Since acquiring the CCN title in 1999, the Centre Chorégraphique National – Ballet de Lorraine has dedicated itself to supporting contemporary choreographic creation. As of July 2011 the organization is under the general and artistic direction of Petter Jacobsson.

The CCN – Ballet de Lorraine is one of the most acknowledged companies working in Europe. It has a strong focus on contemporary creations while embracing modern dance history by performing a variety of emblematic pieces by some of our generations most highly regarded choreographers. The company’s current repertory includes works by William Forsythe, Mathilde Monnier, Twyla Tharp, Xavier Le Roy, Ezster Salamon, Merce Cunningham, Noé Soulier, Emanuel Gat, Andonis Foniadakis, Alban Richard, Itamar Serussi and François Chaignaud & Cécilia Bengolea.

The CCN functions as an art center and venue for multiple possibilities in the fields of research, experimentation and artistic creation. It is an open platform for creators from many different disciplines, giving space to a wide range of artistic expressions and visions.


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    Science and Practice of Strength Training

    Simultaneously to my teaching activities with the Ballet de Lorraine in Nancy and the Cie. Paracosm in Blagnac, I've spent the last two weeks working my way through SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF STRENGTH TRAINING by Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky...
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    A revised training for dancers

    One of the many objectives of my DIS-TANZ-SOLO endeavor is to integrate sports science approaches into my classes so that even dancers who do not have the means and resources to acquire such knowledge on their own can benefit hands-on from my research...
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  • 2019 Done

    2019 Done, 2020 Here i come

    THANKS for all the fun in 2019! THANKS for all the professional opportunities and challenges, THANKS for all the insane nights and days out, and THANKS for sharing so many precious moments with me you beautiful people!
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  • Wide Awake

    I've been teaching OPEN CLASSES at Tanzhaus NRW and the Profitraining Freiburg @ E-Werk recently. More dates in Cologne and Berlin are coming up soon. To satisfy the prying eyes I keep noticing whenever dancers pass my laptop here's my current playlist...
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  • It’s a wrap!

    2018 is a wrap and it’s time to say thank you for a year full of exciting projects! I feel really really lucky that I’m able to work with so many great people and institutions around the world. I performed 35 times across 7 countries, spent 10 weeks creating (and restaging) 5 different works with...
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  • Yes we dance

    I am continuing my longstanding collaboration with the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine in Nancy (F) with another week of COMPANY CLASSES (April 09th – 12th) and the workshop ON DANSE (April 11th). The two hour workshop will be open to all levels and introduce the participants to my personal approach to both teaching and creating. You...
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  • Sexy, yummy, wonderful!

    Thank you for a totally awesome, exciting, inspiring, sweaty, sexy, adventurous, challenging, insane, fun, groovy, yummy, bold, wonderful 2017! I was absolutely lucky to perform and create with such a bunch of inspiring artists, and teach my classes and workshops for so many talented young dancers. I performed 36 shows in 7 countries, spent 9...
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