Luxembourg Ballet

Luxembourg Ballet. Staging Cultural Heritage.

We love Europe's literary, musical, dramatic, visual and built heritage and revitalize it in dance theatre productions ‘made in Luxembourg‘.

Peer Gynt
20 and 21 April 2024 in CAPE, Ettelbruck
Upcoming shows
Our marvel...
Melts together different dance cultures.

Appeals to theaters and opera houses across Europe. Our artists enjoy a grateful audience with hundreds of thousands of tickets sold.

Renders service to Luxembourgish theatre artists, being a conduit for collaborative creation by dancers, musicians, singers, actors and designers based in the Grand Duchy and the Greater Region.

Values the beauty of live music.

Enhances artistic horizons by involving prominent artists from the world ballet scene.

Links literary, dramatic, musical, visual or built cultural heritage, contributing to UNESCO celebrations.

Artistic director of Luxembourg Ballet. Her works have been performed in opera and ballet theatres across Europe including the English National Opera, the Estonia National Opera and the Dresden State Operetta. For 10 years, she has been a leading resident choreographer at the National Bolshoi Theatre for Opera and Ballet in Minsk and coordinator of the inhouse experimental stage. Curator of the Berlin Dance Biennale under the direction of William Forsythe; lecturer at the University of the Arts in Bern; choreographer with the UNESCO United Dance Company.

She received her professional training at the University of Dramatic Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin and Palucca University of Dance Dresden, having worked with internationally prominent choreographers and directors like Dietmar Seyffert, Michael Diekamp, ​​Xavier Le Roy, and Ismail Ivo among others. Her repertoire includes works from the world cultural heritage, among others, Carmen (G. Bizet), La Boheme (G. Puccini), Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss), Anna Karenina (P. Tchaikovsky), Coppelia (L. Delibes).

James Forbat

Luxembourg Ballet soloist dancer. Trained at the Royal Ballet School with honours, James joined the English National Ballet in 2005 and was promoted to First Artist 2008, Solist 2009, and First soloist 2013. James has danced the principal roles in many neoclassical and contemporary works by a range of choreographers including, Van Manen, Kylian and Macmillan.

Luxembourg Ballet guest soloist dancer. Honored Artist of Ukraine and principal dancer of the National Opera of Ukraine, laureate of the Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition, and the Korean International Ballet Competition.

Alisha Leyder Luxembourg Ballet
natalia matsak

Luxembourg Ballet soloist dancer. Born in Mariupol, Kateryna graduated from Vadim Pisarev's ballet school. For the last six years, she held the title of the first soloist in the Mariinsky theatre (Primorsky stage). Her repertoire includes such roles as Odette in Swan Lake, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Gamzatti in La Bayadere, Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (Roland Petit) and Calliope in Apollo (Balanchine). among others.

Leo is a graduate from the Berlin State Ballet School and joined Luxembourg Ballet in Season 23-24.

natalia matsak

Luxembourg Ballet dancer. Luxembourg-based contemporary dancer and a dance teacher. Graduated from Contemporary Dance School Arte XXI, and the National University of Arts of Buenos Aires.

Our new boost from the Grande Région joining us as from next season. Ukrainian and British dancer. Ballet teacher in Mosa Ballet School, Liege Belgium. Former ballet teacher at the Dance Academy London and the Performing Arts College Cambridge, UK. Former soloist dancer at the Astrakhan State Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

Alisha Leyder Luxembourg Ballet
natalia matsak
Laura Guessan

Luxembourg Ballet dancer. Luxembourg-based contemporary dancer, a graduate of the Luxembourg Conservatory in Jazz dance. She studied at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in the Netherlands and in a theatre school in Brussels.

Luxembourg Ballet soloist dancer. Former dancer of Trier theater having collaborated with choreographers Stefan Toss, Birgit Scherzer, Phillip Talard, among others. Contemporary and Jazz dance teacher at Conservatoire de Musique d'Esch-sur-Alzette

natalia matsak
Dzianis Klimuk
Luxembourg Ballet guest soloist dancer. Principal dancer at dance theatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Former principal dancer at the National Opera of Estonia, Eifman ballet and the National Opera and Ballet of Belarus.

