Norbert Graf

Norbert Graf

Character Dancer

Norbert Graf was born in Cologne,Germany, and attended a local private ballet school for six years. He received private individual training for two years, and at the age of sixteen passed the entrance exams at the Munich Ballet-Academy / Heinz-Bosl-Foundation. Directly after having obtained his diploma, he joined the Bayerisches Staatsballett in 1989. In his first season he already took over solo parts. He was a First Soloist in the ensemble from 1994 until the 2014/2015 season.

Norbert Graf can still be seen on stage with the Bayersiches Staatsballett as a character dancer. 

Awards

Honorary title Kammertänzer by the Bavarian Ministry of Culture
Award Classique of the Heinz-Bosl-Foundation

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Baron Ochs in The silver rose (G. Murphy)
Elemental (J. Godani), creation
Lankedem in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Gremin in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Gonzalo in Der Sturm (J. Mannes), creation
Cambio d'abito (S. Sandroni), creation
Schah Zeman in Shéhérazade (M. Fokine)
Seneschal in Raymonda (M. Petipa)
P. S. Norbert Graf - Schütze, Ascendent Skorpion (S. Sandroni), creation
The Earl in Série Noire - A choreographic murder mystery (T. Kohler), creation
Prince Désiré in Once Upon an Ever After (T. Kohler)
Prince Leopold in Illusions - Like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Bach in Multiplicity - Forms of Silence and Emptiness (N. Duato)
Camacho in Don Quijote (R. Barra after M. Petipa/A. Gorski, tradition)
Don Quijote in Don Quijote (R. Barra after M. Petipa/A. Gorski, tradition)
Konsul Stahlbaum/ 'La fille du Pharao' in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Rajah in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Zettel in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
The Wise One in Le Sacre du printemps (M. Wigman)
Don Lopez de Mendoza in Paquita (M. Petipa/A. Ratmansky)
Inigo in Paquita (M. Petipa/A. Ratmansky)
For the Children of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. A piece by Pina Bausch (P. Bausch)
Father / The King of hearts in Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)
Widow Simone in La Fille mal gardée (F. Ashton)
Andreas II in Raymonda (R. Barra, M. Petipa)

Past events with Norbert Graf

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