Lars Scheibner

Lars Scheibner was born in 1976 in Leningrad (today Saint Petersburg) and grew up in Berlin. After starting a professional training in figure skating, he changed in 1987 to the State Ballet School of Berlin. Eight years later he completed his education as a ‘state approved performance dancer’. In the following years he danced as soloist in the city of Gera, at the Komische Oper Berlin and at Theater Kiel.

Already while working as a dancer Lars Scheibner created his own choreographies. His first work that draw public attention was „Prometheus – Fantasia“, which was shown on EXPO 2000 as part of the cultural program of the state Brandenburg. 2004/2005 he realized together with the Berlin Radio Choir and five dancers the piece „The Sealed Angel“ by Rodion Shchedrin. Three further productions with the Berlin Radio Choir followed. Since 2006 Lars Scheibner works as a freelance choreographer for theatres in Berlin, Kiel, Osnabrück, Bremerhaven, Trier, Cottbus and Görlitz. For his work as visiting choreographer in Schwerin (2007-2009) he received the Conrad-Ekhof-Award in gold of the Society of Friends of the Mecklenburgischen Staatstheaters Schwerin.

His first works abroad were „Carmina Burana“ for the Ballet Nacional de Paraguay in Acuncion in 2010 and the social project „Dançando para não Dançar“ in Rio de Janeiro. For the Soundstream Festival in Toronto he re-interpreted „The Sealed Angel“ for five dancers and two choirs.

In 2011 Lars Scheibner teamed up with the director Andrzej Woron. Together they have realized several operas, theatre plays and the Johannes-Passion by Bach. In 2016 Lars Scheibner was appointed artistic director and chief choreograph of „Deutsche Tanzkompanie“ in Neustrelitz.