(b Stuttgart, 1981)
German dancer. He trained at the John Cranko Ballet School, then at the Princess Grace Academy, Monte Carlo, before joining Stuttgart Ballet in 1998, where he was promoted to first soloist (principal) in 2002. A lyrical stylist, unusually supple for a male dancer, he has danced both classical and contemporary repertories, including ballets by Forsythe. He has also guested with several companies, including English National Ballet. He is recipient of numerous awards including the Erik Bruhn Prize (2002).