Uwe Scholz

Uwe Scholz (31 December 1958 – 21 November 2004) was a German ballet dancer, director, and choreographer.

Uwe Scholz
Born(1958-12-31)31 December 1958
Died21 November 2004(2004-11-21) (aged 45)
Occupationcontemporary dance ballet choreographer


Scholz was born in Jugenheim (now Seeheim-Jugenheim) in Hesse, Germany on 31 December 1958, and studied music at the Landestheater Darmstadt Conservatory. He died on 21 November 2004, in Berlin.[1]

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.[2] 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).


  • Omaggio Alla Danza (1987)
  • Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande (1996)
  • Theaterpreis der Bayerischen Staatsregierung in der Sparte Tanz (1998)
  • Deutscher Tanzpreis (1999) [3]

Media linksEdit


  1. ^ Boccadoro, Patricia (23 December 2004). "German Choreographer Uwe Scholz Dead At 46". CultureKiosque.com. Retrieved 2 Dec 2012.
  2. ^ Lehmann. "Biography". Oper Leipzig. Retrieved 2 Dec 2012.
  3. ^ "Uwe Scholz Presentation (French)". Cityvox. Retrieved 2 Dec 2012.


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