(b Neuruppin, 22 Mar. 1927)
German dance writer. He was educated at Kiel University and Halle/Saale Academy of Theatre. Between 1957 and 1959 he was ballet critic of Die Welt, then moved to Stuttgart Zeitung, becoming music editor (1977–92) then continuing freelance. He has also been German correspondent of various magazines including Dance Magazine, Dance and Dancers, and Dance Now and editor of the German annual Ballett from 1965. His books include Ballet International (Berlin, 1960), Balanchine und das moderne Ballett (Velber, 1964), Reclams Ballettlexikon (Stuttgart, 1984), and Kleines Wörterbuch (Stuttgart, 1999). He also edited The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ballet (London, 1977).