Sasha Waltz (director and choreographer) studied dance and choreography in Amsterdam and New York. She is co-founder of Sasha Waltz & Guests, created with partner Jochen Sandig in 1993 in Berlin. From 2000 to 2005 Waltz was one of the artistic leaders of the Schaubühne Berlin at the Lehniner Platz. Waltz and her company collaborate with a great variety of theatres, opera houses and museums. She focuses on developing renewed forms of performing arts and creating choreographical music theatre.
She has received numerous awards, such as the “Verdienstorde der Bundesrepublik Deutschland” (2011) and was named “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” (France 2010). Additionally, Waltz is a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin from June 2013.