has been sharing his physical knowledge with various dance training centres and schools throughout Europe.

He is currently a visiting professor at Cullberg Ballet (Stockholm), SEAD (Salzburg) , Iwanson (Munich), DansCentrum and DOCH (Stockholm), Dance Area (Geneva), HFDK (Frankfurt), Marameo Studio and DOCK 11 (Berlin), Russian Masters Ballet Camp (Alicante) He teaches a wide range of people including professional dancers, dance students, and stage actors and performers.

Apart from his regular teaching Anton also works on setting up choreographies by Mats Ek, Jiri Kylian, Marco Goecke and Johan Inger. In 2021 Anton was an assistant choreographer in the new creation for Royal Swedish Ballet by Hlin Hjalmarsdottir “Riptide” which became an international success. Between 2020-2022 Anton held the position of Co-Director at The Elephant in the Black Box Madrid.

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