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My Biography

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My vita

From a young ballet student to ballet director

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Awards

Honored above all in the world

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Choreographic work

My works as choreographer

Ballet career under the direction of Tom Schilling

Gonzalo Galguera was born in Camagüey, Cuba, where he began his training and professional career as a ballet dancer under the direction of Fernando Alonso at the National Ballet School of Cuba.After being part of the youth ensembles at the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Ballet de Camagüey, Ballet Municipal de Lima and Ballet Clásico de Madrid María de Ávila, Galguera joined the Staatsballett Berlin (Komische Oper), Germany as a soloist.There he danced most of his ballet career under the direction of Tom Schilling.
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My biographical highlights

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    national chorgeography competition

    2nd prize in the national chorgeography competition, Havana

  2. Best dancer

    Best dancer at the Latin American Ballet Competition in Lima (Peru)

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    Luces del Sur, Deutsche Oper Berlin

    Luces del Sue, Deutsche Oper Berlin

    M: Medina, S: Gonzalo Galguera; C: Gonzalo Galguera

    Poema Aparte, Deutsche Oper Berlin

    M: Mickey Hart, S: Gonzalo Galguera, C: Gonzalo Galguera

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    Poema Aparte, Deutsche Oper Berlin

    M: Mickey Hart, S: Gonzalo Galguera, C: Gonzalo Galguera

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    Diferentes Diferentias, Akademie der Künste Berlin

    M: N.W., S: Gonzalo Galguera, C: Gonzalo Galguera

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    Tronic Siute, Podewil Berlin

    M: W. Altmann, S: Gonzalo Galguera, C: Gonzalo Galguera

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    Suite Subtil, Havanna Cuba

    M: Josef Haydn/ W. A. Mozart, S: Nancy Torres, C: Gonzalo Galguera

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    Pilger, komische Oper Berlin, Havanna Kuba

    M: Tomas San Miguel, C: Gonzalo Galguera, S: Gonzalo Galguera

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    Carmen, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau &

    Theater St. Gallen Schweiz

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    Beauty Instinct, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Tecno Project, S: Jens Hübner, C: Jens Hübner

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    Sueños de Tango, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau & Theater St. Gallen Schweiz

    M: Astor Piasola, S: Jens Hübner, C: Jens Hübner.

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    Sag mir nicht Adieu, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Zarah Leander, S: Juan Leon, C: Pascale Arndtz

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    Der Nussknacker, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: P. I. Tschaikowsky, S: Jens Hübner, C: Jens Hübner

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    A los aires, Festival internacional de Ballet de La Habana/ Kuba

    M: Narco Tango, S: Gonzalo Galguera, C: Gonzalo Galguera

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    Cantus Perpetuus, Theater Magdeburg

    M: Karl Jenkis, S: Juan León, C: Pascale Arndtz

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    Requiem, Theater Magdeburg

    M: W. A. Mozart, S: Pascale Arndtz, C: Juan León

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    Aschenbrödel, Theater Magdeburg

    M: S. Prokofiev, S: Juan León, C: Pascale Arndtz

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    STEPS2BEETHOVEN

    M: P. I. Ludwig van Beethoven, S: Gonzalo Galguera, C: Gonzalo Galguera

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    Der Nussknacker, Theater Magdeburg

    M: P. I. Tschaikowsky, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

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    Debütantenball, Theater Magdeburg

    M: Offenbach, Strauß, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

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    Stürmische Höhen, Theater Magdeburg

    M: Jan Michel Schönberg, S: Juan León, C: Stephan Stanisic

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    Carmina Burana, Theater Magdeburg

    M: Carl Orff, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

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    Romeo und Julia, Theater Magdeburg

    M: S. Prokofiev, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

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    Le Sacre Du Printemps, Theater Magdeburg

    M: Igor Stravinsky, S: Juan León, C: Stephan Stanisic

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    Dornröschen, Theater Magdeburg

    M: P. I. Tschaikovsky, S: Josef Jelinek, C: Josef Jelinek

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    Die Wahlverwandtschaften, Theater Magdeburger

    M: Franz Schubert, Thomas Duda, S: Juan León, C: Darko Petrovic

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    Le Corsaire, Theater Magdeburg

    M: C. Pugni Adolphe Adams, S: Darko Petrovic, C: Josef Jelinek

Ballet director of the Ballet Dessau

Gonzalo Galguera has been experimenting with choreography since he was a student. There he found his passion for dance and created his first choreographies for the school.

