|Died||21 November 2004 (aged 45)|
|Occupation||contemporary dance ballet choreographer|
As a child, he was admitted to John Cranko's Ballet School in Stuttgart, one month before Cranko's death, and studied under Marcia Haydée. Scholz also studied, on scholarship, at Balanchine's School of American Ballet in New York. He graduated from Stuttgart in 1977, and joined the Stuttgart Ballet. At 26 he became the director of the Zürich Ballet, and directed there for the next 6 years, before returning to Germany to become director of the Leipzig Ballet, where he was also chief choreographer. He remained in Leipzig from 1991 until his death. Among his most famous creations are Mozart's Great Mass, Pax Questuosa by Udo Zimmermann, Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, The Red and the Black by Stendhal, and much else. In 1993 he was appointed professor at the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig. He was also a founding member of the Free Academy of Arts in Leipzig.
List of Works from the site of Tatjana Thierbach, choreologist (see below).