Beate Vollack

Choreographer Nabucco

Beate Vollack trained at the State School of Ballet, Berlin. She started working professionally at Komische Oper Berlin as a dancer, where she reached
the rank of soloist in 1992. She won the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi in 1994, and was engaged as a soloist by the Bavarian State Ballet, Munich from 1996 to 2005. She was named ‘Dancer of the Year’ by the German press for her interpretation of Giselle in Mats Ek’s modern version. While pursuing her dance career, Beate also trained as a professional ballet teacher, the basis for her career as a choreographer. From 2003 to 2006, she was resident choreographer for Bavarian State Opera, becoming freelance in 2006. Her work as choreographer has included Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Theater an der Wien, Royal Opera House, Zurich Opera House, RuhrTriennale Festival, Bregenz Festival, Salzburg Festival, Gran Teatre del Liceu. She created her first ballet Don Quichotte (Opera Wroclaw) in 2009 and made her directorial debut in 2010 with Der Vogelhändler (Landestheater Niederbayern). In August 2014 she takes over the dance company in St Gallen as Leader.