In 2001, Gonzalo Galguera was promoted to Ballet Director of Ballet Dessau (Germany). There he challenged the company’s artistic vision.

With narrative ballets, symphonic works and contemporary pieces, he led the ensemble to success.

Helped Ballet Magdeburg to international recognition

Since 2006 he has worked as ballet director and chief choreographer at the Magdeburg Ballet (Germany), where his choreographic work has reached its peak to date.

Through the extensive work he devotes to the Magdeburg Ballet, Gonzalo Galguera has helped the ensemble to a position in the ballet world that is recognized throughout Germany and internationally.

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Important people in my career

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Foto: Hans Ludwig Böhme
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Foto: Gonzalo Galguera

Jury member at many international ballet competitions

In the years 2015 to 2018 Gonzalo Galguera took over the ballet and artistic direction of the Compañia Colombiana de Ballet (INCOLBALLET). He also shaped this ensemble with his unmistakable signature and gave it new impetus.Gonzalo Galguera is a member of the jury at many international ballet competitions in Europe, as well as a guest choreographer in many ballet companies around the world.
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    My Awards

    1984

    2nd Prize of the National Choral Geography Competition, Havana

    1989

    Best Dancer at the Latin American Ballet Competition in Lima (Peru)

    1998

    1st Prize Iberoamerican Choral Geography Competition Madrid (Spain)

    1999

    Nominated for “Best Young Choreographer” by the Ballet International magazine

    2009

    Magdeburger of the year

    2012

    Honorary prize of the Theater Magdeburg

    2014 & 2015

    “Best Choreographer of the Year” award from the French professional journal Danser / recognition of his company

    2017 & 2018

    Ballet Magdeburg nominated “Company of the Year” under the direction of Gonzalo Galguera, critics’ survey

    2019

    Nominated for “Best Musical Production of the Year” by the Tanz magazine

    2021

    • Italian Dance Prize “Lo Schiaccianoci d’oro”, Rome
    • “Premio delle Eccellenze della Danza”, Sicily

    2023

    • Best Choreography (Europe Music Video Awards, Slovakia)
    • Best Dance Choreography (Queen City Film Festival, Ohio USA)
    • Winner (Experimental Dance & Film Music Festival, Canada)
    • Best Music and Dance (Short Film Factory, Romania)
    • Munich Music Video Awards (Best Choreography Music Video, Germany)
    • Official Selection (Budapest Music Awards, Hungary)
    • Rome Music Awards (Best Dance Music Italy, Italy)
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    My Choreographic work

    May 1998

    Euphorion (Faust 2)

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Claude Debussy, B: Jens Hübner, K: Jens Hübner

    October 1998

    Goya

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Rodrigo. e. o, B: Jens Hübner, K: Jens Hübner

    October 1998

    Zarter Dorn

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Antonio Vivaldi, B: Jens Hübner, K: Jens Hübner.

    October 1998

    Pilger

    Komische Oper Berlin, Havanna Kuba

    M: Tomas San Miguel, K: Gonzalo Galguera, B: Gonzalo Galguera

    September 1999

    Bach Con-Cierto

    Havanna/ Kuba

    M: J. S. Bach, B: Gonzalo Galguera, K: Udo Salzmann

    October 1999

    7. Sinfonie L.V. Beethoven

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: L. v. Beethoven, B: Jens Hübner, K: Jens Hübner

    October 1999

    Carmen

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Rodion Schtschedrin, Ernesto Lecuona, B: Jens Hübner, K: Jens Hübner

    October 1999

    Instante

    Havanna Kuba

    M: Ketil Bjornstad, B: Gonzalo Galguera, K: Pascale Arndtz

    April 2000

    h-Moll-Messe

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: J. S. Bach B: Jens Hübner, K: Jens Hübner

    October 2000

    Beauty Instinct

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Tecno Project, B: Jens Hübner, K: Jens Hübner

    April 2001

    Die Vier Jahreszeiten

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Antonio Vivaldi, B: Jens Hübner, K: Jens Hübner

    April 2001

    Sueños de Tango

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Astor Piazzolla, B: Jens Hübner, K: Jens Hübner.

