Affiliation with organization: 1999 – Present
Years active at YAGP: 2002 – Present
Tadeusz Matacz, born in Warsaw, Poland, received his ballet education at the State Ballet Academy in Warsaw where he also completed his pedagogical training with Leonid Zhdanov. In 1977 he had his first engagement as a dancer at the Big Theater Warsaw and at the same time worked as a ballet teacher at the ballet school in Warsaw. Mr. Matacz was a Principal Dancer at the Big Theater Warsaw, and a Soloist at the Badische State Theatre in Karlsruhe where he also took on pedagogical commitments, becoming Ballet Master and Choreographer. From 1990 to 1998 he also worked as a Guest Teacher with Ballet Frankfurt, Toulouse Ballet, the Big Theater Warsaw and the Stuttgart Ballet. Since 1999 Tadeusz Matacz has been the Director of the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart. He is a juror at many enowned international ballet competitions, including a longtime leadership role on the jury panel at Youth America Grand Prix.