Marco Goecke is one of the most interesting dance creators of our time. He pursues his artistic vision without compromise. As the in-house choreographer of the Stuttgart Ballet and the Scapino Ballet for many years, associate choreographer at the Nederlands Dans Theater, resident artist at Gauthier Dance and, since 2019, director of the Staatsballett Hannover, Marco Goecke has created around 80 works in twenty years. These include commissions for many international companies such as Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, the Paris State Opera Ballet, the Vienna State Ballet, the Norwegian National Ballet, the Pacific Northwest Ballet Seattle, the Ballet of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, the Staatsballett Berlin, the Hamburg Ballet, the Ballett Zürich and the São Paulo Companhia de Dança. Many of his works are produced by other companies, including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Canadian National Ballet Toronto, Finnish National Ballet Helsinki, Stanislawsky Theatre Moscow, Ballett Zürich, Australian Ballet and Ballett der Deutschen Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf. Marco Goecke has received numerous international awards, including the Prix Dom Perignon in 2003, the Cultural Prize of the State of Baden-Württemberg in 2005, the Nijinski Award in 2005, the Dutch Dance Prize Zwaan in 2017. In 2017 as well as in 2021 he was voted Choreographer of the Year in the international critics' poll of Tanz magazine. In 2022 he was awarded the Kylian Ring.