David Russo

David Russo is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. After his training at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, he was a solo dancer at the Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken (1998-2000) and at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz with Philip Taylor (2000- 2010) and at the Teatro Nuovo di Torino. Today he lives and works in Munich. In addition to his permanent engagements at the btm and TTM, where he has worked with many choreographers, he has regularly choreographed his own pieces since 2004, including for the Birgit Keil Foundation, Ballet Philippines, Universal Ballet in Seoul and Ballett Dortmund. In addition, he has been organizing collaborative evenings with dance makers and transdisciplinary performances in the Munich independent scene for years. In June 2010, he completed his postgraduate studies in ballet pedagogy and has been a lecturer at the Ballet Academy of the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts since the beginning of September 2010. His pedagogical responsibilities over the past 10 years have included teaching classical dance to boys ages 7-16, teaching contemporary dance to all grades 11-20, and choreographing for school performances, as well as designing and developing the Bachelor of Dance degree program. On behalf of the university administration, he was instrumental in the development and writing of an overall pedagogical concept for the Ballet Academy, which was published in the fall of 2020. In 2019, he founded the dancers' initiative TanzQuelle, a project to promote self-confidence and cohesion among Munich's dance professionals.


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