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Sasha Waltz studied dance and choreography in Amsterdam and New York In 1993 she co-founded her company Sasha Waltz & Guests in Berlin. From 2000 – 2005, Waltz was named one of the artistic directors of Berlin’s Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz where she produced pieces such as the “Körper”-trilogy (2000-2002). In 2005 Sasha Waltz & Guests once again became an independent company. During the following years various works of Sasha Waltz – among them “Dido & Aeneas” (2005), “Medea” (2007), “Roméo et Juliette” (2007) and “Passion”(2010) – constituted a whole new genre: the choreographic opera. Furthermore she implemented various “Dialoge”-projects: “Dialoge 09 – Neues Museum” at the Neue Museum Berlin and “Dialoge 09 – MAXXI” at the new MAXXI Museum in Rome, for example. In 2013 she created her version of Stravinsky’s »Sacre« , premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg in May 2013. The German premiere followed in October 2013 at Berlin’s Staatsoper under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim. In April 2014 Sasha Waltz will continue her artistic collaboration with Barenboim at the Berliner Staatsoper by staging Wagner’s »Tannhäuser«. In September 2014 the new production of Sasha Waltz & Guests, Claudio Monteverdi’s »Orfeo« choreographed by Sasha Waltz with the Freiburger Barockorchester directed by Pablo Heras-Casado, will premiere in Amsterdam. Sasha Waltz has been honored with various awards, among those the French Culture Order "Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” and the The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. She is a member of the Academy of Arts, Berlin.