Carine Baccega

Luxembourg Ballet dancer. Based in Luxembourg, Carine Baccega is originally from

France and works as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer since 2014. In 2020, she joined the

collective LUCODA (Luxembourg Collective of Dance).

Artem Shoshyn

Luxembourg Ballet soloist dancer. Honored artist of Ukraine. Leading soloist of Kyiv Modern Ballet theatre, choreographer. His repertoire include such roles as Romeo (Romeo and Juliette), Sigfried (Swan Lake), Albert (Giselle), and others.

Ekaterina Zinovyeva-Provalinskaya

Luxembourg Ballet guest soloist dancer. After successful graduation from the Belarusian State Choreography College, she was accepted into the Belarusian National Opera. After 10 years of successful work, she decided to study acting further and enrolled at the National Academy of Arts of Belarus, from which she graduated with distinction as an actor. Ekaterina's repertoire is very extensive and includes numerous roles in more than 30 productions, among them Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Carmen, Anna Karenina, Who Am I, The Nutcracker, Spartacus, Love and Death, Romeo and Juliet, and many others.

natalia matsak
natalia matsak
Natalia Matsak

Luxembourg Ballet guest soloist dancer. Prima ballerina of the National Opera of Ukraine. Collaborated with various renowned Opera Houses, such as the National Theater of Japan, Dortmund Opera House, Mikhailovsky Theater, and others. Since 2008 Natalia Matsak has been awarded the title Honored Artist of Ukraine.

Sergey Kryvokon

Luxembourg Ballet guest soloist dancer. The leading soloist of the National Opera of Ukraine. The repertoire includes the main leading roles in classical and contemporary productions and numerous international performances.

Oleksii Busko

Luxembourg Ballet guest soloist dancer. Laureate of a number of international competitions as a choreographer. Principal dancer of Kyiv Modern Ballet and a pedagogue of Kyiv State Ballet School.

Anton Krauchanka
Luxembourg Ballet guest soloist dancer. A principal ballet dancer with wide international experience
natalia matsak
Alisha Leyder Luxembourg Ballet

Alisha Leyder

Luxembourg-based dance professional and Luxembourg Ballet guest dancer. Graduating from the Institute of the Arts in Barcelona allowed her to dance in youth companies such as Elephant in the Black Box (Madrid) and The Nimble Project (Munich). She has performed pieces with numerous choreographers such as Alessandro Sousa Pereira, Hannes Langolf, Emese Nagy, etc.

Luxembourg Ballet dancer, joined as from season 23-24. Trained at the Conservatoire de Musique Esch-sur-Alzette and the Urban Contemporary department of FHK Dance Academy.

Uladzimir Ivanou

Luxembourg Ballet guest soloist dancer. Soloist of the Czech National Opera Brno. Artistic director of junior ballet Brno.

Our repertoire
Vadim Stein Photography - Don Juan
Christian Kieffer photography - Carmen
Christian Kieffer photography - Don Juan
Christian Kieffer photography - The Nutcracker
Filip Vierman - Carmen
Filip Vierman - Carmen
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Hat ein Kulturspektakel wirklich eine heilende Kraft? „Ich finde schon. Ich finde, das ist eine der großen Aufgaben der Kunst: uns zu amüsieren, uns zu inspirieren, aber auch, uns zu betäugen“, so Kastsel... Die Tanzsprache bei der Luxemburger Carmen-Inszenierung sei bewusst ein Mix aus Stilen und Formen... Der große Wunsch der Choreografin ist, „dass die Menschen, die ins Theater kommen, für einen Moment ihre Sorgen vergessen ...“ Erkenne man als Zuschauer eigene Erfahrungen auf der Bühne wieder, sei man sehr berührt. Kastsel ist sich sicher: „Wenn man es plötzlich schafft, dass sich so viele Menschen, die aus unterschiedlichen Ecken der Welt sind, wie in einem Spiegel wiedererkennen, dann gebe es eine Einheit von allen Menschen, die im Saal sitzen.“
Anina Valle Thiele, Luxemburger Wort
„Wie ein großer Betäubungsprozess“
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