Christian Spuck received his education as a professional dancer at the renowned John Cranko School in Stutt¬gart, he was a dancer with Jan Lauwers’s Needcompany and Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s ROSAS Ensemble. He became a member of Stuttgart Ballet in 1995. In 1998 he created his first ballet, “Passacaglia”, for the company. Christian Spuck was appointed resident choreographer of Stuttgart Ballet in 2001. He choreographed 15 productions for the company including three full-length works: “Lulu. Eine Monstretragödie”, (2003), “Der Sandmann” (2006) and “Das Fräulein von S.” (2012). He has also choreographed the ballet “Die Kinder” (2004) for Aalto Ballett Theater in Essen, a production which was nominated for the Prix Benois de la Danse. In 2006 Christian Spuck was appointed resident choreographer of the Chicagobased Hubbard Street 2 Dance Company for a season. He was also awarded the German “Zukunft” dance prize for his choreographic work. For Gauthier Dance in Stuttgart he created “Don Q. Eine nicht immer getanzte Revue über den Verlust der Wirklichkeit”. Christian Spuck has created further choreographies for renowned ballet companies in Europe and the USA. These include “Morphing Games” for the Aterballetto of Italy (1999), “Adagio for dancers of the New York City Ballet” (2000), “this-“ for the Berlin Staatsoper Ballet (2003), “The Return of Ulysses” for the Royal Ballet of Flanders (2006) and “Woyzeck” for the Norwegian National Ballet (2011). In recent years Christian Spuck has extended his artistic reach to film and opera. He directed his first opera, “Berenice” by J.M. Staud, for the Theater Heidelberg in 2005. “Marcia Haydée als Penelope”, a 25-minute dance film featuring Marcia Haydée and Robert Tewsley, was broadcast by ARTE in 2006. Three years later he was both director and choreographer for a co-production of Gluck’s “Orphée et Euridice” by the Staatsoper Stuttgart and the Stuttgart Ballet. In 2010 he directed Verdi’s opera “Falstaff” for the Staatstheater Wiesbaden. His piece “poppea//poppea“, created for Gauthier Dance at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart, was named one of the world’s ten most successful dance productions of 2010 by “Dance Europe” magazine, and also won the German theatre award DER FAUST 2011 and the Italian Danza/Danza award. Christian Spuck took over the directorship of Ballet Zurich at the beginning of the 2012/13 season. For his first work he has choreographed a new production of “Romeo and Juliet” and showed his productions “Leonce und Lena” and “Woyzeck”. At the Deutsche Oper Berlin he directed Berlioz’ opera “La Damnation de Faust”.