Dancer | Choreographer | Ballet Director at the opera house in Leipzig, Germany
The dancer, choreographer and ballet director Mario Schröder was born in 1965 in Finsterwalde, Brandenburg. After his dance training at the Palucca Schule Dresden, where he was taught by Gret Palucca, Hans-Joachim Metz and Patricio Bunster, among others, he was first soloist with the Leipzig Opera Ballet from 1983. Schröder held this post for a good sixteen years before being appointed ballet director and choreographer at the Mainfranken Theater Würzburg in 1999. In the 2001/2002 season, he moved to Theater Kiel in the same capacity and returned to Oper Leipzig for the 2010/2011 season, where he has since led the Leipzig Ballet as ballet director and chief choreographer.
Schröder has received several awards for his choreographic work, including the award „Förderpreis für Choreografie“ at the Dessau Ballet Competition in 1984/1986/1988, First Prize at the International Competition for Choreographers of the Ballett Gesellschaft Hannover e. V. in 1993, award oft he city of Leipzig in 1995 (together with Silvana Schröder) and the so called award „Kiel Prunksiegel“ in 2010.
Untill today he has created more than 100 world premieres in Japan, USA, Russia, Mongolia, France and other European countries. In Germany he has performed at the Deutsche Oper, the Komische Oper Berlin and the Aalto-Ballett Theater in Essen, among others.
1999-2001 Mainfranken Theater Würzburg among others: Pink Floyd The Wall (music Pink Floyd), Schließe Deine Li(e)der (Mahler/Wagner, co-production with Silvana Schröder), Jeremias (music Petr Eben), Jim Morrison, King of the Lizards
2001-2010 Theater Kiel a.o.: Requie_M (after Mozart), Guten Morgen - du Schöne du mein Leben (by Magnet/after the Protocols of Maxie Wander), Versunken in BLUE (dedicated to Uwe Scholz), Das Schloss (after Kafka), Chaplin, Fight! (after Chuck Palahniuk), Die Mörderballaden (after Nick Cave), Ich2 (in co-production with Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel), Dada-Republik (music Stephan Max Wirth)
Since 2010 with the Leipzig Ballet/Opera Leipzig a. o.: Carmina Burana/A Dharma at Big sur, Murderer's Ballads, Catulli Carmina, A Christmas Story (after Dickens), A Love Dream (after Wagner), Pax 20 l3, Mozart Requiem, Rachmaninoff, Othello, West Side Story , The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, Lobgesang, Van Gogh, St. John Passion, Le Sacre du Printemps, Swan Lake, Beethoven/Ravel, Magnificat, Symphony of Lamentations in the ballet evening Lamento, Clarinet Concerto in the ballet evening Soto/Scholz/Schröder, Fairy Tales/Fairy Tales, Solitude, Rituals.