Tanzhaus NRW opened in 1998 in a 4,000 square metre former tram depot. It is an internationally recognised performance venue with around 200 changing annual events on two stages, an acclaimed training centre with an average of 350 courses and workshops per week in eight studios, a centre for dance with and for children and youths as well as a production centre for professional artists.

From contemporary dance via multimedia performances to performing art Tanzhaus NRW presents the whole international spectrum of contemporary dance in the context of festivals, guest performances, theme series and co-productions. Renowned contemporary choreographers such as Jérôme Bel, Louise Lecavalier, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Yasmeen Godder and Laurent Chétouane are some of the artists that have recently been invited to show their creations. Tanzhaus NRW supports young dance makers through their platform Now & Next and gives three already established Factory Artists a home to produce their work. Public discussions, open rehearsals, film documentations and introductions prior to the events complement the repertoire. 

Another focal point is Tanzhaus NRW’s engagement in bringing dance to young audiences and young audiences towards dance with the extremely successful project Take-off: Junger Tanz. The whole range of activities including the youth company B2B is called Young Tanzhaus.

Moreover, the big team of international dance instructors teach anything from Contemporary Dance to Samba and Power Yoga. The Academy program addresses all generations from age 2 to 75 and offers courses and workshops for amateurs, professionals and everything in between.


  • 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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  • At home in strange places

    I just finished a week of OPEN CLASSES at Marameo Berlin. Thanks to all of you guys who joined with so much curiosity and energy, that was really fun! I promised to publish my playlist, so here it is...
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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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  • One, Two, Three, Four

    Thanks for another great week of classes at Tanzhaus NRW! I’m happy to be back soon. For all music junkies out there (and for everyone asking me for the name of a song or the name of an artist during class), here’s my current teaching playlist. I hope you’ll discover some new music that 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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  • Down is the new up

    I just finished teaching two weeks of Open Classes at Tanzhaus NRW and Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Very inspiring to meet all those dancers hungry to move forward and sweat with me. Like usual, I wanna share my playlist with anyone interested. I’m totally in love with the new King Krule, so start with THE OOZ but...
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