    April 2002

    Sag mir nicht Adieu

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Zarah Leander, B: Juan León, K: Pascale Arndtz

    May 2002

    4. Sinfonie

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Antonio Vivaldi, B: Jens Hübner, K: Jens Hübner

    September 2002

    Cum Angelis

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Hildegard von Bingen, B: Jens Hübner, K: Jens Hübner

    November 2002

    Romeo und Julia

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Sergei Prokofjew, B: Juan León, K: Pascale Arndtz

    October 2003

    Der Nussknacker

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: P. I. Tschaikowski, B: Jens Hübner, K: Jens Hübner

    January 2004

    Ausnahmezustand

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Phillip Glas, B: Juan León, K: Pascale Arndtz

    October 2004

    A los aires

    Festival internacional de Ballet de La Habana/ Kuba

    M: Narco Tango, B: Gonzalo Galguera, K: Gonzalo Galguera

    January 2005

    2. Sinfonie

    Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

    M: Johannes Brahms, B: Juan León, K: Pascale Arndtz

    January 2005

    Terra Nostra

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Vicente Amigo, B: Juan León, K: Pascale Arndtz

    January 2005

    Cantus Perpetuus

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Karl Jenkins, B: Juan León, K: Pascale Arndtz

    January 2006

    Maria de Buenos Aires

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Astor Piazzolla, B: Juan León, K: Pascale Arndtz

    November 2006

    Requiem

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: W. A. Mozart, B: Pascale Arndtz, K: Juan León

    January 2007

    Keine Schmerzen

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Schneewittchen, B: Iris Kraft, K: Frank Lichtenberg

    May 2007

    Aschenbrödel

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Sergei Prokofjew, B: Juan León, K: Pascale Arndtz

    February 2008

    Die verlorenen Schritte

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: E. P. Thellemann, B: Juan León, K: Pascale Arndtz

    May 2008

    Zweites Klavierkonzert

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Dimitri Schostakowitsch, B: Jerome Kaplan, K: Jerome Kaplan

    May 2008

    Seelenträume

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Alfred Schnittke, B: Jerome Kaplan, K: Jerome Kaplan

    May 2008

    Die Schicksalssinfonie

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: P. I. Tschaikowski, B: Jerome Kaplan, K: Jerome Kaplan

    September 2008

    Abendtraum

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: L. v. Beethoven, B: Juan León, K: Dorin Gal

    May 2009

    Manon Lescaut

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Jules Massenet, B: Jerome Kaplan, K: Jerome Kaplan

    October 2009

    Heilig

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Franz Liszt, Giovanni Pergolesi, Franz Schubert, B: Juan León, K: Julya Danilenko

    November 2009

    Der Nussknacker

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: P. I. Tschaikowski, B: Jerome Kaplan, K: Jerome Kaplan

    May 2010

    Debütantenball

    Theater Magdeburg, M: Jacques Offenbach, Johann Strauss, B: Jerome Kaplan, K: Jerome Kaplan
    April 2011

    Stürmische Höhen

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Jan Michel Schönberg, B: Juan León, K: Stephan Stanisic

    October 2011

    Don Quixote

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Léon Minkus, B: Juan León, K: Stephan Stanisic

    June 2012

    Bolero

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Maurice Ravel, B: Jerome Kaplan, K: Jerome Kaplan

    June 2012

    Kubanische Ouvertüre

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Georges Gershwin, B: Jerome Kaplan, K: Jerome Kaplan

    June 2012

    La Consagración de la Primavera

    Kolumbien

    M: Carl Orff, B: Jerome Kaplan, K: Jerome Kaplan

    June 2012

    Carmina Burana

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Carl Orff, B: Jerome Kaplan, K: Jerome Kaplan

    October 2012

    Sinfonía Vivante

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Georges Bizet, B: Juan León, K: Stephan Stanisic

