Leonardo BarbuBalletmeister (Ballet Master)
Born in Romania. He began his dance education at the Arts School of Bucharest. After finishing his A-Levels he got his first contract as a dancer with Uwe Scholz at the Leipzig Ballet. After eight years he joined the Theater Regensburg as a soloist. After finishing his dance career he continued working as ballet coach for training, communication and coordination of ballet rehearsals at Anhaltisches Theater Dessau. He then moved to the USA after being the ballet director Olaf Schmidt’s assistant at the Theatre Regensburg. Meanwhile he studied Business Economics and International Management and graduated as a Master of Arts in Dance Educa-tion at the Palucca Hochschule for Dance in Dresden. He was balletmaster at the Landestheater Linz under the direction of Mei Hong Lin from 2013 until 2016 and became a member of the commission for postdoctoral qua-lifications at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz. He also worked as a guest ballet master in Munich, Goteborg, Münster and Darmstadt. Since season 2016/2017 Leonardo Barbu is engaged as ballet master at Nuremberg Ballet.