johannes wieland

artistic director choreographer

one of the most promising choreographers
of the new generation
the village voice

johannes wieland hails from berlin, earned his bfa at the amsterdam university of the arts and worked in various companies with an extensive array of choreographers before going to perform as a principal at the béjart ballet lausanne. ready for a radical change, he then relocated to new york city where he received his mfa in contemporary dance and choreography at nyu’s tisch school of the arts in 2002.

his company johannes wieland, founded in new york that same year, facilitated the foundation for his body of work and since 2006 he holds a permanent position as the artistic director and choreographer at the staatstheater kassel. aside from choreographing and teaching for companies and universities his critically acclaimed pieces have been invited to tour internationally for festivals and events. he is a 1st prize winner of the “kurt jooss prize”, and has been awarded numerous other prizes, recognitions, scholarships and grants. johannes is a nominee for the german theater prize “der faust” in 2016 for his creation “you will be removed”.