Position: Artistic Director
Affiliation with organization: 2004 – Present
Years active at YAGP: 2014 – Present
After training at the State Ballet School Berlin for seven years, Steffi Scherzer joined the German State Opera Berlin, where she was appointed Prima Ballerina in 1984. She won numerous major prizes and awards at both national and international ballet competitions, and received many acclaimed performing arts and critics’ awards for her outstanding performances. Ms Scherzer worked with many of the most renowned choreographers such as Rudolf Nureyev, Patrice Bart, Maurice Béjart, William Forsythe, Pierre Lacotte, Roland Petit, Uwe Scholz, Laszlo Seregi, Youri Vamos and Tom Schilling. She is an honorary member of the German State Opera Berlin and one of Germany’s most outstanding classical dancers. Since 2004 she has been working in leading positions at Zurich Dance Academy, the professional Ballet School of Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland. She also acts very successfully as teacher for Classical Dance, Pointe Work and Classical Repertoire at Zurich Dance Academy. Ms Scherzer’s students achieved top places and won many prizes at national and international competitions.