The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland is the nationwide platform for artistic dance in Germany - here dance associations, important institutions and outstanding personalities speak with one voice. The Dachverband Tanz develops position papers and concepts for the promotion of dance in Germany, it realizes campaigns and initiatives and implements them in its projects. The umbrella organization was founded as the Standing Conference on Dance in 2006, and operates as a registered association with recognized non-profit status.

As the sponsor of the German Dance Awards, the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland works closely with the German Professional Association for Dance Education and the Federal German Ballet and Dance Theater Directors Conference.

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees accompanies the sponsor in the conception and long-term orientation of the German Dance Prize. It discusses and approves conceptual principles and appoints the jury on the basis of the sponsor's proposals. The Board of Trustees supports the sponsor in the communication of the prize in cultural policy and society.


Permanent members of the Board of Trustees are:

Personalities from culture, society and the cultural life of the city of Essen are to be recruited as honorary members, who will serve on the Board of Trustees for a period of two to four years.