Dr. Claudia Jeschke

Dr. Claudia Jeschke, born in Ludwigsburg, got trained in Munich, New York and Philadelphia as dancer and actress. After that she worked as a dancer at the Tanzprojekt Munich, as a choreographer at the Residenztheater and the Kammerspeile in Munich, where she also operated as an actress, and taught movement and dance classes.
After she studied dance science and German language and literature in Munich, she did a doctor’s degree in 1979. Then she became an academic assistant at the Munich Institute for theatre studies. Thereafter she got a professorship for dance science at the University of Cologne. As a visiting professor she works at innumerous universities around the world, like the Universities of Bayreuth, Bremen and Bochum and the Universities of California and Toronto. Next to her international lectures she releases scriptures about dance history and aesthetics, operates as dramatic advisor and author for TV reportages about dance and realises exhibitions. Since 2004 she is professor at the department art, music and dance science at the University of Salzburg.
Together with Dr. Sybille Dahms she reconstructed Ballets of the terminating 18th century (Noverre’s/Deller’s Orpheus and Eurydike, Noverre’s/Mozart’s Les Petits Riens) and together with Ann Hutchinson Guest Nijinsky’s/ Debussy’s L’après-midi d’un Faune.