    October 2012

    Poem

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Ernest Chausson, B: Juan León, K: Stephan Stanisic

    October 2012

    Studien

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Erik Satie, B: Juan León, K: Stephan Stanisic

    February 2013

    Romeo und Julia

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Sergei Prokofjew, B: Jerome Kaplan, K: Jerome Kaplan

    October 2013

    La Sylphide

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Herman Severin Lovenskiold, B: Jerome Kaplan, K: Jerome Kaplan

    April 2014

    Le sacre du printemps

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Igor Stravinsky, B: Juan León, K: Stephan Stanisic

    June 2014

    3. Sinfonie

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Arvo Pärt, B: Juan León, K: Stephan Stanisic

    October 2014

    Lorca

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Maria la Burra, Tania Morente, Simone Kermes, Von Magnet, B: Juan León, K: Stephan Stanisic

    April 2014

    Don Quixote

    Compan͂ía colombiana de Ballet/ Kolumbien

    M: Léon Minkus, B. Juan Leon, K: Stephan Stanisic

    April 2015

    Dornröschen

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: P. I. Tschaikowski, B: Josef Jelinek, K: Josef Jelinek

    May 2015

    Miracle

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Tradicional Egipcia, B: Stephan Stanisic, K: Gonzalo Galguera

    October 2015

    Stabat Mater

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Gioachino Rossini, B: Gonzalo Galguera, K: Stephan Stanisic

    November 2015

    Nussknacker

    Compan͂ía colombiana de Ballet/ Kolumbien

    M: P. I. Tschaikowsky, B: Juan Léon, K: Juan Léon

    April 2016

    Coppelia

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Leo Delibes, B: Juan León, K: Stephan Stanisic

    October 2016

    Die Wahlverwandtschaften

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Franz Schubert, Thomas Duda, B: Juan León, K: Darko Petrovic

    June 2016

    Carmina Burana

    Compan͂ía Colombiana de Ballet/ Kolumbien

    M: Carl Orff, B: Darko Petrovic, K: Darko Petrovic

    February 2016

    Bolero

    Compan͂ía colombiana de Ballet/ Kolumbien

    M: Maurice Ravel, B: Juan Leon, K: Stephan Stanisic

    April 2017

    Le Corsaire

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: C. Pugni Adolphe Adams, B: Darko Petrovic, K: Josef Jelinek

    September 2017

    America Noir

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Aaron Copland, William Grand, B: Stephan Stanisic, K: Christiane Hercher

    April 2018

    Raymonda

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Alexander Glasunov, B: Darko Petrovic, K: Josef Jelinek

    September 2018

    Diva

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Thomas Duda, Balanescu Quartet, Luca D`Alberto, B: Christiane Hercher, K: Stephan Stanisic

    April 2019

    Dracula

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Sergei Rachmaninow, Jean Sibelius, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edward Elgar, Elizabeth Maconchy, George Lloyd, Franz Schreker und Leon Gurvitch, B: Darko Petrovic, K: Darko Petrovic

    September 2019

    La Fille mal gardée

    M: Peter Ludwig Hertel u. a., B: Darko Petrovic, K: Stephan Stanisic

    February 2020

    Der Zauberladen/ Petruschka

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Ottorino Respighi (nach Rossini) und Igor Stravinsky, B: Christiane Hercher, K: Stephan Stanisic

    March 2021

    Eden One

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: J. S. Bach, G  F. Händel, G. P.  Telemann, B: Christiane Hercher, K: Stephan Stanisic

    October 2021

    Paquita

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Edouard Deldevez, Ludwig Minkus, B: Darko Petrovic, K: Darko Petrovic

    April 2022

    Das Leben: Ein Fest

    Theater Magdeburg

    M: Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Alexander Skrjabin, Sergei Rachmaninow, Edvard Grieg, B: Christiane Hercher, Darko Petrovic, K: Stephan Stanisic, Darko Petrovic

    May 2023

    Lake of Dreams – Dance Movie

    Werner Production Munich


    November 2023

    La Fille mal gardée

    Teatro Munizipal Lima/ Peru


    NOVEMBER 2023

    Preludio

    Luca Ronconi Gubbio/ Italy